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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.

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.

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.

The Big Screen: Revisiting ‘Bottle Rocket’

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Next Friday, native Texan Wes Anderson releases his new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. To mark the occasion, our Big Screen team returns to 1996 for a look at Anderson’s first movie, Bottle Rocket, which he made in Dallas.

The Big Screen: Women In Film

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Tonight, the 9th Annual Women in Film Showcase will be screened at the Studio Movie Grill in on Northwest Highway in Dallas. This week, our Big Screen team talks to the president of Women in Film Dallas about the event and about the strides women are making in the industry.

The Big Screen: Previewing Texas Black Film Festival

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Texas Black Film Festival director David Small tells us that people unfamiliar with the event might be surprised by the ground it covers.

The Big Screen: Previewing Thin Line Film Fest

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This week, Thin Line director Joshua Butler joins us for a preview of the event and to discuss just what makes a documentary a documentary.

The Big Screen: Talking ‘Monuments Men’

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This week, we talk about the George Clooney- directed film, which is based on a book by Dallas author and historian Robert Edsel.

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