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The Big Screen

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, 2018
Mar 28, 2018

Houston native Wes Anderson is known for making quaint, lighthearted films in which the stakes are really never high enough to make the audience sweat. His signature style permeates “Isle of Dogs,” Anderson’s return to stop-motion animation. This week we talk about how Anderson's aesthetic translates to Japan - and about the line between appreciation and appropriation.

Mar 21, 2018

As the women’s liberation movement picked up steam in the early 1970s, so too did a wave a feminist filmmakers. This weekend, a selection of those films will play in Richardson, and we talk with its curator, UT-Dallas assistant professor of film and aesthetic studies Shilyh Warren. "Women and the Movies They Make" screens Sunday at the noon at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson.

Mar 14, 2018

For decades, newsrooms have provided dramatic backgrounds for screenwriters. This week, we talk about a new screening series focusing on how the media is represented in the movies. It's curated by our own Chris Vognar and will screen monthly at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. Up first is 1952's "Park Row," directed by Samuell Fuller - a newspaper man before he became a filmmaker. Other films in the series include "Ace in the Hole," "All the President's Men," "Broadcast News," "Network" and "Shattered Glass."

Mar 7, 2018

One hundred years ago, one of history’s most influential filmmakers was born not in Hollywood or New York, but Sweden. This week, we talk about the work of Ingmar Bergman, which is the subject of a retrospective showing at the Texas Theatre.

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