Alamo Drafthouse 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 Here's What Austin's Newest Housing For the Chronically Homeless Looks Like http://kut.org/post/heres-what-austins-newest-housing-chronically-homeless-looks <p>Plans are moving ahead in the Austin area to house about 200 people who are chronically homeless.&nbsp; Community First Village has been about a decade in the making and in just a matter of months, it will break ground.</p><p>The property is 27 acres, with little cottages, mobile homes and even some teepees dotting the landscape. A three-acre community garden is also on-site.&nbsp;<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F119668266&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:55:49 +0000 Joy Diaz 9162 at http://kut.org Here's What Austin's Newest Housing For the Chronically Homeless Looks Like 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 Texting at Alamo Drafthouse? Mayor Leffingwell Vows To Destroy You http://kut.org/post/texting-alamo-drafthouse-mayor-leffingwell-vows-destroy-you <p>Talking or texting at any movie theater is frowned upon, but at the <a href="http://drafthouse.com/denver/littleton">Alamo Drafthouse</a>&nbsp;it’s an actionable offense.</p><p>For years, the Austin-based theater chain has kept audiences tight-lipped with its pre-show “Don’t Talk/Don’t Text” PSAs and ejection policies – often resulting <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/alamo-drafthouse-founder-responds-dont-text-viral-video">in viral success</a>.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:17:07 +0000 Andrew Weber 8390 at http://kut.org Texting at Alamo Drafthouse? Mayor Leffingwell Vows To Destroy You Heard of Tugg? Austin Startup Changes How People Go to Movies http://kut.org/post/heard-tugg-austin-startup-changes-how-people-go-movies <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F100434487" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>There’s a <a href="http://www.tugg.com/events/4535" target="_blank">screening tonight in Austin</a> for a movie you probably haven’t heard of.</p><p>It’s not part of a film festival or a private event. It's happening in prime time at the Alamo Drafthouse on Research Boulevard.</p><p>"’GrowthBusters' is an independent documentary film that brings attention to the fact that we’ve outgrown the planet and it’s time to embrace the end of growth," Director Dave Gardner said.</p><p>"<a href="http://www.growthbusters.org/" target="_blank">GrowthBusters</a>" is Gardner's first big documentary. As a small fish in the big pond of the movie industry, he has limited options for getting it on movie screens. So he turned to <a href="http://www.tugg.com/" target="_blank">an Austin-based startup: Tugg</a>. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Laura Rice 8319 at http://kut.org Heard of Tugg? Austin Startup Changes How People Go to Movies What’s Up With the Alamo Drafthouse's New Menu? http://kut.org/post/what-s-alamo-drafthouses-new-menu <p><a href="http://drafthouse.com/austin" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Alamo&nbsp;Drafthouse</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/introducing_the_alamo_drafthouse_menu" style="line-height: 1.5;">new menu</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. And critics are not abiding by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kutnews.org/post/alamo-drafthouse-uses-angry-voicemail-dont-talk-dont-text-warning" style="line-height: 1.5;">the theater’s “no talking” rule</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:55:05 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6969 at http://kut.org What’s Up With the Alamo Drafthouse's New Menu? The Lead: Texas Pols Sworn In, Last Night at the Alamo Drafthouse http://kut.org/post/lead-texas-pols-sworn-last-night-alamo-drafthouse <p>Good morning. The <a href="http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/">National Weather Service</a> says we can expect cloudy and cool weather today before a storm system moves in tonight bringing &nbsp;chances for rain and, yes, even snow.