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.
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.
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.
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.