Documentary filmmaker Gaylen Ross's new film Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with Nazis hits the screen at Houston's Angelika Theater today. If you don't know the name Rudolf Kasztner, you aren't alone. Although the Hungarian journalist and lawyer saved more than 1,600 Jews during WWII, h ... More >>
Today is Martin Luther King Day; meaning government employees are off, most other people aren't, and Houston has feuding parades.King has become an absolute icon, showing up in countless movies, documentaries or TV shows, usually as shorthand for either the overall turmoil of the Sixties or the f ... More >>
For at least one winner of last year's Houston Press MasterMind Awards, the accolades continue. The Hightower High School Broadcast Academy, which received a $2,000 prize in the Press's 2009 MasterMind contest, was recently awarded three separate grants that will help Ted Irving and his students ... More >>
Whenever people ask me what the best sporting event is that I've ever been
to, the answer is always an easy one:
October 15, 1988...Notre Dame 31, Miami 30.
It had all the critical elements of a personal "best sporting event ever"
--- Heated rivalry? Check. Brawl before the game in the tunnel? ... More >>
The fledgling Cinema Arts Festival Houston has bagged a big name for the event: Tilda Swinton. (If Tilda Swinton isn't a big-enough name for you, you're probably not the type of movie fan who would appreciate the Cinema Arts Festival Houston.)Swinton, who's starred in Orlando and won an Oscar for ... More >>
Former Houston Press reporter Steve McVicker is reporting from the Sundance Film Festival: Despite the economy being in the crapper, and competition for A-list stars from the Obama inauguration, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, with its film lovers, business types, and members of the press, has ... More >>
On Saturday night, the parking lot of Block 21 was transformed into a BMX playground to celebrate the release of Dreamz, a documentary film about pro flatlander Terry Adams. Organized by the Byke Project, the event featured the star of the film, who won the bunny hop contest, as well as DJ Statik, ... More >>