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Richard Linklater's Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood Touches the Animated Stars
Glen Powell talks life on set of the Austin director's latest
"...that fulfills Linklater’s wish, Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood, in which adult Stanley (Jack Black) narrates his childhood..."

March 11, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

McAfee To Be Remembered at Childhood Home
Longtime activist dies Saturday, July 13
"...McAfee's life will be held 2pm Saturday at her childhood home – Green Pastures in South Austin, the large..."

July 19, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

George Kinney, Who Helmed the Golden Dawn’s Early Psych Rock Treasure Power Plant, Has Died
Homegrown psychedelic trailblazer passes at 75
"...Bandit King and Brave New Texas, and published his childhood friend Roky Erickson’s poetry collection, titled Openers, which the..."

July 18, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
Biopic of the only person to have ever won golf's grand slam.
"...Quinn. If, like me, all you know about the early years of golf in America you learned from The..."

April 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Antonia & Jane
"...therapist. Antonia and Jane have known each other since early childhood, though now they only see each other once..."

Jan. 17, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Straight Out of Brooklyn
"...about filmmaking readied Rich for the project ahead. His early childhood was lived in the housing projects depicted in..."

June 28, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Calvary
Brendan Gleeson stars in this darkly hilarious and deeply ruminative update on the passion play.
"...Father James, most of the time to his face. Early on, Father James reveals that he knows who the..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Pre-K Push
Legislation intended to expand pre-k opportunities, increase child care reimbursement rates, and improve support and training for early childhood professionals is in the works.
"...on the other end of the spectrum to expand early childhood education...."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Allan Rising
The Allan Early Childhood Center is home to a flourishing collection of nonprofits
"...Allan campus has found new life as the Allan Early Childhood Center, a home for nonprofits that the district..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Let Me In
This terrific American remake of Swedish vampire stunner Let the Right One In retains the original's keen sense of adolescent angst and mystery.
"...from a lifeless and snowbound Stockholm suburb in the early Eighties to a lifeless and snowy New Mexico nowheresville..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Public and Trustees Blast AISD 'Repurposing' Plan
Speed and lack of public input criticized in hearings
"..."repurpose" three schools and a professional development academy into early childhood centers and two new "concept" high schools...."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Frank Rivera

AISD Expands Pre-K
Program will prep 3-year-olds for kindergarten
"...ready for the challenge. Jacquie Porter, AISD's director of early childhood education, said, "Many of our kids, when they..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Butcher Boy
"...is an audacious account of a troubled and violent childhood. Set in a small rural town in Ireland in..."

May 1, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hairdresser's Husband
The Hairdresser's Husband is a tightly knit, though slight, tale told in the best of humor. It's the story of despair bred by utter happiness. The story of this marriage begins with the husband's childhood in which he developed an adolescent crush on the town's buxom barber and also a severe case of jock itch thanks to the red wool bathing trunks his mother made him wear. Freud would not approve.
"...story of these two people begins with the husband's childhood in which he developed an adolescent crush on the..."

Sept. 18, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

An Angel at My Table
"...first part covers the author's poor but culturally nourishing childhood as one of five children. She's a pudgy, awkward,..."

Sept. 20, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bullhead
This Oscar nominee and Fantastic Fest winner from Belgium is a startling crime drama about the bovine hormone mafia.
"...amorphous rage that spills over in unexpected moments. An early flashback to a traumatic event in his childhood explains..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shazam!
DC finally gets to the heart of why we love superheroes
"...treated to Shazam!, a movie explicitly built around our childhood fascination with superheroes. One wonders how the franchise producers..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Varying Visions
AISD's vision for prekindergarten education and that of Austin's community of early childhood nonprofits differ significantly.
"...for prekindergarten education and that of Austin's community of early childhood nonprofits. In a paper titled "Ensuring High Quality..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

When Did You Last See Your Father?
Based on British poet Blake Morrison’s written memoir, this film is a very particular yet universal story about the eternal knot between fathers and sons.
"...with terminal cancer, and Blake returns solo to his childhood home in the British countryside to be at his..."

July 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Angela's Ashes
"...and 1940s, McCourt's tale of his “miserable, Irish Catholic childhood,” as he puts it, is so harrowingly Dickensian at..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Wittgenstein
In his highly stylized fashion, Derek Jarman explores the mind of the 20th century Viennese philosopher.
"...(except, perhaps, those of Ken Russell, for whom Jarman, early in his career, worked as a set decorator). The..."

Feb. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Belfast
Kenneth Branagh's stunning if messy look back at his childhood in Northern Ireland
"...is the world of the Troubles intruding upon Buddy’s childhood, a period of social unrest providing the turbulent backdrop..."

Nov. 12, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Housebound
This New Zealand horror/comedy nimbly jumps through the tropes, and inventively subverts them along the way.
"...hilariously horrifying ways, it is New Zealand. From the early works of Peter Jackson (Dead Alive, The Frighteners), and..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Wuthering Heights
Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) wrests Wuthering Heights from the heaving bosom of Romantics majors and gives it a good shake – even if she doesn't know when to stop.
"...is presented in two parts. The first establishes the childhood bond between Catherine Earnshaw (Beer) and her adopted brother,..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
"...Kaylie Jones' autobiographical novel, which is based on her childhood memories of life with her expatriate writer father James..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Owen Egerton Gets Physical for Mercy Black
Childhood trauma lingers in this Netflix horror
"...it's simply the power of an urban myth and childhood fantasy. The story is far removed from his last..."

April 5, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...world premiere of Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood, Richard Linklater's Austin-produced and -animated story of growing up..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Walk
Philippe Petit dreamed it and Robert Zemeckis brings it to life
"...its happy outcome. Petit tells us more about his childhood and early acquisition of his high-wire skills than the..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Queen and Country
John Boorman's follow-up to Hope and Glory observes the same boy who's now a young man
"...posterity his two-year conscription into the army in the early Fifties. During basic training, Bill (Turner) bonds with another..."

April 3, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Get on Up
As James Brown, Chadwick Boseman captures the performer's voice, moves, sweat, and swagger, but this biopic, as a whole, needs a stronger compass.
"...to the usual highs and lows, exploring Brown’s impoverished childhood in Georgia through a teenage jail sentence to the..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

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