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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 29 Jul 2010 7:57 AM

Today in the roundup: The final day of AFFD, Texas poet laureate Karla Morton and authenticating Ansel Adams.


SAYONARA: If you haven’t made it out to the Asian Film Festival of Dallas, today’s your last shot. The big closing night film is The People I’ve Slept With, an English-language film out of Canada about a woman trying to figure out which of her drunken escapades is now her soon-to-be baby daddy. The film is directed by Quentin Lee, who talks with the Dallas Voice about why, “As a filmmaker, I do both gay work and Asian work and I have to choose between the two.” In other AFFD news, the jury awards have been announced.

IS IT ANSEL?: Nothing puts the art world in a tizzy like questions of authenticity. The latest controversy involves a recently unearthed collection of negatives whose owners claim are from the lens of Ansel Adams. Some art experts (as well as those with a financial stake to the Adams empire) tell the Los Angeles Times that the negatives can’t be from Adams for a variety of reasons. Which is all a round about way of reminding you that you can see the real thing these days over at the Amon Carter with the exhibition, “Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light.”

QUOTABLE: “I would get discouraged. Writing is not for the faint of heart. But I kept on saying to myself that God would not have given me these words if I wasn’t meant to do something with them.”

– Fort Worth-born Texas poet laureate Karla Morton, on her early struggles to get noticed as a writer. She discusses her career and writing through cancer with