Movie trailers have not yet recovered from the loss of voice-over great Don LaFontaine in 2008. No other narrator could describe an existential threat or high-concept comedy with such authority, making even the most flimsy cinematic trifle seem larger than life. And yet the industry soldiers on in his absence. Tonight the D.C. Film Society—an [...]
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Bill Henry and Joe Barber, better known as the DC Movie Guys, had hosted the DC Film Society's Coming Attractions Trailer Night since 2001. But when Joe Barber passed away this September, the society was tasked with finding the right replacement.
Enter Tim Gordon, or FilmGordon. Barber and Gordon previously worked together on [...]
A large crowd packed the DeVol Funeral Home last Wednesday, when friends and family gathered for a memorial service for Joe Barber, the arts critic and broadcast personality who died last month at 53. Local radio and TV personalities, like Arch Campbell, David Burd, Tim Gordon, and Victoria Jones, attended. The room was standing room only. [...]
Local TV and radio personality Joe Barber died a week ago at 53, and as the news spread, it quickly became clear—in articles' comments sections, in appreciations on local radio—how big an impact he'd had on Washingtonians.
This week, his co-workers, friends, and family are paying their respects. According to Barber's friend Joan Kraft, a memorial is scheduled for [...]
Joe Barber, an arts commentator who for many years was a mainstay of local radio and television, was found dead in his home this morning. A presence in local media for 20 years, Barber was WTOP's entertainment editor, broadcasting reviews of music and theater, as well as a frequent panelist on WETA's Around Town, where since [...]