Fruitvale Station is easily an Oscar worthy film that not only showcases the sad realities we still see in our society, but also highlights one of the real acting talents in Michael B. Jordan. Melonie Diaz and Octavia Spencer also showcase their tremendous acting chops in this emotional train ride. Click through for some other films to put on you weekend watching list and a recap of the 2013 Asian Film Festival of Dallas.
The Way, Way Back is embedded into my top ten for 2013, you need to check it out on July 5th. For a little bit of a glimpse into the creative duo behind the film click, here. Otherwise click on thru for our other must see films & events this hot July.
Dirty Wars is shocking expose into the hidden truths of our government’s military powers. Writer Jeremy Scahill’s boldness separates him from most reporters that test the boundaries of field reporting. It’s one of the films that releases this week and weekend. Click thru for some other of the films I hope you’ll check out.
“FLASHDANCE, the pop-culture phenomenon and runaway international success, is now live on stage! It all started with a dream. To be bigger. To burn brighter. To dance harder. Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), this new musical features a score of smash hits including, the Academy Award-winning title track “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock & Roll,” and 10 new, original songs. Experience the magic all over again. FLASHDANCE will leave you begging for more!” Click thru for our interview with David R. Gordon (Jimmy).
Cirque Musica has two shows tomorrow and Debbie Gibson chatted with us about the unique experience that’s about to take over Frisco. Click thru for that interview and a look into some of the films, shows and events happening for the rest of the month.
Traces is an adrenaline racing acrobatics showcase that mingles well with the sly humor of the talent 7 member cast. One of the 7, LJ Marles, was awesome enough to chat about his life and the show, as well as give us a sneak peek of his high-flying act.
The STT season’s 3rd production, Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, is a brash and starling open play that fully encapsulates a bold trend. Director Joel Ferrell’s take on the play is a jumpy time-traveling glimpse into a passionate & heartfelt friendship. A brave duo that are benchmarked by continues pain and sorrow throughout a 30 year period. Overall a moving and sincere look into a scarred and broken friendship. Click thru for the full review and pics from the production courtesy of Second Thought Theatre.