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PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON

Jimmy Buffet: A Howlin’ Good Time

STEVE STEWARD
I won’t go as far as to say that last night’s Jimmy Buffet concert at Coyote Drive-In was the best concert of the year. (So far, that distinction goes to the Pinkish Black/Sub Oslo show at Lola’s Saloon last Saturday.) Bu...


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Partying with Ed Harris at USA Film Festival

EDWARD BROWN
Last Sunday’s screening of Frontera at the 2014 USA Film Festival in Dallas was a candid glimpse into a great film and the world of acting. The room at the Angelika Film Center was packed with Hollywood heavyweights: actors, ...



Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.

Strike Takes ArthouseFW to Surreality

EDWARD BROWN
Fort Worth is still waiting for its first indie film theater, but that hasn’t stopped groups like the Lone Star Film Society from programming cinematic experiences that present film as art, not just a divertissement. Last Sun...


North Texas actor Frank Mosley lives off the land in Nelson’s feature debut, Some Beasts.

Some Beasts: Land to Celluloid

Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson makes his feature debut.
JIMMY FOWLER
In 2009 writer-director Cameron Bruce Nelson moved to Fort Worth to marry his longtime girlfriend, after a three-year post-college stint working on an organic farm in Virginia as a kind of sabbatical. Nelson, who had studied an...



River Phoenix stars in his last movie, Dark Blood, featuring music from Fort Worthian James Michael Taylor.

Local Artist Scores River Phoenix’s Last Movie

ANTHONY MARIANI
James Michael Taylor is not “going Hollywood,” as the old saying goes –– he’s much too cantankerous and outspoken for anyplace other than Fort Worth –– but his music might be.   A movie for which the blue-col...


As part of their documentary on Como, Fort Worth filmmakers Betsy and Carl Crum film Brother Barry.

More than One Square Mile

A Fort Worth filmmaking team graduates to the big leagues.
ZACK SHLACHTER
Growing up in small-town East Texas, Betsy Crum watched a lot of television. And like many who were glued to the tube at an impressionable age, she was confused by the discrepancy between the lives she saw portrayed onscreen an...



Disney Finds Sonny

For his first feature, Fort Worth’s Andrew Disney conjures up “slacker noir.”
JIMMY FOWLER
There are a lot of ways you could describe Searching for Sonny, the debut feature from writer-director and Fort Worth native Andrew Disney. The movie concerns a chronic underachiever who gets pulled into a series of bizarre eve...


Rainbos Over Nelson

Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson is on the verge.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson, 29, didn’t always want to be a writer-director. In fact, he only got into filmmaking after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major (history and cultural...



Thank You for Watching

Two local film buffs are creating an internet sensation one viewer at a time.
COLE WILLIAMS
Few people are able to parlay their passion for movies into a career, and even fewer can pull off a combination of filmmaking and criticism. But local filmmaker Nathan Ligon has managed not only to do both but also to start a w...


Tracking Ghostbreakers

New York City’s trailblazing ABC affiliate picks up a Fort Worth filmmaking team’s ghostly spoof.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth filmmaker Benjamin Wilbanks, 33, calls himself “a Spielberg baby” –– Wilbanks’ childhood in Cleburne was steeped in blockbuster movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Goonies, and, of ...