Category Archive: Video / Film

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission
Tickets $10

Join in with over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents with one purpose… to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN Short Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.

The screening venue in the DFW area is in Grapevine at The Palace Theatre on Saturday Sept. 30th at 7:30 pm.  For tickets see

If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform — one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Vienna and Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.

You be the judge – The Judges of the Finalists’ Films are you. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the ONE film they think should win. Votes are tallied by each cinema and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ. The overall winner is announced on Monday October 9, 2017.

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule September 22-October 29

Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
September 22-October 29           
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noonshow is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.


Lady Macbeth
September 22-24
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Lady Macbeth has the refined, pleasing trappings of a tasteful period piece with the vicious, beating heart of a brutal psychological thriller.” Christy Lemire,
In rural England, 1865, a woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man begins a passionate affair with a man her own age.
R; 90 minutes
September 29-October 1
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Menasheis a quiet triumph, pulling back when other films would go too far, delivering an engaging drama of intimate detail and considerable humanity.” Benjamin Lee, Guardian.
Deep in the heart of New York’s notoriously secretive Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a good-hearted but somewhat hapless grocery store clerk, struggles against tradition to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away.
PG; 82 minutes; Yiddish with English subtitles
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
October 6-8
Friday 4 and 8 pm (no 6 pm showtime); Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Manolo is the in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker.
NR; 90 minutes
The Nile Hilton Incident
October 13-15
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

The Nile Hilton Incident represents the type of penetrating filmmaking that only a writer-director intimately familiar with Egyptian culture but possessing an outsider’s perspective could convincingly accomplish.” Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter


In this gripping film noir, a police officer in Cairo investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the power elite of Egypt.
NR; 106 minutes; Arabic with English subtitles
October 20-22
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A film that takes dance as seriously as its protagonists and indeed, Polinacontains several beautifully poetic moments that involve choreographed bodies against gorgeous backdrops.” Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter.
Polina, a gifted Bolshoi ballerina, falls in love with a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance and leads her to travel the world. This fiction feature about a young Russian ballerina co-stars Juliette Binoche and Niels Schneider and was co-directed by world-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.
NR; 112 minutes; French and Russian with English subtitles
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
October 27-29
Friday 4 and 6 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
This unbelievable true story starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Mark Felt, aka “Deep Throat,” who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything-his family, his career, his freedom-in the name of justice.


Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!
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Coffee, snacks, and dessert
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FILM FEAST at the Modern Labor Day Weekend 2017


Join us as we celebrate two of our favorite things – film and food. With guest curators Louis Black and Caroline Frick arriving from the Austin film scene, we’ve cooked up a cinematic feast that will make your mouth water. This event offers a taste of everything – silent film classics, rare archival Texas vignettes, cult favorites, and first-run summer blockbusters.
Café Modern is matching the cinematic offerings day by day with delicious and inventive gourmet foods, specialty cocktails, and wine.
Come savor amazing cinema and celebrate summer’s bounty with us Thursday, August 31, through Sunday, September 3!
Ticket information:

Tickets are available beginning at 10 am, Tuesday, August 1, at

or by visiting the Modern’s admission desk during operating hours.

Full Festival Passes (must be over 21 years of age) $225; $215 for Modern members; $210 for Reel People members (includes tickets for all films, 2 evening dinner events, 2 free cocktails at First Friday, a free Modern film cup, and gratuity/tax)
Tickets for Thursday and Saturday evening include both the film and dinner event.
Thursday evening tickets, Kick Off with Café Modern Cocktail Reception in the Grand Lobby
$99; $97 for Modern members; $96 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, six food stations, seven cocktail options, and gratuity/tax)
Saturday evening tickets, Café Modern Paella Party with Spanish Wines
$79; $77 for Modern members; $76 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, three-course dinner with wines, and gratuity/tax)
Single film tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Modern Reel People members, and $5 for children under 12. Single film tickets for Thursday at 8 pm and Saturday at 5 pm are not currently for sale and will be released at a later date if available.


Louis Black is a legendary force in Austin’s film world. As a co-founder of SXSW (which he named after Hitchcock’s North by Northwest), he helped originate the Festival’s film component. His love of film dates to his teens, when he would skip school with friend Leonard Maltin and visit film sets (once meeting Buster Keaton) and watch as many films as possible. While obtaining his master’s degree in film from the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1980s, he helped start CinemaTexas. He was an original board member of the Austin Film Society, led by Richard Linklater. As the editor of the Austin Chronicle, he helped shape the city’s rich culture of both making and appreciating great cinema. In 2000, along with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith, he launched AFS’s Texas Film Hall of Fame. Most recently he co-directed his first film, the documentary Dream is Destiny about Richard Linklater, which premiered at Sundance and received a standing ovation at the Rome Film Fest. He was the executive producer of Be Here to Love Me: A Film about Townes Van Zandt and was a producer on the Peabody Award-winning The Order of Myths. He has focused recently on reissues of classic Texas films (Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match and Tobe Hooper’s Eggshells) and is currently working on a number of documentary and narrative films, as well as more reissues of classic Texas independent films. He is finishing a book about filmmaker Jonathan Demme. With his partner, Sandy K. Boone, he has co-created a number of companies designed to promote both new independent filmmaking and preserve Texas’s rich film legacy.

Caroline Frick, PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, an organization devoted to preserving Texas’s unique history and identity through the power of the moving image. This online library provides thousands of historic films and videos to everyone – teachers, students, laypersons – for free. The Archives’ Texas Film Round-Ups take place all over Texas, offering free digitization for films and video from private individuals to media outlets, made possible by the governor’s Texas Film Commission. Through Teach Texas, the Archives offer online educator and student resources. Go to

. Frick is also an Associate Professor in the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Here her work focuses on media history, the evolution of the moving image archiving movement, cross-cultural approaches to historical preservation, and online media libraries. Her book, Saving Cinema, was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. Prior to her work in Texas, Dr. Frick worked in film preservation at Warner Bros., the Library of Congress, and the National Archives in Washington, DC. Dr. Frick also programmed films for the American Movie Classics cable channel in New York and served for four years as the president of the board for the Association of Moving Image Archivists. She is a member of the National Film Preservation Board that advises the Librarian of Congress in the naming of films to the National Film Registry.

6 pm
Kick Off Event – Café Modern Cocktail Reception with Live Music in the Grand Lobby
Tickets are $99; $97 for Modern members; $96 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, six food stations, seven cocktail options, and gratuity/tax)
Mixologists and food stations will serve cocktails, wines, and foods representing the different cuisines featured in the festival films. Cocktails are created by seven local star bartenders/mixologists, including Megan McClinton of Thompson’s Bookstore and Lisa Little-Adams of Proper highlighting Absolut Elyx Vodka; Brad Hensarling of The Usual mixing Plymouth Gin; Megan Arrigunaga of Café Modern highlighting Avion Tequila;Amber Davidson of Bird Café creating with Jameson Black Barrel Whisky; Ben Rogersof Cannon Chinese Kitchen highlighting The Glenlivet Founders Reserve Scotch; andCatfish of Republic Street Bar mixing Olmeca Altos Tequila.
Café Modern chefs Denise Shavandy and Scott Kaiser present the film-inspired menu, featuring
Bread with Olive Oil and Roasted Garlic; Louisiana-Style Gumbo with Crawfish, Andouille, Okra, and Steamed Rice; Roast Turkey with Green Pipian Sauce Topped with Toasted Pepitas; French-Style Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese and Vinaigrette Dressing; Tapas Featuring Spanish Torta with Smoked Paprika Aioli, Toast with Manchego, Membrillo, and Chorizo, Salt Cod-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Olives, Boquerones, and Marinated Mushrooms; Timpano, an Italian Layered Casserole of Pasta, Meatballs, Spinach, Cheese, and Eggs Baked in a Crust with Tomato Ragu; and Fresh Fruit.
8 pm
Introduction to these two films directed by Les Blank

Garlic Is Good is so good – and funny – that it doesn’t even offend someone who takes a dim view of baked whole garlic and who doesn’t exactly long to munch chocolate-covered garlic cloves. This is a collage of interviews with people who preach garlic-evangelism. They include flamenco singers, beauty-contest queens, mothers, cooks, farmers, restaurateurs, and just plain aficionados, who are promoting garlic not only as a seasoning but also as a food, a medicine, and a way of life.” Vincent Canby, New York Times. In 2004, Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers was selected for preservation in the United States

National Film Registry

by the Library of Congress

as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It was filmed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival

in Gilroy, California

, as well as in other locations in Northern California


NR, 51 minutes
Director Les Blank pays yet another visit to Southwest Louisiana and accordionist Marc Savoy, this time with an even closer focus on the region’s delectable cuisine. Savoy and his family and friends show us how to make good court bouillon, gumbo, étouffée, boudin, and other Cajun and Creole delights, from recipes that have always been passed along by demonstration rather than written down. Interspersing its appetizing cooking scenes with exuberant musical performances by the likes of Queen Ida, Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking is another joyful and delicious celebration of a unique way of life.
NR, 31 minutes
5 pm
Introduction and screenings of Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) shorts
“A person in a state of sexual excitement is said to be ‘like water for chocolate.’ And now here is a movie where everyone seems at the boil, their lives centering around a woman whose sensual life is carried out in the kitchen, and whose food is so magical it can inspire people to laugh, or cry, or run naked from the house to be scooped up and carried away by a passing revolutionary. Like Water for Chocolate creates its own intense world of passion and romance, and adds a little comedy and a lot of quail, garlic, honey, chilies, mole, cilantro, rose petals, and corn meal.” Roger Ebert. Tradition dictates that Tita, the younger daughter, must remain single and take care of her mother. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita’s powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking.
102 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
5-8 pm
Happy hour with cash bar featuring special cocktails, live music with Nick Kithas and Friends, and surprise tastings related to the films.
7:30 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
BIG NIGHT (1996)

As delicately and deliciously prepared as the dishes it features, Big Night is a lyric to the love of food, family, and persuasive acting.”Kenneth Turan

,Los Angeles Times

. Two brothers (Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub) gamble on one special night to try to save their failing Italian restaurant.

R, 109 minutes

1 pm

“A lot of animated movies have inspired sequels, notably Shrek

, but Brad Bird

sRatatouilleis the first one that made me positively desire one. Remy, the earnest little rat who is its hero, is such a lovable, determined, gifted rodent that I want to know what happens to him next, now that he has conquered the summit of French cuisine.” Roger Ebert.The winner of the 2007 Academy Award for best animated feature, Ratatouille is a feast for children of any age.

G, 115 minutes
3:30 pm
Reel People Coffee with Dr. Joan McGettigan
Dr. McGettigan is an associate professor in TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication, teaching courses in film history and critical film studies (for Reel People Members only).
5 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
THE TRIP TO SPAIN, Preview Screening!
The third in this series from director Michael Winterbottom, the guys (Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.
NR, 115 minutes
7 pm
Café Modern Paella Party featuring Spanish Wines and Music from The Kevin Townson Trio
Tickets are $79; $77 for Modern members; $76 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, three-course dinner with wines, and gratuity/tax)
Menu features Salad of Romaine, Chicories, Olives, Artichokes, and Tomatoes, Tossed in Spanish Vinaigrette; Seafood Paella with Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, and Squid; Hunters Paella with Cornish Hen, Pork, and Sausage; and Flan with Fresh Fruit.
11:30 am
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts

“Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman is tender without being mushy, sweet without being syrupy – and surprising in ways that can only make you smile.” Steven Rea

, Philadelphia Inquirer


Ang Lee’s generational comedy is a richly layered look at the complex interactions between a widowed chef and his daughters.
NR, 124 minutes, Mandarin with English subtitles
2 pm
Introduction of silent film classics starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton and screenings of TAMI shorts. Featuring live musical accompaniment by Robert Edwards.
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter, was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s, and soon became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, signing a contract in 1920 with Paramount Pictures for $1 million (equivalent to approximately $13 million in 2016 dollars). The inspiration for many overweight comics, such as John Belushi, Benny Hill, John Candy, and Chris Farley, Arbuckle was famous for his impeccable comic timing.

