Archive for December, 2014

Elevate: Rêves du Hoop

Senegalese basketballers step up to the line in this documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
Any documentary about basketball has to contend with the long shadow cast by Hoop Dreams. The new film Elevate isn’t in that league, yet it is a smooth piece of work (as you’d expect from something produced under the ESPN F...


Knocking on the Door

Hispanic political power is at stake in redistricting battles.
Dan McGraw, Photos by Lee Chastain
Contention is always on the agenda in Fort Worth’s halls of government, whether the question is gas wells, bullying, budget woes, or eminent domain. But in the last few weeks, the heat has been turned up on an even more nuts-...



Huckaby’s Quilts

Big Ticket
The quilt has long figured into the work of Fort Worth painter and UTA prof Sedrick Huckaby, dating back to his teen years. Serving as a metaphor for his faith, his family, and his heritage, quilts sparkle in the backgrounds of...


Don Young’s Wild Kingdom

Jeff Prince
Temperatures could dip into the 30 over the next couple of nights. Old Man Winter is letting Hottest Summer Ever know that to everything there is a season, turn, turn, turn. Local environmentalist Don Young is still finding ple...



“In Kind” at LSIFF

Jimmy Fowler
Last month the Weekly ran a profile of Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson, who has debuted three notable short works this year. Perhaps the best of the trio is In Kind, an intense, moving study of stasis and escape in wh...


Joan Rivers at Bass Hall

Jimmy Fowler
“Comedy is a young person’s game” goes the saying, and it’s hard not to cringe at the list of legendary standup comics and comic actors who’ve lost all or most of their funny power as the decades have passed: Bill Cos...