This week, we talk about Fort Worth native T-Bone Burnett’s creation of a sub-genre of movie musicals and his deft touch when it comes to providing movies with a uniquely American sound.
Here’s your chance to catch a free, advance screening of a sure-fire Oscar competitor.
In 2007, there were 320 homicides in Juarez, Mexico. But just three years later, more than 3,000 people were murdered in the city. A new documentary called Narco Cultura looks at the drug trade that dominates the city and is at the root of the violence. Today in the Big Screen, KERA’s Stephen Becker and Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar say the film shows how death has become a part of cultural life in Juarez.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll have a date with a diva in Dallas.
The Independent Spirit Awards are shining a spotlight on North Texas. Nominations for the Oscars of the indie film world were announced this week, and movies with local ties are all over the ballot. Dallas Buyer’s Club bagged acting nominations for Matthew McConaughey and Jaret Leto, and directors and producers from Dallas and Fort Worth were also chosen. Also noteworthy is how two local filmmakers share a nomination for working on a movie that introduced them to one another.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll celebrate a country dance hall that helped change rock and roll history.
The former Saturday Night Live cast member tells us he lucked out in landing a part in Alexander Payne’s latest.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll visit a club that played a key role in desegregating the Texas music scene.
This week we talk to film critic Matt Zoller Seitz about his book-length interview with the Texas director.
A slice of recent North Texas history makes its way into local movie houses this weekend.