</p><p><strong>Swearing-in day:</strong> U.S. Senator <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/cruz-easily-wins-us-senate-race">Ted Cruz</a> will be sworn into office today. Tea Party favorite Cruz won decisively over well-funded and politically connected Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst last year. Other congressional freshman being sworn in today include former Texas Secretary of State <a href="http://kutnews.org/term/roger-williams">Roger Williams</a> and former Texas House member <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/pete-gallego-defeats-fransciso-quico-canseco-cd-23">Pete Gallego</a>.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:25:43 +0000 Wells Dunbar 6043 at http://kut.org The Lead: Texas Pols Sworn In, Last Night at the Alamo Drafthouse What Austin Googled in 2012 http://kut.org/post/heres-what-austin-googled-2012 <p>Google has released its <a href="http://www.google.com/zeitgeist/2012/#the-world/searches">Zeitgeist 2012</a>, cataloging what the world was searching for online this year.</p><p>And sure, while Austin has its share of <a href="https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&amp;q=Whitney%20Houston">Whitney Houston</a> and <a href="https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&amp;q=Gangnam%20Style">Gangnam Style</a> fans (Houston and the song from Korean rapper PSY being the world’s top two search terms), Austin residents made plenty of queries closer to home.</p><p>Without further ado, here’s the top 10 most searched terms in Austin in 2012:</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:35:34 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5889 at http://kut.org What Austin Googled in 2012 New Alamo Drafthouse Rule: Arrive On Time, Or Miss the Movie http://kut.org/post/new-alamo-drafthouse-rule-arrive-time-or-miss-movie <p>The<a href="http://drafthouse.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alamo Drafthouse</a> has taken yet another step to craft their image as a place for cinephiles, where politeness and respect for movie purists is of upmost importance. Their <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/alamo-drafthouse-founder-responds-dont-text-viral-video">“Don’t Talk/Don’t Text”</a> ethos has adopted another degree of enforced manners -- punctuality.&nbsp;</p><p>On its blog, <a href="http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/latearrivers">the Drafthouse&nbsp;writes</a>:</p><blockquote><p>“Quite simply, <strong>no one will be seated once the film has begun</strong>. If you show up after the feature starts, you have missed it. The plane has left the terminal.”</p></blockquote><p>House lights dim, theater doors shut. And this includes pre-show trailers. Caught behind some congestion on the way to the Drafthouse to catch a flick? Might as well turn around. In a traffic-riddled town, public feedback on this major decision has been mixed.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:13:42 +0000 Brandon Mulder 5573 at http://kut.org New Alamo Drafthouse Rule: Arrive On Time, Or Miss the Movie 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 Alamo Embraces Changes Coming to South Lamar Plaza http://kut.org/post/alamo-embraces-changes-coming-south-lamar-plaza <p>Changes are coming to the South Lamar Plaza Shopping Center and to the Alamo South Lamar theatre.</p><p>A deal to tear down the strip mall and build a mixed-use development is moving forward. Many of the stores that have been at that location for decades will have to move elsewhere.</p><p>The Alamo Drafthouse and its karaoke bar, The Highball, will remain. But only after closing for much of 2013 to undergo extensive renovations – including adding three screens to the theatre and expanding the lobby area. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:25:04 +0000 Laura Rice 5101 at http://kut.org Alamo Embraces Changes Coming to South Lamar Plaza I Can Has Award? Alamo Drafthouse Founder Judging Cat Video Contest http://kut.org/post/i-can-has-award-alamo-drafthouse-founder-judging-cat-video-contest <p>Tim League is a pretty big deal in the movie business. He’s founder of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – which in turn led to distribution arm Drafthouse Films. He also founded Rolling Roadshow and Fantastic Fest. But Tim League could soon be best known for his role as a judge in an internet cat video contest.