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Kino Lorber

“Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case” is the second film pairing director Jean Delannoy with actor Jean Gabin, adapting the mystery novels of George Simenon. Released roughly a year after “Maigret Sets a Trap,” the movie acts as a stand-alone episode rather than a sequel, and is just one of many adaptations of a character that has not enjoyed the same popularity in the U.S. as in Europe.  

Kino Lorber

The character of Maigret is not as well known in the United States as Hercule Poirot, or certainly Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade (this writer Googled Maigret when the Blu-rays crossed his desk),  but the detective has enjoyed portrayals from actors as diverse as Charles Laughton to Rowan Atkinson in a current run of films, television shows and more.

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In his essential book on San Antonio filmmaking, “Texas Hollywood,” author and film historian Frank Thompson writes:

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday, and Paul Thomas Anderson's film Phantom Thread landed six nominations, including best director and best picture.

Urban 15

One of San Antonio's most intrepid arts organizations has created a film series called “Hidden Histories.”

 


Photo courtesy the Criterion Collection

Can you imagine watching David Lynch’s bleaker-than-midwinter prequel to “Twin Peaks” without having seen a minute of the TV show? That was me, back in 1992 when “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” was first released.

The National Geographic mini-series depicts the true story of an ambush that killed eight Americans and hundreds of Iraqis.

Stephen Ivey

A new film by an area filmmaker is guaranteed to raise some folks' hackles. That filmmaker is Shannon Ivey, and she has a bone to pick with many Christians.

 

 

"We have to get out of the four walls of the church and get out in the streets, where Jesus would've been, and we have to put our money where our mouth is," she said.

Ivey runs a nonprofit called Theatre For Change, and said she she just couldn't stay quiet about her beliefs.

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San Antonio's Feminist Film Festival kicks off October 10. Joyce Townsend produces the festival, and this year she's starting with a change that will highlight the newest filmmakers.

"We're going to kick it off with a series of short films from some students at Brackenridge High School.   They're very short films. They're almost PSAs by nature," Townsend explains.

After that they'll show a Sundance blockbuster, Woman On Fire.

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