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.
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.
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.
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.