Author: Peter Lucas

Peter Lucas is a film/video curator and arts organizer living in Houston, Texas. He has created and presented screening series’, events, and exhibitions in association with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle International Film Festival, Experience Music Project, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and Aurora Picture Show.

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Daily Picks for the Cinema Arts Festival

A “cheat sheet” for arts documentaries and live cinema performances happening in Houston this Thursday-Sunday   I posted something earlier (here) about the upcoming Houston […]

Daily Picks for the Cinema Arts Festival

STREET STUFF

Houston Cinema Arts Festival Preview, Part 1 The upcoming Houston Cinema Arts Festival features about 50 film screenings and events over its main five days […]

STREET STUFF

Saturn Semantics for a Beta World

Artifacts from Sun Ra’s D.I.Y. record label El Saturn in the 1950s and 60s on view at Rice Media Center This year marks the 100th […]

Saturn Semantics for a Beta World

Jodie Mack’s Motion Collages

Film artist Jodie Mack brings flickering patterns and her personal mini-rock opera to Houston and Austin Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Blaffer Art […]

Jodie Mack’s Motion Collages

Truffaut’s ‘Boyhood’

Cinema saved François Truffaut’s life–first as an escape and substitute home during his less-than-perfect childhood, and then as a direction that turned the delinquent young […]

Truffaut’s ‘Boyhood’

Sights Unscene: Cleburne Cafeteria

The plain sign and building at 3606 Bissonnet near the West University neighborhood of Houston wouldn’t lead anyone to believe that the Cleburne Cafeteria is […]

Sights Unscene: Cleburne Cafeteria

SHORT SHORTS

Aurora Picture Show’s Festival of Mini-Cinema This weekend, Houston’s Aurora Picture Show will present its 17th Annual Extremely Shorts Film Festival–a popular annual event featuring […]

SHORT SHORTS

CAR PARTS

Glimpses of Houston’s annual rolling group show This past Saturday, thousands gathered to see hundreds of wheeled art works roll down Allen Parkway in Houston’s […]

CAR PARTS

CineMarfa 2014 Begins

CineMarfa is not the biggest film festival in Texas, not by a long shot. It’s not the fanciest fest, either. Nor is its programming the […]

CineMarfa 2014 Begins

SIGHTS UNSCENE: Signs Of Spring

We Texans have a contentious relationship with the sun. Every summer it kills us. We know that all too well, expect it, and see it […]

SIGHTS UNSCENE: Signs Of Spring

Machine Vision

While Austin is generally thought of as a good film town, the city has not always presented a real diversity of film exhibition–especially in terms […]

Shutter Interface by Paul Sharits, 16mm dual projection, 1975.

Cinema Dreams On The Menil Lawn

Between the 1920s and 40s, a number of painters, photographers, designers, musicians, and dancers turned to the relatively new medium of moving-image film seeking new […]

Cinema Dreams On The Menil Lawn

Homemade Hollywood / Epic Childhood

I generally don’t like movie remakes. I do, however, really love films made with a combination of personal passion, obsessive ambition, and extreme limitation. There […]

Homemade Hollywood / Epic Childhood

The Art Barn’s Last Dance

This iconic and storied Houston art space ain’t going out without a bang. Early last week, rumors began to spread that Rice University was planning […]

The Art Barn’s Last Dance

A Pop Garden and Cinema Collapscapes

The current show at Houston’s Rice Art Gallery is the first US exhibition by London-based design group, El Ultimo Grito (Spanish husband and wife, Roberto […]

A Pop Garden and Cinema Collapscapes

SonicWorks Echoes Past Blasts

I am really interested in the various creative intersections and translations that are happening in and between the worlds of experimental music, visual art, and […]

SonicWorks Echoes Past Blasts

The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology

Cultural theorist and movie-lover Slavoj Žižek gets all up in the screen at the MFAH. The new documentary film, The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology (MFAH, […]

The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology

Sights Unscene: Exposition at La Carafe

This installment of “Sights Unscene” takes a look at one wall of a storied bar in a Houston’s Market Square. La Carafe–located at 813 Congress–is […]

Sights Unscene: Exposition at La Carafe

That’s Life.

Austin’s “Farewell Film Club” presents a variety of unreal celluloid realities. Presented by Austin’s Farewell Books, the “Farewell Film Club” is an ongoing film screening […]

That’s Life.