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Programming Note: Artist Richard Patterson Unveils Rare Video Work at Texas Theater Tonight!

You may know the name of British artist Richard Patterson for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you were enthralled with his defense of the opening ceremonies of last summer’s London Games. Perhaps you’ve read his musings on FrontRow. Maybe you caught his exhibition at the Goss-Michael Foundation in 2009. More than likely, though, you know […]

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Dallas Filmmaker David Lowery Debuts New Film at Sundance, Hailed as ‘Triumph’

This week’s Sundance Film Festival is something of a seminal moment for Dallas filmmaking. Three films playing at the festival have strong roots to Dallas, including Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and Yan Tan’s Pit Stop. We’re celebrating on FrontRow with seven days of profiles looking at the people behind […]

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Sid From An Officer and a Gentleman Spent His Morning Talking About Dog Poop at City Council

The last time we saw Sid, he was dropping out of Navy flight school, getting his marriage proposal rejected, and killing himself in a motel room. If that’s a spoiler for you, sorry; the movie’s 30 years old. Since then, Sid (actor David Keith) has spent his time in more than 100 titles, but his […]

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Val Kilmer Eyeing Wyly, Perot for “Twain” Play

Actor Val Kilmer, in town this week for a Dallas Film Society appearance, is intrigued by Mark Twain as the quintessential American, as a “maverick” writer who reminded us that “we’re all silly, and who found a way to call us … on our folly.” So Kilmer’s put together a one-man play, “Citizen Twain,” which […]

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The Magnolia Theater Renovations: Are Cinemas For Watching Movies or Eating Empanadas?

Today the Magnolia movie theater at West Village opened its newly renovated theaters to audiences. Among the changes is that tickets to all of their shows are now purchased with reserved seating. Your ticket guarantees you a specific seat. While I generally prefer the flexibility of beating the crowd to get myself my preferred seat […]

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Being Zac Efron: An On-Set Liberal Arts Body Double Speaks Out

Last week Josh Radnor’s second movie, Liberal Arts, opened in theaters. Dallas-native and former FrontRow intern Will Arbery (yes, those Arberys) worked on the film as a body double for Zac Efron and in extras casting. Over on FrontRow, he shares his insight into the starry-eyed world that exists on a film set’s periphery: There […]

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What’s To Like About The City’s Newest, Decidedly Not Beautiful Arts District Venue

On September 14, Sarah Jaffe will open the latest venue in the Arts District, City Performance Hall, a $40 million facility developed by the City of Dallas  for arts groups that don’t fit into the schedules or budgets of the bigger boys on Flora St. But is the building too pragmatic? And will it actually […]

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