</p><p>That’s right, internet cat videos. If you're one of the few humans left on earth&nbsp;unfamiliar with the concept, you can head over to a little website called YouTube and type in “cat.” You’ll get <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IytNBm8WA1c" target="_blank">funny cats</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctJJrBw7e-c" target="_blank">funny cats in water</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm3dm5J5r0A" target="_blank">how to wrap a cat for Christmas</a> and about <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cat&amp;oq=cat&amp;gs_l=youtube.3..0l10.8053.8345.0.8630.3.3.0.0.0.0.68.194.3.3.0...0.0...1ac.1.0HkgEpx1Ccc" target="_blank">1.8 million others</a>. Internet cat videos are big.</p><p>Just last month, Minneapolis hosted the first ever <a href="http://www.walkerart.org/openfield/event/internet-cat-video-film-festival/" target="_blank">Internet Cat Video Film Festival</a>. The idea was attributed to the Walker Art Museum’s “cat-lady-in-residence” but went on to draw an estimated 10,000 attendees. Internet cat videos are truly big time. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:13:27 +0000 Laura Rice 5060 at http://kut.org I Can Has Award? Alamo Drafthouse Founder Judging Cat Video Contest AM Update: Lackland Air Base Sexual Assault Case, Austin Movie Security, Summer Sales Tax Holiday http://kut.org/post/am-update-lackland-air-base-sexual-assault-case-austin-movie-security-summer-sales-tax-holiday <p><strong>Lackland Assault Case Nears Conclusion</strong></p><p>The case against Staff Sergeant Luis Walker, the trainer <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/air-force-base-texas-allegations-sexual-assault">accused of sexual assault</a> at<a href="http://www.jbsa.af.mil/">&nbsp;Lackland&nbsp;Air Force Base&nbsp;</a>in San Antonio, is wrapping up. Closing arguments got underway this &nbsp;morning.</p><p>Staff&nbsp;Sgt. Walker is accused of 28 counts that include rape and sexual assault.</p><p>In three days of testimony, the prosecution presented 14 witnesses, including alleged victims. The defense brought only one witness, a technical sergeant familiar with the video surveillance capabilities throughout the base.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:50:28 +0000 Kelly Connelly, Olivia Gordon & Wells Dunbar 4729 at http://kut.org AM Update: Lackland Air Base Sexual Assault Case, Austin Movie Security, Summer Sales Tax Holiday From Porn House to Drafthouse: Alamo Announces New NYC Location http://kut.org/post/porn-house-drafthouse-alamo-announces-new-nyc-location <p>The Alamo&nbsp;Drafthouse&nbsp;will open its first location next year in New York City.</p><p>The five-screen theater will be on Manhattan&rsquo;s Upper West Side, inside the former <a href="http://www.nyc-architecture.com/UWS/UWS044.htm">Metro Theater</a> at <a href="http://g.co/maps/wpax7">2626 Broadway<em>.&nbsp;</em></a></p><p><em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/realestate/commercial/after-legal-battle-manhattans-metro-theater-may-acquire-new-life.html?pagewanted=all">The New York Times&nbsp;</a></em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/realestate/commercial/after-legal-battle-manhattans-metro-theater-may-acquire-new-life.html?pagewanted=all">notes</a>&nbsp;the &ldquo;turbulent history&rdquo; of the art deco-adorned theater, which over the years has been an art-house, a porn theater, and more. When the&nbsp;<em>Times</em>&nbsp;checked in on the Metro in 2011, it noted a protracted legal battle had ensnared the property &mdash; challenges that have now apparently been resolved.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:18:06 +0000 Nathan Bernier 3982 at http://kut.org From Porn House to Drafthouse: Alamo Announces New NYC Location Watch Lee Leffingwell's ‘Ferris Bueller’ Homage http://kut.org/post/watch-lee-leffingwells-%E2%80%98ferris-bueller%E2%80%99-homage <p>Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has never been big on the theatrics that defined his predecessor, Will Wynn. But with a single campaign video, Leffingwell surpasses Wynn&rsquo;s <a href="http://vimeo.com/16433133">zombie costumes</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-xtOa73IVc">&ldquo;Thriller&rdquo; dancing</a> and <a href="http://austinist.com/2007/03/18/mayor_will_wynn_speaks.php">SXSW partying</a> in one fell swoop.