Curious about what to see today at AFI Dallas? I assume you will all be going to the Art&Seek-sponsored screening of Say My Name (5:30, NorthPark). But you might also consider: The Garden – A community garden and the City of Los Angeles’ attempt to shut it down are at the center of this Oscar-nominated [...]
Archive for March, 2009
‘PIANO’ PLAYERS: Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre opened its take on The Piano Lesson over the weekend to mostly positive reviews from the locals. August Wilson’s play is part of his cycle of 10 works examining the lives of African Americans in the 20th Century. It follows two friends, Willie (Bryan Pitts) and Lymon (Aaron Petite), [...]
This week, Paul talks with Denton band Matthew and the Arrogant Sea about their new album, Family Family Family Meets the Magic Christian.
Running concurrent with AFI this weekend is a symposium on concept art and design. It’s called Reverie, and it’s sponsored by ConceptArt.org and Massive Black. It makes sense to hold a training event for folks who want to design characters in movies or work in animation, comics or video games, during a film festival. And [...]
If I had any question as to whether or not I was in the right theater to see the energy doc Houston We Have a Problem, that question was answered when a guy sat down two rows in front of me wearing a 10 gallon hat. Not a modern Stetson, mind you, but a Old [...]
The title of one of the panels Saturday afternoon at the Nasher Sculpture Center was “Documentary or VLog: What’s a Documentary Really?” And that proved to be the subject of the panel. For about five minutes. The rest of the time, though, was an education for anyone who has ever thought about making a doc [...]
How do female rappers find the balance between embodying traditional hip-hop qualities while also maintaining their identities as women?
That’s the question at the heart of the documentary Say My Name.
At 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon, Terry Walstrom and his 18-year-old son, Nicholas, were settling into a movie at AFI Dallas. The fact that a father and son would be catching a movie together wasn’t unusual, but the movie they had picked was. The 1944 Billy Wilder classic Double Indemnity, starring Fred MacMurray, Edward G. [...]
What sounds good for this weekend at the AFI? Here’s what I recommend: Saturday Rock Prophecies – If you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll and photography, this doc is for you. It follows the career of concert photographer Robert Knight as he captures some of the lasting images of rock, including some of the [...]
This week’s Saturday Spotlight shines on The Eyes of Me, a documentary playing at AFI Dallas about the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.