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A Family that Remembers, Lives Forever

Dia de los Muertos is among one of the most popular Mexican festivals that takes center stage in many films and works of literature, including the Disney creation Coco. The movie, intended for younger audiences, strikes the hearts of every generation, holding onto the deep tradition of the true meaning of family, what it means to remember the ones who have passed, and how to accept those losses.
August 28, 2018

Actress Madison Hu Inspires Girls in America

Madison Hu, born June 2, 2002, in Longview, Texas, is the daughter of Chinese immigrants.
July 5, 2018

Papa’s Delicate Condition

The movie Papa’s Delicate Condition starring Jackie Gleason released on March 6, 1963. The story comes from a book of the same title written by Corinne Griffith -- she’s represented in the movie as six-year-old Corrie. Griffith grew up in Texarkana and went on to become a famous silent film star and then one of the richest women in the world. Some of her money was made from the books she wrote including this one.
February 22, 2018

Blaze Set for Sundance Film Festival

December 29, 2017

Another Meredith Creates Excitement for Dallas Cowboys Fans

Documentary filmmaker Michael Meredith has created a couple of projects sure to please Dallas Cowboys fans. The first premieres this week with The Ice Bowl — airing at 8 p.m. Friday on the NFL Network’s Timeline series — just in time for the 50th anniversary of the film’s topic, one of the most remembered games in football history.
December 27, 2017

Film Festivals are a Growing Trend in the Region

Interest in film -- and in particular, independent films -- continues to grow in the Upper East Side of Texas.
August 27, 2017

Young Sheldon Grows Up in East Texas

Fans of The Big Bang Theory are used to hearing Sheldon Cooper talk about his colorful East Texas roots. Now a spin-off actually depicts his character’s life as a child growing up in East Texas.
June 28, 2017

Collection from Tyler Continues to Thrill Film Scholars

A small film collection branded with “Tyler, Texas” has gained fans among film historians and race relations researchers. Although short on entertainment value by today’s standards, the films provide an invaluable look at African American cultural history in the early 20th century.
April 24, 2017

Carthage-Born Filmmaker Pays Tribute To Underdogs Director

Filmmaker Derek Johnson, who grew up in Carthage, has made a documentary about director John G. Avildsen, known for underdog blockbusters like "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid."
February 20, 2017

"Unwanted" Premiere Set in Longview

"Unwanted," an independent horror film produced, written, and directed by Paul Foster, premieres Monday, January 9 at The Reserve in Longview.
January 7, 2017

Nac Film Festival Triples in Size for 2017

For East Texas fans of independent films, the Nacogdoches Film Festival provides good news.
December 21, 2016

Trio of New Films Play on the Supernatural

Three film projects with East Texas roots — Cypress Bayou, Unwanted and The Sculptor — have East Texas roots and and feature supernatural tales.
October 26, 2016