Arbuckle’s legacy is profound and multifaceted. In addition to his film work, he mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Bob Hope

and Buster Keaton. Considered one of the groundbreaking comedians of the early film era, Buster Keaton made his screen debut inThe Butcher Boy and appeared in a total of 14 Arbuckle shorts before going on to direct and star in a countless number of his own films. Famed film critic Roger Ebert once said that he was “the greatest of the silent clowns . . . not only because of what he did, but because of how he did it. Harold Lloyd made us laugh as much, Charlie Chaplin moved us more deeply, but no one had more courage than Buster. I define courage as Hemingway did: ‘Grace under pressure.’ In films that combined comedy with extraordinary physical risks, Buster Keaton played a brave spirit who took the universe on its own terms, and gave no quarter.”

Robert Edwards has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber groups, as well as jazz bands, especially early or “Traditional” jazz. He has accompanied many silent films in performances of his own compositions or arrangements of period music, in addition to composing classically influenced film scores.He has composed and performed music for full-length silent features, such as The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariNosferatuSunriseand Hitchcock’s Blackmail, as well as comedy films of Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, and many others. He provides what a silent-era audience might have heard when the film was first released by creating a pastiche of popular songs of the period, classical and jazz pieces popular at the time, pianistic sound effects, and original compositions to create a vibrant, authentic experience.
Customers and clerks frolic in a general store in this silent film classic, starring and directed by Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and featuring the film debut of “The Great Stone Face,” Buster Keaton.
NR, 30 minutes
THE COOK (1918)
One of the finest and funniest of the Arbuckle/Keaton collaborations, The Cook was long considered one of cinema’s lost holy grails until a damaged nitrate print was uncovered in the Norwegian Film Archive in 1998 in an unmarked canister. Another print, with 600 additional feet of footage (about eight minutes), was found in the Netherlands in 2002, and the two were combined, using the synopsis from the Library of Congress as a guide to create the restored version. 90% of silent films no longer exist – this is one of the rare survivors.
In a futile attempt at greater efficiency, the chef (Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle) of a fancy oceanside restaurant and his assistant (Buster Keaton) wreak havoc in the establishment.
NR, 22 minutes
4 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
“Nettelbeck serves the tastiest film about food and sex since Big Night.” Peter Travers,Rolling Stone.
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount, until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.
PG, 109 minutes, German and Italian with English subtitles
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Lionshead Film Festival announces Winners of the 3rd Annual International Film Competition


DALLAS — On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Lionshead Film Festival announced the winners of the 3rd annual film competition. The awards ceremony took place at Spayse Studios (1499 Regal Row) in Dallas.

A partial list of award winners include:
Best Overall Film – Daria the Great by Friedl Kreuser
Best Feature Film – The Last Beautiful Girl by James Christopher
Best Foreign Film – El Mundo Entero (The Whole World) by Julian Quintanilla
Best Documentary – The Eviction by Andy Galloway
Best Animation – GI Hospital by Jon Lewis
Best Dramatic Film – Hurricane by Christiano Dias
Best Family Film – Swimming in the Desert by Alvaro Ron
Best Horror Film – Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir by David Maire
For a full list of winners see:

ABOUT THE LIONSHEAD FILM FESTIVAL – The Lionshead Film Festival is an annual, competitive event that was founded by filmmakers for filmmakers. The purpose of the festival is to promote the film community in the Dallas area while at the same time bringing the best indie films from around the world to showcase in a friendly and fun environment.

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Sci-Fi Summer Film Series

The USA Film Festival and the
Angelika Film Center Dallas
Present Sci-Fi Summer Film Series
DALLAS — The USA Film Festival and the Angelika Film Center Dallas will partner to present Sci-Fi Summer Film Series, a 4-film series in August featuring contemporary and classic science fiction films.
The series will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesdays in August at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane,  Dallas, Texas.
Village of the Damned (1960) – Tuesday, August 8th, 7:00pm
Logan’s Run (1976) – Tuesday, August 15th, 7:00pm
Dark City (1998) – Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:00pm
Attack the Block (2011) – Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00pm
“For this fun, big-screen series, we picked some of our favorite films from the past five decades that rightly deserve classic status – several of which were overlooked at the time of their release (Attack the Block and Dark City),” said Ann Alexander, Managing Director for USA Film Festival.
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960) — After all the residents (human and animal) of the quaint English village of Midwich go mysteriously unconscious for 4 hours one day, all of the women of child-bearing age awake to find that they are pregnant.  When 12 otherworldly children are subsequently born – all on the same day – the fun really begins.  The wonderful George Sanders gets to play a sympathetic and heroic character for a change and he does it with terrific grace as the children’s chief advocate.  Faithfully adapted by German director Wolf Rilla from John Wyndham’s spooky novel (“The Midwich Cuckoos”) in gorgeous black and white, this eerie classic still has the power to chill — and the last scene will have you holding your breath!  Not rated.
LOGAN’S RUN (1976) — Welcome to the 23rd Century – an idyllic domed world of pleasure where everything is perfect.  Until you turn 30 years old, that is, when inhabitants are sent for “renewal” ascending heavenward on a carousel as friends and family applaud (where they are actually killed).  Logan 5 (Michael York) is a “sandman” in this fabulous futuristic world assigned to intercept “runners” who attempt to escape the city.  When Logan is double-crossed by the computer-mind that rules the city, he decides to take a runner himself and the beautiful Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter) joins him.  The Dallas-filmed cult classic features super-cool shooting locations including the Dallas Apparel Mart and the Fort Worth Water Gardens.  The cast also includes Farrah Fawcett and Peter Ustinov.  Rated R.
DARK CITY (1998) — In a city that never sees a sunrise, who are the mysterious group of bald men who drug the city’s inhabitants and manipulate their memories – and what do they want?  Nothing is as it seems in Alex Proyas’ grimy neo-noir masterpiece.  Starring Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt, Richard O’Brien, Ian Richardson and Colin Friels.  Rated R.
ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011) — Alien invaders get more than they bargained for in this London-set kids-vs-aliens super-fun, old-school creature feature.  Overlooked at the time of its release, Joe Cornish’s feature debut is a rip-roaring good time that deserves modern classic status.  The cast of (then) unknown kids includes the film debut of John Boyega who stars as Finn in the new Star Wars films.  Also starring Nick Frost as the tower block’s resident drug dealer and Jodie Whittaker who, as announced this summer, will be the first woman to play The Doctor in the Doctor Who film series.  Rated R.
TICKETS are $11 each per screening and are on sale now at

ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL — Now celebrating its 48th anniversary year, the USA Film Festival is a Dallas-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in the film and video arts.  The Festival’s year-round programs and events include KidFilm®, special monthly programs and premieres, and the USA Film Festival, held each spring, one of the oldest film festivals in the U.S.  The USA Film Festival is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.
For additional information about the program, contact the USA Film Festival at 214-821-6300 or

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern FILMS Presents a selection from Doug Aitken: Electric Earth – July 25


July 25; 7 pm

A screening of filmic works by Doug Aitken as related to Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, approximately 2 hrs.

Aitken belongs to a generation of artists such as Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, for whom film functions as a medium for experience, and exists as form as much as subject matter.
Philippe Vergne, “You Are Here and So Am I,” Doug Aitken: Electric Earth 

Doug Aitken is an American artist and filmmaker. Defying definitions of genre, he explores every medium from film and installations to architectural innovations. Aitken is at the frontier of 21st-century communication. Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, his eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.
This special evening is an opportunity to showcase various filmic works included inDoug Aitken: Electric Earth, as well as more recent work, including the filmic documentation of Underwater Pavilions, Aitken’s ambitious, large-scale installation produced by Parley for the Oceans and presented in partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His most recent project, Mirage, is an artwork that distills the recognizable structure of a house into the essence of its form and allows it to reflect, merge with, and disappear into the landscape.
Doug Aitken, Black Mirror (still), 2011, video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), three monitors, freestanding room, mirrors, 13:20 minutes/loop, installation dimensions variable

A screening of filmic works by Doug Aitken as related to Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, approximately 2 hrs.


Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films is a summer extension of the lecture series. This film-based weekly program runs through the summer months and strives to continue the consideration of ideas and issues pertaining to the art and architecture of the Modern, as well as to contemporary art in general.

The screenings this summer focus on the genre of road films, as recommended by the artist Doug Aitken. Each selection addresses notions of the nomadic, time and space through movement, the horizon line, and/or the landscape and culture of the West in conjunction with the Modern’s summer exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. Visit for more information.

Cafe Modern will have a cash bar available before the film.

To create a full experience, these presentations include a brief introduction and opportunity for discussion following the films. Seating is available in the Modern’s auditorium at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7 pm. The museum’s galleries are open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films. This program is free and open to the public. Up to two free tickets can be obtained at the information desk beginning at 5 pm the day of the screening.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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2017 Oak Cliff Film Festival June 8 -11


In its 6th year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theatre and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. OCFF showcases brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond. Guide to festival:

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation, May 25

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth



Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation
Thursday, May 25; 7 pm 

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public selected Tuesday from February 28 through April 25, with a specially scheduled presentation on Thursday, May 25.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit

Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel



Thursday, May 25

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation


Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation to launch Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s largest survey to date, which opens to the public Sunday, May 28.
For this special presentation, Aitken and Vergne discuss Aitken’s uniquely immersive aesthetic; the work’s relationship to 20th-century avant-garde art, cinema, and experimental music; the nature of creativity in the 21st century; the possibilities for artmaking within our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary world; and other ideas central to the artist and the exhibition. Within this conversational context, Aitken will also introduce the filmic documentation of his most recent project,Mirage. Mirage is an artwork that distills the recognizable structure of a house into the essence of its form and allows it to reflect, merge with, and disappear into the landscape. 



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule May 19-June 25


Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
May 19-June 25

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.



May 19-21
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Illustrated with performances, private videos, and recollections from those who knew him, BURDEN observes the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures, and scientific models.
NR, 88 minutes
May 26-28
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY, directed by the gifted journalist and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor), tells the story of a David-and-Goliath fight over urban planning that took place more than 50 years ago. Yet the movie just about pulses with contemporary resonance.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
NR, 92 minutes
June 2-4
Friday 6 and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:45 am, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm

“I’m thrilled to say that it’s an absolute drop-dead masterwork.” Richard Brody

, The New Yorker.

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson and impeccably personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time.
PG-13, 126 minutes
June 9-11
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

“A soft, slim, albeit charming, tale, filled with food, flowers, and good wines.”Fionnuala Halligan

, Screen International.

When her director husband (Alec Baldwin) is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman (Diane Lane) takes a jaunt with his business associate, a charming Frenchman who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. Paris Can Wait is the first feature directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis Ford Coppola.
NR, 92 minutes
June 16-18
Friday 6 and 8:45 pm; Saturday 4:15 pm; Sunday 11:15 am, 2 pm, and 4:45 pm

“Jean-Pierre Léaud clearly knows something about living in a kind of box, and he plays Louis as a tired but majestic wreck. He’s riveting, and a little alarming.” Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

. Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg and soon begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

155 minutes, French with English subtitles                                       
June 23-25
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Cate Blanchett stars as 13 different characters in this semi-experimental take on artistic manifestos, directed by Julian Rosefeldt.
95 minutes
Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
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Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
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USA Film Festival announces Short Film Winners 2017

USA Film Festival Logo 2017

DALLAS — On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the USA Film Festival announced the winners of the 39th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition.  The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.
Chosen from more than 600 international entries, the First Place Winning Films included:
Minh Tâm, Vincent Maury, director
The History of Magic: Ensueno, Jose Luis Gonzalez & Dano Johnson, co-directors
Little Potato, Wes Hurley & Nathan M. Miller, co-directors
Gibberish, Nathalie Biancheri, director
Promise, Tian Xie, director
Owen, Kelly Pike, director
The 2017 National Jury included writer/director/producer John Putch, writer/director/actor Christina Beck, actor/producer and teacher Diane Baker, actor DeVaughn Nixon, artist and short filmmaker Rosson Crow and animator/writer/producer and voice actor Jorge Gutierrez.
This year marks the 47th Anniversary of the Festival, which has awarded prizes to dozens of now established filmmakers early in their careers including Mark Osborne (More), Don Hertzfeldt (Lilly and Jim), Danny Leiner (Time Expired), Chel White (Choreography for Copy Machine), Bill Plympton (Your Face), Michael Almereyda (Another Girl, Another Planet), Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien), Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket), Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied), Todd Haynes (Superstar), Alexander Payne (The Passion of Martin), George Hickenlooper (Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade), Alan Taylor (That Burning Question) and John Lasseter (Tin Toy).
In addition to the National Jury awards, Festival Awarded Prizes also went to the following Official Selection and other short works:
Jury Prize – Minor Turbulence, Jared Houseman, director
Performance Award – Sharon Lawrence in Home, Russell Simpson, director
Honorable Mention, Student Film — Ambience, Ji Hyun Kim, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – The Whole World, Julián Quintanilla, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – The Language of Ball, Ramon Rodriguez, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – Zaar, Ibrahim Nada, director
Newcomer Award – Jackson Smith in A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud., Karen Allen, director
OFFICIAL SPONSORS — Sponsors of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival include Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Gaedeke Group, Whole Foods Market, Carol and Alan J. Bernon Family Charitable Trust, Headington Company, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Mary Fox and Laura Fox Williamson, Suddenlink Communications, Dallas Film Commission,

, Sidley Austin LLP, Jackson Walker LLP, Texas Film Commission, Texas Association of Motion Media Professionals, Wolfgang Puck Catering, SAG-AFTRA, Downtown Dallas News, Dallas Producers Association, Alford Media Services, Angelika Film Center and Ticketmaster.

ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL — A year-round film festival featuring 50 days of programs
The USA Film Festival is a 47-year-old Dallas-based 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the film and video arts.  Year-round events include the annual KidFilm® Festival, a 39-year-old International Short Film Competition; monthly screenings; special programs and premieres; and the USA Film Festival, held each Spring.  Throughout the year, the Festival presents a variety of membership, exhibition, educational, and cultural programs designed to bring together audiences and filmmakers for a “live cinema” experience.

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May is Black Men’s Month at SDCC! One Step Ahead Reception May 12 & Black Men’s Film Festival May 19 & 20


One Step Ahead

Opening Reception
Friday, May 12, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Artist Talk
Sat. June 17, 2017 3:00pm – 5:00pm

One Step Ahead is a joint exhibition by Lyndon Barrois Jr. and Kahlil Robert Irving, that excavates a pivotal period of American culture and politics, examining loss as a stifling of progress. Reflecting on the affects of the assassinations of Civil Rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Barrois Jr. and Irving mine cultural iconography, both celestial and terrestrial, presenting metaphorical and juxtapositional gestures that bring historic concerns into our present condition. Through both traditional and inventive strategies of making, One Step Ahead draws from the eponymous 1967 song by Aretha Franklin, which touches on time and the inevitability of heartbreak where love is concerned. In acknowledging two lives, two assassinations, and two directions of thought towards the progress of Black life in the United States, the artist hope to prompt past, present, and future reflections on mortality, while working to translate their perspectives into alternate ways of understanding identity and protest.


About the Artists:

Lyndon Barrois Jr. has exhibited nationally, including solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts (St. Louis), and group exhibitions at La Esquina (Kansas City), the Chicago Artist Coalition (Chicago) and Blackburn 20/20 Gallery (New York), to name a few. He received an MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. He has held residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Arteles Creative Center in Finland, and Nes Artist Residency in Iceland. Barrois Jr. was a teaching artist at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago and a faculty member at Washington University and Webster University. He is currently the Museum Educator at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Kahlil Robert Irving is a multimedia artist living and working in Saint Louis, Missouri. He recently completed his undergraduate degree at the Kansas City Art Institute, double majoring in Art History and Ceramics. Currently he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. At Washington University, Irving is a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow. His work in the collections of the Riga Porcelain Museum, in Riga, Latvia; Foundation for Contemporary Ceramic Art in Kecskemet, Hungary, and the Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. His work has also been exhibited at the Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri; Glassell School and Museum of fine art, Houston, Texas; and the Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.



Black Men’s Film Festival

Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00pm

Seven Songs for Malcolm X
Produced by the Black Audio Film Collective
A Film by John Akomfrah

An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader, SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X collects testimonies, eyewitness accounts and dramatic reenactments to tell the life, legacy, loves, and losses of Malcolm X.

Featuring interviews with Malcolm’s widow Betty Shabazz, Spike Lee, and many other, SEVEN SONGS looks for the meaning behind the resurgence of interest in the man whose X always stood for the unknown.

“What makes Seven Songs so provocative is that Akomfrah shows respect for many different interpretations of Malcolm, suggesting that this revolutionary figure belongs to everybody.” —The Chicago Reader

Check out the film trailer here!
Sat., May 20, 2017 8:00pm

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
Producer/Director: Karen Thorsen, Producers: William Miles and Douglas K. Dempsey

The life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist are recounted: what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.” James Baldwin tells his own story in this emotional portrait. Using rarely-seen archival footage from nine different countries, the film melds intimate interviews and eloquent public speeches with cinéma vérité glimpses of Baldwin and original scenes from his extraordinary funeral service in December 1987. His close friends and colleagues — even critics — illuminate the narrative, among them writers Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka and William Styron, plus entertainer Bobby Short. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket was originally broadcast August 14, 1989 on AMERICAN MASTERS

Check out the film trailer here!


The South Dallas Cultural Center has a new website!

Programs at the South Dallas Cultural Center are supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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USA Film Festival April 26-30

The USA Film Festival announces
47th Annual USA Film Festival
April 26-30, 2017

DALLAS – The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 47th Annual
USA Film Festival, April 26 – 30, 2017 as part of Dallas Arts Month. Programs will be held
at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas. Advance tickets are
available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning April 12, 2017.
This year’s program highlights (in-person guests) include:
– Texan Del Shores returns to the Festival to present several “early Opening Night” screenings of the
seventeen-years-later very Southern sequel A Very Sordid Wedding on April 21, 23 & 25 (This program
only will be held at the Texas Theatre)
– Salute to actor Rene Auberjonois in conjunction with the Short Film Showcase program (The evening
will include a film clip compilation salute to Mr. Auberjonois)
– An all-star Shorts Showcase program featuring works from actress Karen Allen presenting her
directorial debut A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.; actress Sharon Lawrence presents Russell Simpson’s short
work Home; actress Brenda Strong and writer/director John Farmanesh-Bocca present their short
film (shot in North Texas) I Did Not Forget You; and Finnegan Haid presents his short work The Parrot
featuring Rene Auberjonois. Actor Charles Haid will host the on-stage Q&A with Rene Auberjonois
following the film clip Tribute.
– Special repertory screening of The Best of Everything (1959) with star Diane Baker in attendance (The
evening will include a film clip compilation salute to Ms. Baker)
– The Festival also honors actress and voice artist extraordinaire Nancy Cartwright (she is the voice of
Bart Simpson on “The Simpsons”) with her screenwriting debut feature In Search of Fellini (also in
attendance producers Monica Gil, Kevin Burke and Peter Kjenaas (also co-writer) and actress
Mary Lynn Rajskub)
– Dallas-raised writers Evan Daughtery (Snow White and The Huntsman) and writer Philip Schaeffer
return to the Festival to present Schaeffer’s directing debut Witch-Hunt, produced by Daughtery
– Also from Dallas – Producer Chris Donahue returns to the Festival to present his fascinating
documentary The Dating Project. Free Admission program.
– Also from Dallas – Producer Mickey Liddell returns to present his new film Megan Leavey, based on
the true story of a Marine veteran and her combat dog
– Former Dallasite Margaret Galbraith returns home to present the uplifting documentary Stickman: The
Roosevelt Wilkerson Story about the life of the formerly homeless local artist popularly known as
Stickman for his singularly carved walking sticks
– Actor/director Charles Haid returns to the Festival (as producer) with the excellent comedy/drama
Sensitivity Training which marks the feature film debut of writer/director Melissa Finell (also in
– Writer/director Finn Taylor returns to the Festival to present the winning romantic comedy Unleashed
– Writer/director Eric Howell returns to the Festival to present his haunting thriller Voice From the Stone
starring Emilia Clarke; producer Dean Zanuck also in attendance
– Writer/director Jake Goldberger returns to the Festival to present his charming coming-of-age drama
Holding Patterns starring Freddie Highmore
– Awards program for the 39th Annual International Short Film Competition; The 2017 National Jury
includes writer/director John Putch, actor/writer/director Christina Beck, actor DeVaughn Nixon,
painter and filmmaker Rosson Crow, and writer/director/producer/animator Jorge Gutierrez. Free
admission program.
– Special screening of the new documentary film about the life of influential jazz pianist Bill Evans
entitled Time/Remembered; In attendance filmmaker Bruce Spiegel; Presented in partnership with
Sammons Jazz and the Sammons Center for the Arts. Free admission program

– Special screening of the new film The Father and the Bear presented by filmmaker John Putch;
Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter and the City of
Dallas Office of Senior Affairs. Free Admission program.
– Other highlights include several compilation programs of short films (Narrative, Nonfiction, Student,
Animation), several Texas-made shorts and feature films, two films from 30-year Festival alumnus
Bill Plympton (the irreverent animated feature Revengeance created with Jim Lujan along with the
hilarious short Cop Dog), and a special repertory screening of the contemporary all-ages classic
Whale Rider (screened at USAFF in 2002) as we prepare for its bluray debut.
[A full schedule of films is listed in the attached program flyer. An additional 60+ filmmaker guests
will be in attendance.)
DEDICATION – USAFF47 is dedicated to these friends and filmmakers that we lost this past year:
Bill Paxton was a great friend to USAFF attending our program many times over several decades, with
films in which he performed, produced and directed. Lupita Tovar was the most charming of guests
when we presented the Spanish-language Dracula with her thirty years ago. Actress Charmian Carr
was such a doll attending our KidFilm program to present a sing-a-long version of The Sound of Music —
all the kids wanted “Liesl’s” autograph. Producer Dan Ireland joined us to present his directing debut
The Whole Wide World in 1996, which he shot in Texas. Filmmaker and film professor Andy Anderson
screened his locally made feature Positive ID with us in 1986. Film historian, TCM ambassador and
world-class host Robert Osborne was a wonderful colleague to all of us who love and support classic
Tickets for most programs are $10.
There are also several FREE-admission programs noted in the schedule.
Advance tickets will be available via TICKETMASTER beginning April 12th
Tickets by telephone – 214-631-2787
Tickets online –
A complete schedule of all Festival events may be:
— obtained by calling the Festival office at 214-821-FILM
— viewed online at
— and printed schedules can also be picked up at the Angelika Film Center Dallas
Sponsors of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival include Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Gaedeke Group,
Whole Foods Market, Carol and Alan J. Bernon Family Charitable Trust, Headington Company,
Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Mary Fox and Laura Fox Williamson, Suddenlink
Communications, Dallas Film Commission,, Sidley Austin LLP, Jackson Walker LLP,
Texas Film Commission, Texas Association of Motion Media Professionals, Wolfgang Puck Catering,
SAG-AFTRA, Dallas Producers Association, Alford Media Services, Angelika Film C

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EARTHxFilm2017 Screenings April 21-23


EARTHxFilm showcases films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Join us for a week of special events that launch EARTHxFilm and then attend our screenings in Fair Park, April 21-23.

DIFF Passholders receive free admission to EARTHxFilm screenings.

EARTHxFilm screenings cover a wide range of important environmental topics. There is something you need to see now:


Storytelling that will engage you.

Hard looks at important issues.

Quick takes on your world.

Immersive experiences for you.

EARTHxFILM presents a number of educational opportunities for students during the Festival:


Dallas Film Society, 110 Leslie St., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207

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Thin Line Film Fest April 19-23


April 19-23, 2017, FREE
Thin Line Fest is a five-day film, music, and photography festival in Denton, Texas. 

Thin Line Film is Texas’ only all-documentary film festival. Films from around the world and around the corner.

Thin Line Music features local, regional, and national acts on small, intimate stages. When the films end, the parties begin!

