Fantastic Fest http://kut.org en South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse Gets New Opening Date http://kut.org/post/south-lamar-alamo-drafthouse-gets-new-opening-date <p class="p1">The Alamo&nbsp;Drafthouse announced today its delayed&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Lamar location</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will open sometime this summer. The theater was closed in January of last year for major renovations, while the strip mall around it was demolished to make way for a new mixed-use development.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">The theater was initially slated to open in September of last year, but by <span class="s1">October only the <a href="http://www.kvue.com/news/Construction-delays-for-Alamo-Drafthouse-on-South-Lamar-226072661.html">parking garage foundation</a></span><span class="s2"> had been completed. And even this new opening date isn't very specific.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:28:48 +0000 Lynn Romero 9763 at http://kut.org South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse Gets New Opening Date Why Fantastic Fest is Championing Movies That Haven’t Been Made Yet http://kut.org/post/why-fantastic-fest-championing-movies-haven-t-been-made-yet <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F112217318&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>For fans of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and oddball films from around the globe, it doesn’t get much better than Fantastic Fest.&nbsp;The nation’s largest film festival devoted to so-called genre films<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;is wrapping up this week in A</span>ustin<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual eight-day event has been described as the “Geek Telluride” – drawing a fanatical audience.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:08:12 +0000 Jenny Dubin 8768 at http://kut.org Why Fantastic Fest is Championing Movies That Haven’t Been Made Yet Resistance is Futile: Fantastic Fest Invades Austin http://kut.org/post/resistance-futile-fantastic-fest-invades-austin <p>Today marks the start of the largest genre film festival in the United States –&nbsp;<a href="http://fantasticfest.com/">Fantastic Fest</a>.</p><p>The festival is known for being a little out there, but Fantastic Fest and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League says that’s what makes it special.</p><p>“In the last five years or so it seems like it’s been the rise of the nerd,” League tells KUT News. In light of the comic book-based blockbusters filling theaters, League says the nerd demographic represents “a pretty significant arm of the spending economy and a lot of the movies coming out from Hollywood are geared towards us."</p><p>Many films set to premiere at this year’s festival many are highly anticipated by nerds and non-nerds alike. For example, writer/director&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0426059/">Rian&nbsp;Johnson</a>’s time-traveling &nbsp;<em><a href="http://youtu.be/5kGFyVKmqA0">Looper</a>&nbsp;</em>is sure to get genre crowds excited. Also making a debut at the festival is a remake of the 1984 ‘the Soviets are invading’ flick&nbsp;<em><a href="http://youtu.be/nGoe7BdGdlg">Red Dawn</a></em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 18:04:29 +0000 Hady Karl Mawajdeh 5112 at http://kut.org Resistance is Futile: Fantastic Fest Invades Austin