Posts Tagged ‘2014 Austin Film Festival’

Spanish Interview: ROSEWATER

Por Liz López Rosewater, protagonizado por Gael García Bernal, se estrena en cines Entrevista exclusiva con Maziar Bahari durante el festival de cine Durante el Austin Film Festival el mes pasado, el largometraje Rosewater, fue la gran producción cinematográfica que cerró el festival con la casa llena de espectadores. El anfitrión del show televisivo satírico, […]

AFF 2014 Review: ROSEWATER

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) The shocking true story, that inspired Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, sounds so absurd that one could easily think someone concocted it for a Daily Show comedy sketch.  As absurd as the circumstances surrounding the abduction of journalist Maziar Bahari sound, they are factual.  Bahari and his […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) As a fan of the Austin director’s work, this documentary was a must-see for me and is certainly a must-see for all of his other fans.  Writer/directors Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood have made a loving tribute to Linklater, the man mainly responsible for the resurgence […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) This documentary by directors Robert Campos and Donna LoCicero examines the San Francisco comedy club scene during the 1980s and some of the comedians who have gone on to greater success.  The late Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Rob Schneider, emerged from the club scene there […]

AFF 2014 Interview: 3 STILL STANDING

By Mark Saldana My final interview for this year’s Austin Festival was a genuine treat.  Prior to the last AFF screening of their film, I sat down with directors Robert Campos, Donna LoCicero, and professional comedian Will Durst of the documentary 3 Still Standing.  Their film tells the history of the comedy club scene in […]