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The Big Screen: Inside The Found Footage Festival

The programmers of the Found Footage Festival pour through all the VHS tapes they can get their hands on in a search or the best of the worst. No aerobics instructor, corporate trainer or public access TV host is safe. This week, we talk to one of the festival’s founders about why these terrible videos are so much fun.

Images of Racial Justice In The Dallas Cityscape

Just in time for the national Facing Race conference in Dallas this week, eleven billboards have gone up around town addressing issues of racial violence and equality – all designed by area artists.

The Big Screen: The Beauty of ESPN’s 30 For 30

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Dallas native Thaddeus Matula has directed a pair of documentaries that have aired as part of ESPN’s 30 For 30 series – Pony Excess and Brian and the Boz. This week, we talk to him about how the films put human faces on sports figures.

The First Soluna Festival: Concerts, Films, World Premieres And ‘Washington Crossing The Delaware’

The first music-and-more Arts District festival finds the DSO performing big orchestral pieces like the third symphonies of Mahler and Bernstein but also accompanying films and ballets, while the Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents a world premiere and there’s a free Tango Fiesta!

A New View of Trinity River: Terry Evans At The Amon Carter Museum

The Amon Carter Museum commissions a modern take on rivers to accompany George Caleb Bingham exhibition. Meet Evans Saturday at the Amon Carter.

Dallas Arboretum Bets Big On ‘Twelve Days Of Christmas’

The Dallas Arboretum aims for a big holiday attraction with ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ – locally designed and built gazebos illustrating the traditional Christmas carol with automated mannequins and glitter.

The Big Screen: ‘Interstellar’ Resurrects 35mm

Interstellar, the highly-anticipated new film from director Christopher Nolan, hit theaters this week. And depending on where you see it, the movie might have a different look. This week, we talk to Barak Epstein of the Texas Theatre for a primer on the differences between 35 mm and digital.

What Is An Artist? Sarah Thornton Attempts An Answer In “33 Artists in 3 Acts”

Thornton’s in town to talk about her new book at the Dallas Museum of Art Thursday.

Review: ‘Fully Committed” – A 1-Man Satire Of 4-Star Restaurants

Fort Worth’s Amphibian Productions stages a comedy of the high-pressure scramble to get a reservation at an exclusive restaurant. It’s a solo show, so actor Russell Saylor isn’t gaining any weight: He portrays 39 characters in 75 minutes. But playwright Becky Mode’s satire hasn’t gotten a little stale.

VIDEO: An Unusual Collaboration Between Artist And Curator At The Amon Carter Museum

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Benito Huerta rifles through the museum’s collections, picking his favorites. And curator Maggie Adler picks from Huerta’s work. The result: Fresh Perspectives.

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