During the exhibition, enjoy Thin Line Photo, a curated exhibition of over 100 photographs at gallery spaces around Downtown Denton including the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Learn more at


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Fort Works Art presents HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT April 26 at the Modern



Wed, April 26, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Fort Works Art presents the U.S. premiere of HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT in support of their current exhibit #28Grams — featuring 28 artists culled from Instagram from around the world. HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT features four artists’ struggle as they work and live in Brooklyn. Two of these artists, Jerome Lagarrigue and Tim Okamura, are showcased in #28GRAMS and will be present along with the director, Jeff Martini, to discuss the documentary.

The documentary takes its audience through the intimate details of four unique figurative artists’ — filmed over the span of five years. Their unlikely friendships and efforts to break the ‘barriers’ as working painters in Brooklyn, led them to raise funds for a collaborative show — creating potential to finally land them in the spotlight.

AFTER PARTY: Join Director Jeff Martini and Artists Jerome Lagarrigue and Tim Okamura at Fort Works Art following the screening for an exclusive meet-and-greet and to see first hand their work on display in the #28Grams exhibit.


2100 Montgomery Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Energy 2017 opens April 19 at the ARTS Gallery; reception April 27


Poster: Energy_2017_poster_04032017

SHOW TITLE: Energy 2017


Wednesday, April 19 – Saturday, May 13, 2017


Thursday, April 27th from 4 to 7 PM


Communication Design students create installations using new media technology, presenting a range of concepts and designs produced at Collin College.

THE ARTS gallery Location:
Collin College Spring Creek Campus
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano
Room A-175

Gallery hours are:

Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 8 PM.;

Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM

For more information about this exhibition and any future exhibitions, visit the gallery’s website at or call 972-881-5873


Visit THEARTSgallery on facebook!/pages/THE-ARTS-Gallery/129731365191?ref_type=bookmark

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2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9


We’re excited to announce the full programming schedule for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9.

With 122 films from 31 countries and multiple, panels, events and galas, there’s a lot to talk about. We can’t get to it all here, but you can see it all now at

Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:

DIFF opens a festival-long salute to films of 1967 with our Opening Night Gala, a 50th Anniversary screening of BONNIE AND CLYDE.

Our World premieres include Craig Elrod’s MUSTANG ISLAND, Russ Kendall’s MAN IN THE CAMO JACKET, Jameson Brooks’s BOMB CITY, and Micah Barber’s INTO THE WHO KNOWS!

David Gordon Green will receive the Maverick Award, and Katharine Houghton will attend a special screening of GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.

#DIFF2017 online box office opens march 16

The Prekindle Online Box Office for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival opens on March 16 to the general public at

View all the festivals films and create your schedule in our online film guide. It’s easy to add them to your cart and check out. This year we’re offering print-at-home tickets. Just bring them to your screenings and we’ll scan them. Tickets are only $12.

You can also buy DIFF passes, DFS Honors tickets and, later, Festival merchandise at the online box office.

The Festival’s physical box office opens March 20 in the West Village.

Get ready to fest! Passes to the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival (March 30-April 9) are on sale!

A pass is the best way to experience DIFF and attend all the Festival’s narrative features, documentaries, short films and panels. Higher pass levels receive access to the Filmmaker Lounge where you can meet and mingle with DIFF filmmakers.

Festival passes make great gifts for the film lover in your life, or anybody who wants to experience international cinema with us in our second decade.

— from the Dallas Film Society Newsreel

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Black Women’s Month @ SDCC (African Diaspora, Exhibits & Film Festival)


March is Black Women’s Month
at the South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 South Fitzhugh
Dallas TX 75210
Phone: 214.939.2787
African Diaspora: New Dialogues
Sanderia Faye in Coversation with Kiese Laymon

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:30 pm
FreeWordSpace and the South Dallas Cultural Center present the third season of African Diaspora: New Dialogues, a series of free readings and discussions dedicated to bringing Dallas audiences major contributors to the literary life of the African Diaspora.Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA in Fiction from Indiana University and is currently a Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, the UK edition released in 2016.This event will be hosted by Dallas novelist Sanderia Faye, whose novelMourner’s Bench won the 2016 Hurston/Wright Foundation Award for debut fiction.

invisible. &
Safe House

Special Black Women’s Month Gallery Exhibitions

Open Reception
Friday, March 3, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm

invisible. is a collection of new work by Ciara Elle Bryant that uses the black female body as a site to explore black female identity in popular culture. Invisible. uses mixed media to explore the themes of power, femininity and social objectivity.

Born in Miami Florida, Bryant is a fine art photographer residing in Dallas, Texas where she recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Performance with a concentration in Visual Arts from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Safe House is an exhibit on the African American coding tradition in quilts and the bond of black women in quilting circles. The quilts feature traditional block-quilting, original designs, and fiber art, quilted by hand as well as by machine. Creativity and improvisation are common characteristics of many African American quilts and theses quilts provide us with insight into a rich heritage and history. Quilts featured in the exhibit come from members of the Quilting Sister of Color Quilting Circle.

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:00pm – Black Box Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors
Purchase Tickets Here!

Daughters of the Dust: written and directed Juile Dash – At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — suffers a generational split. Talkback led by Angela Ards, Associate Professor of English at Southern Methodist University.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:00pm– Black Box Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors
Purchase Tickets Here!

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners: written and directed Shola Lynch- Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Talkback lead by Dr. Latrese Adkins Weathersby – Beloved Community Consulting Group.

The Chanelle Pearson Suite – an evening of short films featuring the work of Chanelle Aponte Pearson.

Friday & SaturdayMarch 10-11, 2017 | 7:30pm– Studio Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors

Purchase Tickets Here!


So Young So Pretty So White, produced & co-directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a segment from a feature-length documentary that is currently in development the addresses the global practice of skin bleaching.

Chef Gaby: decolonizing the kitchen, produced and directed by Chanelle Person, is a short documentary about Gabriela Alvarez, a chef, healer, and activist living and working in Brooklyn.

Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries that a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About, produced by Chanelle Pearson is a short film made in collaboration with Blackout for Human Rights.

Something to Believe, produced by Chanelle Pearson, is a film that addresses the detachment we all battle, when faced with the world’s overwhelming issues.

Frenel, produced by Chanelle Pearson, highlights the life and work of a Brooklyn-based milliner.

195 Lewis pilot episode, written, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson, is your introduction to a group of friends navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and polyamorous in Brooklyn, New York.

Ryann Holmes: the work is waking up, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a short documentary about Ryann Holmes, a community organizer and co-founder of bklyn boihood, a collective of Black and Brown women and transmen working towards reframing and redefining masculinity.

*Chanelle Person and Ryann Holmes will be in attendance

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Truth about the Fine Art of Watercolor from Giddens Gallery


Watercolor as fine art

Video: Watercolor as Fine Art by Jill Poyerd

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051

Add us to your address book

817-488-8600  |



Click here to read more and to view all of Naomi’s work.



“Alpine Waterfall”
by Naomi Brotherton

at the Falls”
by Cherie Giddens

by Jackie Railsback

by Naomi Brotherton

“Quiet Moment Captured”
by Cherie Giddens

“New Mexico Hollyhocks”
by Jackie Railsback

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule January 13-February 19


Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
January 13-February 19  


January 13-15
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A rare blend of culinary and cinematic excitement returns to theaters with a glorious new 4K restoration that only makes it easier to savor its flavors.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire.
Considered one of the best food movies of all time, this humorous paean to the joys of food focuses on a trucker who rides into town like a modern-day Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant.
114 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles
January 20-22
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A film with a big heart and an even bigger imagination.” Cath Clarke, Time Out.
“An irreverent but otherwise harmless ontological satire that puts a cartoonish spin on the Christian origin story.Peter Debruge, Variety.
The Brand New Testament is a 2015 fantasy/dark comedy in which God lives in an apartment in Brussels with his meek wife and his 10-year-old daughter.
Includes controversial adult subject matter; 113 minutes; French and German
January 27-29
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“Huppert’s warm, wry performance as an academic facing a crisis at home powers Mia Hansen-Løve’s intimate, intellectual film.” Mark Kermode, The Guardian.
A passionate middle-aged philosophy professor (Isabelle Huppert) rethinks her already much-examined life after an unforeseen divorce.
PG-13; 102 minutes; French with English subtitles
February 3-5
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Pedro Almodovar seduces his audience from the opening credits of this fertile Spanish melodrama about love, loss and reinvention.” Vicky Roach, Daily Telegraph.
In the latest drama from Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar, a middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suárez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. Thus begins a painful reflection into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of torment that defined her current life.
R; 96 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
February 10-12
Friday 5:30 and 8:30 pm; Saturday 4:30 pm; Sunday 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm
“A slow-burning thing of beauty, ultimately as moving as it is implausibly funny.” Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter.
To say Toni Erdmann is funny doesn’t even begin to capture the out-there texture of the jokes, and of the actors’ timing.Stephanie Zacharek, Time.
A reluctant career woman must spend time with her estranged father when he comes for a surprise visit.
R; 162 minutes; German with English subtitles
February 17-19
Friday 6 pm Animated program, 8 pm Live Action program; Saturday 5 pm Animated program; Sunday noon Animated program, 2 pm Live Action program, 4 pm Animated program
Enjoy this opportunity to see the 2017 Academy Award nominees for Best Animated and Best Live Action short films.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth



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Building Bridges: A Free Family-Friendly Event leading up to the Denton Black Film Festival – Jan. 21


Building Bridges: A Free Family-Friendly Event leading up to the Denton Black Film Festival

Presented by Denton African-American Scholarship Foundation
January 21, Noon -10 PM, FREE, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Join us for film, dance, live music, DJ, visual art, theater, caricature and balloon artists, photo booths, giveaways, face painting, and food trucks! Learn more at

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Denton Black Film Festival Jan. 27-29


Denton Black Film Festival
presented by Denton African-American Scholarship Foundation
January 27-29, 2017. Campus Theatre and Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) is a weekend long festival celebrating the diverse stories and culture of the black community through film, music and art. The festival will feature narratives, documentaries, and shorts submitted by filmmakers from all over the country and internationally. Screenings will be held at the historic Campus Theatre in downtown Denton. For full schedule and tickets, visit

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Local Art Reviews / News & Videos Dec. 2, 2016


We provide a weekly or biweekly round-up of locally published visual art reviews, art stories and videos. Art News DFW’s guide serves to promote the local artists, galleries and art organizations in North Texas.Please email if you wish to contribute a link, write a review or help with our round-up.

