Archive for November, 2014

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Young Goethe in Love (NR) This German film by Philipp Stölzl (North Face) stars Alexander Fehling as the 23-year-old aspiring poet in 1772 who falls for a woman (Miriam Stein) who’s engaged to someone else. Also wit...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 30 It isn’t every day that an ex-head of state visits Fort Worth, but today former Mexican president Vicente Fox gives an address at TCU to kick off a series of speeches (named after himself) intended to draw more wor...



J.D. Granger A Tease?

Static
Last month, the Trinity River Improvement Partnership (TRIP) sponsored a forum at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to discuss the merits of the Trinity River Vision project.


Another Fifth of Christmas

The season isn’t just for children, as SceneShop annually reminds us.
JIMMY FOWLER
The big holiday story of 2011 has been the so-called “Black Friday creep” –– the decision by major retailers to start the Christmas shopping season earlier than ever by piggybacking on the actual day of Thanksgiving. Ac...



Cleanup on Aisle 11

The Fort Worth indie-prog quartet is busy in the studio and onstage.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
A strange woman approached Brad Cannon not long ago after his band, The Cleanup, finished a set at a venue in Fort Worth. The woman, old enough to be the 21-year-old’s mother, nudged her way through a crowd to find him, deter...


Notice: Public Beware

State agency decisions on public notices draw criticism.
DAN MCGRAW
Public notices in local newspapers are a key element in keeping citizens informed about government goings-on. Giving people a heads-up on public hearings on everything from annexations to zoning, contract bids to new ordinances...



To The Moon … Again

Last Call
As first reported in town in Blotch, The Moon has temporarily returned to its original West Berry Street location, starting Tuesday, fittingly for Tuesday-night staple Mike Richardson’s Big Mike’s Box of Rock. Of course, if...


Zim: Still Anti-Ridglea Theater

Hearsay
For some reason, Fort Worth councilman W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman has thrown down another roadblock in front of Jerry Shults, owner of the historic Ridglea Theater complex. Even since Shults, owner of the Gas Pipe chain of smoke ...



Gallery

Gallery 414
Gallery
The veil of the mysterious falls over Gallery 414 with Flickers, a show featuring the likes of tesa morin’s videos, Eric Tosten’s abstract works, and other pieces of art that are heavily cloaked in shadow.


Hugo, Marilyn: Blasts From the Past

Glories of cinema history come to life in these two films.
KRISTIAN LIN
This season seems to have brought us a lot of filmmakers reaching into cinema’s distant past for stories. My Week With Marilyn takes its cue from the 1950s, while Hugo goes back to the very beginnings of film, and the upcomin...