Welcome to week 2 of LA FRONTERA. Sunday 11/02 Went to Socorro and visited with Tanya Carbajal and family at her grandmother’s farm. Tanya is the daughter of Orlando Carbajal, a farmer we met in Fort Hancock last week. Tanya is a student in journalism and new media at UTEP, and she is just as good in […]
Welcome to the chronicle of week 1 of LA FRONTERA. My plan to publish daily dispatches proved to be much too ambitious, so instead I shall be issuing weekly digests of our adventure. Saturday 10/25 Made it to Abilene in about 11 hours. Dodged a couch in the middle of six lanes of traffic on I-10; […]
In one week, I’ll be commencing production on my latest feature, LA FRONTERA, which will chronicle the journey of Mark Hainds as he walks the 1200-mile length of the Rio Grande as it borders Texas and Mexico. I’ll be updating the blog as we make our way east from El Paso to Boca Chica, but in the meantime, […]
PREMIERES AT 7PM ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH AT THE LYRIC THEATRE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THACKER. Jimbeau will perform on the Thacker Mountain Radio Show (begins at 6) and we will screen the movie immediately following the show. Come for Thacker and stay for the movie! It’s all FREE!!! I’ve always been a believer in serendipity, especially […]
Frank Kirtley is a Methodist minister, living historian, and firearms enthusiast. In this chapter of “Mississippi Stories”, Frank weaves his position on gun control through American history and his myriad of life experiences to explain why he is A REPRESENTATIVE OF MYSELF. A film by Rex Jones.
David Frazier is a fly fisherman who favors the small rivers and streams of Mississippi. For him, it’s not necessarily about the catch, but the experience. Join him on the Chunky River one beautiful Fall morning to see why SIZE DON’T MATTER in this latest edition of Mississippi Stories. SIZE DON’T MATTER from UM Media […]
Growing up in Hickory, Mississippi, about five miles from the Chunky River, I had floated it many times in the past, but never after the leaves turned. Little did I know what I’d been missing. I recently went fishing with David Frazier, fly fisherman extraordinaire, and was amazed at the Fall beauty of the river […]
“You do everything big!” That’s the advice of Lecile Harris, the seventy-six-year-old professional rodeo clown whose life in rodeo spans almost sixty years. I got to spend some time with him at rodeos in Meridian, MS and Jonesboro, AR and had an absolute ball. Lecile began his career as a bullrider and bullfighter, but a […]