Austin Film Society http://kut.org en Movies Unplugged: Fest Brings Live Music to Silent Film for One Night in Austin http://kut.org/post/movies-unplugged-fest-brings-live-music-silent-film-one-night-austin <p>Seth Boustead started the <a href="https://acmusic.org/attend/concerts/sound-silent-film-anthology-film-archives" target="_blank">Sound of Silent Film Festival</a> in Chicago almost 10 years ago. It features newly composed music performed live to modern silent films.</p><p>Think about that: <em>newly </em>composed music to <em>modern</em> <em>silent</em> films.</p><p>Boustead is in<a href="https://www.austinfilm.org/film-sound-of-silent" target="_blank"> Austin for a one-day event</a> featuring this concept. He sat down with KUT to explain what it's all about.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144067841&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:01:49 +0000 Laura Rice 10192 at http://kut.org Movies Unplugged: Fest Brings Live Music to Silent Film for One Night in Austin Austin Film Society Names New Texas Hall of Fame Inductees http://kut.org/post/austin-film-society-names-new-texas-hall-fame-inductees <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.austinfilm.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Austin Film Society</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has announced </span><a href="http://www.austinfilm.org/TFA-homepage" style="line-height: 1.5;">its 2014 inductees</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> into the Texas Film Hall of Fame.</span></p><p>The honorees will be awarded at the 14th annual Texas Film Awards kicking off the South by Southwest Film festival, for contributions that have “placed Texas on the world stage of film excellence.”</p><p>Austin actress <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1720028/">Amber Heard</a> will be recognized with the Rising Star Award. Ms. Heard first gained recognition for her role in the 2004 film “<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390022/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_36">Friday Night Lights</a>.” She's since gained recognition for racy roles in movies such as <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2002718/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">Machete Kills</a> and “<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1413495/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_5">Paranoia</a>,” starring opposite some of the biggest names in Hollywood.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:05:43 +0000 KUT Staff 9632 at http://kut.org Austin Film Society Names New Texas Hall of Fame Inductees Photos: Stars Come Out for Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards http://kut.org/post/photos-stars-come-out-texas-film-hall-fame-awards <p>The red carpet was out, a fancy dinner was served, <a href="http://www.turkpipkin.com/">Turk Pipkin</a> shot ping pong balls out of his mouth... Last night was just another weird night in Austin—only with a lot more famous faces than usual.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.austinfilm.org/tfhof">13<sup>th</sup> Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards </a>brought out hundreds of film lovers and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars—many with deep Texas roots.</p><p>The annual event raises money for the Austin Film Society. The ceremony honors Texans who have achieved success in the film industry. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:21:53 +0000 Tyler Pratt & Filipa Rodrigues 6885 at http://kut.org Photos: Stars Come Out for Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards Austin Studios Receives $75,000 Grant http://kut.org/post/austin-studios-receives-75000-grant <p>The Austin Film Society is using a $75,000 grant to come up with a plan for incorporating another building into the <a href="http://kut.org/2010/06/austin-film-studios-turns-10-on-friday/" target="_blank">Austin Studios</a> campus at the former Mueller Airport.</p><p>The <a href="http://arts.gov/national/ourtown/grantee.php?id=119" target="_blank">National Endowment for the Arts grant</a> will go towards redeveloping the old National Guard building at Mueller into a space for the community and filmmakers to come together.</p><p>AFS Deputy Director Sarah Ann Mockbee says Austin has a vibrant film scene but, right now, it&rsquo;s not that accessible to everyone. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:40:19 +0000 Laura Rice 4681 at http://kut.org Austin Studios Receives $75,000 Grant Slacker 2011 Trailer Released http://kut.org/post/slacker-2011-trailer-released <p><object height="272" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OiMW-pcw2fk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="272" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OiMW-pcw2fk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></embed></object></p><p>Last month <a href="http://kut.org/2011/05/slacker-turns-20/">we reported on a group of filmmakers</a>&nbsp;creating a remake of <a href="http://www.detourfilm.com/bio.htm">Richard </a><a href="http://www.detourfilm.com/bio.htm">Linklater</a>&#39;s&nbsp;1991 cult classic Slacker. Now the trailer is out, and the movie is <a href="http://www.austinfilm.org/slacker2011">set to make its debut in August.</a></p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:54:35 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1794 at http://kut.org