Let the River Run: The Trinity River Project at Liliana Bloch Gallery by Jennifer Smart NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Homeless, At-Risk Artists to Show in Stewpot Art Program Exhibit BY LANCE MURRAY • DEC 2, 2016

Dallas’ Stewpot Art Program empowers the homeless by giving them paint, a brush and a canvas by Micahael Granberry Dec. 2, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts chairman talks ‘Dallas,’ corny dogs and why the arts still matter by Manuel Mendoza Nov. 29, 2016

Greatest show on Earth? Don’t miss the 200-plus Edgar Degas works on display in Houston by Rick Brettell Nov. 29, 2016

From Pancho Villa to modern Dallas, four generations of Byrd Williamses chronicled life through a camera lens by Michael Granberry Nov. 23, 2016

Channeling Nobel winner Bob Dylan, Dallas art gallery showcases work with a theme of ‘Tangled Up in Blue’ by Michael Granberry Nov. 23, 2016

The Trinity River inspires bold new show at the Liliana Bloch Gallery in the Dallas Design District by Michael Granberry NOV 17, 2016

‘Flaming Critters’ and counterculture fantasies abound in Dallas artist’s immersive exhibit vy Lee Escobedo Nov. 15, 2016

5 Art Events for Your Weekend, December 1-4 by Rachel Williams NOVEMBER 30, 2016

DMA’s Intoxicating Exhibit Celebrates the Artistry in Cocktail Makers’ Tools by Alaena Hostetter NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Dallas Gets a Moving Sculpture From the Creator of the Olympic Cauldron, and It Squeaks by Karen Gavis NOVEMBER 30, 2016

5 Art Events for Your Weekend: November 24-27 by Rachel Williams NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Craft Beer Makers Put Art on Their Bottles, as well as Inside Them by Karen Gavis NOVEMBER 22, 2016

The Fire Marshal Wants to Shut Down Our Party

The arts community is feeling the heat as the city cracks down on illicit gatherings. BY PETER SIMEK PUBLISHED IN D MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016

The Basement Gallery Returns With ‘There Goes the Neighborhood’. Months after the fire marshal closed down its Oak Cliff space, the gallery is back with an exhibition of boundary-breaking street art. BY NATALIE GEMPEL NOVEMBER 21, 2016

There Is Something Worth Saving at Valley View Mall

Brenda Stubel wants to preserve a thousand tiny pieces of the Sanger-Harris mosaic. BY MICHAEL FRIEBELE PUBLISHED IN D MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016

Top Five: December 1, 2016 01 Dec 2016/Glasstire

Judd Foundation Releases More Judd Writings 02 Dec 2016/Paula Newton

Five New Public Art Works For a Richardson Mixed-Use Development 01 Dec 2016/Glasstire

Top Five Thanksgiving! November 24, 2016 24 Nov 2016/Glasstire

Jim Malone at Artspace111 21 Nov 2016/Barbara Koerble

Bearing Witness: ‘Border Cantos’ at the Amon Carter 19 Nov 2016/Gene Fowler

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks by Hady Mawajdeh 30 Nov 2016

NEA Chairman Jane Chu Visits Dallas by Jerome Weeks 28 Nov 2016

ART ON HENDERSON by Todd Camplin

The Nasher’s New Man: Famed Museum Puts a Retail Wiz/Composer in Charge BY CHRISTINA GEYER 12.01.16\\


Art This Week-At the Kimbell Art Museum-Monet: The Early Years

Top Five: Dec. 1, 2016 Glasstire TV

Top Five: Nov. 24, 2016 Glasstire TV

Modern Spanish Art at the Meadows Museum in Dallas Glasstire TV

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern – Carlo McCormick


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Local Art Reviews / News & Videos Nov. 18, 2016


We provide a weekly or biweekly round-up of locally published visual art reviews, art stories and videos. Art News DFW’s guide serves to promote the local artists, galleries and art organizations in North Texas.Please email if you wish to contribute a link, write a review or help with our round-up.

Art Outdoors: A Guide to Texas Sculpture Gardens by MONICA SMART NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Midcentury Sampler: Abstract Texas at the Amon Carter by DEVON BRITT-DARBY NOVEMBER 14, 2016

The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell by DEVON BRITT-DARBY NOVEMBER 7, 2016

These are the 4 most interesting art gallery exhibits to wrap up 2016 By Kendall Morgan 11.17.16

Uptown Dallas’ West Village unveils cool new mural with proper party By Promoted Article Correspondent 11.10.16

Photo Tour of the 2016White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour, October 9, 2016 by JR Compton

‘Constellation’ Takes Reunion Tower Interactive BY JANA J. PRUET | NOV 18, 2016

‘Flaming Critters’ and counterculture fantasies abound in Dallas artist’s immersive exhibitor (Heyd Fontenot) by Lee Escobedo Nov. 15, 2016

At Dallas’ only free wall, graffiti taggers can spray to their art’s content by Tiffany Ditto Nov. 18, 2016

The Trinity River inspires bold new show at the Liliana Bloch Gallery in the Dallas Design District by Michael Granberry Nov. 17, 2016

Anthony Howe creates art that seeks to slow your heartbeat down and make your life better by Michael Granberry Nov. 10, 2016

KAWS and effect: Acclaimed artist’s eye-popping work makes a difference, even in the gift shop by Michael Granberry Nov. 10, 2016

Four art exhibits in Dallas-Fort Worth you must see right now, from Monet to ‘Divine Felines’ by Rick Brettell Nov. 5, 2016

Three Years After He Technically Died, Matthew Brinston Is One of Dallas’ Brightest Young Artists BY ALAENA HOSTETTER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

Artist Trying to Trump Hate By Selling ‘TrumpIsAFartFace’ Sign BY DANNY GALLAGHER Nov. 17, 2016

5 Art Events for Your Weekend: November 17-20 by Rachel Williams NOVEMBER 16, 2016

A Wind-Powered Sculpture Is Downtown Dallas’ Newest Art Installation:

The kinetic, pinwheel-like work is slightly less imposing than the giant eyeball next door. BY ALEX MACON NOVEMBER 14, 2016

What Art Can Do About Trump 18 Nov 2016/Michael Bise

Top Five: November 17, 2016 17 Nov 2016/Glasstire

All good dreamers pass this way some day: on the election, and art 15 Nov 2016/Rainey Knudson

(The New World Order and) Heyd Fontenot at Conduit Gallery, Dallas 13 Nov 2016/Christina Rees

Not A Hobby: Heyd Fontenot 12 Nov 2016/Ariane Roesch

Sam Gilliam Painting is Among DMA’s First Acquisitions Under New Director 18 Nov 2016/Glasstire

Cedars Open Studios is This Saturday (Dallas) 17 Nov 2016/Glasstire

Update: SMU Meadows Grant Comes Just in Time to Address Racist Nonsense 17 Nov 2016/Paula Newton

SMU Meadows Receives $300,000 Grant for Ignite/Arts Dallas 16 Nov 2016/Glasstire

Top Five: November 10, 2016 10 Nov 2016/Glasstire

How A Painter’s Insatiable Curiosity Led To A Bright Future: When Riley Holloway painted his first portrait, he was nervous and a bit unsure of what lied ahead. Now Holloway is getting shout-outs from celebrities and showing at Miami Art Week. by Hady Mawajdeh 17 Nov 2016

DMA Acquires First Painting Under New Director by Jerome Weeks 17 Nov 2016

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks by Hady Mawajdeh 16 Nov 2016

SMU’s Ignite/Arts Initiative Wins $300,000 Grant From Mellon Foundation by Jerome Weeks 16 Nov 2016

Photos: Art Con 12 by Dane Walters and Jeremiah Jensen

Meet An Art Conspiracy Artist: Judith Lea Perkinsby Anne Bothwell 10 Nov 2016

JAMES DRAKE + DION JOHNSON at Holly Johnson Gallery by Todd Camplin

Big Momma’s House: Artist Turns His Grandmother’s Humble Texas Home Into a Historic Wonder (Sedrick Huckaby) BY CATHERINE D. ANSPO PHOTOGRAPHY MAX BURKHALTER 11.09.16

A Covert Market in Royal Indian Jewels: Dallas Gem Master Quietly Builds a Museum Worthy Collection BY CHRISTINA GEYER 11.08.16

The Year of the Frenchman: Mind-Bending Artist Celebrated in the Nasher Prize’s Worldly Dallas Blitz BY JANE ROZELLE 11.07.16

The Art Whisperer: This Guy’s Paid (Well) To Hang Your Paintings in the Perfect Place (Marley Whistler) BY REBECCA SHERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY DINAH WHISTLER 11.04.16

Dallas Museum of Art exhibition to explore the art of the cocktail by Dana Joseph Nov. 2, 2016


Artist Spotlight – Riley Holloway – Painter

Art This Week-At the Meadows Museum, Dallas-Modern Spanish Art from ACAC

Art This Week-At the Dallas Museum of Art-Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl

Art This Week-At Fort Worth Contemporary Arts-Emily Speed Interview

Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail

DMA Mannequin Challenge

Glasstire Top Five: Nov. 17, 2016

Glasstire Top Five: Nov. 10, 2016

State of the Arts Fort Worth: Examining the Cultural Shift (Kimbell Art Museum)

Monet: The Early Years (Kimbell Art Museum)

Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo Symposium (Meadows Museum)

Curating Goya Symposium 2015 Meadows Museum Dallas

Portraits in Conversation: Francisco de Goya and Vicente López y Portaña Meadows Museum Dallas

WFAA News 8 Update Stolen Art Mystery at Meadows Museum 10 7 16 Meadows Museum Dallas

Meadows Museum Celebrating 50 Years Panel Discussion

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern – Lorna Simpson

KAWS FINAL 30 Sec Socail Media Spot

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern – Carlo McCormick

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern – Roberto de Leon, Jr , FAIA, LEED AP

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern – Ryan McGinness

Redefining Space: Artist Sarah Sze Nasher Sculpture Center

The Roots and Shoots of Language: Artist Michael DeanNasher Sculpture Center

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Journeys from Light to Dark, Experimental Re-Scorings of Iconic Silent Films


In another cool & collaborative production between the Bath House Cultural Center and Friends of the Bath House, we are delighted to announce 3 unique multi-media experiences, Journeys from Light to Dark, Experimental Re-Scorings of Iconic Silent Films.

Continue celebrating Dia de los Muertes & the advent of autumn at the Bath House! Experience One or More Unique Evenings of “The Shadow Ensemble” featuring Ryan Cockerham, leader | Jeannine Wagar | Larry Rubin.

Live, newly composed soundtracks for three legendary silent films featuring vintage organs synthesizers and acoustic instruments, the music is a fascinating blend of new and old creating an immersive and hypnotizing sonic world. The soundtracks will be performed alongside screenings of the original films.

This mixed-media live entertainment will be performed at the Bath House Cultural Center

Thursday  |  Nov 3  |  7:30 PM   The Hands of Orlac

Friday  |  Nov 4  |  8:00 PM   The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Saturday  |  Nov 5  |  8:00 PM    Nosferatu 

Purchase tickets through our website here.

For more info see the Friends of Bath House website:



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Nancy Medina: Six Live Paintings for You and Brilliant Color Online Class


Named one of the best floral and botanical artists by American Art Collector magazine, Nancy Medina is a master signature artist and instructor for the Dallas Arboretum whose paintings and videos are collected around the world. Known for her bold, impressionistic florals and large container gardens that are immediately eye-catching, Nancy teaches throughout the US and Europe, sharing a loose, bright technique that evokes brilliant color. Her studio is located in Flower Mound, TX. For more about Nancy, see her website

Flower Mound Studio Newsletter                                                              October 2016

Banish the Blues Pink Hydrangeas, 16X16, palette knife/oil
Click here to see the painting live

Live Painting in the Studio

What could possibly go wrong?

I’ve been painting live each day on my Facebook fan page this week in the countdown to my fall online class launchOctober 27.

We’ve painted hydrangeas, pansies, a speckled pumpkin, a blue patterned vase and more. Painting live every night is exhausting, but you are worth it! It’s a bit like reality TV meets Flower Mound Studio, without the Kardashians. No one has cried yet, spent any amount of time in a hot tub, or been kicked off the island. In the spirit of full disclosure, there is some eye candy in each live video, when studio helper pug puppy Avery says hi to her fans. (Avery yawning and chewing on toys has really upped my ratings!)

The oops moments…so far!

There have been a few on camera “oops moments” already, dropping my paintbrush into the middle of my palette, pugs barking, the doorbell ringing, the kids outside on their motorized four-wheelers, pugs barking…. The best was last night, when my phone-video battery announced: “Battery strength is low”. I had no idea what to do. I felt like I was losing oxygen fast, then freezing, then drowning. Oh wait, no, that was Sandra Bullock in that space movie. Fortunately, cameraman/hubby quickly attached a backup battery and saved the day. Painting finished, cameo by sleepy Avery, plug for the online workshop smoothly delivered, check and check!Will there be more live videos? Will Avery become a film star and leave the Medina Foster Home for Wayward Pugs behind? All will be revealed…soon!



Brilliant Color Online Opens!

I’m so excited to announce my first fall online workshop, Brilliant Color Bootcamp, opens for registration at 5:30 am CT,October 27! The first to sign up gets a free seat! Registration will close on November 9, or earlier if we fill up.

Put away your suitcase and your traveling shoes, you’re going to get seven all new, full-length oil painting videos, a multi-media bonus lesson in acrylic and oil, the Color Games, and much more, with all content open to you for an entire year. Watch every moment from your tablet, smartphone, or computer in the comfort of your own studio, at your own pace and speed, and stay cozy and warm in your jammies without ever leaving home!

For our class members on Facebook, I’ll also be painting livewith you during the course. You’ll be able to comment, ask questions, and even tease the teacher…all in real time, and on camera. PS: There will be prizes and surprises for you sprinkled throughout every moment of the course!

