The Houston director’s big-budget debut flopped—but it wasn’t set up to succeed.
Carolyn Pfeiffer on Marfa, Tutoring Claudia Cardinale, and Asking Michael Jackson What He Fed His Giraffes
From her West Texas home, veteran film producer Carolyn Pfeiffer reflects on her coming of age in the world of celebrity and discusses her memoir.
Anne Rapp Immortalized Small-town Texas on the Big Screen. But She Can’t Stop Her Hometown From Fading Away.
During Anne Rapp’s Hollywood career, she worked with the biggest names in movies. Now, at 72, she’s ready to tell her own stories about her Panhandle upbringing.
The 1950s-set comedy is being hailed as the director’s best work in years, and I can’t figure out why.
‘Mad Men.’ ‘Homeland.’ ‘Love & Death.’ The current golden age of television wouldn’t be the same without the work of Dallas native Lesli Linka Glatter.
For decades, Lubbock-based filmmaker Dale Johnson traveled the globe documenting the beauty, power, and fragility of the natural world.
Katherine Propper’s student films have won awards at major film festivals. How does she do it? By knowing the rules of filmmaking—and breaking them.
He’s made critics gush with his art-house dramas and howl with his stoner comedies. But for the director of ‘Halloween Ends,’ it’s all about experimentation.
Filmmaker and Dallas native Cooper Raiff is only 25, but his second film, ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth,’ should establish him as Texas’s next great director.
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.
Mac Coleman always knew he wanted to be a professional bronc rider. This documentary film by TJ Martinez profiles the Texan as he pursues his dream—after losing his eyesight.
The prison affected me personally. I grew up parking cars at the prison rodeo. I had a stepfather who was a prison guard.
A filmmaker’s long view of Longview
A couple of indie film producers.
An Austin filmmaker hopes to be the next Sundance kid.
I went to the University of Texas at Austin to play baseball. In high school I wanted to be a pro baseball player, and I never really thought about movies outside of taking dates to them and stuff like that. And when I tried to walk on to the UT
Austin’s most independent-minded director.
When she works in Texas, Berlin-born Nastassja Kinski brings a link to her native Europe. When she made Paris, Texas in 1984, her comrade was German director Wim Wenders; this time, it was Italian director Antonio Tibaldi. In August and September Kinski was in Austin shooting Little Boy Blue, the
Cesar Alejandro’s low-budget action movies aren’t exactly number one with a bullet, but the El Paso director is sure he’ll be hot in Hollywood—some day.
As befits the creators of a movie called Bottle Rocket, the careers of Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson have taken off with a bang. The twentysomething filmmakers, who met at the University of Texas, first produced a thirteen-minute black and white short of the same name about three bumbling wannabe
“People will watch anything,” says B-film director Bret McCormick.
Director Oliver Stone may not be sure who did it or how, but he is sure he knows why.
Locked away in NASA’s storage vaults was some of the most glorious footage ever filmed. I thought turning it into a movie would be a snap. Ten years later I’ve revised my opinion.
Cambodian Lay Bun Sun escaped the terrors of the Khmer Rouge to film his dreams in Houston.