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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

A few cool repertory screenings Sept. 19 to 22

1:07 pm Sep. 18, 2015

Steven Spielberg’s iconic “ET: The Extra Terrestrial” is showing Saturday and Sunday at the Alamo Ritz as part of “Septemberg,” their celebration of all things Spielberg.
Music Monday at the Alamo Ritz features Agnès Varda’s little-seen

Here’s the trailer for Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.” Uh… wow.

4:47 pm Dec. 15, 2014

Starring Christian Bale as a guy saying “All those years living the life of someone I didn’t even know.” Also, there is a lot of L.A. partying and typically insanely gorgeous images from longtime cinematographer Emmanuel Lubeszki.

Allegedly a meditation on fame and its excesses, it may or may not be connected to “Untitled  Terrence Malick Project,” starring Bale, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara, the latter of which Malick has been

Get used to this: ‘Boyhood’ starts piling up awards

11:39 am Dec. 2, 2014

Year-end awards lists and best-ofs are starting to be compiled, and it’s a shock to absolutely nobody to see Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” pick up a few trophies.

The New York Film Critics Circle named