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‘Men & Chicken’ is a darkly comic look at a family secret

1:26 pm Apr. 28, 2016

Michael Rechtshaffen – Los Angeles Times

The standard end-credits disclaimer, “No animals were harmed in the making of this film” takes on special significance in the aftermath of “Men & Chicken,” the outrageously askew, darkly comic

SXSW winner ‘Transpecos’ gets distribution deal

11:19 am Apr. 28, 2016

Here’s an uplifting tale for aspiring filmmakers out there. And it also illustrates why festivals like South by Southwest, Fantastic Fest and the Austin Film Festival are so important.

Austin resident Greg Kwedar got his debut

Alamo Drafthouse Village closes for quick remodel

3:22 pm Apr. 27, 2016

Alamo Drafthouse Village has closed this week so crews can complete a quick renovation project.

When the theater, at 2700 W. Anderson Lane, reopens Friday night, it will have new seats and new carpeting, among other

‘Going Clear’ wins Peabody

1:11 pm Apr. 26, 2016

The HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” written by Austin’s Lawrence Wright and directed by Alex Gibney, has won a prestigious Peabody Award.

The awards, announced Tuesday by the University of Georgia’s