One of our favorite yearly events is making a comeback this year: IT CAME FROM DALLAS, the Dallas Producers Association's fundraiser. It is coming up quickly on Feb 23. This is a showcase of films that you will be utterly surprised were made in Dallas. Dallas Producers Association’s fund-raiser: IT CAME FROM DALLAS 10 returns Thursday, Feb 23 at Alamo … [Read more...] about Yes! It Came From Dallas is Back!
By Gordon K. Smith NO LETTING GO is a small but vital independent film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis. At a roundtable interview in late March, we learned about the film and its mission from actress Cheryl Allison (Catherine the mother) and co-writer/producer Randi Silverman. The film is based on an award-winning short called … [Read more...] about Roundtable “NO LETTING GO” Cheryl Allison and Randi Silverman discuss their indie film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis
Written by: Bill Graham "We Gotta Get Out" of This Place is one of those films that has captured upward momentum. I'm positive that people will track down this film years from now to see where certain cast and crew got their start. But more than anything, it works as a film. It's dreary yet honest and familiar. We've all known or spent time in small towns. There's a feeling … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Interview: “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” Associate Producer Nick Robinson Gets Real About Film Titles
Roundtable interview by: Gordon K. Smith In 1970, a bizarre, X-rated surrealist western from Mexico entitled EL TOPO became the first midnight movie sensation. Its star/director/writer, Chilean Alejandro Jodorowsky, followed it three years later with the similarly trippy THE HOLY MOUNTAIN. Also hugely popular at that time were the fantasy/science-fiction novels of Frank … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Interview: ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ with documentary producer Frank Pavich
Written By: Gordon K. Smith Count on the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth for a groovy special event every month. For November it' was Tough Ladies of the Cinema, and for their November 17th screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the Alamo teamed up with Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, an organization dedicated to helping young girls “change the world by being … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: Meredith Walker & “Amy’s Smart Girls” for Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s “Tough Ladies of the Cinema”