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Lights Camera Austin
PO Box 301899
Austin, TX 78703-0032

Hosted by Robert Sims, Lights Camera Austin is a fun and informative look at what’s happening locally and nationally in film, Lights Camera Austin includes film reviews and interviews with area and Hollywood filmmakers and industry figures such as festival programmers, authors, and other behind-the-scenes people. Latest episode:

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Robert Sims

Robert Sims has written for The Austin American-Statesman,, Miami New Times, The Palm Beach Daily News, Shock Till You Drop, Total Film Magazine, and What’s On in London. Robert Sims is a member of the Austin Film Critics Association:

  • Mar 08, 2021

    Lights Camera Austin – Thursday, 3/11 at 2 p.m.

    Host Robert Sims celebrates KOOP Radio’s week-long celebration of International Women’s Day by previewing three SXSW Online film festival entries directed by current or former Austinites: Kier-La Janisse’s folk horror cinema documentary “Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror”; Mei Makino’s coming-of-age dramedy “Inbetween Girl;” and Tamara Saviano’s Guy Clark and Susanna […]

  • Mar 01, 2021

    Lights Camera Austin – Thursday, 3/4 at 2 p.m.

    Host Robert Sims previews the SXSW Online film festival program (March 16-20) with SXSW Director of Film Janet Pierson.

  • Jan 09, 2021

    Lights Camera Austin – Thursday, 1/14 at 2 p.m.

    Listen during Lights Camera Austin for your opportunity to win a Fandango Now Gift Code to watch the new Tom Hanks Texas-set western “News of the World” at home. Plus host Robert Sims airs the second and final part of his Austin 2020 Year in Film review with Austin Chronicle Screens Editor Richard Whittaker.

  • Jan 04, 2021

    Lights Camera Austin – Thursday, 1/7 at 2 p.m

    “Austin Chronicle” Screens Editor Richard Whittaker joins “Lights Camera Austin” host Robert Sims for Part 1 of their discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the city’s film and television communities in 2020. Part 1 focuses on movie theater closures and re-openings as well as film festivals going virtual.

  • Dec 04, 2020

    Lights Camera Austin – Thu, 12/10 @ 2 PM

    Host Robert Sims presents a legacy interview with John Badham, the director of “Saturday Night Fever,” “Dracula,” “Blue Thunder,” “War Games,” “Stakeout,” “Short Circuit,” and “The Hard Way.” Badham recently published “John Badham On Directing – 2nd Edition: Notes from the Set of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, and More.”

  • Aug 18, 2020

    Debut of Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Friday, August 21 @ 6 pm

    Join Lights Camera Austin host Robert Sims for the debut of Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a limited monthly show devoted to songs and music from films. Today’s debut will celebrate the career of director Joel Schumacher (“St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Lost Boys,” “Batman Forever,” “Batman & Robin,” “Phantom of the Opera”).