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Austin Film Festival Review: Larry Flynt for President
In 1984, America blanched at the idea of making a foul-mouthed businessman president. Not to suggest that Hustler publisher and professional provocateur Larry Flynt would have made for a good commander-in-chief, but new documentary Larry Flynt for President gives insight into exactly what motivated his tabloid-ready campaign.

10:30AM Mon. Oct. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: Addict Named Hal
Lane Michael Stanley’s feature debut Addict Named Hal is a solemn one. Set in an addiction recovery house, the Austin-made film follows a young woman, Amy (Natalie L’Amoreaux), believes that, since she’s 21, her reliance on alcohol is a natural one, unaware that the grief of her passing father fuels her ongoing substance abuse.

10:10AM Mon. Oct. 25, Jenny Nulf Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: Memoria
Memoria, the latest feature from Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, is a film largely concerned with sound. The creaking of a chair in a quiet hospital room, the single clack of the space bar on a keyboard, the muffled patter of rain outside.

10:00AM Sun. Oct. 24, Trace Sauveur Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: Down With the King
With its logline of "rapper goes to live with farmers," if Down With the King had been pitched to a major studio, it would have ended up a goofy comedy starring Kevin Hart. Instead, writer/director Diego Ongaro and MC Freddie Gibbs craft a drama that is both observational and enigmatic.

9:30PM Sat. Oct. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: Buck Alamo
You've seen Buck Alamo. He's the old guy selling electrified geodes on South Congress, driving a pick-up that's more rust than steel, and has stories about the good old days before everything fell apart. He'll boast about playing Threadgill's a time or two, with the weight of knowing that it was probably a slow Tuesday when UT was out.

9:00PM Sat. Oct. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: With This Breath I Fly
From the inside of a prison in Afghanistan, Farida describes the violence she faced from her abusive husband before leaving him, and the drastic measures she had taken to no longer be subject to his violence, resulting in her being imprisoned. It is intimate moments like these that are centered in With This Breath I Fly.

3:00PM Sat. Oct. 23, Adrienne Hunter Read More | Comment »

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Austin Film Festival Q&A: Claudia Black on Time Now
There are a lot of reasons why an actor takes a part. It builds their reputation, it pays well, it'll get award buzz. But Claudia Black has started taking a different line of thinking. When she looks at films like Detroit-set indie tragedy Time Now, she said, "It's not about the size of the project, or the budget. It's about the people."

1:00PM Fri. Oct. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

See How Much Austin Venues Received in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
After the pandemic halted live performance, Austin music spaces rallied with the National Independent Venue Association for delivery of federal COVID-19 emergency relief funds. So, what came of the national Save Our Stages effort?

12:25PM Fri. Oct. 22, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Planned Parenthood CEO to Headline SXSW 2022 Conference
SXSW has just announced that Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson will be this year's first keynote, headlining a list of speakers and panels the conference is hosting for its 2022 in-person return (March 11-20).

11:00AM Tue. Oct. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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