Richard Linklater http://kut.org en Ethan Hawke Talks 'Boyhood,' 'Predestination' and His Texas Ties (Update) http://kut.org/post/ethan-hawke-talks-boyhood-predestination-and-his-texas-ties-update <p><strong>Update: </strong>Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater's much-anticipated 12-year film project "Boyhood" opens in theatres across Austin today. KUT talked with star Ethan Hawke when he was in town for South by Southwest.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(March 11): Actor Ethan Hawke is in not one but two films that headlined <a href="http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-preview-trends-ones-watch-and-avoiding-long-lines" target="_blank">SXSW Film</a> this year.</p><p><a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FS14942" target="_blank">“Boyhood”</a> is the 12-year-long film project about growing up by Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater. <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FS15060" target="_blank">“Predestination”</a> is a time-travel sci-fi thriller.</p><p>KUT&nbsp;sat down with Hawke to talk with him about the films and about his Texas ties<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;–&nbsp;</span>Hawke was born in Austin.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139049993&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:08:01 +0000 Laura Rice 9944 at http://kut.org Ethan Hawke Talks 'Boyhood,' 'Predestination' and His Texas Ties (Update) Judge Agrees to Release Murderer "Bernie" Backed by Austin Filmmaker http://kut.org/post/judge-agrees-release-murderer-bernie-backed-austin-filmmaker <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;"><em><span style="box-sizing: border-box; vertical-align: text-bottom;">Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.&nbsp;</span></em></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">CARTHAGE — On Tuesday, more than 17 years after Bernie Tiede shot 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent in the back and tucked her body under potpies in a deep freezer, a judge released him on bond, agreeing with lawyers that his life sentence should be reduced.<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" /><br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />But his release comes with strict conditions, among them that he live in the Austin garage apartment of his moviemaking benefactor, Richard Linklater, and receive counseling for sexual abuse.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">State district Judge Diane DeVasto agreed to allow Tiede's release after she heard evidence that sexual abuse he suffered as a child contributed to his crime and after a psychiatrist said Tiede would not pose a danger to society.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 21:33:01 +0000 Brandi Grissom, Texas Tribune 10361 at http://kut.org Judge Agrees to Release Murderer "Bernie" Backed by Austin Filmmaker Academy Awards, Sundance Film Fest Feature Plenty of Austin Auteurs http://kut.org/post/academy-awards-sundance-film-fest-feature-plenty-austin-auteurs <p>The 2014 awards season marks another great year for the Austin film community on the festival circuit.&nbsp;</p><p>The 86th Academy Award nominations, announced this morning, featured plenty of Texas talent. And the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off in Park City, Utah today, also features a few Austin auteurs in this year's lineup. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:59:06 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 9569 at http://kut.org Academy Awards, Sundance Film Fest Feature Plenty of Austin Auteurs