Join Architecture Center Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Society, Alamo Beer and legendary Houston art punk band Mydolls (1978-present) for a free screening of Wim Wenders' classic award-winning film Paris, Texas at Axelrad.
Arrive early and catch a performance by Mydolls at 8:15 pm! Following their set, Mydolls and actor, writer and director Hunter Carson will provide a special introduction at 8:45 pm. The film starts at sundown (approx 9 pm).
FILMING IN PROGRESS: 14 Pews will be on site filming for a documentary on Mydolls.
More about the film:
Paris, Texas is a 1984 drama directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, Hunter Carson and featuring Mydolls. The screenplay was written by L.M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard.
After an absence of 4 years, Travis Henderson suddenly reappears in a deserted part of south Texas. His brother Walt fetches him and he is soon reunited with his son Hunter. He can't really explain why he's been away or why he's suddenly reappeared. Walt has been raising Travis' son Hunter and it takes a while for the two of them to get reacquainted. They eventually set off together to find Jane, Travis' wife and Hunter's mother. She is found working in a peep show in Houston but a happy family reunion isn't in the cards…
The film won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the FIPRESCI Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
More information at aiahouston.org/v/event-detail/Film-Screening-Paris-Texas/14a/.
More about Mydolls and Hunter Carson:
Mydolls (1978-present), a female-fronted punk band from Houston, Texas, was formed in 1978 by Trish Herrera, Dianna Ray, Linda Younger and George Reyes. As one of the earliest art punk bands in Houston, Mydolls created a DIY sound that was as ethereal, fluid and poetic as it was politically charged and feminist. Throughout their nearly 40-year history, these pioneering musicians have paved a path for women and minorities in the music and arts scenes, and they continue to perform today with their original lineup. During the 1980s, Mydolls were interviewed by John Peel on BBC Radio and performed in Wim Wenders’ Cannes award-winning film Paris, Texas. Mydolls and the Houston punk scene were the focus of a 2016 music-based lecture series at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the band most recently performed as part of the SPEAKEASY experimental music and art program series at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. Their latest EP, It’s Too Hot for Revolution, was released as a collectible red vinyl edition in February 2017.
Hunter Carson has spent a lifetime in the motion picture industry, cutting his teeth as an actor, and working his way from the bottom up to then become a writer, producer and director for feature films and reality television in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas. His debut as an actor was in Wim Wenders' cult classic, Paris, Texas. After working on many projects in various roles and levels of responsibility, his feature film, Bullfighter, was produced in Denmark in 2000, quickly followed by his first break as a director in 2001 when Michael Rymer asked him to direct the title sequence for his film Perfume. Two years later he directed talent of the caliber of Tim Roth and Richard Schiff for the short film With It. This garnered him national and international recognition, including an honorary mention at the Mannheim-Heidelberg international Film Festival and official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. This award winning short film still has resonance today in films such as Crank and Hitman. In 2003 Hunter jumped full throttle into the burgeoning reality television industry: where he has worked both as a director and producer for, among others, Bobby Goldstein Productions, and their syndicated show Cheaters. Since 2010 Hunter has been working in the Reality TV world as a Showrunner, and pursuing his interest in feature films as both a Director and Producer.