In 1987, Bart Weiss viewed his nascent Dallas Video Festival as a way to collect "ephemeral media, the throwaway stuff no one paid attention to," he says now, as the 20th Dallas Video Festival gets under way at the Dallas Theater Center and Angelika Film Center. The first festival included MTV promotional spots, TV ads from around the globe, locally made shorts and music videos and experimental whatchamacallits—in short, pretty much everything that turns up on YouTube nowadays. Fact is, the margin has become the mainstream, and the Dallas Video Festival has become one of many film fests in a town... More >>>