Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.
WHEN | Thursday, March 12th
WHERE | Austin Studios, Stage 7 (1901 East 51st Street)
WHO | Honorees Tommy Lee Jones, Luke Wilson, Guillermo Del Toro, Bonnie Curtis, Boyhood’s Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Zoey Graham, John Sloss (Producer), Cathleen Sutherland (Producer), Sandra Adair (Editor), Kirsten McMurray (Co-Producer), Mike Saenz (Assistant Editor), Laura Yates (Post Production Supervisor), and presenters Mike Judge (Master of Ceremonies), Robert Rodriguez, Jess Weikler, Bill Wittliff and Louis Black
Join Austin Film Society for the Crystal Anniversary of the Texas Film Awards and help us celebrate the legacy of Texas film. This renowned event raises money for Austin Film Society’s programs that support filmmakers, promote film culture and build a renowned film community.
The 2015 Texas Film Awards honorees include
|L.M. Kit Carson
|Bonnie Curtis||Guillermo del Toro,
|Tommy Lee Jones||Christopher
BOYHOOD to receive
Variety’s Creative Impact in Cinema Award
Director Richard Linklater and stars Patricia Arquette
and Ellar Coltrane will be in attendance to receive the award.
|Patricia Arquette||Ellar Coltrane||Richard Linklater|
They have SOLD OUT of tickets and tables for the Texas Film Awards.
However, you can still celebrate with us at the Texas Party, but get your tickets NOW because we are close to capacity. It’s going to be a great night! Don’t miss out!
Texas Film Awards Presenters include
L.M. Kit Carson’s Posthumous Award
Presenting to BOYHOOD
|Robert Rodriguez, Presenting to
Guillermo del Toro
| Jess Weixler,
Tommy Lee Jones