What’s new this fall? Along with seven professional quality, full-length painting videos, this class will take it up a level, with games and videos focusing on temperature, value, and the building blocks of color to help you grow. Find out the cost of class and much more by Taking a peek!

What will we be painting? Daisies, sunflowers, poppies, cottage gardens, and much more. One of the first things you’ll receive in my online workshop is an invitation to join our Facebook flower family. We’ll learn great ways to loosen up, breathe, and fall in love with fresh, bright, loose floral and garden paintings, because brilliant is your color!

Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate painter, Brilliant Color Bootcamp will help you exercise your creative strengths and try new techniques to develop and build your best skills. In Brilliant Color Bootcamp, I’ll share everything I’ve learned over the past 25 years for understanding color, composition, value and temperature. In this five-week course, you’ll get seven all new, full-length oil painting videos, including a multimedia lesson in acrylics and oils. Along with tons of extra video clips and studio tips, I’ve created a fun way to stretch your color wings with The Color Games. These fun, interactive games are designed to help you create a beautiful, loose, painterly path, immersing you in the foundations of color. All the oil painting videos are fresh and new, created exclusively for your new fall workshop!

  • Floral and landscape painting lessons
  • Superpower palette tips (say that really fast!)
  • Classes begin weekly November 10, open for a full year
  • Tips for nurturing your inner flower child
  • Watch from your desktop, tablet or smartphone
  • Open for all levels

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Dallas VideoFest Oct. 18-23


The 29th Annual Dallas VideoFest will host approximately 125 screenings of local, regional and internationally produced media art programs. The festival specializes in independent, alternative, and non-commercial media, presenting hard-to-find works rarely seen on television, in movie theaters, or elsewhere.

You’ll see experimental video, documentaries, shorts, feature length films and animation. VideoFest will include panel discussions, and displays of new technology, as well as provide professional development and collaborative opportunities for attendees and artists.


–from the Dallas Film Society Newsreel

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Local Art Reviews / News & Videos Oct. 14, 2016


We provide a weekly or biweekly round-up of locally published visual art reviews, art stories and videos. Art News DFW’s guide serves to promote the local artists, galleries and art organizations in North Texas.Please email if you wish to contribute a link, write a review or help with our round-up.

Timeless Details: James Buss at Holly Johnson Gallery by JOHN ZOTOS OCTOBER 6, 2016

These are the 4 most interesting art gallery exhibits for October BY KENDALL MORGAN 10.12.16

Feed your need for handmade arts and crafts at beloved Richardson festival

By Promoted Article Correspondent 10.12.16

Virtual Dallas art gallery fills niche for original and affordable art BY NICOLE JORDAN 10.3.16

AIA Names Built Design Honor Awards Winners BY LANCE MURRAY | OCT 11, 2016

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Oct. 13 – 20 BY JANA J. PRUET | OCT 13, 2016

Fort Worth Library Opens Free Makerspace BY HEATHER NOEL • OCT 11, 2016

Can new exhibits finally shift Dallas art crowd’s focus to photography?  by Rick Brettell Oct. 11, 2016

Dallas socialite closing her fabled Design District showroom. An end, or a new start? (East & Orient Company) by Rick Brettel Oct. 6, 2016

Golden touch: ‘My Possibilities’ special needs students have what it takes to design for PrismCo’s ‘Midas’by Nancy Churnin, Theater Critic Oct. 10, 2016

How modern filmmakers reframe the white supremacy of ‘The Birth of a Nation’by Chris Vognar, Culture Critic Oct. 13, 2016

Goss Michael Foundation debuts new space with an exhibition by colorful Cuban-American painter José Parlá by Michael Granberry, Dallas Morning News Oct. 14, 2016

Aurora art event dishes up a snazzy ‘Prelude’ that lures to Dallas top international talents by  Michael Granberry Oct. 13, 2016

Photos show life on the streets through the eyes of those who live there by

Marc Ramirez Oct. 12, 2016

Octavio Medellín, Frida Kahlo and a macaw? All part of a 50th anniversary by Michael Granberry Oct. 6, 2016

5 Art Events for Your Weekend, October 14-16 by Rachel Williams WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016

5 Art Events for Your Weekend: October 7-9 by Rachel Williams WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016

KAWS’ Art Has Graced Museums and Consumer Products, and Now He Gets His First Survey by Jennifer Smart TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016


KAWS Comes to NorthPark: The artist, whose work skates across the divisions between culture and commerce, fits neatly into a shopping mall that doubles as one of Dallas’ best art museums. BY ALEX MACON PUBLISHED IN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT OCTOBER 14, 2016

As Fire Marshal Continues Crackdown on Arts Events, Rumors of Conspiracy Swirl: The latest victim is the Box Company, a new warehouse space owned by an art collector couple. BY PETER SIMEK PUBLISHED IN FRONTBURNER OCTOBER 3, 2016

Amuse-Bouche at Gallery 76102 13 Oct 2016/Barbara Koerble

Top Five: October 13, 2016 13 Oct 2016/Glasstire

Oak Cliff Gets An Arty Haunted House (Art Haunt) 13 Oct 2016/Glasstire

Some of Our Favorite Shows So Far This Fall 09 Oct 2016/Glasstire

Artists as Human Beings on TV 11 Oct 2016/Paula Newton

Art Walk West in Dallas Returns for Second Year 11 Oct 2016/Glasstire

Rainbows Across Texas 10 Oct 2016/Glasstire


TOP FIVE: OCTOBER 6, 2016 06 Oct 2016/Glasstire

Watching Claude Monet Become Claude Monet by Jerome Weeks 14 Oct 2016

Artist Spotlight: Shines Like Glass: Glass artists aren’t well known in Texas. But Dallas’ Jim Bowman stands out for his longevity and talent.

by Hady Mawajdeh 13 Oct 201

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks by Hady Mawajdeh 12 Oct 2016

Frame of Mind: Reel Poets by Jeremiah Jensen 10 Oct 2016 Buckle up. We’re going down the rabbit hole and into the wild world of poetic film.

OTIS JONES + ALLISON V. SMITH at Barry Whistler Gallery through october 15

by Todd Camplin

Kimbell Art Museum to showcase works from Monet’s early years by Gayle Robinson Oct. 5, 2016


Guillermo Galindo: Limpia | Cleansing – Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth

Guillermo Galindo: Efigie | Effigy – Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth

Guillermo Galindo: Cucarachas | Cockroaches – Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth Guillermo Galindo: Cosas de Niños | Children’s Things

Installing Ángel Exterminador by Guillermo Galindo – Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth

Jim Bowman On The Influences That Drive His Art

Top Five: Oct. 13, 2016 Glasstire

Glasstire at Chinati Weekend

Top Five: Oct. 6, 2016 Glasstire TV

Monet: The Early Years KimbellArt

#NuestroKimbell con Sal Espino KimbellArt

Fiesta de la Familia KimbellArt

The Ridiculous & Sublime: Recent Works by John Alexander Meadows Museum Dallas

Carlotta Corpron: Stretching Reality by John Rohrbach Meadows Museum Dallas

Tuesday Evenings at The Modern – Eric R. Kandel, MD

2017 Nasher Prize Dialogues: The Work of Sculpture in the Age of Digital Production

2017 Nasher Prize Dialogues: The Work of Sculpture in the Age of Digital Production – Highlights

Presidents, Power and Popular Culture: Artist Kathryn Andrews. Nasher Sculpture Center

From Antiquity to Modernity: The Many Aspects of Plaster

Open Line: Irving Arts Center


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Local Art Reviews / News & Videos Oct. 1, 2016


We provide a weekly or biweekly round-up of locally published art reviews, art stories and videos. Art News DFW’s guide serves to promote the local artists, galleries and art organizations in North Texas.Please email if you wish to contribute a link, write a review or help with our round-up.

Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor by Lauren Smart LAUREN SMART SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art by Lauren Smart LAUREN SMART SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Some Memories are Painful: Jenny Vogel at The Reading Room by Jennifer Smart JENNIFER SMART SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

The A+C TX Top Ten: September 2016 (Amon Carter) by NANCY WOZNY SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

Creative couple turns industrial warehouse into Dallas art world’s next destination (Jason and Nancy Koen at the Box Company). By Kendall Morgan 9.28.16

Dallas’ Nasher Sculpture Center bestows 2017 prize on French artist By Alex Bentley 9.27.16

The essential visitor’s guide to Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival

Paris art gallery owner eschews New York and LA to open in Dallas (Galerie Frank Elbaz) By Kendall Morgan 9.14.16

These are the 4 most interesting art gallery exhibits this fall By Kendall Morgan 9.9.16

24th Annual 2016 White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour by JR Comptonani

Sincerely Awkward, review of A Solo Show by Marilyn Jolly @ Circuit12 by JR Compton

Frisco Discovery Center Displays Work of Everest Climber: Chet Tucker trekked to the summit of Mount Everest and blended his two passions to form flowtography. BY NEALIE SANCHEZ • SEP 20, 2016

New Photography Convention Celebrates Instant Film: The world’s first instant film convention will be held this weekend in Dallas and Denton. BY HEATHER NOEL • SEP 28, 2016

Gallery: An Evening of Innovation: Universal Mind celebrates their new space in the West End innovation district and honors the UX Club at University of Texas at Dallas Sept. 21. BY UNIVERSAL MIND • SEP 25, 2016

GALLERY: Park(ing) Day Dallas 2016: Dallas joins other cities around the world in temporarily transforming parking spaces into parks. BY MICHAEL SAMPLES • SEP 16, 2016

Dallas Museum of Art Offers Programs for Autistic Children BY RACHEL HAWKINS • SEP 15, 2016

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Sept. 29 – Oct. 6  BY JANA J. PRUET • SEP 29, 2016

Updated: Is an old South Dallas box warehouse the city’s hippest new art gallery? by Danielle Avram Oct. 1, 2016

Is seeing believing? How this Dallas artist doodles in deception: Kevin Todora enjoys exploring the sculptural side of photography by

Danielle Avram Oct. 1, 2016

Bruce Weber’s photographs elevate NorthPark as an art destination by Michael Granberry Oct. 1, 2016

Can’t wait for Dallas’ Aurora? Prelude offers a glimpse, and gala offers a chance to help the arts by Holly Haber Sept. 30, 2016

Try something creative this fall with these 6 crafty classes by Jamie Knodel Sept. 28, 2016

French artist Pierre Huyghe, no stranger to strong statements, wins the second Nasher Prize by Michael Granberry Sept. 26, 2016

Fights, fantasy fixes and the FBI: Museum Tower and Nasher still at odds over glare after five years by Michael Granberry Sept. 25, 2016

Still reeling from tragedy, El Centro offers a look back at Dallas’ past by Michael Granberry Sept. 18, 2016

‘What’s another clown in the White House?’ Nasher unveils provocative ‘Run for President’ exhibit by Danielle Avram Sept. 12, 2016

NFL quarterbacks can relax: Man Ray was an artist, not a defensive lineman by Michael Granberry Sept. 10

Lucie Stahl Uses Photography to Imprison Consumer Objects in Unsettling Ways at the DMA by Jennifer Smart THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

5 Art Events for Your Weekend: September 29-October 2 by Rachel Williams Sept. 28, 2016

Artists and Patrons Wore Hazmat Suits to Beefhaus Gallery, Mocking the Fire Marshal by Alaena Hostetter TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

The Biggest Players in Instant Film Photography Will Convene in Denton for Polacon by Matthew Brown MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Dallas’ DIY Artists Took Over the Nasher Sculpture Center for One Rowdy Evening by Alaena Hostetter WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Eat Like Marcel Duchamp, Be a Part of an Art Installation at SMU’s Pollock Gallery by Jennifer Smart TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

As Local Artists Protest, ATTPAC Says the Need for a $15 Million Bailout From the City Is ‘Serious’ by Alaena Hostetter MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

The 25 Things You Must Do In Dallas This October

Fiber Art is Back: This old handcraft knits past with present. BY JESSICA ELLIOTT PUBLISHED IN D HOME SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016

