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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: March, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

Robert Benton is the winner of three Academy Awards for writing and directing Kramer vs. Kramer and Places in the Heart. This week, our Big Screen team talks with the Waxahachie native, who’s in town to open the Dallas International Film Festival with the first movie he ever wrote – Bonnie and Clyde.

Mar 22, 2017

Former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin has maintained a public profile in retirement as an analyst for the NFL Network and even a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars." This week, we talk with him about "Slamma Jamma," a movie out Friday in which he plays a smarmy sports agent. And we ask him about some of his favorite sports movies.

Mar 17, 2017

At this week’s South by Southwest Conference, a number of movies with local ties made their debuts. Our recap includes conversations with some of the North Texas stars of those films, including Wyatt Cenac and Todrick Hall.

Mar 8, 2017

Some of the most iconic stories in movie history have been set in Texas. This week, we talk about an upcoming screening series that brings these films back to a pair of historic Dallas theaters.

Mar 1, 2017

South Asia is home to one of the biggest film industries in the world. And this weekend, some of those films will make their way to North Texas. This week, we preview the DFW South Asian Film Festival.

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