"We need to have a good cry," Smith says. "Then I want us to hit the streets and demand real, systemic change."
The feature debut, which was awarded SXSW’s Louis Black “Lone Star” Award earlier this year, centers on the story of a mother and daughter navigating a scholarship pageant.
Out this week, the actor's first album, ‘The Mother Stone,' is not unlike background music at a haunted circus.
The musician BFFs are bringing their movie about the making of a movie about musician BFFs to SXSW.
The post-McConaissance period has been rough, but the actor’s turn in ‘The Gentlemen’ would have fit into that golden age.
Known for his ’mumblecore’ films, Andrew Bujalski takes a new direction for Disney+’s first feature film.
’The Immortal Alamo’ says much about the silent film era, and how San Antonio could have been Hollywood.
’21 Bridges’ won’t be the film to get him there.
Will Boone’s first solo exhibition probes what the Lone Star State means to outsiders and insiders alike.
Watching Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles take on their bosses feels prescient.
In one of the first scenes of Diane Paragas’s film Yellow Rose, protagonist Rose Garcia (played by Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada) goes on a date with a boy named Elliot (Liam Booth). The pair gallivant through the streets of downtown Austin, and they…
'Porvenir, Texas' explores the search for justice after 15 Mexican-Americans were killed at the hands of the Texas Rangers.
Katy native Renée Zellweger is getting rave reviews for her portrayal of Judy Garland, but biopics are tricky to nail.
The forthcoming ’Between Two Ferns’ is just the latest movie to kill the beloved Texan actor.
The ambitious Texas filmmaker announced a two-decade shooting timeline for ‘Merrily We Roll Along.’
The director of a new documentary on the inimitable Texas political columnist says there’s much to be learned from her legacy.
Twenty years on, the band is Texas’s most subliminally recognizable export.
The El Pasoan reflects on violence in her hometown, and why it’s important for the Latinx community to tell their own stories.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the South Texas-raised stand-up comic talks about Mexican-American representation in Hollywood, the border situation, and writing jokes for Clint Eastwood.
The film captures the lives of three student-athletes in El Paso and the dual nature of the U.S.–Mexico border.
Houston-born director Wes Anderson gives us an inside look into how the fantastical world of his new film, ’Isle of Dogs,’ was made.
El Paso survived the mutant apocalypse, Irving was detached from space and time, and Matt McConaughey showed his dark side.
In 1980, two nerds in Dallas started their own religion. Forty years later, SubGenius founder Ivan Stang and filmmaker Sandy K. Boone reveal the true story of the long con.
The Dallas filmmaker went big time with last year’s 'Pete’s Dragon' remake, so he followed it up with one of the quietest—and most moving—films of the year.
The Rooster Teeth CEO Matt Hullum takes a quick break from directing ’Lazer Team 2’ to talk about the future of the film incentives program.
The scathing cultural satire comes to the big screen under the direction of two-time Academy Award winner Ang Lee.
The Texas treasure is back with his eighteenth film, but we miss the Richard Linklater of the past five years.
As we enter the second half of SXSW Film, a look at the highlights of the first part of the film conference.
Your guide to the Texas-based directors and plots appearing at this year's SXSW Film conference.
The indie filmmaker is days away from the end of his Kickstarter campaign to tell the story of one of the nation's most vibrant public access television scenes. Here's what he's learned.
After 2013’s breakout indie hit Computer Chess, the Austin filmmaker followed it up with something completely different—Results, a romantic comedy with Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce that sticks the landing.
An interview with Bill and Turner Ross, whose Sundance award-winning documentary about border life, Western, screens at SXSW Film.
The six-part documentary by director Andrew Jarecki (“Capturing the Friedmans”) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday.
Will Marco Perella’s portrayal of a loathsome jerk in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood turn out to be the biggest break of his long, low-profile career—or just another paying gig?
Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe discusses “Evolution of a Criminal,” a riveting work of self-examination.
Rooster Teeth’s Cinematic Ambitions.
The Texas locations in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" shape the movie, which was filmed over 12 years, as much as the actors. Some could be faked; others, Linklater explains, couldn't.
Texas Monthly writers Katy Vine and Sonia Smith watched "Outlaw Prophet," the new Lifetime movie based on the life of FLDS leader, and it was actually pretty good.
Two films based here borrow elements of country noir and could be invigorating the genre exemplified in another Texas-set film: "Blood Simple."
In the 1980s, The Starck Club was where everyone—gay, straight, conservative and liberal—went to be themselves and to break the rules. With the release of an eponymous documentary, the history of the club is finally being told.
A guide for first-timers and Marshmallows alike before the film's release on March 14.
Over the past twenty years, from his outpost in Texas, Robert Rodriguez has quietly revolutionized the movie business. What happens when he gets his own TV network?
Nearly everything about moviegoing has changed since I first fell in love with the big screen as a kid. But my ardor remains.
What to see, hear, read, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
Will Cormac McCarthy’s films tarnish his literary reputation?
"Ain’t Them Bodies Saints" is a Texas film in many ways—the setting, the story, the director, and two producers—yet there wasn't enough incentive to get the filmmakers to shoot the film in their home state.
Scenes for Transformers 4 will be filmed in Central Texas, bringing millions to the local economy.
In his next film, "Mud," Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols tackles the novel that Hemingway once called the source of all modern American literature.
He won an Olympic Gold Medal in Helsinki. He rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty like John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. He performed stunts in "McClintock!" and "Cheyenne." And now the 81-year-old former stunt man is publishing his memoir, "Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen."
Will Brittain stars in this new film, set in Austin, about a high school teacher's relationship with one of her students.