Find Instant Gratification at This New Photography Convention BY LINDA SMITH SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize: The French artist is known for his sculptures of “uncompleted, evolving worlds. BY ALEX MACON Sept. 27, 2016

Far From Home, Close to Beauty at the Dallas Contemporary: The largest exhibition to date of Bruce Weber’s work shows the photographer’s eye for fashion, humanity, and exploration. BY NATALIE GEMPEL SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Local Artist to Publish Book of Oil Paintings: Former President George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage will feature paintings of U.S. military veterans. BY ALEX MACON SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

SMU’s New Arts Vision: How the school got itself out of the studio and into the streets of Dallas. BY PETER SIMEK PUBLISHED IN D MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2016

A Hunt For Pokemon (and Art) at the Fair 01 Oct 2016/Robert Boyd

Top Five: September 29, 2016 29 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Expanded Drive By: Matthew Bourbon at Kirk Hopper Fine Art 28 Sep 2016/Christina Rees

Brett Abbott Comes to the Amon Carter 01 Oct 2016/Glasstire

The Texas Biennial is Back 30 Sep 2016/Glasstire

New Art Space Opens in Dallas This Weekend 29 Sep 2016/Glasstire

RIP Hunting Art Prize 27 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Top Five: September 22, 2016 22 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Patrick Faulhaber And Why Painting Still Matters 20 Sep 2016/Christina Rees

Top Five: September 15, 2016 with Emily Peacock 15 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Dan Lam at Fort Works Art 13 Sep 2016/Barbara Koerble

Not A Hobby: Solomon Kane 10 Sep 2016/Ariane Roesch

Pierre Huyghe Wins the Second Annual $100,000 Nasher Prize 26 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Frame of Mind: Sight, Sound, and Space by Jeremiah Jensen 29 Sep 2016

Artist Spotlight:In The Lab Where Art and Science Fuse At UNT, Ruth West uses DNA data to create art. Tonight, she’s on the State of the Arts panel at the DMA – ‘Data is the New Paint.’ by Jerome Weeks 22 Sep 2016

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks by Hady Mawajdeh 28 Sep 2016

The 2017 Nasher Prize Winner Is French Artist Pierre Huyghe: UPDATED by Jerome Weeks 26 Sep 2016

Pollock Gallery Cooks up a Palatable Performance by Gail Sachson 26 Sep 2016

Dallas’ Fight For Cultural Equity by Hady Mawajdeh 26 Sep 2016

Review: ‘Clay Between Two Seas” At The Crow Collection by Jerome Weeks 24 Sep 2016

The Big Screen: Arlington Gets A Film Fest by Stephen Becker 14 Sep 2016

Arts And The Fort Worth Latino Community At State of the Arts Friday by Anne Bothwell 12 Sep 2016

Review: Kathryn Andrews’ ‘Run For President’ At The Nasher by Jerome Weeks 10 Sep 2016

MATTHEW BOURBON – IF at Kirk Hopper Fine Art by Todd Camplin

A Mind-Bending Frenchman Wins the Coveted Nasher Prize in Dallas: $100,000 Accompanies This Huge Art Honor BY LINDEN WILSON 09.26.16

An Iconic Photographer Takes Over One of Dallas’ Biggest Malls: Shopping Images? (Bruce Weber: Artist Portraits,) BY JENN D’AGOSTINO 09.24.16

Stopping Traffic: A Giant Yellow Work of Art Turns Heads In Dallas BY INDIA POUGHER 09.18.16

A Famed Fashion Photographer Tells (and Shows) All: Amazing Locales, a Lion in the Backyard, Sexy Models and Cowboys in Spain (Bruce Weber) BY MAX TROWBRIDGE 09.15.16

Taylor Swift, Michelangelo and Clydesdales, oh my: Must-sees at the State Fair of Texas by Cary Darling. Sept. 28, 2016


Thread: The Making of Plexus no. 34- Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth

Artist Spotlight – Ruth West – Data/Digital – Art and Seek

Do, Don’t, Always, Never- DallasMuseumofArt

Top Five: Sept. 15, 2016 with Emily Peacock – Glasstire TV

Top Five: Sept. 22, 2016 Glasstire TV

Top Five: Sept. 29, 2016 Glasstire TV

The Top Five Things to See in Houston Glasstire TV

Day in the District 2016 KimbellArt

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern – Robert K. Wallace

2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Announcement


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Movie Night at DCP: A Single Frame Nov. 3


While on a trip to Dubrovnik in 2007, Jeff Bowden encounters a photograph of a refugee boy taken during the war in Kosovo. Driven by this haunting image, Bowden sets out to find the child. His journey takes him from Texas to Paris, and ultimately to the post-war culture of the Balkans, where he combines forces with an experienced war-time fixer.

Weaving together the stories of the war, the now-deceased photojournalist, Alexandra Boulat, and the search for the boy, A Single Frame is a testament to the power of photography and to the belief that every life matters.

Jeff Bowden will be at the screening and we will have a Q&A session afterwards.

In 2007, Bowden walked in to an upstairs alcove at War Photo Limited gallery in Dubrovnik, Croatia and gasped. War Photo was featuring the work of female photographers. Included among a collection of cover page cataclysms – cars blow to smithereens and buildings on fire was a portrait of an Albanian boy. “I coverd my mouth,” Bowden remembers. “I was afraid I might cry out.” A veteran war photographer described the boy’s expression as that of a middle aged man. Bowden’s daughter, Gracie, witnessed Bowden’s reaction. Three years later, she gave Bowden the photograph as a surprise gift. He framed it and hung it in his office. Three more years passed. “I never forgot about that boy,” Bowden said, “Eventually I decided I had to know what happened to him.” Ultimately, Bowden made six trips to Kosovo.

At the time of the search, Bowden managed a family real estate partnership. Prior to that he was a senior editor and columnist at D Magazine, the city magazine of Dallas. In 2005, Bowden produced and directed the feature documentary, Get Back to Dirt, which was broadcasted by Fox/Speed Channel. Bowden is currently at work on a documentary about his connection to a small town in Sicily, which was destroyed in an earthquake in 1938. He is married and has three grown children. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Austin. Bowden is executive producer of A Single Frame.

This movie is proudly being sponsored by the Texas Photographic Society.

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7pm.

Where: Dallas Center for Photography

Cost: $8

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Art in Motion 2 Minute Film Festival call for entries


Celebration of the Arts – Fort Worth: Art in Motion 2 Minute Film Festival
Deadline: January 4, 2017
ART IN MOTION –  2-minute art films will continuously screen throughout the  evening of Celebration of the Arts, a fundraiser for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center on February 25, 2016. This film category is open to any form of short film as long as the running time is 2 minutes or less. Films could be classified as art, experimental, narrative, animation, music video or documentary. Co-presented and curated by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center & the Lone Star Film Festival.
Some of the top picks will be highlighted in the 2017 Lone Star Film Festival! Jurors TBA. 

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Julieta Aguinaco: Mañana will be Another opens Sept. 24 at CYDONIA


CYDONIA is pleased to announce Julieta Aguinaco’s second solo exhibition in the United States:



Mañana will be Another explores the form and function, the arrangement and solutions of time. Merging the digital with the analog, the artist re-presents the majesty of the natural world. The exhibition is dominated by a video installation, Under the Cilatlatepetlt that was completed using over 8,000 individual photos of Citlaltepetlt, the largest volcano in Mexico. Taken during one 24-hour rotation of the earth, the time-lapse portrait documents dusk and dawn simultaneously. The viewer is submerged in between the two landscapes (two clocks) in an extraordinary composition alluding to cyclical forces that dictate life in our world.

The experience of this work is akin to philosopher Tim Morton’s concept of hyper- objects. Hyperobjects penetrate humans; they do not manifest at a specific time or place, rather they “emit” time. Our understanding of hyperobjects is realized through understandings and information extrapolated from other interactions.1

The show’s ambience is deceleration, then reprieve, and finally meditation. Mañana will be Another aims to reconcile the notion of impermanence and to juxtapose the accelerated “now” with bigger, slower systems. The exhibition includes paintings and silkscreened prints demonstrating how ways of measuring time, and not only time, can be aesthetically and symbolically reconfigured. Aguinaco explains: “Opening the experience of diverse time spans and durations deconstructs parts of fixed structures we are accustomed to ‘seeing,’ ‘naming,’ and ‘owning.’ This is an important first abstract step towards exiting an established horizon to re-imagine and re-invent the world in tangible and immediate fields: political, social, environmental, and even personal.”

The exhibition is supported by Patron Spirits Company.

Julieta Aguinaco holds an MFA in Art Praxis from the Dutch Arts Institute and a BFA in Painting from The National School of Painting, “La Esmeralda,” in Mexico City. In 2015, CYDONIA made its premier at abc | art berlin contemporary and featured the artist in a solo exhibition entitled The Limits of my World. She has exhibited in Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Iceland, Germany, Mongolia, Mexico, Brazil, and China. This October, Aguinaco will present a body of work at Art Toronto. The artist lives and works in Mexico City.


1 Tim Morton. (12 December 2012). What Does Hyperobjects Say? Available:

Image: Still of Under the Cilatlatepetlt, 2013, two-channel video installation, 8:30 looped, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the Artist and CYDONIA, Dallas.

CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to supporting careers of emerging artists whose practices have cultural and historical insight, conceptual rigor, or they are an original voice within their generation. CYDONIA programming unites with our stable and supporters through co-operative practices that underlie an imperative towards posterity. We value art as a cultural good related to praxis and discourse. The gallery is open 11AM – 5PM Wednesday through Friday, Noon – 5PM on Saturday, and by prior arrangement. For more information, please contact, call 214-296-4848, or visit


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Local Art Reviews / News & Videos Sept. 9, 2016


Art News DFW’s guide series to promote the local artists, galleries and art organizations in North Texas. We provide a round-up of locally published art reviews, art stories and videos. Please email if you wish to contribute a link, write a review or help with our round-up.

Color Fields: Gabriel Dawe Branches Out At Amon Carter by LAUREN SMART AUGUST 23, 2016

UTD Study Paints Picture of Taggers’ Motivations BY LANCE MURRAY • SEP 9, 2016

How Funimation Made DFW an Anime Production Hub BY ERIC DAVID • SEP 9, 2016

Festival Will Feature Arlington Filmmakers (Frame4Frame Festival) BY RACHEL HAWKINS • SEP 9, 2016

Local Artists Are Turning to Virtual Reality Technology to Take Their Work to the Next Level TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 A BY ALAENA HOSTETTER

PR Maven Amber LaFrance Is Making a Name for Dallas Artists BY LEE ESCOBEDO   Sept. 6, 2016

A Descendant of Esther LaBarre Speaks on Her 1920 Film Recovered From a Dallas Fire BY KAREN GAVIS SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

Meet the Artist Couple Behind Creative Powerhouse Exploredinary (Driensky and Reyes) BY EVA RAGGIO August 30, 2016

Artists Remember Flea Harvey’s Founder Milton Morris, Who Died Unexpectedly Last Week BY LEE ESCOBEDO MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016

Daylight’s End, a Zombie Movie Shot in Dallas, Is Playing in Theaters Across the Country BY ERIC GRUBBS FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016

What’s so special about this Monet at the Dallas Museum of Art? Let Ross King tell you By David Walton Sept. 9, 2016

Ross King’s ‘Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies’ describes the battles behind the beauty By David Walton Sept. 9, 2016

Photographs from News’ coverage of Dallas police ambush featured in downtown exhibit By Michael Granberry 07 September 2016

Irving Arts Center to present contemporary Islamic art exhibit By Deborah Fleck 05 September 2016

From barbecue to ‘Levelland,’ Dallas gallery shows revel in stories about Texas By Michael Granberry 01 September 2016

Simple ways to carve out space for creativity in your home By Jamie Knodel 26 August 2016

Dallas’ powerful arts boards grapple with change, diversity now that the ‘blank check’ days are over By Michael Granberry 26 August 2016

In Santa Fe, a biennial takes an anti-high-art tone By Scott Cantrell 28 August 2016

Black is the new black in Dallas art By Rick Brettell 26 August 2016

4 Things You Should Know About the DMA’s New Sculpture (Walter De Maria) BY LEE BOARDMAN D Magazine Sept. 2016

Not A Hobby: Solomon Kane (new podcast series)

