Jordan Brown

Art Imitating Life Imitating Art

Art Imitating Life Imitating Art

The genre of SciFi in particular has provided us with some of the most creative, arresting images of where the future may take us, whether it’s fantastically removed from our current life (still waiting on those flying cars) or disturbingly relatable to the world as it is today. Both avenues offer fascinating insight into what is possible or even probable.

Patton Oswalt vs the Prom Queen: an Appreciation of YOUNG ADULT

Patton Oswalt vs the Prom Queen: an Appreciation of YOUNG ADULT

In YOUNG ADULT, you find yourself hoping that you’ve ended up a little more like the handicapped nerd than the prom queen. That owes a lot to Patton’s performance. And that’s why it’s his best role to date.

WE Give a F*ck About an Oxford Comma

WE Give a F*ck About an Oxford Comma

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of grammatical literacy!

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

If you take nothing else away from the review, hear this: ANNIHILATION is exactly what you'd expect of a new Alex Garland film: ambitious, introspective, kinda navel-gazey, haunting. That's a good thing.

Great Scott: Jordan & Doc Brown are stuck on an island

Great Scott: Jordan & Doc Brown are stuck on an island

Doc Brown: Great Scott!

Jordan Brown: This is clearly not the Brown family reunion party. We must have landed in the wrong place. Why didn’t we just take a regular flight like everyone else in the family?

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

This is not the first time I've written about SciFi music videos and it likely won't be the last. There's a wealth of material out there, and honestly it's pretty fun to see what musical acts, particularly big-budget names, come up with to tell their musical stories. We get alter-egos, ambitious storylines, and style to boot. I've compiled a grouping of videos that run the gamut from robots to aliens to scientists. Ch-check it out:

Adam Bradley spills his time-travel secrets (ok, they're filmmaking secrets)

Writer-actor-editor-we-lost-count-because-he-did-so-many-things-on-set Adam Bradley comes to Austin this week for our June Orbiter screening, YESTERDAY LAST YEAR. In preparation for the event, OWA Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown tossed a few questions at Adam to learn more about him and the film. He more than delivered on answering her questions: he is not a man of few words... Read on!! 

(Ice) Cream of the Crop

 (Ice) Cream of the Crop

At the end of the day, it’s all about the simple pleasures in life, and this sweet, sweet frozen nectar of the Gods (cows, whatever) has earned a spot worldwide as one of the most soothing of treats. I’ve no doubt that, in 2097, ice cream is still a thing. Let me tell you a bit about your ice cream's ancestors. Dairy historians, please take note:

The M83 Kids Are Alright

The M83 Kids Are Alright

With all of the shitty things happening in the world in 2016 thus far, let’s appreciate that the year has also offered a welcome reprieve with a renaissance of the ever-popular, ever-awesome trope of “kid with special powers” in film. This gives me an excuse to finally write about M83’s Trilogy.

OWA Alum EMBERS hits its stride

OWA Alum EMBERS hits its stride

Since playing OWA, EMBERS has been picked up by Slamdance as its first-ever 'Slamdance Presents' title and will run at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood August 5-11. It's also set for an iTunes/On Demand release on August 2.  OWA Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown figured it was time to catch up with Claire and see how the EMBERS family is doing on the eve of the film's release.

Tannis Root is the New Black

Tannis Root is the New Black

A few years ago for Christmas, my sister gifted me a necklace that looks like the tannis root pendant that Minnie gives Rosemary for “protection.”  It was silly and thoughtful and remains one of my most-worn pieces of jewelry.

Swan Song of the Micro Villain

Swan Song of the Micro Villain

Worry not our fellow humans, the Other Worlds Austin team is on the case and we have already captured the usual suspects. Cthulhu, an out of control AI, and many others are currently being interrogated. We will post the interrogation logs to our blog in the hope that you can help us figure out who plans on ending humanity on the same night as the Other Worlds Austin 9 pm screening of PRISONER X at Flix Brewhouse.

Writer/Director Iqbal Ahmed provides THE ANSWER to each Question Jordan Brown asks

Writer/Director Iqbal Ahmed provides THE ANSWER to each Question Jordan Brown asks

"I wanted to explore identity at an intimate level — something I hadn’t seen recently.  I wanted to talk about family and identity from the perspective of a character who has quietly suppressed his past and who lives his day-to-day almost like a ghost." - THE ANSWER writer/director Iqbal Ahmed

Sundance SciFi

Sundance SciFi

Programmers Dan Repp and Jordan Brown were both at Sundance this year and we asked them to let us know about some of the SciFi or SciFi-related films they caught there.  And of Course Bears. Here’s what they all had to say.