2000’s: The Explosion of Modern Anime

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For many children and young adults in the early 2000’s Japanese Animation, or Anime for short, is not a well-known concept.  However, when examined under a metaphorical microscope, it becomes obvious that many of the “cartoons” that were watched as kids were actually anime, including shows such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Duel Monsters, Pokemon (Pokemon the first… Read more »

Report from the Oak Cliff Film Festival

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Texas Theater marquee announces 2018 Oak Cliff Film Festival   The Media Library is always looking to provide you with the latest and best in documentary and narrative film as well as new restorations and repertory screenings. Last weekend, we were excited to serve as your representative at the 7th annual Oak Cliff Film Festival .  Bigger and better than ever, this film fest has been… Read more »

Women’s History Month: Women in Media

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As we move into March, we take the time to acknowledge some of the women in media who helped shape their industry. Often having their credit stolen, overlooked, or forced out of a male-centric industry, women have played huge roles in the progression of all forms of media. Today we highlight a few of these… Read more »

Director Spotlight: Kathryn Bigelow

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Kathryn Bigelow is an American film director, writer, and producer. Her films range from vampire horror to action and often war related thrillers.Her most well-known film The Hurt Locker won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture and was nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama. With The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first and only woman (to date) to… Read more »

Director Spotlight: Terrence Malick

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Terrence Malick is a film director, producer, and screenwriter from Ottawa, Illinois. His films are known for their philosophical and spiritual themes, often using voice-overs and narration of particular characters. His style is known to create contrasting reception with audiences and critics as some people find his films unique whereas others find them pretentious. Malick has received… Read more »