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.
Archive: 'The Big Screen'
The former Saturday Night Live cast member tells us he lucked out in landing a part in Alexander Payne’s latest.
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.
This week, we talk about the creative studio’s first feature film with its CEO, Steve O’Brien.
This week, filmmaker and UT-Arlington film professor Ya’Ke Smith joins us to talk about what he says is, “the first film that I’ve seen that really authentically captures what it was like to be a slave in America.”
This week, SMU global communications professor Nina Flournoy joins us to talk about what The Fifth Estate has to say about the power of information worldwide.
On this week’s show, we talk to Dallas filmmaker Quin Matthews, whose documentary City of Hate is playing Sunday at VideoFest.
This week, we talk about how Parkland focuses on the secondary characters of the Kennedy Assassination. And Bart Weiss joins us to talk VideoFest.
A romantic comedy starring James Gandolfini has us missing him even more. And then Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins us to talk about his insightful new comedy, Don Jon.