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The Big Screen: USA Film Festival Preview

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This week, USA managing director Ann Alexander talks about John Turturro, Ed Harris and other luminaries who will visit Dallas this week to show films at the festival.

Giveaway: Passes To “The Railway Man”

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Catch this advanced screening featuring two Academy Award winning actors.

Giveaway: Passes To ‘Finding Vivian Maier’

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A mysterious nanny is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers.

The Big Screen: A Return To The Starck Club

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A documentary about the club premieres Saturday during the Dallas International Film Festival. And this week, we’re joined by its co-directors, Michael Cain and Miles Hargrove.

Showing Us The Crown Of Her Head

Paula Crown’s “Inside My Head,” currently at the Dallas Contemporary, blends MRI scans with artistic manipulations. So I brought along two doctors to examine the patient.

The Big Screen: Dock Ellis – The Man, The Myth

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Longtime Rangers fans might remember pitcher Dock Ellis’ brief stint with the team in the late 1970s. It was toward the end of a turbulent but brilliant career that’s revisited in No-No: A Dockumentary, a new doc playing at the Dallas International Film Festival.

At DIFF, Short Films Take Center Stage

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The Dallas International Film Festival starts Thursday. And on the bill will be more than 50 short films. It’s the only time most of these shorts will be shown on a big screen. So we asked: Why do budding directors put so much effort into a piece that’s often less than 15 minutes long?

The Big Screen: A Short Chat About Short Films

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Short films are a staple of film festivals. Ahead of next week’s Dallas International Film Festival, we talk about the form and why shorts are so important for the people who make them.

The Big Screen: Big Oil And ‘Big Men’

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The documentary Big Men focuses on Dallas-based Kosmos Energy’s efforts to discover oil in Ghana and the risk-reward involved in the venture. This week, we talk to one of the Kosmos executives featured prominently in the film to see what it’s like to negotiate a multi-billion dollar deal while the cameras are rolling.

The Big Screen: Texas Directors Rule SXSW

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We devote this week’s show to two Texans who represented well at SXSW – Richardson native David Gordon Green and Austin’s Richard Linklater. Here’s our look at their new films, Joe and Boyhood, respectively, as well as highlights from our conversation with each director.

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