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Texas ties to Spirit nominees

11:40 am Nov. 24, 2015

“Krisha,” the drama from Houston-based director Trey Shults, was nominated Tuesday for the annual John Cassavetes Award for features made for under $500,000, at the 31st Spirit Awards.

“Krisha” won the narrative feature competition at South

Bradley Jackson talks “Balls Out”

1:10 pm Jun. 17, 2015

Would you like to see a movie called “Balls Out” — starring Jake Lacy, “Saturday Night Live” cast members Jay Pharoah and Kate McKinnon, “Twilight” star Nikki Reed, Beck Bennett and Nick Kocher and Brian

David Lowery’s excellent “Pete’s Dragon” adventure

10:12 am May. 7, 2015

On April 30, Texas filmmaker David Lowery, who wrote and directed “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and edited the enigmatic “Upstream Color,” wrapped the final day of his 74-day shoot for “Pete’s Dragon,” his remake of