A new web series follows a young woman struggling to re-enter society after prison. This week, we talk with Ya'Ke Smith about the many real-life sources he pulled from to make "The Beginning and Ending of Everything." You can stream the first two episodes of on the show’s Facebook page. Episode 3 is out Friday.
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas begins its weeklong run Thursday night. And the 70 films on this year’s schedule are the most it’s ever had. This week, we get a preview from the event’s programmer, David Gibson.
Dallas director David Lowery broke big last summer with his remake of the Disney classic “Pete’s Dragon.” For his new film, he returns to his indie roots to tell a story of a ghost revisiting his former life. This week, we talk with him about that film, called “A Ghost Story."
This weekend’s African Film Festival will show films from nearly 20 countries. This week, we preview the Dallas event with its executive director.
A new documentary looks at the coal industry’s role as both job provider and air polluter. This week, we talk with a pair of Dallas women featured in the film “From the Ashes,” which screens Thursday night at 6 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas and will also air Sunday on National Geographic Channel.
Fifty years ago this weekend, some of the biggest names in music - including Janis Joplin, The Who and Jimi Hendrix - gathered for a three-day concert in Monterey, Calif. This week, we look back at the influential documentary that captured some of the most memorable performances in rock history.
More than 60 feature films and shorts will play this week’s Oak Cliff Film Festival. This week, we preview the event with one of its founders and North Texas director David Lowery, who's showing his newest film this weekend. Visit artandseek.org for picks for this year's fest.
When the calendar turns to June, the action on movie screens heats up. This week, we talk about a pair of high-brow directors who should be making big splashes this summer.
John Coltrane is arguably the most revered saxophone player who ever lived. A new documentary called "Chasing Trane" looks at the jazz innovator’s short but inspired life. This week, we talk about the film with Brad Leali, who teaches jazz saxophone at the University of North Texas.
Chris Burden was a performance artist and sculptor whose work questioned the very nature of art. A new documentary about Burden opens this weekend at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and this week we talk about the artist’s significance with a curator from the Dallas Museum of Art - which has a Burden sculpture in its collection.
In the 1980s, Jeremiah Tower was one of the most famous chefs in America and helped create today’s celebrity chef culture. A new film explores his pioneering approach to food that still resonates in restaurants today. This week, we talk about "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" with Leslie Brenner, restaurant critic for The Dallas Morning News.
For 30 years, Nancy Cartwright has voiced Bart Simpsons on "The Simpsons." For her latest project, though, she puts down the mic and pics up the pen. This week, we talk with Cartwright about “In Search of Fellini” - a film she wrote that shows Friday at 7 p.m. during this week’s USA Film Festival. And she lets us listen in on a conversation between Bart, Nelson and Ralph.
A new festival dedicated to environmental films debuts this weekend in Dallas. This week, we talk with its founder about using film as a call to action
Denton’s Thin Line Festival has always centered on documentary films. For its 10th edition, though, the festival is branching out. We talk with its film programmer about adding narrative movies to the mix.
The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up this weekend. This week, we look at what’s on tap for the remainder of the festival with its artistic director, James Faust.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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 .
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.
Some of the movies that received Oscar nominations this week debuted a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival. This week, we talk about some of the films that played this year’s festival - which wrapped last week - including some with Texas ties.