'Facing Nolan' has all the high heat and bench-clearing brawls that MLB fans expect. But deep down, the film is about a beautiful marriage.
The visually stunning new nature documentary, narrated by Matthew McConaughey, is a delight.
SXSW showcased a bevy of films by or about Texans this year. Two sports legends and a disabled Texan were the subjects of three that stood out from the pack.
El Paso filmmaker Iliana Sosa’s feature documentary debut follows her Mexican grandfather, reflecting on life, legacy, and connection.
‘Mama Bears’ ties together the stories of three conservative families with LGBTQ children, but as the only trans child in the film, Kai Shappley stands out.
No country music fan will be disappointed by ‘The Return of Tanya Tucker,’ which puts the focus on artistry and that one-in-a-million voice.
More visual poem than documentary, the film tracks a music manager and singer who follow their dreams while providing for their undocumented parents.
For the Corpus Christi native, the story of the 1996 championship bout between Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez was also her story.
In Peter Jackson’s documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ Houston-born pianist Billy Preston makes a strong case for himself as the fifth Beatle.
A new documentary about the dance visionary from Rogers shows how he nurtured fellow artists—even while pushing them (and himself) relentlessly.
‘Friday I’m in Love’ delves into the fascinating history of the former dinner theater, gay disco, and frequent dance party locale.
The Phantom stylishly portrays what most everybody knows: the 27-year-old Texan didn’t kill Wanda Lopez.
The Dallas native was a live-wire entertainer who never shied away from his Mexican American roots.
Each blue VHS box was a transmission from another planet that promised there were others like me somewhere.
Hayden Pedigo Ran for Amarillo City Council as a Joke. A New Film Captures Why He Was Worth Taking Seriously.
The then-24-year-old musician’s campaign started as satire and grew into a rare opportunity to change the conversation around local politics.
In El Paso, Joining Border Patrol Offers a Rare Path to Financial Security. But for Some Immigrant Kids, It’s Complicated.
The new documentary ‘At the Ready’ follows the members of Horizon High School’s criminal justice club as they train for Border Patrol careers—and grapple with what that means.
The new docuseries follows tiny Strawn High School's six-player football team in its quest for a three-peat.
The late Horton Foote, known for his screen adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ is the subject of a movie premiering at this year’s Austin Film Festival.
The annual mock-government summer camp—which I attended in 1995—hits the national spotlight thanks to an engaging new documentary.
A new documentary urges viewers to see McCorvey’s essential humanity, not just her role as a symbol in the abortion wars.
Texas Monthly Recommends: ‘The Pushback,’ A Documentary About the State’s Rapidly Changing Political Landscape
Plus, a longread that dives to the deepest places on earth and Molly Burch’s cover of Ariana Grande’s ‘Needy.’
The Sundance Film Festival award winner follows teenagers from across Texas as they convene in Austin for an immersive lesson in government.
‘For Art’s Sake’ delves into the photojournalist’s work documenting local music scenes, poverty, public policy.
'Porvenir, Texas' explores the search for justice after 15 Mexican-Americans were killed at the hands of the Texas Rangers.
The ’Country Music’ documentarian on the Outlaws, forgotten forces, and how Texas country music could bring us all together.
‘Look Mom I Can Fly’ traces the rapper’s ascent and his efforts to elevate Third Coast hip-hop.
Janice Engel: “For Molly Ivins, Politics Was About Who’s Getting Screwed And Who’s Doing The Screwing”
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, a conversation about ‘Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins’ with filmmaker Engel and former Texas agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower.
The director of a new documentary on the inimitable Texas political columnist says there’s much to be learned from her legacy.
Featuring Selena, a Golden Girls gospel remix, and more.
New PBS space-race documentary ‘Chasing the Moon’ highlights her challenges as the only woman in Mission Control.
A Q&A between filmmaker David Modigliani and Texas Monthly's Eric Benson, who followed O'Rourke for the 2018 'Underdog' podcast.
The Netflix documentary (and surprise album!) offers an unfiltered look at how the Texas singer made music history at Coachella.
The documentary filmmaker spent six months investigating the world of gambling from all sides.
Queen Bey’s unforgettable 2018 Coachella set gets a feature-length documentary.
The film, which premiered at SXSW, shares a nuanced perspective of the man behind the leopard-print thong.
Plus, Tom Morello’s SXSW magic, a cancer researcher celebrated, and hand-painted jean jackets.
“Who Let the Dogs Out?” Apparently Austin’s Reagan High School Is to Thank (or Blame) for the Baha Men Hit
A SXSW premiere documentary explores the song’s strangely complex origin story and comes to a surprising conclusion.
’Raise Hell,’ which screens at SXSW, introduces the legendary Texas political commentator and humorist to the internet generation.
Filmmaker Huay-Bing Law explores how Tongan immigrants revitalized the local high school football team in Euless.
In this 2011 documentary, filmmaker Annie Silverstein chronicles the scene at Sefcik Dance Hall in Seaton, one of the last small-town Texas dance halls remaining.
In this documentary, filmmaker Joel Fendelman captures the auctioneer, attendees, and atmosphere at a small-town cattle auction in Gonzales.
The documentary, premiering on PBS December 17, looks to the elderly minister's hometown of Grand Saline to uncover why he set himself alight.
John Paris’ father, Andy, was one of the most famous men alive in post-WWII America and Mexico—that is, until his bubblegum empire crashed hard.
The indie filmmaker is days away from the end of his Kickstarter campaign to tell the story of one of the nation's most vibrant public access television scenes. Here's what he's learned.
Texas’s favorite octogenarian looks like a spring chicken next to his longest-tenured roadie.
Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, a new film about the legendary Texas musician, will debut at this year’s SXSW.
A short documentary by Rolling Stone, narrated by Woody Harrelson, affirms how essential the Martin classical guitar is to Willie Nelson’s sound and persona.
Margaret Brown’s new documentary, The Great Invisible, delves into the human suffering experienced in the wake of the BP oil spill.
Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe discusses “Evolution of a Criminal,” a riveting work of self-examination.
In the 1980s, The Starck Club was where everyone—gay, straight, conservative and liberal—went to be themselves and to break the rules. With the release of an eponymous documentary, the history of the club is finally being told.