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Austin filmmakers will once again have a strong presence at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January.
Two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles visits Austin this weekend for a screening of one of his latest films and one of his older works.
Austinite Rob Thomas's feature film based on his cult TV show "Veronica Mars" will be released on March 14, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The list of finalists for the Best Documentary Oscar includes several movies with Austin ties. “The Act of Killing,” Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn’s surreal story about men responsible for death squads in Indonesia, was distributed in America by Austin’s Drafthouse Films.
The Paramount Theatre will get in the holiday spirit starting this weekend when they roll out the red and green carpet for their Holiday Film Series.
A host of Austin filmmakers and the city’s most famous actor received Independent Spirit Award nominations, which were announced today.
It's official: Austin will be one of the sites where casting will be held for roles in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII.
Can you imagine a better actor to portray a charming ex-con with stars in his eyes and poetry in his heart than Matthew McConaughey?
Austin native Brandon Polanco has released on iTunes a short film he wrote, directed and produced starring Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”).
SXsports will feature U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann in conversation with Grantland.
Austin director David Gordon Green started filming his latest movie, "Manglehorn," in Austin on Monday, and the movie will continue shooting in various locations around the city for 25 days, according to details at the Texas Film Commission website.
"Star Wars: Episode VII," the latest in the George Lucas sci-fi saga, is scheduled to open Dec. 18, 2015.
Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network announced Wednesday that production has started in Austin on “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” the first scripted original programming to air on the director’s new cable network, which is scheduled to debut in December.
Chris Lowell’s dramedy “Beside Still Waters” followed its jury win at the Austin Film Festival by taking home the audience award for best narrative feature, the festival announced this week.
Two filmmakers with ties to the University of Texas have been nominated for awards by the International Documentary Association.
Filmmaker Jason Reitman made a surprise appearance at the Austin Film Festival Wednesday night at the Paramount for the screening of his drama "Labor Day.
The Austin Film Festival jury named "Beside Still Waters" from first-time writer-director Chris Lowell its narrative winner at this year's festival.
Tobiah is a home-school kid who has just been accepted to Brighton University but is being held back by his smothering mother in “Always Learning.
Saturday afternoon at AFF featured one of the biggest conversations in the festival's history. Not just in terms of the filmmaker being featured in conversation, but for the person moderating the conversation.
The five awardees took to the Stephen F. Austin ballroom stage Saturday at 2:15 p.m. for an engaging and collegial conversation the highlighted the importance of writing, the honorees' personal and professional history and some comical anecdotes.
To be a renowned jewel thief, you need fearlessness, a flare for the dramatic, charisma to spare, and a complete disregard for those from whom you’re stealing.
The voice-over that begins Austin filmmaker Kelly Daniela Norris's "Sombras de Azul" sets a pensive and somber tone full of reflection and longing that sustains throughout the movie.
The Austin Film Festival started Wednesday night with the annual Film & Food gala, the unofficial kick-off held each year at the Driskill Hotel.
Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson will appear at the Austin Film Festival to moderate the conversation with his friend and Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award recipient Jonathan Demme.
The rest of the country will soon get a taste of Fantastic Fest without having to leave their towns.
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