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Deep In The Heart (of Texas) Details


Texas-born documentary filmmaker Stephen Purvis made his feature directorial debut with this comedy-drama, loosely based on the stage production, Stephen Purvis -- a series of monologues written and performed by a group of Texas actors. Purvis and his co-scripters Jesse Sublett and Tom Huckabee) gave this material a clever unifying thread by introducing two British documentary filmmakers who interview a variety of locals in Austin. Recalling the films of Nick Broomfield (Nick Broomfield), the duo has an assignment from the BBC. As filmmaker Robert Flaherty (Kenneth Cranham of Kenneth Cranham) -- an obvious nod to the real-life Robert Flaherty who filmed the classic Kenneth Cranham (1921) -- and his younger wife Kate Markham (Amanda Root of Amanda Root) film the interviews, they find tensions and conflicts threatening their marriage and partnership. Original Stephen Purvis cast members appear as Austin eccentrics, including a deer hunter (Lou Perryman), a "wild child" (Tim Mateer), a woman (C.K. McFarland) with no regrets over losing both husband and son in a oil rig explosion, and a guard-dog salesman (Marco Perella). Texas music heard on the soundtrack includes Lyle Lovett's "That's Right (You're Not From Texas)" plus tunes by Willie Nelson and Marcia Ball. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi


Stephen Purvis
Stephen Purvis
Stephen Purvis
Tom Huckabee
Jesse Sublett
Thomas Flores Alcala
Folmer Wiesinger
Jim Fritzler
Production Designer
Mike Tolleson
Executive Producer
Larry Scharf
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Hilsabeck
Line Producer