There's something that you need to know. I am a geek. I love movies. I love video games. I love comic books, and I really love anime. With that in mind, there's something that I would have to disclose to you as a geek. A-Kon is almost here. What is an A-Kon? It's an anime [...]
One Couch at a Time Doc Film Maker Alexandra Liss Shares Her Story at Texas Theater – ILID Radio #11
In this eleventh episode of I Live In Dallas Radio, co-hosted by myself and Jason Channell, we interview Alexandra Liss, who took a 21 country, six continent, tour for seven months using the website CouchSurfing.org. Liss directed and stars in the documentary One Couch at a Time, that has been showing across the United States at indie theaters and cities with large communities of couchsurfers that have been hosting screenings. We also spoke with the film's producer Jean-Michel Werk and local Dallas-Fort Worth community couchsurfing tribe leader Brad Wilson, whom consequently met his wife via hosting events for local couchsurfers.
The Dallas International Film Festival 2013 presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers has announced its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the Festival's 11-day run (April 4 - 14, 2013). For the 2013 Festival, more than 160 features, documentaries, shorts and student films representing 28 countries make DIFF truly an international Festival. Of the feature films at the Festival, 11 will see their world premieres and two are North American premieres--all represent some of the best in the art of filmmaking. These films were selected from more than 1,300 submissions from around the world.
The Dallas Film Society has announced the first 10 films chosen to screen at the 7th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers on April 4 – 14, 2013.
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff will be throwing a red carpet premiere for the first full-length documentary on the subject, called "One Couch at a Time." The film follows director and veteran Couchsurfer Alexandra Liss of San Francisco through 20 countries, six continents, for seven months using the Couchsurfing Web site.
When I go to see a movie, I expect it to be a mini vacation, an escape from whatever the day may have thrown at me, a time to unplug from reality. Every year, I try to catch all of the Oscar-nominated films for Best Picture and have finally learned, despite my disappointment, that these [...]
Emmy nominated filmmakers, PBS executives, national media and key leadership for several extraordinary non-profit organizations will come together for a three-part discussion about Human Rights with a focus on the Global Clean Water Crisis 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas. A VIP brunch and "Conversation with Michael Cain" featuring Larry [...]
Over the course of the next several months, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will host “Speaking of Movies…,” a program for the serious movie fan looking for the right group of people with whom to talk about critically acclaimed films that have recently been released or are currently in theaters. Chris Vognar of [...]
Need to impress a date with your class and culture? Need something fun and family friendly to do with the kiddos on the weekend? The Nasher Sculpture Center has what you are looking for in October.
After selling out their Alamo Draft House performances in Austin and receiving critical acclaim from KUT 90.5 and The Austin Chronicle among others, indie rock band Montopolis is bringing their score for Dziga Vertov's "Man with a Movie Camera" to Dallas' Historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff on Friday, September 14, 2012.