By Amanda Hart Illustration by Blake Jones It appeared nothing short of a miracle when the 83rd Texas Legislature came to an end in May and not one of the 24 anti-choice bills had even made it to the floor for debate. Pro-choice activists and women all over the state slept a little easier that night knowing that women and ... Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Berberian Sound Studio is quite a title. No it’s not a rock documentary although the first thing I thought of were lyrics from the Steely Dan song “Your Gold Teeth.” “Even Cathy Berberian knows/There’s one roulade she can’t sing.” Berberian Sound Studio actually concerns a British sound designer (Toby Jones in top form) that takes on a job mixing sound ... Read More »
Houston Film Commission in L.A.
The Houston Film Commission keeps a strong presence at film festivals and industry gatherings. This coming Sunday the HFC is sponsoring a screening of several Texas filmmakers at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. From the HFC’s press release: “The Houston Film Commission will screen their annual Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase for the industry at 6PM on Sunday, June 30th at ... Read More »
Fill the Void will quickly divide audiences into those who want to avoid the void and those that want to embrace the void. Fill the Void tells the story of a group of women within an Orthodox Jewish clan in modern day Tel Aviv. Haredi Judaism is a super conservative sect and I mention modern day because at first you ... Read More »
Photographed and written by Laura Coburn Another year, another celebration! The Pride Parade will commence on Saturday June 29th to celebrate the culmination of 2013’s Houston Pride week. The festival is open from 1-7 p.m. and the parade begins at 8 p.m. The celebration will host more than 200 exhibitors and contingents, according to the Houston Pride website. With live ... Read More »
Free Press Houston is throwing its very own super fancy yard sale party! We have spent a lot of years in our current location where we have hatched ideas for some pretty influential stories, events, and projects. We are excited to announce that we are moving to a brand new office just around the corner where we will be devising ... Read More »
For your consideration are a couple of titles that might not truly reflect the awesome nature the films represent. Knife Fight (6/11, IFC Films/MPI Home Video) and As Luck Would Have It (6/25, IFC Films/MPI Home Video), both direct to disc releases, deserve a little airplay on your small screen. As Luck Would Have It comes from the mind of ... Read More »
a phone interview with Cindy Noland, Founder, Faith Action for Women in Need (FAWN), after a long night… photo by Andrea Hughes at 4am after a long night, Cindy Noland said: I initiated having women’s groups work together for this legislative session August of last year. I called up Planned Parenthood, NARAL and a couple of others. We had lunch, ... Read More »
“My plan to take over the world is….” That was just some of the banter floating in the air preceeding the Much Ado About Nothing (Roadside Attractions) press roundtable at this year’s SXSW 2013 where Joss Whedon’s adaptation of the Shakespeare comedy had it’s U.S. premiere. “Everybody’s friendly in Texas,” to which someone replies, “That’s before they bar-b-que you.” It ... Read More »
The Weekly Round Up!
The Weekly Music Round Up! The Free Press Pick of the Week: TODD RUNDGREN!!! You absolutely have to see this brilliant man perform. He’ll be at the House of Blues, and by all means, go. He has penned some indelible classics, like “I Saw the Light” or “Hello, it’s Me”. Monday, June 24th: Travis Shettel (Piebald), Square and Compass, Hoofprints, ... Read More »