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Paul Ryan, Catfish Noodler

12 August 2012 4:40 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

If you’ve spent the day parsing Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s resume — perhaps glossing over his young fixation on psychopathic killer fan Ayn Rand — you may have stumbled when you encountered the name of one of his hobbies: catfish noodling. If you’re not up on the sport of wrestling these fish with your bare hands, check out Okie Noodling, a doc by Filmmaker 25 New Face Bradley Beesley. It streams free via Snag Films below.

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- Scott Macaulay

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Slackery News Tidbits, May 1

1 May 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Here's the latest in Austin and Texas film news.

Austin-based director Richard Linklater's latest film Bernie opened on Friday in limited runs in New York, L.A. and Austin (at Violet Crown). The Austin Chronicle reported the result: the best opening weekend ever for a Linklater feature. Needless to say, Bernie killed at the box office with more than $30,000 estimated per screen ($90,400 total).IndieWIRE reported that Dallas filmmaker David Lowery is set to write and direct the Rooney Mara (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Ben Foster, Casey Affleck flick Ain't Them Bodies Saints. Lowery's short film Pioneer (Jette's article) won the Grand Jury Award at SXSW 2011 and his feature debut, St. Nick (Jette's article), was a 2007 Texas Filmmakers Production Fund recipient. Ain't Them Bodies Saints, a project of the 2011 Creative Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit at Sundance, tells the story of a 1970s outlaw who escapes from prison »

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