Beavis and Butthead are headed to Texas State (as part of the Austin Film Festival archive)

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Beavis and Butthead are headed to Texas State (as part of the Austin Film Festival archive)

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Mike Judge at the Austin Film Festival on October 23, 2011. (Cliff Cheney FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The archives of the Austin Film Festival are headed to the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University and you can check them out in the fall.

Beginning in September 2018, the AFF’s audiovisual and feature materials from Festivals and Conferences between 1997-2002 will be viewable online and in-person free of charge in San Marcos. 

This is made possible via a grant from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC). 

The public will have the ability to visit the archive at the Wittliff Collections free of charge in San Marcos along with the option to view its contents online at  www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu.

Look for past panel discussions, interviews, Q&A’s, and more. 

 A few of the events soon to be available:

  • A Case Study: MTV’s Bevis and Butthead, featuring Mike Judge 
  • An Experienced Writer/Director Tells All, featuring Richard Linklater & Steven Soderberg 
  • Building Characters that Last, featuring Robert Festinger, John Lee Hancock, Karen Lutz 
  • Free For All Q&A, featuring Dennis Hopper, Oliver Stone, moderated by Bud Shrake 
  • Kings of Comedy featuring James L. Brooks and Buck Henry 
  • Suspense Writing-Whatever You Do, Don't Climax Too Soon!, featuring Guillermo Del Toro, Dan Petrie Jr., Joseph Stefano, Ted Tally 
  • Tender Mercies with Horton Foote 

This is just a small sample of the materials to be made available.

The grant for this project is just one of 67 made possible this year from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.   

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