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