THE REEL DEAL: If you’re a documentary fan, then get thee to Denton starting Wednesday for the Thin Line Film Festival. Texas’ only all-documentary festival scored a pretty unbelievable lineup for an event only in its third year. On tap are three of the five Oscar nominees for best documentary feature (The Cove, Burma VJ and The Most Dangerous Man in America) plus Gasland, a Special Jury Prize winner at last month’s Sundance Film Festival. The Denton Record Chronicle spoke with Thin Line’s organizers to get you up to speed on what else you can expect to see.
ANDY COMES TO TOWN: Andy Warhol is probably best known for the pop art he created in the 1960s. But he kept on creating right up until his death in 1987, even if his later work is not as well-known. “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth aims to change that with an exhaustive look at the artists’ more recent work. Gaile Robinson walks you through Warhol’s career in this excellent primer of a review – definitely worth a read before checking out the show. Also, be sure to watch Think on Friday, as the exhibition will be the subject of the Art&Seek segment.
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: Last week, Jerome broke the story that Stan Wojewodski would be named the new chair of the SMU theater department. Wojewodski was previously the dean of the Yale School of Drama, one of the top theater programs in the country. And now it looks as if his talents won’t be confined strictly to the college campus. Lawson Taitte shares the news that Wojewodski will direct Samuel Beckett’s Endgame at the Undermain Theatre in April. Which is a story, now that we check, Jerome broke two weeks ago.