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Houston Director Uses Childhood Library As Short Film Inspiration

Posted on · Jason LaMotte is an award-winning writer and director from Houston, having collected Silver Screen Awards for his writing, and Best Film and Best Director awards for his short films, the latest of which, The Terms, has featured at over 30 festivals worldwide, including the prestigious Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals. He began as a […]

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Houston Director Uses Childhood Library As Short Film Inspiration

Posted on · Jason LaMotte is an award-winning writer and director from Houston, having collected Silver Screen Awards for his writing, and Best Film and Best Director awards for his short films, the latest of which, The Terms, has featured at over 30 festivals worldwide, including the prestigious Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals. He began as a […]

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Preview: Interview with Wes Anderson

Posted on · Director and Houston native, Wes Anderson, recently sat down with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen to talk about his new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and about the ways Houston has influenced his film making. Houston literally makes appearances in his movies, such as Rushmore, which was shot at an area prep school. Here’s a […]

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Chamber Choir Presents Music To Commemorate JFK Assassination

Posted on · As we near the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Houston Chamber Choir will perform Requiem for a President at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston. The Chamber Choir’s Artistic Director Robert Simpson spoke with Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin about the music they chose to honor President Kennedy’s memory. Event Info: What: Requiem for […]

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Peter Hillary Talks Exploring, Connecting With & Conserving Nature

Posted on · In 1953, New Zealand explorer and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa partner Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Nearly 40 years later – in 1990 – Hillary’s son Peter himself reached the summit, making Edmund and Peter Hillary the first father-son duo to conquer Mount […]