As a kid in Brownsville, Bradley Freeman Jr. taught himself puppeteering. Now he’s educating preschoolers about race through his role on the beloved PBS show.
"We have to do whatever it takes" to preserve the 82-year-old indie cinema, Richard Linklater said in a panel event this week.
Plus: Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion headline Bonnaroo, the Austin Film Festival puts the pandemic behind it, and Jason Statham shoots Post Malone in the head.
The actor stars as a gun-toting Smiths fan in ‘Shoplifters of the World.’…
Each blue VHS box was a transmission from another planet that promised there were others like me somewhere.
He was more famous, but she was a talented artist and songwriter too—and ‘Without Getting Killed or Caught’ finally puts her in the spotlight. …
In this feature-length series of video calls, Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass manage to create a relationship with lightness and heart.
Liz Lambert’s Documentary on the San José Motel Offers a Glimpse at South Congress Before Gentrification
Before she revamped one of Austin’s seediest motels, kicking off the neighborhood’s transformation, Lambert spent three years running the place—and filming her interactions with customers.
Hayden Pedigo Ran for Amarillo City Council as a Joke. A New Film Captures Why He Was Worth Taking Seriously.
The then-24-year-old musician’s campaign started as satire and grew into a rare opportunity to change the conversation around local politics.
Plus: Megan Thee Stallion spices up the Grammys, Selena Gomez considers giving up music, and Post Malone gets in on the NFT craze.
With no long lines, no traffic, and no parties, South by Southwest is going to look a lot this different this year. Here’s how organizers pulled it off.
Yet, in an interview two days after the beloved cinema chain’s pandemic-induced bankruptcy filing, Tim League also says he can’t guarantee changes aren’t coming.
With Dallas-born Jesse Plemons as a villainous FBI agent, the historical drama tells how informant William O’Neal’s betrayal led to the assassination of Black Panther Fred Hampton.
Plus, Pedro Pascal and Renée Zellweger land plum TV roles, Sandra Bullock pairs up with Brad Pitt, and GameStop movies continue to be a bullish investment.
In El Paso, Joining Border Patrol Offers a Rare Path to Financial Security. But for Some Immigrant Kids, It’s Complicated.
The new documentary ‘At the Ready’ follows the members of Horizon High School’s criminal justice club as they train for Border Patrol careers—and grapple with what that means.
The independent film festival brings its 2021 edition to three Texas cities . . . or your house.
Plus, Luke Wilson coaches Fort Worth’s most famous orphans, another JFK assassination drama heads to TV, and McConaughey goes to the dogs.
We rank the most memorable protagonists in the Texas director’s film catalog, from ‘El Mariachi’ to ‘Machete.’…
Starring Jamie Foxx and Phylicia Rashad, and cowritten by Mike Jones, ‘Soul’ meditates on what it means to live a fulfilled life.
Plus, a San Marcos studio that specializes in hand-printed goods, an Austin group supporting women of color, and Richard Linklater’s new animal rescue show.
Melissa Maerz’s new book is a raucous reunion for the cast and crew of the film, whose depiction of the insecurities and thrills of teenage life have made it timeless.
In His Gripping Narrative Debut ‘Mogul Mowgli,’ a Houston-Bred Documentary Filmmaker Draws on Lineage and Legacy
Bassam Tariq's first feature film, which he cowrote with the British-Pakistani rapper and actor Riz Ahmed, makes its Texas debut this week.
The Oldest and Biggest Video Store in the World Recently Closed. Can a Library Buy Its 130,000 DVDs and VHS Tapes?
The owner of the now-shuttered Austin mainstay I Luv Video hopes to ensure the collection remains publicly accessible.
Every Year, Hundreds of Migrants Die or Go Missing in Brooks County. A New Documentary Tells Two Families’ Stories.
The film follows Texans who are waiting, hoping, and fighting for news of their missing sons.
Did Melissa Lucio, the First Hispanic Woman on Death Row in Texas, Kill Her Daughter? An Uneven New Documentary Raises More Questions Than Answers.
‘The State of Texas vs. Melissa’ creates empathy for Lucio, but the film lacks a clear and balanced exposition of the deeply troubling facts of the case.
The Texan athlete, who famously raised his fist on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics, is the subject of a new film premiering this week on Starz.
Ahead of tomorrow’s nail-biter, we present a grab bag featuring a Big Bend documentary, Beyoncé clips, the Houston Zoo’s baby animal playlist, and more.
The filmmaker discusses the winding path, from Texas to Singapore to Japan and back, that led to Amazon commissioning his first feature.
Houston native Justin Simien's bloody second film has a social message, but it's at its best when it embraces absurdity and camp.
The late Horton Foote, known for his screen adaptation of ’To Kill a Mockingbird,’ is the subject of a movie premiering at this year’s Austin Film Festival.
During a live reading on Sunday night, many of the original actors brought the same chemistry that has made the film such a joy to rewatch for 27 years. …
Plus, Kacey Musgraves meets Scooby Doo, Borat meets Sid Miller, and Austin meets ‘Walker, Texas Ranger.’…
The film adaptation of Utopia author Paulette Jiles’s acclaimed novel finds Hanks shepherding a young girl across 1870s Texas.
‘Ready or Not’ is an affectionate portrait of Marcel McClinton, a teen activist and mass shooting survivor who challenged incumbent councilman Michael Kubosh.
Plus: Jamie Foxx recharges his Spider-Man villain, Megan Thee Stallion heads to ‘SNL,’ and Woody Harrelson saves the world with dirt.