Film

Five Days In the Dark

In its fifth year, Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes over movie theaters and various other venues throughout the heart of the city for five days in November. ...

Pretend Prison

When Jenji Kohan's Orange is the New Black popped up on my Netflix menu, it just screamed A + N. Based on Piper Kerman's best selling book of the same name, the show chronicles the life of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), while she completes a 14-month prison sentence for a decade old crime....

Open Season

Some people say ideas are a dime a dozen. The Idea Fund says they are $3,500 each and, with help from a special initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, it is putting that money directly into the hands of Texas artists. As a result, some of the state's most provocative or otherwise unexpected imaginings are being made real....

Summer Screens

French Toons The French animator Jean-François Laguionie stocks his latest animated film with characters who know they’re living inside a painting, in Le Tableau (The Painting). In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely [...]...

Texas Indies

Documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer opens the Oak Cliff Film Festival in June. For the second year lights, camera, and action is coming to south Dallas as t...

June for Jazz

JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY(1959, Dir.. Bert Stern and Aram Avakian, 35mm, 85 min.) Peter Lucas on his Summer Series at the MFAH This June, the MFAH presents Jazz o...

Kon-Tiki

Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl’s 8,000-kilometer voyage across the Pacific Ocean on the balsa raft Kon-Tiki in 1947 stands as one of the greatest post-World War II feats of exploration, and cemented his standing as a legendary adventurer. Heyerdahl’s book about his experience became a bestseller. It was published in 1948 [...]...