Independent Spirit Awards

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Keven McAlester Rolls the Dice With AFI Dallas Festival Offering The Dungeon Masters

    Our AFI Dallas International Film Festival sneak peek runs in the paper version of Unfair Park tomorrow, and, admittedly, it's woefully incomplete: so little space, so many movies worth recommending from an impressively strong roster of offerings this third go-round. So over the course of the fest's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    Green Grass for a Local Filmmaker

    Among the short films selected to screen during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is one from a local filmmaker: writer-director Jesus "Chin" Beltran's debut, The Grass Grows Green. The Sundance Web site says of the movie only this: "A Marine's complicated relationship with life and dea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006

    You're Not Gonna Miss You're Gonna Miss Me After All

    On Thursday, Keven McAlester will finally find out who's gonna get his Roky Erickson doc into a theater near you. Hard to believe that a year and a half -- and now a Spirit Award nomination -- after its debut our good pal Keven McAlester still doesn't have distribution for his Roky Erickson document ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Keven's Roky Road is Now Paved With Indie-Film Gold

    Roky Erickson, left, and Keven McAlester now have a Spirit Award nomination to show for their years of making You're Gonna Miss Me. Congratulations, mazel tov and big ups to our pal Keven McAlester, the Dallas boy who today was nominated in the Best Documentary category at the Spirit Awards, the ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2006

    And the Oscar for Best Seat Goes to...

    Hoop it up: Former Mavs coach Don Nelson, far left, at the Oscars, where, presumably, the beer is free ...Don Nelson, former head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, who sat two rows behind his pal and boss (?) George Clooney at the Academy Awards last night. Mark Cuban was there, too, and though none ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 9, 2003

    Vanity Fare

    Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?

  • Culture

    May 2, 2002

    Skate or Die

    In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.