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Legendary Wrestler Kevin Von Erich On ‘The Iron Claw’ and His Family’s Legacy

April 5, 2024 | By Natalie Weiner

A vacant lot just south of downtown Dallas is all that’s left of one of the most influential regional professional wrestling companies in America—the arguable birthplace of mainstream wrestling as we know it today.

Director John Sayles on the Making of ‘Lone Star’

January 18, 2024 | By Matt Zoller Seitz

John Sayles is one of the great American independent filmmakers. His epic 1996 drama Lone Star, which received a new release from The Criterion Collection this month, is one of his masterpieces.

The Texas Director Behind Some of Your Favorite TV Shows

September 19, 2023 | By Dina Gachman

An axe murder lured Lesli Linka Glatter back to Texas. The Emmy-nominated director behind shows like Mad Men, Homeland, Freaks and Geeks, and Gilmore Girls grew up in Dallas, but she left home for New York as a teenager to pursue her original passion of dance.

Texas Film Workers Discuss the Industry’s Future

August 7, 2023 | By Thom Denton

When Will Mederski moved to Austin from Ohio in 2015, he was enjoying the climate and culture, working mostly as a freelance photographer, and spending his days off munching breakfast tacos and hanging out at Barton Springs.

Revisiting Tender Mercies, the Film That Put Waxahachie on the Map

July 25, 2023 | By Wes Ferguson

Waxahachie Gets the Taylor Sheridan Treatment

July 25, 2023 | By Mary Beth Gahan

Fort Worth Filmmaker Chyna Robinson Shines a Light on Domestic Abuse

September 23, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

Filmmaker Chyna Robinson is on a roll. Her debut feature film, No Ordinary Love, was released in June and is circling the globe on streaming platforms, including Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

A New Film Explores the Humble and Dramatic Tale of Texas’ Declaration of Independence

March 30, 2021 | By Heather Brand

Galveston-Born Director King Vidor Was a Filmmaking Pioneer

March 25, 2021 | By Michael Corcoran

Texas’ First Film Studio Stood in San Antonio’s Padre Park

July 9, 2020 | By Sabrina LeBoeuf

Q&A: Writer-Director Channing Godfrey Peoples Talks Her Debut Film, “Miss Juneteenth”

June 18, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

We spoke with Peoples to learn more about the process of creating “Miss Juneteenth,” bringing a film crew to Southside Fort Worth, and how the holiday is viewed today.

Q&A with The Iron Orchard Screenwriter Gerry de Leon

February 20, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Set and filmed in West Texas, the oil boom period piece starts screening Feb. 22. West Texas wildcatters have long been mythologized on screen in classic films like Giant and There Will Be Blood. This month, The Iron Orchard follows in those footsteps with its dramatic tale of greed, lust, and hunger during the oil boom of the 1930s through ’50s.

The Iron Orchard is based off a novel of the same name written by Tom Pendleton (a nom de plume of Fort Worth writer and oil producer Edmund Van Zandt). The book caused a stir when it was published in 1966 and has since become a beloved classic for many in the Texas oil industry—in fact, a group of oilmen subsidized the independent film, directed by Midland native Ty Roberts.

Film Tour Focuses on Texas Wildlife, Adventure, and Conservation

February 11, 2019 | By TH Staff

Looking to enjoy the Texas outdoors from the comfort of the indoors? Look no further than the Wild Texas Film Tour, which is again rolling across the Lone Star state following its debut in 2017.

The tour showcases short films about Texas wildlife, adventure, and conservation—including the reintroduction of desert bighorn sheep to West Texas, following their elimination from the region more than half a century ago; and a journey on the Rio Grande, the state’s only federally designated wild and scenic river.

Submit Your Texas Travel-Themed Videos for the 2019 Thin Line Fest

October 15, 2018 | By

Enter the True Texas Travel Experience category, sponsored by Texas Highways magazine, as part of the 12th Annual Thin Line Fest. Thin Line, Texas’ international documentary film festival, is held in Denton from April 10-14, 2019.

So grab your camera (a cell phone will do) and produce a Texas travel-themed video (up to 5 minutes). Keep your eye on the True Texas prize. The winning entry, as well as a selection of finalists, will be screened at Thin Line, and also will be featured here on texashighways.com.

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