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Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari discus “Rosewater”

9:16 am Oct. 31, 2014

This just in: Jon Stewart is a very funny guy.

But so is Mazia Bahari and the the two played off each other beautifully in a 40-minute Q&A Thursday night at the Paramount after the screening of Stewart’s director debut “Rosewater,” about Bahari’s 2009 imprisonment and torture in Iran after the London-based Iranian journalist was accused of being a Western spy. The two talked with AFF director Barbara Morgan.

“It made the


8:53 am Oct. 31, 2014

You might recall that Jon Stewart took some time off from “The Daily Show” the summer of 2013 to direct his first feature film. “Rosewater,” the Austin Film Festival’s closing night movie, is that film.


AFF Review: 61 Bullets

12:24 pm Oct. 30, 2014

In case you’ve completely forgotten your American history and want to know just how much a martyr Huey Long is in Louisiana, check out the opening scenes of Austin filmmakers David Modigliani and Louisiana Kreutz’s

Giveaway: ABCs of Death 2 with prize pack

10:42 am Oct. 30, 2014


‘ABCs of Death 2’ is in theaters just in time for Halloween, and we have two tickets to the movie at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar with an ABCs Death Pack including a Blu-ray DVD and satire book. The showing is at 10:10 p.m. on Halloween, Friday October 31.

To enter the giveaway, send us an email with your name by 4 p.m. on Thursday,

Daniel Radcliffe stars in "Horns." LIONSGATE

Radcliffe gets a devilish look in ‘Horns’ (Our grade: C+)

1:00 am Oct. 30, 2014

By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

In “Horns,” Daniel Radcliffe grows a pair.

He plays a young man whose girlfriend was brutally murdered and who has a magically realistic way of becoming what his suburban Seattle neighbors think