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The Oak Cliff Cultural Center Presents: “What is Cinema?” Podcast at Texas Theatre‏

The “What Is Cinema?” Podcast is Dallas’ newest arts and culture podcast, brought to you by a grant from the City of Dallas and recorded at the legendary Texas Theatre.

The podcast is presented by The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and hosted by film nerds Lee Escobedo (THRWD) and Patrick Patterson-Carrol (THRWD), with audio engineering by Christopher Kolleade (The Reunion Podcast) and branding by Arturo Torres (Illustrator of The New York Times bestseller “The Rap Yearbook”). Episode 1’s special guest is David Grover, owner of Spinster Records in Oak Cliff.

The mission of this podcast is to explore the artistic framework of cinema, including historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts for analysis, as well as feature the many film professionals living and working in Dallas. Additionally, it is also our goal, through outreach, to engage the youth of Oak Cliff with discussions on cinema, expanding their artistic palette and connecting them to two amazing institutions, Texas Theatre and The Oak Cliff Cultural Center, existing right in their backyard.

Each monthly episode of the “What is Cinema?” Podcast will center around the film programming at Texas Theatre. For our first episode we are delving into the themes and framework of the 2000 film, “High Fidelity,” starring John Cusack with a screening of the film that evening before the launch party.

To celebrate the launch of the podcast, there will be a free and open to the public party at The Oak Cliff Cultural Center with complimentary food and drinks for those 21+.

Since “High Fidelity” deals with the intersectionality of film and music, we decided to have a launch party with some of Dallas’ best, and freshest musical acts. The launch party will feature performances by:
*Hosted by Oak Cliff’s own singer/songwriter/rapper Dustin Cavazos

*Special chopped and screwed set by Black Taffy

*Surf R&B stylings by Field Guide

*A LIT DJ set by DJ Natural Hiiigh

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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