More women come forward with sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harry Knowles

Four more women from the Austin film scene have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harry Knowles, the influential founder of film site Ain’t It Cool News. Per IndieWire, the women’s stories line up with that of former Alamo Drafthouse employee Jasmine Baker, who last week recounted…

Woman comes forward with allegations that Harry Knowles once assaulted her at an Alamo Drafthouse event

Just a week after the Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest came under fire for the quiet re-hiring of former Birth.Movies.Death. editor Devin Faraci—who was accused last year of groping and sexually assaulting a woman several years ago, leading to his now having been twice forced to resign from the Drafthouse…

Devin Faraci re-resigns from Fantastic Fest after resurgent anger over assault allegations

Earlier today, we reported on outrage breaking out among the ranks of the Alamo Drafthouse and its affiliated efforts—including next week’s Fantastic Fest in Austin—over news that editor Devin Faraci had quietly returned to the company’s ranks, and was writing materials for its Fantastic Fest program guide. The…

UPDATE: Fantastic Fest programmer quits after festival rehires ousted critic Devin Faraci

The director of international programming for Fantastic Fest has announced that he’s quitting the festival, over news that former Birth.Movies.Death. editor Devin Faraci has been rehired to work for the event. Faraci resigned from BMD—which, like Fantastic Fest, is owned and operated by Austin’s Drafthouse theater…

Austin mayor responds to sexist whining about all-female Wonder Woman screening

You know, it’s really a shame that Warner Bros. has restricted its release of Wonder Woman to a small handful of women-only screenings at one theater chain. It doesn’t exactly make financial sense, either; you’d think they’d want to make as much…What’s that? It’s playing in thousands of theaters around the world with…

Something Weird partners with AGFA to restore wonderfully sleazy drive-in films

Something Weird Video has been doing the dark lord’s work since 1990, distributing all the best (and worst) exploitation movies from the ’60s and ’70s and treating them with more respect than most of them deserve. Now, the Alamo Drafthouse’s American Genre Film Archive (the largest non-profit genre film archive in the…

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Revel in the sex, violence, and ’80s fashion of the NSFW Dangerous Men trailer

One of the highlights of this year’s Fantastic Fest was the secret screening of John S. Rad’s Dangerous Men. 26 years in the making, Dangerous Men is a strange combination of Ms. 45, biker movies, and cheap, made-for-cable crime thrillers from the early ’90s. When it was released (briefly) in 2005, Dangerous Men…