Frame of Mind, the co-production of KERA’s Art&Seek and the Video Association of Dallas, will return for its second season on KERA TV. Starting on Sept. 17 at 11 p.m., the 13-episode series will showcase diverse styles, genres and stories that are uniquely Texan.
Frame of Mind features independent professionals filmmakers and amateurs with works from South by Southwest, the Dallas VideoFest and students from UT Austin and Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts.
The series airs Thursdays at 11 p.m. through Dec. 24.
Episode 13: Films from bcWORKSHOP
Dec. 24, 2015
Producer: Craig Weflen
This week we feature two short films from bcWorkshop. The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP is a Texas based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. We enrich the lives of citizens by bringing design thinking to areas of our cities where resources are most scarce. To do so, [bc] recognizes that it must first understand the social, economic, and environmental issues facing a community before beginning work.
Know Your Neighborhood
At buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, we believe neighborhoods are the fundamental building block of our cities. Join us as we explore how neighborhoods are defined, how we value them in Dallas, and methods we can use to better know our neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Stories: Bonton
The latest in our Neighborhood Stories series, this film explores the South Dallas neighborhood Bonton. Initially a segregated development built for black Dallasites, Bonton has a rich legacy of soulful music, black-owned businesses, and close social ties. As with other segregated neighborhoods in the American South, Bonton has struggled with the effects of political decisions aimed to isolate the neighborhood physically, socially, and economically. The love and dedication of long time residents has spurred city-led revitalization, though not always with the neighborhood’s interests in mind.
What you’ve missed on Frame of Mind:
FRAME OF MIND 2015
Join us for a watching party at Texas Theatre at 9 p.m. on Sept. 17. We’ll celebrate the series and watch the first episode.
Episode 1: Art • A Personal Journey with Quin Mathews (World Premiere)
Sept. 17, 2015
Producer: Quin Mathews
Journalist and filmmaker Quin Mathews takes us to artists and their studios from Dallas to China.
Episode 2: Wanda the Wonderful
Sept. 24, 2015
Producer Carolyn Macartney
She had four husbands, but only shot one of them…Wanda the Wonderful is a documentary/narrative hybrid about a 1920s era gun-slinging wild-woman, Wanda, and her journey from Indian Territory to sheep country, via the circus, Vaudeville, Hollywood and a brothel.
Episode 3: Three Views of Art in the Streets: Beyond the Walls, Catch Those Kids, and Jerod AleXander Davis
Oct. 1, 2015
Beyond the Walls
Producer: Gayle Embrey
Beyond the Walls tells the stories, through murals, as depicted on the walls in the West Bank, Northern Ireland, Liberia, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia and the United States. During the film, we come to understand how community murals are created and the purposes they serve, both past and present.
Catch Those Kids
Producers: Joe Ramirez and Josh Gallas
Two Dallas-native graffiti artists give insight into the local scene for artists, as well as the struggles and challenges that the creative skill brings.
Jerod AleXander Davis
Producers: Pablo Herrera and Bart Weiss
A short portrait of graffiti artist Jerod AleXander as he walks through Dallas and talks about how graffiti can change people.
Episode 4: Short films on Art from the Walleys
Oct. 8, 2015
Producers: Mark and Angela Walley
A showcase of shorts by husband and wife filmmaking team Mark and Angela Walley.
Episode 5: Best of the 24 Hour Video Race and Restore
Oct. 15, 2015
A selection of entries from the 2015 Dallas 24 Hour Video Race.
Shorts presented come from:
- Aume Motion Arts Visualization
- Brownie & Motion
- MX XV
- The Bronin
- Red Light Productions
Producer: Mark Birnbaum
A short film about bringing back the past back to life: : the Old Dallas Municipal Building, soon to be the UNT Law School, and a lost art treasure hidden behind its walls; the oldest standing structure in Dallas County, the 150-year old Sharrock-Niblo log cabin; and an eleven-foot tall copper statue of Lady Justice, lifted to her rightful place atop the Corsicana Courthouse after a 30-year absence.
Episode 6: The Grove, Texas and Family Stories
Oct. 22, 2015
The Grove, Texas
Producer: Lori Najar
In 1972, a retired National Guard Lt. Colonel, Moody Anderson bought himself a dying town called The Grove, Texas. Situated 85 miles north of Austin and 16 miles southeast of Gatesville in Coryell County,
The Grove is a microcosm of Texas history—a scene of pioneers and cotton gins, gristmills and gunfights, and even a bank robbery. Over the next 37 years, this dedicated historian proceeded to create a living museum using The Grove as a backdrop.
Producer: Ya’Ke Smith
A preacher. An ex-con. A rapper. A single-mother. A martial artist. What do they all have in common? The struggle, pain and confusion of growing up without a FATHER.
Producer: Frank Mosley
An anonymous man and woman slowly weave in and out of the various rooms of a two story loft, never speaking and always eclipsing each other. The ambiguity of their relationship forces the viewer to question the meaning of their presence in the home, as well as the cyclical nature of relationships in specific spaces.
Episode 7: Films from Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts
Oct. 29, 2015
See a collection of student films from the Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual in Dallas, Texas. For years they have been producing high quality short films that have been shown in major festivals. You will be amazed at the sophistication of the work made by high school students.
- An Eye For An Eye
- She Told Me Her Vision
- The Past Revisited
- Origami Man
- Fallen Hope
- The Free Tibet Club
- Jacob’s Story
Episode 8: Serving Second Chances
Nov. 5, 2015
Producer: Alan Govenar
Serving Second Chances chronicles efforts to provide survival resources and opportunities for homeless and at risk people to start a new life.
Episode 9: Jackelope
Nov. 12, 2015
Producer: Ken Harrison
This documentary by independent filmmaker Ken Harrison provides a look into the contemporary Texas art world of the mid-‘70s.
Episode 10: Films from UT Austin Films
Nov. 19, 2015
See five shorts from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film program created by both undergraduate and graduate students.
Evidence of Santa directed by Mei M Makino. A young girl is convinced the homeless man at the park is Santa and she’s determined to get the truth from her parents.
Housekeeping directed by Catherine Licata. Melody and Elliott’s domestic idyll is destroyed by an unexpected arrival.
Ned’s Rocket directed by Kennedy Baruch. Space Man Ned zooms through the cosmos but can never prepare for what lies at its edge.
Benny directed by Huay-Bing Law. An overweight teenager revisits an old friend—who is now a personal fitness trainer.
Once Again by John Spottswood Moore. After 20 years, filmmaker John Moore uses home movies, animation, and live action footage to recall and recreate his childhood struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This personal documentary offers a subjective view of torture and triumph.
Episode 11: Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars
Nov. 26, 2015
Director: Mike Woolf
Firmly ensconced in the geeky pantheon of computer legends since high school, Richard Garriott can afford to pursue his dreams – even the wildly improbable ones.
Episode 12: Best Texas Shorts from SXSW
Dec. 17, 2015
This episode highlights the top Texas shorts from this year’s 2015 SXSW.
+/- directed by Andy Irvine, Mark Smoot. A young couple examines their relationship as they await the result of a pregnancy test.
Melville directed by James M. Johnston. Marcus is dealing with some serious problems
The Samaritans directed by John Bryant. Salesman faces the most difficult and important negotiation of his life.
Carne Seca directed by Jazmin Diaz. Brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset in rural Mexico to turn a profit on their father’s business, or face the consequences of his belligerence.
The OceanMaker directed by Lucas Martell. After the seas have disappeared, a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water – the clouds.