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“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” Collection Donated to Ransom Center

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” Collection Donated to Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired a collection of materials from husband-wife duo actress Carlin Glynn and writer and director Peter Masterson relating to their careers and their work on the original Broadway production and film of "The Best Little Whorehouse in…   » Continue Reading

Benson’s ¡A Viva Voz! Features Producer Avellán

The Benson Latin American Collection presents the ninth annual ¡A Viva Voz!, "Machetes, Mariachis and Spy Kids: Elizabeth Avellán Makes Movies" in which film producer Elizabeth Avellán will discuss her life as one of the few Latina film producers who has been able to succeed in the male-dominated film business. The event takes place at…   » Continue Reading

Briscoe Center’s “When I Rise” Nominated for International Documentary Award

"When I Rise," a Dolph Briscoe Center for American History documentary film about African-American mezzo-soprano Barbara Smith Conrad, has been nominated for a prestigious International Documentary Association (IDA) award in the Music Documentary category.

Harry Ransom Center Hosts “Making Movies Film Series”

Harry Ransom Center Hosts “Making Movies Film Series”

Event: The Harry Ransom Center presents the "Making Movies Film Series" throughout the summer. When: 7 p.m., various dates in June and July Where: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets Film still from 'North by Northwest.' Background: The "Making Movies Film Series" highlights films showcased in the "Making Movies" exhibition. Featuring items from the…   » Continue Reading

Ransom Center Hosts Variety of Public Programs in March

EVENT: The Harry Ransom Center hosts free public programs.

Harry Ransom Center’s “Script to Screen” Shares Online Content Relating to “Making Movies” Exhibition

Harry Ransom Center’s “Script to Screen” Shares Online Content Relating to “Making Movies” Exhibition

Event: In anticipation of the opening of its exhibition "Making Movies," the Harry Ransom Center introduces "Script to Screen," featuring online content that highlights the collaborative processes that take place behind the scenes in filmmaking. When: Begins Jan. 25. Where: Online at "Script to Screen." Background: The Ransom Center will be sharing unique content related…   » Continue Reading

“Making Movies” Exhibition Explores the Filmmaking Process From Behind the Scenes

"Making Movies," an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, explores the collaborative processes that take place behind the scenes in filmmaking.

Scholar who studies communities in crisis creates explosive film about Mexico kidnappings

Scholar who studies communities in crisis creates explosive film about Mexico kidnappings

¡Ya Basta!: This isn't fiction and these aren't actors. The torture is real. The film is "¡Ya Basta!" ("Enough!"), and it's a disturbing, intimate documentary of an epidemic of kidnappings and related crimes that started in Mexico in the '90s. The film was directed by University of Texas at Austin educational psychology Professor Ricardo Ainslie, and it's not the first record he's made of a community in crisis. It's just the first time the community has been his hometown.