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In Memoriam: Sam Shepard
The late writer-actor left lots of himself in Central Texas
"...The passing of Sam Shepard on July 27 was a monumental loss to..."

Aug. 3, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

AFF to Award Sam Shepard
AFF to award Sam Shepard
"...announced this year's Distinguished Screenwriter Award will go to Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning giant of American theater and..."

July 23, 2008 Screens Post

Shepherding Shepard
The material legacy of playwright Sam Shepard calls Central Texas home
"...your left as you enter "The Writer's Road," the Sam Shepard exhibition on display at Texas State University's Wittliff..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Shepard & Dark
The turbulent but creative connection between theatre legend Sam Shepard and writer and collector Johnny Dark is explored in this documentary. The film also features the work of a couple of Austin film mavericks: editor Sandra Adair and musician Graham Reynolds.
"...since 1963. That one-half of the pair is playwright-actor-director Sam Shepard while the other, Johnny Dark, is a “hermetic”..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Arts Archives: UT makes play for Shepard, snaps up Newman, wins Woody
That treasure trove of cultural archives at UT has recently been expanded to include photographic portrait maker, playwright and actor Sam Shepard, and filmmaker Woody Allen
"...Libraries, meanwhile, have landed a wealth of materials from Sam Shepard, covering his triple-threat career as actor, author, and..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Silent Tongue
"...Directed by: Sam Shepard. Starring: River Phoenix, Alan Bates, Richard Harris, Dermot..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Alvaro Rodriguez

Midnight Special
Is a boy with special gifts a savior or a weapon – or neither?
"...Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, David Jensen and Paul..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Defenseless
"...Directed by: Martin Campbell. Starring: Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Mary Beth Hurt and J.T. Walsh. Despite the..."

Aug. 30, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

California Typewriter
An ode to the analog
"...as well as devoted typewriter users such as playwright Sam Shepard and historian David McCullough, and musicians John Mayer..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Simpatico
"...which first-time director Warchus has adapted from a little-known Sam Shepard play. Its story, about three people haunted by..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Where the Rivers Flow North
"...has previously played roles in Dances With Wolves and Sam Shepard's Silent Tongue. Though her performances have always been..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brothers
This drama is inferior in practically every way to Danish director Susanne Bier’s original – but now with more U2!
"...Jim Sheridan. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare and Clifton..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Don't Come Knocking
With its wonderful veteran cast, its heart on its sleeve, and a love for the landscape that suffuses its technique, Sam Shepard and Wim Wenders' movie is a peculiar but rewarding escape.
"...Directed by: Wim Wenders. Starring: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, Gabriel Mann, Sarah Polley,..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Only Thrill
"...Directed by: Peter Masterson. Starring: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Diane Lane, Robert Patrick, Tate Donovan and Sharon..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bright Angel
"...Michael Fields. Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor, Valerie Perrine, Sam Shepard, Sheila Mccarthy and Burt Young. Someone, it seems,..."

July 26, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Cold in July
A dream lineup is one of many treats in this East Texas neo-noir based on a Joe Lansdale book.
"...by: Jim Mickle. Starring: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw and Nick Damici...."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blackthorn
Sam Shepard stars in this film which imagines what might have happened if Butch Cassidy had survived and lived on in Bolivia.
"...Directed by: Mateo Gil. Starring: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier, Dominique McElligott..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

August: Osage County
Plates are broken and egos are trampled on in this wonderful ensemble rendition of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
"...Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham...."

Jan. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Out of the Furnace
The writer/director of Crazy Heart returns with an all-star cast for his sophomore effort, which takes place amid the rusted-out lives of America's steel belt.
"...Scott Cooper. Starring: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Forest Whitaker...."

Dec. 13, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Voyager
"...Directed by: Volker Schlondorff. Starring: Sam Shepard, Julie Delpy, Barbara Sukowa, Tracy Lind and Dieter..."

July 24, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Hit & Run
Dax Shepard's sophomore directorial feature is a mixture of earnest and romantic road movie, high-octane chase picture, and slapstick comedy.
"...Directed by: Dax Shepard and David Palmer. Starring: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Searcher
Wim Wenders on his sense of the right direction
"...German director Wim Wenders teamed up with American playwright Sam Shepard to make Paris, Texas, the classic that follows..."

March 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Diana Welch

A Lie of the Mind
A long yet insightful look into families where love and kindness are rare
"...is distinctly off-balance in Capital T Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. Two houses dominate..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Craft Service
Michael Almereyda on 'This So-Called Disaster'
"...When Michael Almereyda directed legendary playwright/actor Sam Shepard in his contemporized 2000 version of Hamlet (as..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

A Lie of the Mind
While maybe not Sam Shepard's best, the play has worthwhile material to chew on
"...Paranoia abounds in A Lie of the Mind, Sam Shepard's surrealistic tale of dysfunctional family life exposed for..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

All Wrapped Up
From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.
"...Ripley, and plays by August Strindberg (Miss Julie) and Sam Shepard (Simpatico)...."

Nov. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Day out of Days: Stories
Day out of Days forms a pastiche of the cinematic cowboy at twilight
"...Day out of Days: Storiesby Sam Shepard Knopf, 304 pp., $25.95..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Books Review by Cindy Widner

Durang/Durang
In the St. Edward's University production of Christopher Durang's redundantly titled 'Durang/Durang,' canonized American plays transform into comedic farce
"...physicality, and voice, is everywhere by the third piece. Sam Shepard's hyper-masculine body of work melts into an uproarious..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

Harry Dean Stanton's Long Ride in the Whirlwind
The character actor moves front and center in SXSW doc
"...Hellman's Ride in the Whirlwind, Paris, Texas (scripted by Sam Shepard, who appears), Repo Man, and The Straight Story..."

March 6, 2013 Screens Post by Shawn Badgley

Fool for Love
The relationship of the doomed duo in Fool for Love gets explosive in Capital T's production
"...also be a gut-wrenching nightmare. The love depicted in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, presented by Capital T Theatre,..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

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