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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SXSW 2018 Film Interview: Talking VR with Telexist’s Sam Gezari by Kurt Gardner

  Among the more intriguing offerings at this year’s SXSW was the Virtual Cinema space at the JW Marriott. There, attendees had the opportunity to experience

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SXSW 2018 World Premiere: The Darkly Comic “Brothers’ Nest” by Kurt Gardner

Two bickering brothers plot the perfect murder in this dark crime thriller from Australia. The new Australian film Brothers’ Nest is a cleverly constructed, bleakly humorous

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

SXSW 2018 Film Interview: Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho, Producers of ‘Heavy Trip’ by Kurt Gardner

The producers of ‘Heavy Trip’ talk about the making of first Finnish comedy to premiere at SXSW. Touted as the first Finnish comedy ever to premiere

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SXSW World Premiere: ‘Field Guide to Evil’ by Kurt Gardner

The new anthology thriller, Field Guide to Evil, is comprised of eight chilling tales from acclaimed international directors, with each story drawn from their countries

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

SXSW Film Review: Bart Layton’s Sensational ’American Animals’ by Kurt Gardner

The documentary filmmaker’s first narrative feature is an exciting true crime caper. Based on an audaciously true story, American Animals is both terrifically entertaining and superbly

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

“Boundaries” debuts at SXSW by Kurt Gardner

Boundaries, the new comedy from writer/director Shana Feste (Country Strong) is a familiar family road trip story buoyed by a terrific cast and lots of offbeat

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Call for Entries for the 2018 San Antonio Film Festival by Kurt Gardner

The 24th annual San Antonio Film Festival (SAFILM) is scheduled to  take place Aug. 1-5, 2018, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. A haven

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Public Theater of San Antonio – new season, new name by Kurt Gardner

On Sunday, Jan. 7, the Playhouse San Antonio unveiled its new season, as well as its new name — the Public Theater of San Antonio.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

“Paradise City” rocks out in San Antonio by Kurt Gardner

After 30 years, rock dreams come true for San Antonio musicians. This past October, a 30-year-old dream was finally realized at the Josephine Theatre with the

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

HFF hit show “Turbulence!” heads for NYC by Kurt Gardner

Robot Teammate is heading for the Big Apple! The Los Angeles-based comedy improv troupe is crossing the country in October to make its New York debut

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Friday, August 11, 2017

San Antonio Film Festival Review: ‘Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise’ by Kurt Gardner

This is certainly a unique premise for a documentary. Director/producer Jennifer Townsend was not in the film business at all when she first encountered the

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Monday, August 7, 2017

San Antonio Film Festival Review: Brian Kohne’s Maui-set ‘Kuleana’ by Kurt Gardner

  Kuleana, written and directed by Brian Kohne, is unquestionably the work of a filmmaker who deeply loves the culture and people of  Hawaii. And anyone

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Monday, July 17, 2017

“War for the Planet of the Apes” — Clichéd Snorefest by Kurt Gardner

WARNING: SPOILERS WITHIN FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO – MERCIFULLY – HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MOVIE YET. Yes, I know I’ll probably be in the minority

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Voices from the Fringe: Ross John Gosla, Writer/Performer of ‘Desert Warrior’ by Kurt Gardner

In Desert Warrior, Fringe newbie Ross John Gosla tells a deeply personal story about his involvement in the controversial short film Innocence of Muslims and

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Hollywood Fringe 2017 Reviews: World Premiere Comedies ‘Uncle Henry’ and ‘Zombie Clown Trump’ by Kurt Gardner

Uncle Henry: Dead, Burned and Remembered Written, Produced and Directed by Mark McCracken and Brandon Gibson. World Premiere Reviewed Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Hollywood

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Hollywood Fringe 2017 Theater Reviews: ‘The New Bad Boys of Magic’ and ‘Airplane Live!’ by Kurt Gardner

The New Bad Boys of Magic Directed by Jonathan Hymen World Premiere Reviewed June 9, 2017, at Hollywood Fringe Cleverly weaving prestidigitation into a comedic storyline,

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Hollywood Fringe 2017 Theater Reviews: ‘Robot Monster: The Musical’ and ‘Slashed! the Musical’ by Kurt Gardner

