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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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.

Sights Unscene: Under The Big Top

This is the inaugural post in a new series, “Sights Unscene,” meant to highlight interesting art and design found not in the art scene but […]

Sights Unscene: Under The Big Top

“La Reine du Scandale!”

MFAH’s movie jukebox hosts a rarely-seen favorite of CAMH Director Bill Arning. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s “Movies Houstonians Love” series is easy to […]

“La Reine du Scandale!”

Festival On The Verge

Now in its fifth year, the Houston Cinema Arts Festival can boast an impressive history of premiering big documentaries and feature films, presenting special anniversary film […]

Festival On The Verge

Paris…Texas

Houston Cinema Arts Fest to present a special screening of a great Texas movie. While the upcoming Houston Cinema Arts Festival boasts an exciting line-up […]

Paris…Texas

Drive

In remembrance of Debra Barrera’s sports car. One of the worst and best things to happen at this year’s Texas Contemporary Art Fair was a […]

Drive

A Conversation With Bill Viola

Each year, Houston’s Aurora Picture Show honors a major figure in media art. The award points to the spirit of originality and innovation that drives […]

Bill Viola, The Raft, 2004, Color High-Definition video projection, 396.2 x 223 cm, 5.1ch surround sound, 10:33 minutes. Photo: Kira Perov.