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The Big Screen: A Chat With Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer is known for his part in bringing This is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind, The Simpsons and other comedies to the world. This week, we talk to him about his career in comedy while he’s in town to accept VideoFest’s Ernie Kovacs Award.

The Big Screen: VideoFest Picks

More than 100 features, narratives and documentaries will screen at this year’s VideoFest, which kicks off tonight with a live-scored performance of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger. So this week, we wade through the lineup to offer a few suggestions.

The Big Screen: A New Score For A Hitchcock Silent

Next week, VideoFest will open its 27th edition with an event that’s part film, part music. The Dallas Chamber Symphony will perform a brand-new score that syncs up with Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film, The Lodger. This week, we talk to the man who will be conducting the musicians that night.

The Big Screen: ‘Believe Me’

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In the comedy Believe Me, four college seniors start a fake charity with the goal of bilking devout Christians out of money. This week, we talk to the film’s Dallas-raised director about how the story actually should appeal to a Christian audience.

Think: Acoustics At The Meyerson

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Krys Boyd interviewed Jerome Weeks and author Laurie Shulman today. Here’s an excerpt and a link to the podcast.

The Big Screen: Frame of Mind

On Thursday, KERA-TV will air the first episode of Frame of Mind. The 13-week series features some of the best independent films by Texas directors. This week, we talk to Bart Weiss, who curated the series, about what the films say about the state of Texas filmmaking.

The Big Screen: Hitchcock’s First Talkie

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The Lone Star Film Society is teaming up with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for an Alfred Hitchcock retrospective. The series begins tonight with one of the director’s earliest film’s – Blackmail from 1929. This week, we talk to SMU film professor – and Hitchcock expert – Dr. Rick Worlan about how the movie previews Hitchcock’s later masterpieces.

The Big Screen: Talking Robert Rodriguez, Sin City 2

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Robert Rodriguez is known as much for making bloody action movies like Desperado as he is for making kid-friendly films like the Spy Kids series. This week, we talk about the Austin director’s career ahead of his new film, Sin City 2.

The Big Screen: Plano’s Brad Hawkins Talks About His Role In ‘Boyhood’

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Plano native Brad Hawkins has guest starred on television shows and now movie audiences are seeing him in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood.’

The Big Screen: Talking James Brown With A Man Who Knew Him Well

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The movie Get On Up looks at the life and times of James Brown. So this week, we figured: Who better to talk all things James Brown with than Angus Wynne.

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