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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: April, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

Kevyn Aucoin applied lipstick to Cindy Crawford’s lips, blush to Janet Jackson’s cheeks and mascara to Barbra Streisand’s eyelashes. The go-to makeup artist of the 1990s is the subject of a new documentary playing at the USA Film Festival, and this week we talk about his life and work with Dallas supermodel Chandra North, who sat in his chair on many occasions.

"Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story" plays Friday night at 7 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.

Apr 18, 2018

Denton’s annual Thin Line Fest plays documentaries in an effort to examine the “thin line” between fact and fiction. The festival also features photography and music, and this week we preview the film component with its programmer.

Apr 11, 2018

More than 60 films covering a range of environmental issues will screen in Dallas starting Friday. This week we preview the event with the artistic director of Earth X Film.

Apr 4, 2018

A filmmaking competition is trying to encourage young, black directors to develop their skills. It's called Gentleman Jack Real to Reel, and it's open to black filmmakers 21 and up. Screenings of the finalists will happen in six cities - including Dallas (date TBA) - and the winner earns $10,000 to further his or her career. All the details on entering are at the contest's website. This week, we talked with spokesman Omari Hardwick (of the Starz series "Power") about how making short films is often the first step toward Hollywood.

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