VideoFest Dallas 27 is underway and which gives us a few reasons to be happy. Knowshi's very own film genius Gordon K. Smith has a couple projects included in this year's festival lineup! Gordon dons his "Film Director" cape with his satirical "film appreciation" short JUST A CIGAR? plays on the festival's closing day October 19 along with A CONVERSATION WITH FRANCOIS … [Read more...] about Dallas VideoFest 27 to show featured works directed and produced by Knowshi.com’s very own Gordon K. Smith!
Written by: Gordon K. Smith Now in its third decade, this year's Dallas VideoFest, starting October 8th, 2014, looks to be the best yet. At a recent roundtable interview, the fest artistic director and all-around guru of Dallas video Bart Weiss discussed this year's innovations: “This being our 27th year we decided to do things differently . We're going for two weeks, … [Read more...] about Dallas VideoFest Enters it’s 27th Year! Check out our Interview with Festival Artistic Director Bart Weiss
DALLAS, September 17, 2014 – Comedian Harry Shearer will receive the Ernie Kovacs Award at The Video Association of Dallas’ Dallas VideoFest (DVF) on October 17, 2014. For the past two decades, Shearer has enjoyed enormous success and planted the fruits of his talents in the heads of millions worldwide thanks to his voice work for THE SIMPSONS, where he plays a stable of … [Read more...] about Harry Shearer to Receive Ernie Kovacs Award at Dallas VideoFest 27
DALLAS -- The USA Film Festival, one of the nation's foremost cultural organizations dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts, will honor author James Ellroy in conjunction with the publication of his new book PERFIDIA: A NOVEL on October 8, 2014, at the Angelika Film Center Dallas. The evening program will include an appearance from the author, … [Read more...] about The USA Film Festival celebrates author James Ellroy and the release of his new book “Perfidia: A novel” along with screening of L.A. Confidential
North Texans: Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet Dr. Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., experts on treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with MDMA (ecstasy) in conjunction with psychotherapy. We will be dining with the Mithoefers and hearing about their very valuable work with war veterans, rape survivors, and police and fire personnel, the … [Read more...] about Dallas Film Meet: Meet the Mithoefers, Empathogenic Therapists
Film Review by: Gordon K Smith After a slew of gargantuan summer action epics (some I liked, others I didn't), here's a little movie made with just a few actors and locations in a couple of weeks, that has more originality and wit than any of those epics, and it says more about what makes love work, or not, than the last ten star-driven rom-coms. It's THE ONE I … [Read more...] about Film Review: “The One I Love” – With Elizabeth Moss and Mark Duplass is full of originality and wit
Film review by: Gordon K. Smith I had high expectations for ARE YOU HERE, the feature film debut for writer/director Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men. I love Mad Men, and revere that there's at least one cable series that finds drama in character detail and dialog instead of gratuitous flesh/gore and guns in faces (an image that is becoming much too ubiquitous). … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “Are You Here” – Does Matthew Weiner’s storytelling gifts translate well to the big screen?
Actors of the up-coming and much anticipated comedy LET'S BE COPS stopped through Dallas, TX last month and got all warm and cozy like with us press folks. Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson were gracious enough to roundtable and inform us of the ins and outs of making this film and on how well they worked together as a team to bring us this movie. Bill Graham makes … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Interview: “Let’s Be Cops” w/ Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson
So word is two of our favorite companies Well Go USA and DramaFever (K-Drama love!) have teamed up to hit us super duper hard in our Korean drama / film lovin mouths. They have just announced their first comprehensive deal to bring feature films to DramaFever's audience, and an expansion into independent, action, and genre films. Well Go will be licensing new titles to … [Read more...] about Well Go USA and DramaFever…ish just got awesome!
Review By: Bill Graham I’m genuinely curious what a Michael Bay Transformers script would look like. How does it develop? What is the process behind it? Does it start with a general idea and just balloon to what is ultimately on the screen? That’s about the only way I can see a movie like Transformers: Age of Extinction being created. I suffer from ADHD myself, but I take … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Transformers: Age of Extinction”…we just can’t