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…

The backlash against the all-female Wonder Woman screening refuses to die

Wonder Woman is now in theaters, the women-only screenings at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse will happen soon, and Austin mayor Steve Adler has already dropped a cosmic slam dunk on the people who refuse to stop complaining about it, but yet another man has bravely stepped up to drop a wholly unnecessary “well, actually”…

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…

Park Chan-wook’s terrific The Handmaiden is a great kickoff for Fantastic Fest

Arriving in Austin late on Wednesday, I was dropped off in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse’s South Lamar outpost, the central locus for all things Fantastic Fest. At that point, it just looked like a regular movie theater (albeit one with The Shining-themed carpet), as a crew of festival employees with power tools…

Idiocracy is returning to theaters just in time for the live version

When Idiocracy was released in 2006, it didn’t make much of an impact upon the world. In fact, most people didn’t even know it existed. 20th Century Fox had a contractual obligation to release Mike Judge’s follow-up to Office Space, but they pretty much just tucked it away. After being sat on for more than a year, it…

Say hello to your friends: The cast of the Baby-Sitters Club movie reunited last night

Proving once again that everything old is new again, the cast of The Baby-Sitters Club movie reunited last night at Austin, Texas’ Alamo Drafthouse theater. Most of the main sitters were there, including Schuyler Fisk (Kristy), Rachael Leigh Cook (Mary Anne), Larisa Oleynik (Dawn), Stacey Ramsower (Mallory), and Bre…

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…

Tremble before Black Pepper in these exclusive Dangerous Men character posters

In the tradition of its neo-cult classic Miami Connection, Drafthouse Films is preparing to unleash Dangerous Men—a 20-year labor of love from outsider John S. Rad that (barely) received a theatrical release in 2005 and fully lives up to the promise of the director’s name—onto the world. The A.V. Club saw …

Black Pepper, Black Phillip, and Green Room on day 6 of Fantastic Fest

The hangover from the previous night’s Feud still slithering down the back of my neck like an 80-proof slug, I arrived late and was seated in a folding chair in a packed theater for the second secret screening of Fantastic Fest. Advertised as “The Holy Grail of holy fucking shit” in a hyperbolic Drafthouse Films press…