Ken Harrison

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    Thirty Years Later, The History of Western Swing in 26 Minutes as Told by Johnny Gimble

    Via.Johnny Gimble and Bob Wills, circa '64​What you'll find after the jump was posted to Vimeo only a few hours ago: a cleaned-up version version of Ken Harrison's 1981 doc on Western Swing fiddle-playing legend Johnny Gimble titled, simply, Gimble's Swing. The film, made for the Tennessee Folklor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2011

    Sometimes I Direct: A Talk With Blaine Dunlap, Who Once Captured Dallas Better Than Anyone

    Blaine Dunlap​In March we screened one of the greatest films made in or about Dallas, director Blaine Dunlap's 1973 Sometimes I Run, about Stanley Maupin, who worked for the city's Public Works Department flushing downtown's streets in the wee small hours of the morning. Some Friends of Unfair Par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2009

    Life During Dinnertime

    David Byrne, last seen eating on Maple Avenue last nightThe missus's mother is in town and, last night, offered to take the 5-year-old who lives in our house back to her hotel, awful nice of her. Which left us ill-prepared and sans plans for a Saturday night. "David Byrne at the Majestic" was the fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Prince Albert Hunt in the Can

    Not long ago I found my VHS copy of Ninth Life, director Ken Harrison's made-in-Deep Ellum noir-thriller that -- hey, quite the coincidence -- celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. We really oughta have a celebratory screening and invite some of the stars, among them Kim Pendleton and Matthew P ... More >>

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    October 24, 1996
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    December 15, 1994

    Rough cut

    NEA cuts send Texas filmmakers reeling