Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

Michael Cain’s New Start

A festival director becomes a movie director with an addiction documentary.
Longview native Michael Cain remembers the drive-in theater he used to go to when he was a boy, where he saw everything from The Sound of Music to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. “I’d watch Bruce Lee movies there, and they int...

Jafar Panahi in This Is Not a Film.

Films and Not Films

By now, the story has become part of cinematic lore: Confined to house arrest and banned from filmmaking, Iranian director Jafar Panahi responded by shooting a documentary in his house and smuggling it out of Iran on a flash dr...

Emad Burnat examines 5 Broken Cameras at Thin Line Film Fest.

What’s Up? Docs!

Absorbing documentary films never seem to be in short supply, and this year’s Thin Line Film Fest offers an exciting new crop, starting this weekend in Denton. The centerpiece figures to be Emad Burnat’s 5 Broken Cameras, n...

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The Top 10 Documentaries of 2012

Kristian Lin
Computer issues have hampered my ability to post here the last week or so, but that has actually been a good thing, because it has allowed me to catch up on a couple of documentary films that I couldn’t get to in 2012. So my ...

Don McLeroy, former chairman of the Texas Board Of Education and a guy who believes T-Rexes lived on Noah's Arc.

T-Rex Lived On Noah’s Ark: Film Recaps Texas Textbook Battle

Andrew McLemore
Okay, today we’ll start class with a pop quiz: What do hip-hop, evolution and Thomas Jefferson all have in common? Answer: They were all stricken from Texas textbooks by the group of evangelicals that sit on the Texas Sta...

Rainbow Lounge Doc Premiere Date Set

Kristian Lin
Almost two years after we first mentioned it in our pages, the documentary Raid of the Rainbow Lounge will be showing on the big screen. Its Fort Worth premiere is on March 15 at AMC Palace at 7:30pm, with filmmaker Robert Cami...

Death Lives On

When John Holbrook put together a photo essay of Texas death row inmates for Fort Worth Weekly in 2008, he probably little suspected that its effects would still be rippling outward more than three years later. His eerie pictur...

The Top 10 Documentaries of 2011

Kristian Lin
You’ll note that no documentaries made my list of Top 10 movies this year, but that’s not because this was a bad year for docs. On the contrary, I saw a bunch of great nonfiction films this year, but I found myself at a los...

Rainbow Lounge Doc Update

Kristian Lin
This bit of news comes from Dallas filmmaker Robert Camina, whom we’ve profiled in our pages. His documentary Raid of the Rainbow Lounge will now feature narration read by Meredith Baxter, the former Family Ties star and ...

Sarah Palin Documentary Opens Tomorrow

Kristian Lin
While everyone else is lining up for the end of the Harry Potter saga, a new documentary film about Sarah Palin will be opening Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills. Grapevine will be one of the only places to see it, too; the movie i...