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:26:50 +0000 Wells Dunbar 3680 at http://kut.org Watch Lee Leffingwell's ‘Ferris Bueller’ Homage 'Bullhead': 'Roid Rage And Murder Among The Herds http://kut.org/post/bullhead-roid-rage-and-murder-among-herds The beginning of <em>Raging Bull</em> finds Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion played by Robert De Niro, a sad shadow of his former self — a paunchy middle-aged washout reduced to converting his legacy in the ring to a stilted lounge act.<p>Yet those old rituals persist backstage, when he's alone with his demons and anxiously rehearsing his jabs for the big show. "Just give me a stage/where this bull here can rage," says LaMotta. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:35:05 +0000 Scott Tobias, NPR 3678 at http://kut.org 'Bullhead': 'Roid Rage And Murder Among The Herds Watch Austin’s ‘Intergalactic Nemesis’ Perform on ‘Conan’ http://kut.org/post/watch-austin%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98intergalactic-nemesis%E2%80%99-perform-%E2%80%98conan%E2%80%99 <div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><p><span style="font-size: 87.5%; line-height: 1.5; ">A crew of Austin&nbsp;creatives&nbsp;has taken its &ldquo;</span><a href="http://www.theintergalacticnemesis.com/" style="font-size: 87.5%; line-height: 1.5; ">Intergalactic Nemesis</a><span style="font-size: 87.5%; line-height: 1.5; ">&rdquo; show on the road &ndash; with a stop on Conan O&rsquo;Brien&rsquo;s show last night.</span></p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><p>What is &ldquo;The Intergalactic Nemesis&rdquo; you may ask? Essentially, it&rsquo;s a live-action comic book where performers enact a fantastic&nbsp;sci-fi&nbsp;story with live music and sound effects. The crew last night featured &ldquo;Nemesis&rdquo; producer and director&nbsp;<a href="http://www.salvagevanguard.org/people/jason.shtml">Jason&nbsp;Neulander</a>, musician and composer&nbsp;<a href="http://grahamreynolds.com/">Graham Reynolds</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citysbest.com/austin/news/2011/05/31/austins-creative-class-buzz-moran-sound-man/">Buzz Moran</a>&nbsp;providing&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foley_artist">foley&nbsp;effects</a>, and others &ndash; including O&rsquo;Brien and his sidekick Andy&nbsp;Richeter. The art behind the performers was also created by another&nbsp;Austinite,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrdoyle.com/">Tim Doyle</a>.</p><p>You can view the performance&nbsp;<a href="http://teamcoco.com/video/intergalactic-nemesis">on the &ldquo;Conan&rdquo; website</a>. The &ldquo;Nemesis&rdquo; crew&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theintergalacticnemesis.com/tour/">concludes its tour</a>&nbsp;in March, and will present a rough cut of its newest piece, &ldquo;Book Two: Robot Planet Rising,&rdquo; at the Alamo&nbsp;Drafthouse&nbsp;South Lamar&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theintergalacticnemesis.com/2012/02/08/kickstarter/">that same month</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:52:44 +0000 Wells Dunbar 3665 at http://kut.org Watch Austin’s ‘Intergalactic Nemesis’ Perform on ‘Conan’ Alamo Drafthouse World Domination Continues: New Theaters, Wine Line, Reserved Seats http://kut.org/post/alamo-drafthouse-world-domination-continues-new-theaters-wine-line-reserved-seats <p>You&#39;d think owning the distribution rights to <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/drafthouse-takes-oscar-horns-bullhead">an Academy Award-nominated</a> film might be enough, but the <a href="http://drafthouse.com/austin">Alamo Drafthouse</a> has never been known to rest on its laurels.</p><p>The Drafthouse Films distribution of &ldquo;Bullhead&rdquo; is only part of the story. In addition, the venerable local theater is announcing new developments almost daily.</p><p><strong>Alamo Slaughter Lane Opens in March</strong>: The Circle C Alamo outpost will be <a href="http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/the_alamo_slaughter_lane_is_under_attack">opening in mere weeks</a>, with an elaborate, &ldquo;Little Shop of Horrors&rdquo;-esque design. (It&rsquo;s a nod to the nearby Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Drafthouse CEO Tim League <a href="http://www.statesman.com/business/alamo-drafthouse-founder-tim-league-gearing-up-for-2149584.html">tells Austin360</a> in a victory-lap interview.) &nbsp;The grand opening is March 22, but an open-to-the-public soft launch begins March 8.