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DIFF: Wednesday Picks


by Stephen Becker 14 Apr 2010

Wednesday’s picks include: Thunder Soul – I know I’ve already recommend this once, but it’s that good. For those unaware, the documentary looks back at a Houston band director in the 1970s who brought funk to school and turned his students into one of the top high school bands in the country. Click here to […]

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Wednesday’s picks include:

Thunder Soul – I know I’ve already recommend this once, but it’s that good. For those unaware, the documentary looks back at a Houston band director in the 1970s who brought funk to school and turned his students into one of the top high school bands in the country. Click here to listen to the KERA radio story about Thunder Soul.  (4 p.m., Angelika)

Learning from Light: The Vision of I.M. Pei – North Texas audiences know Pei as the architect responsible for the Meyerson Symphony Center. This documentary follows Pei as he conceives the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, which opened in 2008.  (7 p.m., Dallas Museum of Art)

Disco and Atomic War – I realize we’re going heavy on the documentaries today, but, well, that’s the strongest area of this year’s festival. This film from Estonia actually has Dallas ties. In it, director Jaak Kilmi remembers his childhood in Communist Estonia, where his father illegally pulled in the Dallas TV series from an American broadcast tower. Years later, those glimpses that people got of the West were a key element in the fall of the Soviet Union. (10:15 p.m., Angelika)

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