Virtual Forum: Looking Ahead
Join us throughout 2021 for our Virtual Forum: Looking Ahead series of webinars that examine the themes and events of our past and how they apply to our present and future. We'll post upcoming events below, as well as recordings from previous forums - also available on our YouTube Channel. #TFC50
UPCOMING VIRTUAL FORUM EVENTS:
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PREVIOUS VIRTUAL FORUM EVENTS:
Representing the Texas Rodeo Community in ‘Bull’
Air Date: April 21, 2021
Texas has long explored the stories of the cowboy, particularly in the 1980s with productions like Urban Cowboy and Lonesome Dove bringing both modern and historic examples of what “cowboy” identity means. The film Bull explores the unlikely friendship of a wayward teenage girl and an aging bull rider in the Houston area, challenging the ideas of age, race and gender within the rodeo community. Join us for a discussion with the Texas-based creative team of Annie Silverstein (writer, director); Monique Walton (producer); and JW Rogers (stunts) on the evolution of the story and themes of identity in the film.
Backstage with Austin City Limits
Air Date: Feb. 9, 2021
Since that first night in 1974 when Willie Nelson kicked off what would be a historic set with a freewheeling rendition of ‘Whiskey River’, Austin City Limits has been and continues to be a genuine cultural sensation, helping to shape not only the worldwide perception of the Texas music scene, but the foundations of the Texas film and television industries as well. Join us for a conversation on the enduring legacy of the program and its future in the Lone Star State.
Featuring: Brendon Anthony (Director, Texas Music Office); Terry Lickona (Producer, Austin City Limits); Tracey Laird (Author, Austin City Limits: A History & Austin City Limits: A Monument to Music)