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The Big Screen looks in-depth at the most interesting new release in theaters each week. We also have a weekly conversation with a major movie star or mover-and-shaker in the North Texas film scene and we highlight movies and DVDs to watch this weekend. The Big Screen is hosted by Chris Vognar, movie critic for The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) and Stephen Becker, reporter for Art and Seek, from KERA (artandseek.org).
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 22, 2017

Of the five films nominated for best documentary this year, three of them focus on African Americans. This week, we conclude our Oscar preview series talking about "I Am Not Your Negro," a film that reminds us of writer James Baldwin’s significance – 30 years after his death.

Feb 15, 2017

“La La Land” leads the pack this year with 14 Academy Award nominations. We continue our Oscar preview series this week with a look at how “La La Land” pays tribute to the movie musicals that preceded it.

Feb 8, 2017

Our annual series looking at Oscar-nominated films continues this week. Up next is a conversation about "Hidden Figures" and high-level math with Kizuwanda Grant of Paul Quinn College .

Feb 1, 2017

Over the next few weeks, we'll be looking at some of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. First up is "Fences," an adaptation of the August Wilson play, and a conversation with a Dallas actor who’s twice played the role for which Denzel Washington is nominated.

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