Teasing Looks at Films About Texas Stadium's Demise, Shepard Fairey's West Dallas Makeover

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Fair warning: Combined, the footage above and below doesn't even add up to two minutes. But I've been meaning to post the former since a few days ago, when South by Southwest first made it available -- the trailer for actor-turned-director Jonny Mars's America's Parking Lot, which will world-premiere down in Austin next month (a firm date has not yet been set). He's been working on this for a long time, and he's not done yet: Mars and I talked about the doc-in-progress during last year's SXSW, and this week he's wrapping up final interviews before its formal bow weeks away. I believe the film will also play the Dallas International Film Festival, which kicks off April 12 and is a while a way from announcing its lineup. So, what's it about? To the synopsis:
Pull up a front row seat with Tiger and Cy, two die-hard fans of 'America's Team', as they scramble to preserve their place in AMERICA'S PARKING LOT. When the Dallas Cowboys move to the first stadium built for a billion dollars, the shifting politics and economics of major league sports threaten to dissolve friendships and traditions, and force Tiger and Cy to make the costly choice to follow their beloved team.
Also on the watch list this morning: Locally based TZOM Film's really well done "teaser" about whatever they have forthcoming that documents Shepard Fairey's recent expedition to West Dallas. It's below. Watch it. Obey.

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'...force Tiger and Cy to make the costly choice to follow their beloved team'

doesn't        really        make         sense

force/choice, force/choice....

OBEY.

MattL1
MattL1

Sure it does.  People are forced to make choices all the time due to circumstances beyond their control.

Oralsex Roberts
Oralsex Roberts

Yeah genius, I'm sure that after the Cowboys announced the new stadium, these deuces were looking at their credit cards (they don't actually have cash or college funds for their kids, none of the slave cattle like them have that anymore) and going, hmmm, we have the choice to put another ten grand on it to fund our stupid clown lifestyle, and they were like "YES, THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS ME!!".

Wow, great example of a choice they were "forced" to make.

MattL1
MattL1

That didn't make any sense.  The choice is whether or not to do it.  The fact that they were forced to make it doesn't mean it's not a choice, and the fact that they have a choice doesn't mean circumstances didn't force said choice upon them.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

Sorry but the more I see of Mr Faireys  Art  the more Sterile it becomes .I watched some of his crew to the STENCILED  patterns at Sylvan & Ft Worth Ave. Wow Mass Production                                                              art....How much creativity do you need  once  the patterns are cut ?

Textex
Textex

Um, that has always been his style. Of course you need stencils for that kind of art. And particularly when it was dark of night, cover of dark grafitti, that was an easy option to quickly get your crude design up everywhere. It has evolved significantly since then. Some of his work is massive in scale and complexity. You think one guy with only a spray can or marker could handle that.

I consider it pretty impressive stuff.

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