Top Five: September 8, 2016 08 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Why We (Still) Love Frank Frazetta 04 Sep 2016/Christina Rees

Top Five Fall Preview: September 1, 2016 01 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Bobby: The Best Show Ever! (parody of art show press releases) 31 Aug 2016/Brandon Zech

The Modern Announces Fall Lecture Series 11 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Art Censorship at Arlington Museum of Art (Yes, It’s Trump) 08 Sep 2016/Glasstire

Open Call: Nominations for the 2017-2018 Texas State Artist03 Sep 2016/Glasstire

A Topaz the Size of a Football Lands in a Dallas Museum 31 Aug 2016/Glasstire

A Mural of Lee Harvey Oswald Is Up in Dallas26 Aug 2016/Glasstire

Review: Kathryn Andrews’ ‘Run For President’ At The Nasher by Jerome Weeks 10 Sep 2016

Frame of Mind Brings Texas Indie Film To KERA TV by Anne Bothwell 2 Sep 2016

Saturday Spotlight: Fall Gallery Night (Fort Worth) by Shelley Kenneavy 9 Sep 2016

Painting Walls, Not Building Them: Carlos Donjuan moved from graffiti art to murals to gallery paintings to making masks by Jerome Weeks 8 Sep 2016

Jack Of All Trades: Actor, designer, director, puppeteer, composer: If Justin Locklear can’t do it onstage, he’ll fake it. And you’ll believe him.

by Jerome Weeks 25 Aug 2016

New Experimental Film Series Starts Sunday At The Nasher by Jeremiah Jensen 9 Sep 2016

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks by Shelley Kenneavy 7 Sep 2016

Artists Rally Against Bailout For AT&T Performing Arts Center by Hady Mawajdeh 5 Sep 2016

How Instagram Is Changing The Art Market by Hady Mawajdeh 31 Aug 2016

Highlights Of North Texas Arts Events This Fall by Jerome Weeks 31 Aug 2016


Texas’ Painter of the Century? A Remarkable Woman Artist Finally Gets Her Rightful Respect (Dorothy Hood) BY CATHERINE D. ANSPON 09.11.16

Dallas’ Asian Art Wonders Move to Mexico: Connecting the World Through Awe-Inspiring Cermaics BY CHRISTINA GEYER 09.02.16

California’s Most Important Painter Gets a Major Texas Moment (Laura Owens) BY CHRISTINA GEYER 08.31.16

New exhibit at Amon Carter hangs by colorful threads (Gsabriel Dawe) SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 BY GAILE ROBINSON

What’s on DFW stages and in museums this fall COMPILED BY MARK LOWRY, GAILE ROBINSON AND PUNCH SHAW August 26, 2016


Ángel Exterminador by Guillermo Galindo (Amon Carter)

Sedrick Huckaby, Identity, Community, and the 99% (Amon Carter)

Artist Spotlight – Carlos Donjuan – Visual Artist

Artist Spotlight – Justin Locklear – Theater Artist

Art This Week-At Fort Worth Contemporary Arts-ROGUE OBJECTS

Art This Week-At the Blanton Museum of Art-Goya: Mad Reason

Meet Our Director – Agustín Arteaga (DMA)

A Conversation With Dave Hickey (Glasstire)

Top 5: Sept 8, 2016

Top 5: Fall Preview, 2016!

Renaissance Masters in the Abello Collection

Meadows Museum Celebrating 50 Years Panel

Modern Masters from the Abello Collection, Part 2

Modern Masters from the Abello Collection, Part 1

John Rohrbach: Carlotta Corpron: Stretching Reality

NTX Giving Day – Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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Arlington to host inaugural Frame4Frame Festival Sept. 15-18

Frame4Frame promises to entertain, unite and foster greater appreciation for diversity by showcasing some of the Arlington area’s best in film, art and music. The inaugural festival runs Sept. 15-18.
ARLINGTON – Dedicated to raising cultural awareness and appreciation for the diverse creative population in the Arlington area, the inaugural Frame4Frame Festival is set for Thursday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 18. The festival will feature film, art and music at various locations in Arlington.
Sponsored by the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council (ACTC), the Arlington Film Society and the Arlington Museum of Art, the event is a first for the city. Festivities kick off with a host reception for filmmakers and film buffs at 7 p.m. at J. Gilligan’s, 400 E. Abram St. 
“It’s our way of supporting independent film and the outstanding filmmakers who come out of Arlington,” said James Hawthorne, festival director and organizer. “Arlington has a vibrant film community that includes individuals recognized by their peers as award winners and industry leaders.
“In addition to celebrating our outstanding film community, participants will be treated to a dozen of live music performances and an award-winning art exhibit. This will be a unique experience for the Arlington.”
The film portion will be at Studio Movie Grill in Arlington Highlands, 225 Merchants Row. Films kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, with a collection of short films and the red-carpet film A MAN CALLED JON by M. Legend Brown and featuring actress Irma P. Hall.
“More than 20 films from Arlington filmmakers and others from as far away as Switzerland will be screened,” Hawthorne said.
Additionally, music and art offerings include:
·      Twelve bands performing – Music starts at noon on Sept. 15 at South Street Patio, 400 E. South Street. Musical acts will include Jeffrey Austin, a former contestant, on NBC’s “The Voice” and jazz great Adonis Rose.
·      One art show – “Ulterior Motifs” will be on display at Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St.
Go to for the full festival lineup. Festival passes are $60-$100 with discounts offered to students and members of the sponsor organizations.
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Friday, Sept. 16        
7:00 p.m. 
Short Film Series
REMEMBERING #28            by Jared Christopher                   Arlington
On the one-year anniversary of his murder, friends, teachers and coaches remember Carl Wilson the Arlington Martin student and football player who touched so many.
THE BOX                     by Hugo Matz                                 Dallas
A man lives in denial about the tragic events that happened to his family. He finally comes to terms with his grim reality due to a simple delivery package: the box.
ONE FOR THE ROAD  by Danielle Wheeler/Mark Blitch         Fort Worth
A bickering brother and sister hit the road to reconnect after drifting apart over the years.
8:00 p.m.
Feature Narrative
A MAN CALLED JON    by M. Legend Brown                        Dallas
A MAN CALLED JON is a light-hearted dramedy about Pastor Jon Terrell Carson’s unusual style of worship.  Jon’s church is very traditional and is not accustomed to outbursts during the service.
Saturday, Sept. 17
1:00 p.m.
Short Films – Family 
PRIYANATH                 by Anietie Antia-Obong       Irving
Six-year-old Priyanath imagines himself to be a superhero taking down imaginary villains with his extraordinary powers. But when he learns of a real danger near his home, Priyanath must decide if he’s actually got what it takes to be a real-life superhero.
LITTLE SOCRATES                   by Jean-Patrick Mahoney          Arlington
LITTLE SOCRATES follows a 13-year-old boy as he gets a visit from his estranged father Robbie, as he is about to star in a school play about the death of Socrates. As the day unfolds, Jake begins to shed his idealized notions about his father and see him for the immature, damaged individual that he really is.
ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE             by bellopropello    Zurich, Switzerland
Plants are growing in paradise; one of them nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the others, which provokes a disciplinary action. Against all odds, there are consequences even in paradise.
MICAH’S MOMENT  by Jared Christopher                   Arlington
Micah Willis finally got a chance to carry the ball in a big game, at the home of his beloved Dallas Cowboys. What happened next inspired cheers, tears and a memory that will last a lifetime.
2:00 p.m.
Feature Documentary
LUTAH: A PASSION OF ARCHITECTURE        by Melinda Gandara                    Goleta, California
LUTAH explores the life of a remarkably versatile architect who left an impressive legacy. Initially eclipsed by her male contemporaries in the early 20th century, Lutah Maria Riggs navigated her way through the male-centric world of architecture and brought freshness to the established architectural styles of Southern California. Riggs blazed a trail for women, relying on the courage of her convictions and a hint of eccentricity. She pursued her passions and created a life of independence, an exceptional choice for a woman at that time. Never before seen photographs and journal entries from Riggs’s personal collection and candid interviews, this documentary reveals a side of Lutah Maria Riggs that has gone unnoticed.
3:05 p.m.
Short Films – Mixed
CRICKET                                  by Cydney Cox                   Arlington
A malicious cricket interrupts a man desperate for a quick, peaceful shower.
BABA YAGA              by Cydney Cox                   Arlington
A desperate father makes an unimaginable sacrifice in order to save his dying daughter.
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER        by Adam Karlson   Arlington
Two teenagers try to bury a body hours before prom, all while quoting Bob Dylan’s ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER.
UNDERGROUND                      by Joshua Gallas               Arlington
When two men from different cultures, beliefs and languages are captured and thrown into an underground cell, they must learn how to live with each other in order to survive.
THE CLOWN                by Ana Smith                      Grapevine
A man who is becoming a successful businessman believes that it is better for him to abandon his pregnant girlfriend who gives birth to his only son in order to achieve his big career dream.  Will that decision cost him later?
4:15 p.m.
Short Films – Mixed
LONGINUS                   by Grant Aymond/Matthew Merkl                  Dallas
LONGINUS is a story of a young man, who faces the collision between the sacred and profane, caught in the gradient between good and evil. Startled by a voice in the wilderness, he finds himself tugged between the chaos of the natural world and the order of sacred tradition.
THE GABRIELLA ORDER          by Robert Bell                                 Dallas
A lonely man gets more than he bargained for when he calls a random number in order to meet a beautiful stranger for the night.
BALL IS LIFE                 by Terry Bluez                      Arlington
BALL IS LIFE is the story of a young female basketball star on the verge of earning a Division I scholarship under the intense coaching of her overbearing father. But when her hoop dreams are jeopardized by an unplanned pregnancy, she must decide which is more important, Ball or Life?
WHEN DAMON MET ANGIE           by Hugo Matz                     Dallas
After a long night of drinking and partying, David and Jessica spend the night together, but problems arise when Damon (David’s personal demon) meets Angie (Jessica’s guardian angel).
MINOR SETBACK                               by Augustine Frizzell                     Dallas
High school dropouts and BFFs, Jessie and Angela come up with a brilliant excuse to skip out on work so they can spend a day at the beach. Laying in the sand, smokin’ fatties and eating donuts is so close they can almost taste it… until something unexpected goes down.
MOUSSE                     by John Hellberg               Stockholm, Sweden
What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?
Interesting Tidbit: The director is from Stockholm, Sweden.
6:20 p.m.
Feature Narrative
TRIPPIN’ TO THE ALTAR                      by David Reyes                  Austin
A couple hires a team of wannabe filmmakers to follow them during their engagement in this dramatic comedy. 
8:15 p.m.
Feature Narrative
DISASSOCIATIONVILLE           by James Christopher                  Austin, Texas
Chris, lost in his late twenties and scrambling to find a sense of identity, returns home to small-town Texas when he learns that his mother died. As he confronts the family, friends, life and love he abandoned, Chris must finally come to terms with his decision to run and try to take control of his own future.
Sunday, Sept. 18
4:00 p.m.
Feature Documentary
DADDY DON’T GO    by Emily Abt                                                            Brooklyn, New York
DADDY DON’T GO explores the crisis of fatherlessness in America by capturing two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. And the odds are real – men living in poverty are more than twice as likely to become absent fathers than their middle-class peers (U.S. Census Bureau). DADDY DON’T GO illuminates the hardships that impoverished fathers face and provides compelling portraits of men who are unwavering in their commitment to parenthood despite those challenges.
The film is a tough but tender journey that aims to illuminate the everyday struggles of disadvantaged fathers. This intimate, verité film pays homage to every man who negates the “deadbeat dad” stereotype with a deep love for his children. By allowing the viewer extraordinary access into the daily lives of its subjects, DADDY DON’T GO will remove the negative lens through which underprivileged fathers are currently viewed and offer audiences a new image of the American family.
Interesting Tidbit: Actors Omar Epps and Malik Yoba are executive producers on this project. 
Main Sponsors: 
Arlington Cultural and Tourism Council
Arlington Museum of Art
Arlington Film Society
–press release

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