Texas Focus: Book Club - Chainsaws, Slackers and Spy Kids

Online Program

August 13, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join the Bullock Museum and author Alison Macor for a livestream discussion about her book, Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids - Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas.


Event Details

This first edition of the Texas Focus Book Club will accent Alison Macor's book, Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids - Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas, which looks at the Austin film industry beginning with the 1970s horror classic, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and concludes in the early 2000's with Spy Kids

A cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative, the Museum's Texas Focus Film Series highlights stories by, for, and about Texans. 

Purchase this book online through the Museum Store. All purchases support the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.

Program is FREE to the public and will be available post-livestream on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel.

About the Author

Alison Macor recently received a Public Scholars grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to write about the making of the 1946 blockbuster The Best Years of Our Lives, which won nine Academy Awards. She’s also the author of Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren (University of Texas Press, 2017) and Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas, which won the 2012 Peter C. Rollins Book of the Year Award. A former film critic, she holds a PhD in film history and taught for more than 20 years at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, Austin Community College and the Austin Museum of Art.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.