Reminiscent of a fine novel in depth and complexity, writer-director John Sayles' acclaimed drama uses the investigation of a 25-year-old murder as the framework for a detailed exploration of life in a Texas border town. The nominal center of the film is Sheriff Sam Deeds (the superb, subtle Chris Cooper), the chief law officer of the town of Frontera. The low-key Sam is also the son of the late Buddy Deeds (played in flashbacks by Matthew McConaughey), who also served as town sheriff and still maintains a legendary status for ousting the vicious, corrupt Charlie Wade (a memorably vicious Kris Kristofferson).
The life story of Ann Richards, the hilarious straight-talking Governor of Texas who fought special interests for the people and ultimately lost re-election to the first ever pairing of George W Bush and Karl Rove. Celebrities, family members, and personal friends tell the behind-the-scenes battle stories of how a housewife rose to the most powerful position in a good-old-boy state.
Having loaded up the station wagon and filled the gas tank, Fantastic Voyage continues its exciting musical travelogue exploring some of the rockin’est recordings from across the USA.Indicative of its independent spirit, rarely has a state offered more musical originality than Texas. From steel-laden Western Swing and dusty, downhome C&W, to flat out Rockabilly and proto-Tex Mex Rock, Texas Tornados is a whirlwind of hot tamale talent; high-steppers, hep cats and hipsters all, whose wild waxings helped make the Lone Star state sparkle on Rock’n’Roll’s map…
John Sayles' murder-mystery explores interpersonal and interracial tensions in Rio County, Texas. Sam Deeds is the local sheriff who is called to investigate a 40-year-old skeleton found in the desert….As Sam delves deeper into the town's dark secrets, he begins to learn more about his father, the legendary former sheriff Buddy Deeds, who replaced the corrupt Charlie Wade. While Sam puzzles out the long-past events surrounding the mystery corpse, he also longs to rekindle a romance with his old high-school flame. Sayles' complex characters are brought together as the tightly woven plot finally draws to its dramatic close