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Briscoe Center acquires the Paul Stekler Film Archive

3:12 pm Sep. 30, 2015

The Briscoe Center has acquired the archive of award-winning filmmaker and UT professor Paul Stekler.

Stekler’s documentaries have been broadcast across PBS stations frequently over the last three decades. In celebration, the Briscoe Center, will host Reel

Fantastic Fest 2015: “High-Rise” is Apocalypse Then

1:21 pm Sep. 27, 2015

Director Ben Wheatley’s gorgeous and disturbing “High-Rise,” based on J.G. Ballard’s classic 1975 novel, isn’t science-fiction the same way that, well, the novel wasn’t quite science-fiction.

Indeed, it’s a period piece, albeit one that opens with