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.
Liener Temerlin, the Dallasite who was a titan of the American advertising industry, died late last week. He was 88. This week, our Big Screen team talks with James Faust of the Dallas Film Society about Temerlin’s vast contribution to the world of film.
Lawmakers in both the Texas House and Senate are introducing bills to abolish a program that offers incentives to lure movie and television productions to the state. This week, we talk with the head of the Dallas Film Commission about what ending the incentive program would do for the Texas film industry.
For people with synesthesia, stimulating one sense triggers an involuntary experience in another sense. For example, someone might associate certain sounds with specific colors. Through the years, experimental filmmakers have played with that idea. This week, we talk about a film series showing Sunday at the Nasher Sculpture Center that explores what music might look like.
Turn on the television this week and it won't be hard to find a Christmas movie. This week, we talk about some of the better modern holiday films and take a trip back in time to revisit the classics.
In “Jackie,” Natalie Portman plays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy as she processes her husband’s assassination. This week, we talk about how the movie separates itself from other JFK stories by focusing on the small moments surrounding one of the biggest stories in American history.
LGBT audiences can regularly see characters they identify with in movies these days. That, of course, was not always the case. This week, we talk with a founder of a local series for LGBT moviegoers about a film that has resonated in that community for decades – "Auntie Mame" from 1958.
A film opening in North Texas this weekend took quite an unusual route to the screen. This week, we talk with the director of "Three Days in August" about turning to a screenwriting competition for his script.
“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” takes place mostly during halftime of a Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. The movie is based on the book of the same title by Dallas author Ben Fountain, and this week, we talk about how the film captures one soldier’s experience coming back from war.