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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 23 Jul 2013 7:42 AM

Take an in-depth look at a movie classic showing at the Kimbell and a new film from a Dallas director. Plus, the Fairmount is again looking for artists.


ACROSS THE ANDES: On Sunday, the Kimbell Art Museum is showing Werner Herzog’s Aguirre: The Wrath of God. The story takes place in Peru and ties in nicely with “Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes,” an exhibition that runs at the museum through Sept. 8. Not familiar with Aguirre? It’s one of those movies that has a behind-the-scenes story that rivals the one told in the film. The crew had to cross the Peruvian rainforest for the shoot; the movie’s star, Klaus Kinski, came thisclose to killing its director. Good times. To study up for Sunday’s screening, be sure to check out a post on the Lone Star Film Society’s website that details the film’s difficult birth.

A DIRECTOR DISSECTS: For a look at a more contemporary movie, be sure to check out David Lowery’s blog. That’s where the Dallas filmmaker is writing about the making of his Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. The movie is out next month, but some of you in the know may have caught it at a surprise screening during last month’s Oak Cliff Film Festival. In the posts, Lowery writes about specific images captured in the film – a literal frame-by-frame look. And he says it was these individual images that helped him refocus while piecing the movie together. “I would often seize upon frames that reminded me that we’d been after something strong with the movie, that we had intention and point of view,” he writes. “These shots would tip my favor back towards the movie and get everything ship-shape again.”

CALL TO ARTISTS: Maybe you saw our profile on Fairmont Hotel resident artist Riley Holloway and thought, “Hey, I’d sure like to have a sweet live-work space like that!” Well, now you can. The Fairmont has an opening for its fall residency. From the hotel: “Interested artists are asked to submit a short biography, high-resolution images of work, description of medium and inspiration, and a short statement (under 500 words) regarding why they are interested in being considered. Please indicate months of availability for the residency.” Apply by contacting [email protected].