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OLD MAN LUEDECKE (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Old Man Luedecke, Tim O’Brien at Live Oak On Friday

Jeff Prince
What’s the difference between a banjo and an anchor? You tie a rope around an anchor before you throw it overboard. What’s the difference between a banjo and a trampoline? You take your boots off before you jump on a trampo...


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Dallas Cowboys Off Asides: Philadelphia Eagles, Hollywood

Jeff Prince
OPENING SCENE: Overhead shot of downtown. Slow zoom. Sundance Square’s red-bricked sidewalks bustle with filmmakers, actors, financiers, film freaks, tourists, wheeler dealers, and slick scenesters. It’s the final day o...



Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's "Anomalisa" wound up the festival.

LSFF 2015 Report: Day 4

Kristian Lin
The last day of the ninth Lone Star Film Festival opened with T-Rex, Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper’s documentary about Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, the 17-year-old girl from Flint, Mich., who three years ago b...


CHAD MATHEWS AND ED BASS. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Lone Star Film Festival Calls It A Wrap

Jeff Prince
Mister Sundance Square seemed to be everywhere at the just completed four-day Fort Worth Film Festival. Downtown developer Ed Bass was particularly easy to spot on Saturday. Thin, immaculately dressed as always, and sporting a ...



LOOK CLOSE AND YOU'LL SEE DOUG SAHM IN THERE, A CLOSER VIEW IS SHOWN BELOW.

The Positive And Negative Of Sir Doug Sahm

Jeff Prince
First-time filmmaker Joe Nick Patoski had a good problem at tonight’s showing of Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove — more patrons than seats. A long line had formed well before showtime. Less than half ...


Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett fall for each other in "Carol."

LSFF 2015 Report: Day 3

Kristian Lin
I got up early to listen to the festival’s keynote speech by David Edelstein, a critic who now works at New York magazine and whom I admire greatly. His speech summed up the state of film content and distribution during the l...



Amber Heard and Christopher Walken star in "When I Live My Life Over Again," or "One More Time."

LSFF 2015 Report: Days 1-2

Kristian Lin
Opening night of this Lone Star Film Festival under its new management saw changes off the bat. The first film of the fest was screened at Four Day Weekend Theater instead of the usual AMC Palace. Programming director Charles R...


JOANNA KERNS. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Bill Paxton, Joanna Kerns, Malcolm McDowell Offer Hollywood Survival Tips

Jeff Prince
Three famous actors gave similar advice when asked what they would say to fledgling thespians seeking a career in film, TV, and theater. Don’t do it. It’s a trick answer. Those with doubts might take the advice and ...



BILL PAXTON AND ED BASS ON THE RED CARPET. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Lone Star Film Festival Opens In Sundance Square

Jeff Prince
Native son Bill Paxton was as Texas friendly as you’d expect at this evening’s opening of the Ninth Annual Lone Star Film Festival. The star of movies (Alien,Tombstone, Titanic) and television (Big Love, Texas Risin...


BRYAN WILSON "THE TEXAS LAW HAWK" FLASHES HIS "TALONS OF JUSTICE." (photo by Jeff Prince)

“Texas Law Hawk” Bryan Wilson Screams Way Into National Consciousness

Jeff Prince
Bryan Wilson strides into the Fort Worth Weekly building yesterday wearing a crisp suit and tie, calm as a church mouse, articulate and engaging. I halfway expected him to come barreling through the glass doors, sending shards ...