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VideoFest: Friday and Weekend Picks
by Stephen Becker 24 Sep 2010

Here’s our tips on how to make the most of your VideoFest viewing.


If you miss VideoFest this weekend, you really are missing out on cool shorts, narratives and documentaries that you probably won’t find anywhere else. So do yourself a favor and buy a day pass. And if you are looking for recommendations:


The Devil’s BoxAs I said in my story that aired this morning on KERA, this documentary explores the world of Texas-style fiddling. Your foot will be tapping the whole time. And you’ll probably be craving barbecue after. (7 p.m.)

Everyday Sunshine – Laurence Fishburn narrates the story of Fishbone, the influential punk/funk band from Los Angeles. Flea, Gwen Stefani, Perry Farrell and many others are on board to sing the band’s praises. (9:45 p.m.)


Understanding Art – This shorts block features five films that look at different areas of the arts world. Everything from Deep Ellum murals to burning your own art is explored. (3:45 p.m.)

Theatrical Musings – Another shorts block, this one focuses more on performance. Check it out for no other reason than to see Art&Seek guest blogger Danielle Georgiou’s film, Roam. (5:30 p.m.

The Jeff Koons Show – The artist’s life and work is explored by other artists, curators and even Koons himself. (6 p.m.)


Films From Nigeria – This summer, VideoFest Artistic Director Bart Weiss traveled to Nigeria as part of the American Documentary Showcase (you may remember him blogging about his trip on Art&Seek). This collection of shorts from the filmmakers he met offers a glimpse into Africa. (1 p.m.)

Dallas Art City – Art&Seek guest blogger Lisa Taylor wrote recently about her project capturing the history of art dealing in Dallas. Here’s a chance to see what she found. (7:30 p.m.)

The Texas Show – The traditional closing night program is pieced together by an independent jury and gathers the best shorts made by Texas filmmakers. (8:15 p.m.)