Francis Alÿs & the Poetics of Politics
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Francis Alÿs & the Poetics of Politics

In Francis Alÿs’s video installation Rehearsal 1 (1999-2001), a red VW Beetle drives up a…

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Eerie Does It
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Eerie Does It

Click. A key turns, unexpectedly. Locked in? Panic rises as the clock keeps time. Alone…

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Eyes on Texas: Performing Arts
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Eyes on Texas: Performing Arts

IMAGE ABOVE:  Diavolo dancers performing Trajectoire.  Photo by Angela weiss.   AUSTIN The Agony and…

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Pretend Prison
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Pretend Prison

When Jenji Kohan's Orange is the New Black popped up on my Netflix menu, it…

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Open Season
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Open Season

Eyes on Texas:  Performing Arts (Sep 2013)
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Eyes on Texas: Performing Arts (Sep 2013)

Art show/Model Show is a multi-media, interactive, collaborative performance experiment from Kelli Bland, Meghan Adriel…

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Abby + Nancy Skip Gatsby for House of Cards
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Abby + Nancy Skip Gatsby for House of Cards

Summer Screens
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Summer Screens

French Toons The French animator Jean-François Laguionie stocks his latest animated film with characters who…

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Texas Indies
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Texas Indies

For the second year lights, camera, and action is coming to south Dallas as the…

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June for Jazz
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June for Jazz

Peter Lucas on his Summer Series at the MFAH This June, the MFAH presents Jazz…

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Kon-Tiki
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Kon-Tiki

Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl’s 8,000-kilometer voyage across the Pacific Ocean on the balsa raft Kon-Tiki…

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Film Review:  Renoir
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Film Review: Renoir

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, “Renoir” (based on a book,…

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Mid-Century Melancholia
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Mid-Century Melancholia

The Race is On!
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The Race is On!

Local filmmaking contest at breakneck speed On Friday, May 10, as the clock approaches midnight,…

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The Best & Only Palestinian Film Fest in the South
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The Best & Only Palestinian Film Fest in the South

When we first meet editor Paul Barrow, the protagonist of Molly Smith Metzler’s Close Up…

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Review:  Quiver
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Review: Quiver

Dance and film are joined by movement as camera and body come together. Frame Dance…

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Girls Talk Girls
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Girls Talk Girls

The Mystery of the Lena Dunham Hoopla Revealed or Not It’s public knowledge that I’m…

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a+c @ DIFF 2013:  The Union Man
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a+c @ DIFF 2013: The Union Man

Arts+Culture Magazine at the Dallas International Film Festival 2013 Shot in black and white, order…

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a+c @ DIFF 2013:  Lord Montagu
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a+c @ DIFF 2013: Lord Montagu

Arts+Culture Magazine at the Dallas International Film Festival 2013 Appropriate for the Dallas International Film…

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a+c @ DIFF 2013:  Tomlinson Hill
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a+c @ DIFF 2013: Tomlinson Hill

Arts+Culture Magazine at the Dallas International Film Festival 2013 When “Tomlinson Hill” director Lisa Kaselak,…

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a+c @ DIFF 2013:  Chasing Shakespeare
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a+c @ DIFF 2013: Chasing Shakespeare

Arts+Culture Magazine at the Dallas International Film Festival 2013 The most poignant line in “Chasing…

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A Titanic Career
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A Titanic Career

Film executive honored by Dallas International Film Festival It has been about 15 years since…

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Expect Greatness
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Expect Greatness

  The Angelika Film Centers of Dallas and Plano will be screening a stunning new…

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Full Cinema Scope
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Full Cinema Scope

The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers has finalized its features and…

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Review:  Cocksucker Blues
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Review: Cocksucker Blues

Robert Frank’s Cocksucker Blues is anything but a traditional rock and roll documentary. Frank’s work…

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Dallas International Film Festival
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Dallas International Film Festival

With over 1,300 submissions this year from as many as 30 different countries and an…

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Cinema Circuit: 9th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival
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Cinema Circuit: 9th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival

Defining “Jewish” is not terribly complicated; however, articulating Jewish identity (or any identity) can leave…

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Documenting Life
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Documenting Life

Thin Line Film Fest is Texas’ International Documentary Film Festival held annually the second week…

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Master of Macabre
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Master of Macabre

No one utters the salutation “good evening” quite as chilly as Alfred Hitchcock. Those two…

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Review:  Houston Cinema Arts Festival
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Review: Houston Cinema Arts Festival

November 8-12, 2012 Film festivals are overwhelming. I always think I’m going to pick the…

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Review: Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2012
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Review: Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2012

Another Houston Cinema Arts Festival (HCAF) has come and gone, which for me meant another…

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Lone Star Film Fest
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Lone Star Film Fest

When the Lone Star Film Festival unspools in Fort Worth November 7-11, North Texans will…

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Battle Lessons
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Battle Lessons

War on Film at MFAH In conjunction with its exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict…

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The Society of Cinema
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The Society of Cinema

Houston Cinema Arts Festival Brings It All Together The art of film is a major…

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Review: The Artist Is Present
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Review: The Artist Is Present

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present, the new HBO…

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Video on Demand
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Video on Demand

This year marks the silver anniversary of the Dallas VideoFest which now touts itself as…

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Moving Beyond Politics
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Moving Beyond Politics

Israeli film captures the sweetness of young romance despite political obstacles The 16th Annual Jewish…

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Beyond Last Tango
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Beyond Last Tango

MFAH’s Bertolucci Retrospective Best known for Last Tango in Paris, his 1972 psychosexual drama starring…

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Film Review: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
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Film Review: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

A Beautiful Beast
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A Beautiful Beast