Robot Monster the Musical Directed by Derek Long Music, Lyrics and Book Adaptation by Rich Silverman World Premiere Reviewed June 10, 2017, at the Hollywood

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Hollywood Fringe 2017 Theater Reviews: ‘Definition of Man’ and ‘Apathy Killed the Cat’ by Kurt Gardner

Definition of Man Created by Nikki Muller and Jason Rosario World Premiere Reviewed June 11, 2017, at the Hollywood Fringe Challenging, insightful, and artistically striking, Definition

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Voices from Hollywood Fringe 2017: Kat Primeau, Producer/Performer, ‘Turbulence!’ by Kurt Gardner

The show’s producer/performer, Kat Primeau talks about this year’s Fringe World Premiere musical comedy ‘Turbulence!’ Making its triumphant return after last year’s acclaimed

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Voices from Hollywood Fringe 2017: Ryan Lisman, Writer/Director of ‘Apathy Killed the Cat’ by Kurt Gardner

    Ryan Lisman, writer/director of ‘Apathy Killed the Cat’ talks about his new play, making its world premiere at the Fringe.   Making its world

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Voices from Hollywood Fringe 2017: exclusive interview with the creator of ‘Zombie Clown Trump’ by Kurt Gardner

Making its premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival next month is the provocatively titled Zombie Clown Trump: An Apocalyptic Musical, and it’s already raising hackles

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

T2 Trainspotting – Interview with Danny Boyle by Kurt Gardner

This year’s SXSW secret screening, held on Sunday, March 12 at the Alamo Ritz, was T2 Trainspotting, the long-awaited sequel to director Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Filmmaker Interview: Gillian Armstrong, Director of ‘Women He’s Undressed’ by Kurt Gardner

In a career spanning more than 40 years, director Gillian Armstrong has gifted the world of cinema with some marvelous period pieces (My Brilliant Career, Little

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Monday, August 8, 2016

San Antonio Film Festival Interview: Robert L. Camina, Director of Upstairs Inferno by Kurt Gardner

The San Antonio Film Festival, held July 25-31 at the Tobin Center, brought a wealth of fine films and talented filmmakers to town. Among the many

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

‘Kill All Politicians’ and ‘Washed in the Blood’ at the Hollywood Fringe by Kurt Gardner

  Tom Yungerberg’s dark comedy and Joshua Crone’s sobering drama made impressive debuts at the Fringe.   Kill All Politicians Written and Directed by Thomas Yungerberg

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hollywood Fringe Comedy Reviews: ‘NILBOG: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troll II’ and ‘The Wheel of Invention’ by Kurt Gardner

Two amusing comedies — one based on a terrible movie, the other set in a strange, retro amusement park — make solid debuts at this

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Friday, June 17, 2016

‘Still Got It’ and ‘All the Best Killers are Librarians’ at the Hollywood Fringe Festival by Kurt Gardner

A seriocomic solo performance and a delightfully off-kilter action comedy are among the shows premiering at this year’s Fringe.   Still Got It Written and

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dystopian Musicals ‘Thug Tunnel’ and ‘The Toxic Avenger Musical’ at the Fringe by Kurt Gardner

Denizens of an underground civilization and a famous mutant hero are the stars of two musicals making their Fringe debuts this year. Thug Tunnel

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Spoofing Shakespeare with ‘MacDeth!’ and ‘Titus Andronicus Jr.’ at the Fringe by Kurt Gardner

Sendups of two Shakespeare classics make their world premieres at this year’s Hollywood Fringe. MacDeth! Written and Directed by Ryan J-W Smith Fringe Premiere Fringe award-winner

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Theater Interview (San Antonio): Roberto Prestigiacomo, Director of “14” coming to AtticRep by Kurt Gardner

  AtticRep‘s Producing Artistic Director talks about the company’s ambitious new production, set to make its world premiere in June. San Antonio’s AtticRep

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Monday, May 23, 2016

World Premiere of Keith Maitland’s ‘Tower’ at SXSW by Kurt Gardner

Making its debut this past March at SXSW — the annual movie and music festival held in Austin Texas  — Keith Maitland’s powerful documentary takes a unique

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