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AGLIFF review – ‘Kiki’

10:41 pm Sep. 11, 2016

It’s been 25 years since audiences were first introduced to the Ballroom scene in New York City thanks to the iconic documentary “Paris Is Burning” and Madonna’s hit single “Vogue.”

Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordeno co-directed this

AGLIFF review – ‘Bright Shadow’

10:07 pm Sep. 11, 2016

I suspect that many Austinites are familiar with having a favorite local band or artist who you champion, frequently going out to their live shows and wondering why national success has eluded them. Jesse Lyda’s documentary tells

AGLIFF review – ‘Free CeCe!’

9:31 pm Sep. 11, 2016

Director Jacqueline Gares was a showrunner for the long-running LGBT news program “In The Life,” which aired on PBS for twenty years. Before she found out that the show was ending, she had already started

AGLIFF review – ‘Political Animals’

8:00 pm Sep. 10, 2016

“This is personal. There is no definition of family that does not include my family.”  

When you think about California politics, the color blue springs to mind. It is one of the most progressive states

AGLIFF review – ‘Growing Up Coy’

6:04 pm Sep. 10, 2016

Controversy over the rights of transgender Americans to use the bathroom has somehow recently become a hot-button political issue. From the North Carolina law to our own state Attorney General Ken Paxton, who seems determined

AGLIFF review – ‘Lovesong’

5:29 pm Sep. 10, 2016

The fourth full-length feature from Korean-American director So Yong Kim (“Treeless Mountain”) had its world premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Her effortlessly natural approach to storytelling harkens back to 1990s independent film

AGLIFF review – ‘Real Boy’

10:41 am Sep. 9, 2016

All I want is to be loved by my family but for them, it’s not as simple as that.

While it can still depend on where you live in the United States, coming out as lesbian, gay,

AGLIFF is here – check out an exclusive clip from the Ana Egge documentary “Bright Shadow”

10:23 am Sep. 8, 2016

The 29th annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival starts today. Behold the stories of gay men, lesbians, bisexual people, transgender women and men and all sorts of folks within the LGBTQ spectrum.

You can read our preview of the festival here, wherein is discussed Jesse Lyda’s “Bright Shadow,” a documentary about singer-songwriter, former Austinite and current Brooklyn resident Ana Egge, a previous winner of the best folk and

Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” to open Fantastic Fest

12:33 pm Aug. 25, 2016

Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction epic “Arrival,” which stars Amy Adams, will open Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest. Villeneuve (“Sicario”) has been tapped to helm the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel.

The festival also revealed its second wave

Tim Burton brings ‘Miss Peregrine’ to Fantastic Fest!

12:00 pm Aug. 2, 2016

Tim Burton brings his adaptation of “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” while  Don Coscarelli, architect of the Phantasm series, delivers the world premiere of “Phantasm: Ravager” and a “remastered” print of “Phantasm” reps for