'Remembering Tracy Hicks' cover

‘Remembering Tracy Hicks’ cover

Mark Birnbaum and Ron Siebler’s “Remembering Tracy Hicks” premieres at Angelika Film Center Sunday, Oct. 23 as part of the 29th Annual Dallas VideoFest.

Tracy Hicks, from Dallas, was a renowned artist who died in 2014 at age 68. (“Hicks suffered a heart attack in the mountains of North Carolina, where he and his wife, longtime Dallas journalist Victoria Loe Hicks, recently built a new home,” noted the Dallas Morning News at the time of his death.)

Hicks was an alumnus of Thomas Jefferson High School in the Preston Hollow area.

“A visually stunning and evocative requiem to the artist, ‘Remembering Tracy Hicks’ is a composition of light that ultimately evolves into an extension of Tracy’s many creations,” notes publicity literature. “Centered on a recent retrospective of the artist’s work, this film simultaneously illuminates and portrays the very essence, fragility, and jeweled facets of Tracy Hicks and his nuanced and haunting art.”

Filmmaker Ron Siebler, whose artisanship we covered in a 2012 article, says “Tracy’s life and art explored the questions that surround the things we find precious, the things we discard, and the things we deem important enough to preserve.”

Still from the movie, which premieres Oct.

Still from the movie, which premieres Oct. 29

His many shows included the DMA, Valley House Gallery, the MAC , and many venues outside Texas. Tracy was an artist-in-residence and adjunct professor at SMU, and a Fellow in the Smithsonian’s Artist Research Program. Hicks died in 2014, he adds.

Co-filmmaker Mark Birnbaum, a documentarian specializing in probing tales about people and plights (according to us), also was the subject of a previous Advocate article, after he made the movie “Extra, extra!” about the dying newspaper industry (his partner in that movie was former Morning News guy Manny Mendoza).

‘Tracy Hicks’ is not the first project the two have created together — they won a Preservation Achievement award in 2014 for a short film about the restoration of an old church.

You can watch the trailer here.

The movie is at 7:15 p.m. at Angelika Film Center on Mockingbird Lane Sunday, Oct. 23. Tickets are $10, here. Appropriate for all ages.