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The Big Screen: The Art Of Skewering A Movie

The comedy troupe Master Pancake has their sights set on the latest hot movie. Can you guess which one?

The Big Screen: N. Texas’ New South Asian Film Fest

This week, we talk to the festival’s founder about why the area is actually overdue for a festival like this.

The Big Deal: What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Of Chuck Jones At The Fort Worth Museum Of Science & History

See the creative genius and legacy of Chuck Jones.

Today on Think: ‘Why Acting Matters’ With the Great Film Historian David Thomson

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Well, for one thing, we wouldn’t have any movies or theater performances without it. But the witty and knowledgeable critic-historian David Thomson will provide a somewhat more extended answer to the question when Think host Krys Boyd asks it.

The Big Screen: Going Backstage With ‘Birdman’

This week, we talk to North Texas director Michael Serrecchia – a man who once walked the Broadway boards himself as a member of the original cast of A Chorus Line – to find out how Birdman captures the Great White Way.

‘The Last Two People On Earth’ Is Just Getting Started

The world-premiere Last Two People on Earth finds Emmy Award-winner Mandy Patinkin pairing off against drag performance artist Taylor Mac in a song-and-dance Waiting for Godot. As end-of-the-world scenarios go, that sounds more fun than most.

The Big Screen: How ‘Theory Of Everything’ Captures ALS

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This week, we talk to the head of the Texas Chapter of the ALS Association to find out how accurately the movie captures the disease.

The Big Deal: Thin Line Film And Music Fest

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Win all access to the Thin Line Film and Music Fest, a trifecta of film, music and photography.

DTC’s New Season: ‘Hee Haw’ Musical With Country Music Star, LBJ Drama ‘All The Way’ And 2 New Plays

The ‘Hee Haw’ musical, Moonshine, will be co-composed by Texas country music star Shane McAnally. All the Way, which starred Bryan Cranston on Broadway, is a co-production with Houston’s Alley Theatre, while one of the new plays, Deferred Action, is a collaboration with Cara Mia Theater.

The Big Screen: Meryl’s Musical Moment

This week, we talk to Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods about Streep’s performance in Into the Woods and about casting the show in her shadow.

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