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Posts by Gwen Watkins, page 1

  1. 31 Oct
    Wed / 2012
    When did your interest in film begin? When I was 8 years old, my grandfather, Adolph, used to take me to the old original Meyerland Theater and AMC Shamrock Six and I would sneak my tape recorder in and record the audio of the films that I would see. Then we would stop at a drugstore and pick up stacks of typing paper and I would draw out copious amounts of images to correlate ...

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  2. 16 Oct
    Tue / 2012
    Brady Dial is the Austin-based producer of the inspiring documentary "Man on a Mission." Emilia Duno, a senior at Lamar High School in the International Baccalaureate Film Program, chatted with Dial about the movie, his opinions on private space travel, and the Houston film scene.

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  3. 05 Oct
    Fri / 2012
    Emilia Duno, a senior in the IB Film Program at Lamar High School, asked Mark Hall, director of Sushi: The Global Catch, a few questions about his film and what inspired the Austin-based filmmaker to address the issue of overfishing.

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  4. 03 Aug
    Fri / 2012
    Mrs. Jordan was the leading comic actress of Georgian England, and in this portrait by English artist John Hoppner, she is painted in her role as Viola from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. In the play, Viola disguises herself as a man so she can be a page for the Duke of Orsino. Mrs. Jordan (1761–1816) led a remarkable life and has been the subject of many biographies. . .

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  5. 22 Jun
    Fri / 2012
    Who’s that cover girl starring on the Kenwood House exhibition catalogue? None other than the indisputably beautiful Mary, Countess Howe. Putting her best (elegantly dressed) foot forward in her full-length portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, she stands proudly in a dress that would have been at the height of fashion in the mid-1700s. Her pale complexion and arsenal of expensive accessories also attest to her aristocratic status.

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