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Wednesday, January 05, 2005
More on Brownsville Film Scene
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Film Commission markets Brownsville for big screen
By CRISELDA VALDEZ VILLARREAL
The Brownsville Herald
Jan. 5, 2005 — For the past year, Historic Downtown District Director Peter Goodman has shown off some of the city’s best assets — all in the name of art.
Goodman is among seven members of the Brownsville Border Film Commission, which strives to attract the film, television and commercial industry to Brownsville.
“We think it’s been working well,” Goodman said of the Film Commission’s efforts. “(Last year), we’ve had a number of producers and location managers call.”
Several films, including the most recent “The Soulless,” by filmmaker Cruz Angeles, have portions filmed in Brownsville. In December, the History Channel aired a film on Palo Alto that was taped by Grenada Television, out of Great Britain, as part of the “Battlefield Detective” series.
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One of the primary shooting locations in Brownsville was the TinSoup Art Gallery. If you haven't gone by to visit their gallery, the Brain Wedgeworth show is still up. My dad even told me today while eating supper at Captain Bob's (more on that later...) that no sculptors work in this area...and I was like...nuh uh!...you need to go see the BRIAN WEDGEWORTH show at TIN SOUP GALLERY. So I will have to take him to see that show sometime before it is taken down.
Back to film. I may help a friend from film school at UT produce a documentary about Charro Days this Spring, so I'll keep you all updated on that. It would be so awesome if the film scene just exploded in Brownsville like it has in Austin! Have all the indies come over and worship the culture of this region.
And talking about indies..I just saw Garden State. Esa pelicula esta pero BIEN CHIDO!! The story was terrific and the cinematography era para chuparte los dedos. I also have a new crush on Zach Braff...but he's dating Mandy Moore so I am left only to the quirky witt on his Garden State Blog, which I love to read so check it out.
The Garden State Soundtrack is really good too! I especially love the song "Let Go" by Frou Frou. They even had a Fiona Apple song..and I was like ...whoaaa!!! Fiona Apple!!!...I haven't thought about her in ages!...What is she up to??? So ofcourse..I google her up and turns out she made a new album in 2003 I believe, but that Sony will not release it because they found it to be too experimental and not marketable. Her past two albums went platinum and her music has always been VERY VERY good (anyone remember shadowboxer? paper bag?) I took out my old Fiona CD's and jam to them on my commute to work...I am sorry Sony exes...we need good music now more than ever. FREE FIONA!
Ok....turns out Fiona Apple is not on the Garden State soundtrack...yes I have been caught....I do not actually own the Garden State Soundtrack...a friend burned me a copy because she really wanted me to hear it. But now I am more determined than ever to own the soundtrack! Yes...oh yes. Please forgive me Zach Braff...I will totally buy your movie's soundtrack. Your art is worth (in the voice of Spong Bob's Mr. Crab) me monies!
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