Film

History, Poetics & A Party: Dance Films at HCAF

Every year a cluster of dance films make the Houston Cinema Arts Festival line-up, Nov. 9-13. This year they run the gamut, where dance and dancers are the central focus (Rebels on Pointe and No Maps on my Taps/About Tap), to films where dance is used sparingly, in a more poetic realm (Pendular)....

Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH

In a year, a very small number of “jazz films” can or will be released — there’s just (unfortunately) not that many to be made. So, during Jazz on Film, a yearly festival curated by Peter Lucas, now in its fifth year, there are some repetitions from previous years. ...

Full Surround Cinema: Adventures at the 2016 HCAF

Houston Cinema Arts Festival artistic director Richard Herskowitz mentioned early on in the festival that immersive cinema may be the one of the few ways to get away from our habit of constant distraction. Two days after the election, I needed all the distraction that I could get, which is perhaps why the VR Gallery became my go to refuge during the 2016 HCAF, which ran Nov. 10-17, 2016. ...