</p><p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 21:11:19 +0000 Wells Dunbar 3600 at http://kut.org Alamo Drafthouse World Domination Continues: New Theaters, Wine Line, Reserved Seats Cinema Weekend: Horror, Supernatural and Familial http://kut.org/post/cinema-weekend-horror-supernatural-and-familial <p><object height="246" width="425"><param name="movie" showinfo="0" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/endLt6cX0fk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="246" showinfo="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/endLt6cX0fk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></embed></object></p><p>A triptych of chilly flicks blows into Austin theaters this weekend. Among the new releases: Indie-horror auteur Ti West&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://www.magnetreleasing.com/theinnkeepers/">The Innkeepers</a>;&rdquo; &ldquo;<a href="http://kevin.oscilloscope.net/">We Need to Talk About Kevin</a>,&rdquo; an austere drama anchored by Tilda Swinton; and &ldquo;<a href="http://www.womaninblack.com/#/trailer">The Woman in Black</a>,&rdquo; released under the storied <a href="http://www.hammerfilms.com/history">Hammer Films</a> franchise with an up-and-coming young actor named Daniel Radcliffe. (Maybe <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0705356/">you&rsquo;ve heard of him</a>?)</p><p>Austin audiences have had a few chances to catch &ldquo;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1594562/">The Innkeepers</a>&rdquo; previously, having screened at <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2011/events/event_FS11048">South by Southwest</a> and the Alamo Drafthouse&rsquo;s <a href="http://badassdigest.com/2011/09/20/countdown-to-fantastic-fest-interview-with-the-innkeepers-ti-west/">Fantastic Fest</a>. The follow-up to director West&rsquo;s well-received &ldquo;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SOur3WwZvM&amp;feature=player_embedded">The House of the Devil</a>,&rdquo; &ldquo;The Innkeepers&rdquo; shares a similar retro-horror sensibility to his breakout film. Two slacker clerks at a storied northwestern inn investigate reports of workplace hauntings on the weekend the inn is slated to close. Suffice to say, mysterious visitors check in, nerves slowly fray, and plenty of things begin to go bump in the night. Light on gore and long on tension, &ldquo;The Innkeepers&rdquo; is certain to keep audiences unnerved.</p><p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:05:30 +0000 Wells Dunbar 3588 at http://kut.org Drafthouse Takes Oscar By the Horns With 'Bullhead' http://kut.org/post/drafthouse-takes-oscar-horns-bullhead <p>We <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/cinema-weekend-cows-drugs-deep-space-and-non-sparkling-vamps">noted last week</a> the buzz surrounding &ldquo;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821593/">Bullhead</a>,&rdquo; a moody Belgian noir acquired by the up-and-coming distribution arm of the <a href="http://drafthouse.com/austin">Alamo Drafthouse</a>.</p><p>And with <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/01/24/145695565/scorseses-hugo-leads-the-oscars-with-11-nominations">today&rsquo;s Academy Awards announcements</a>, that buzz cranked up to full blast: &ldquo;Bullhead&rdquo; has snared a Best Foreign Language Film nomination, and <a href="http://drafthousefilms.com/">Drafthouse Films</a> has copped a distribution coup.</p><p>&ldquo;Bullhead&rdquo; director Michaël R. Roskam says in a press release that &quot;It feels like going to the world championship!&quot; And Alamo Drafthouse/Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League notes, &ldquo;Roskam is an incredibly exciting new director.&nbsp;We are so happy that the Academy thinks as highly of him as we do!&quot; Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:53:52 +0000 Wells Dunbar 3522 at http://kut.org Drafthouse Takes Oscar By the Horns With 'Bullhead'