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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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

THE MENIL CONNECTION

Celebrating the legendary de Menil years of the Rice Museum and Rice Media Center. The Menil Collection’s 25th anniversary this year has had me thinking […]

THE MENIL CONNECTION

CONNECT THE DOTS. Media Archeology 2012

The Aurora Picture Show’s 9th annual Media Archeology Festival (Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 21-23) premieres a host of unique films and live audiovisual performances that […]

CONNECT THE DOTS. Media Archeology 2012

’bout sound and vision

Experimental Eye and The Sounds of Silence. The next 6 weeks bring Houstonians rare opportunities to see some of the most dynamic experimental films in […]

Still from the film Frank Film, Frank and Caroline Mouris, 16mm, 1973

COMING TO AMERICA

Robert Frank’s 1950s at the MFAH The new exhibition, American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens next […]

Robert Frank , Parade, Hoboken, New Jersey, from the series The Americans, 1955–1956.

Spring Soundtrack

I’ve been meaning to write something here about film scores for a while. You know, some kind of analysis of the role of music in […]

Spring Soundtrack

WHAT’S THE WORD FROM JOHANNESBURG?

Vital film document, Come Back, Africa screens at the MFAH. “This film was made secretly in order to portray the true conditions of life in […]

WHAT’S THE WORD FROM JOHANNESBURG?

OCCUPY POTTERSVILLE

It’s easy to remember only the sweet, cheery and teary moments of Director Frank Capra’s 1946 film, It’s A Wonderful Life, and forget that it […]

OCCUPY POTTERSVILLE