Archive for the ‘Movies & Videos’ Category

Philip Martin’s lengthy but thoughtful essay on Birdman

February 23, 2015

I’ll just slap the link up here and hope it remains valid for future reference. It’s a thoughtful piece about the world of the critic, and a discussion on what we call art…

Miller Williams – AETN Men and Women of Distinction

January 4, 2015

Excellent 30 minute production from Arkansas Educational Television Network on an Arkansas Treasure! Go here!


SoLost from the Oxford American

March 18, 2011

SoLost (So Lost in the South, actually) is an award winning video series from the Oxford American.

I was made aware of its existence through the Paper Trails column in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (3/18/11). Linda Caillouet mentioned it without offering any details as to what it is actually about.  I was curious and went to the Oxford American website and found it. It’s a series of videos, most no more than 5 or 6 minutes long, related to their favorite subject, what it means to be southern. I watched two or three and plan to watch them all. They are definitely worthy of the awards.

I heartily recommend spending some time to drink it in…


  • Legendary rockabilly frontman and session player Billy Lee Riley died this summer and was honored with a benefit concert at the equally-legendary Silver Moon Club in Newport, Arkansas, which lies along the newly-dubbed “Rock ‘N’ Roll Highway 67.”
  • another focuses on Dyess Arkansas and Johnny Cash…. good stuff!!



We all need “Validation”

January 19, 2009

Great 15 minute movie!! It’s a modern day fable that starts out about a guy validating parking tickets, but evolves into a wonderfully uplifting movie!