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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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.

Michael Bise’s Movie Transplants

Love in the Kingdom of the Sick, an exhibition of drawings by Michael Bise currently on view at Moody Gallery, creatively chronicles the artist’s deep […]

Michael Bise’s Movie Transplants

Always For Pleasure

A New Orleans-style celebration at the Aurora in honor of Les Blank Although Les Blank is not a household name, many artists and critics agree […]

"Always For Pleasure," Les Blank, 1978.

QFest 2013 goes there.

Houston’s 17th annual QFest begins Thursday, its five days of screenings featuring over 30 films that go where the sun don’t shine—both literally and figuratively. […]

QFest 2013 goes there.

Bill Daniel: Tracking Down The Texas Punk Problem

Filmmaker/photographer Bill Daniel‘s work has been featured at the Viennale, MoMA, Walker Art Center, Deitch Projects, and countless other prestigious museums, galleries, and festivals. He’s […]

Bill Daniel: Tracking Down The Texas Punk Problem

CineMarfa 2013 (Part 2: The Films)

Just as Marfa’s Stonehenge (artist Donald Judd’s untitled, half-mile-long series of concrete boxes) beautifully frames and fractures light, landscape, and viewers’ own meditations, so does […]

CineMarfa 2013 (Part 2: The Films)

A Saint and A Sinner

Austin film programmer Zack Carlson and the Alamo’s upcoming screening of rarely seen mindblower, “The World’s Greatest Sinner” Everyone knows that Austin’s original Alamo Drafthouse […]

A Saint and A Sinner

New prints of classic films at the MFAH

Movie-lovers and image-makers should be extremely excited about the upcoming opportunity to see some of the best movies ever in the best way possible. In […]

New prints of classic films at the MFAH

YuleTube: Ghosts of Christmas TV Past

People used to gather around the “electric fireplace” at this time of year for Christmas variety shows. These boasted sing-along medleys, unlikely collaborations, corny jokes […]

YuleTube: Ghosts of Christmas TV Past

QUAY films at the MFAH

This Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is showcasing the artistry of filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay with a special series […]

QUAY films at the MFAH

DAISIES

“Everything is being spoiled in this world. …Know what? When everything is being spoiled, we’ll be spoiled too!” So proclaim two teenage girls–both named Marie–before […]

DAISIES