Movie Watch: Films opening in Amarillo the weekend of April 8

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A moody mystery, a brash Melissa McCarthy comedy and a first-person POV action flick are headed to theaters in Amarillo this weekend, as are a boisterous classic comedy and a epic ballet direct from Russia.

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Burns’ ‘Jazz’ swings back onto PBS beginning today

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For the first time in 15 years, PBS will rebroadcast the tuneful third of Ken Burns’ American trilogy, 'Jazz.' #PlayHerePBS

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Movie Watch: Films opening in Amarillo the weekend of April 1

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Films opening in Amarillo this weekend include a comeback vehicle for a star you really, really like; a decidedly non-“Downton” role for Maggie Smith; Loki as a country music legend; and a sequel to a surprise faith-based hit.

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Maggie Smith adds acidic bite to ‘Lady in the Van’

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Smith’s acidity cuts through the sugar, and “Lady” turns out to be a sentimental but entertaining film. #PlayHerePBS

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Movie Watch: Films opening in Amarillo the weekend of March 25

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A mega-hyped comic book movie and a long-awaited sequel are fresh in theaters this weekend. #PlayHerePBS

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Movie Watch: Films opening in Amarillo for the weekend of March 18

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Films opening in Amarillo this week include a religious-themed family drama, the almost-final installment of a popular young-adult sci-fi series and a raunchy comedy featuring a “Big Bang Theory” star.

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Chip's Movie Picks

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This weekend’s movie openings include a harrowing Oscar winner, a surprise sequel and more.

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‘Saul’ offers disquieting, but necessary window into Holocaust

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“Son of Saul,” the unsettlingly direct Oscar-winning film opening here Friday, offers a view into the Holocaust that I’ve never quite seen before.

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Community Conversations: The Dust Bowl

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“Community Conversations: The Dust Bowl,” airing at 7 p.m. today, will feature Robertson Green looking back at her interviews with Burns, his collaborator Dayton Duncan and Tim Egan, author of “The Worst Hard Time,” which inspired the documentary.

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Scott Kelly: A Year In Space

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For 340 days, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly has floated 250 miles above us, part of a vital international mission that could help take us where no human has gone before.

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Superpowers at Ama-Con

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Panhandle PBS was delighted to take part in Amarillo Public Library's AMA-Con again this year by sharing three films for audiences to enjoy from the series Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle. 

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Engaging in the Arts (Pt. 1)

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A brief guide to engaging with the arts, specifically in film.

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Texas, Our Texas

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The mythic land called "Texas" and its filmic representations. (Photo courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife) 

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Frankly, my dear, there's no place like home.

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Why do The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind matter 75 years later? 

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The Life of Lauren Bacall

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The past week has been particularly devastating for film and entertainment fans with the loss of Robin Williams. While I remain saddened for the loss of his life, yet grateful he was present for a season of my life, I was deeply depressed over another passing. 

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