Category: Video / Film

48th Annual USA Film Festival, April 25-29, 2018

Meet the Stars at the 48th Annual USA Film Festival — one of the oldest, most respected film festivals in the world.  The 5-day festival event is open to the public and features filmmakers in attendance including master artists, mid-career filmmakers, and emerging talents.  Over half of all programs are free admission.

Festival Highlights Include:

  • In person guests:  Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Ashley, Barbara Bain, Tamara Taylor, Dale Dickey, Stephen Tobolowsky, Assumpta Serna, Scott Michael Foster, Josh Zuckerman, Daniel Pearle, Clare Niederpruem, and many more!
  • The new film DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS (Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, based on the never-before-told story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely-loyal den mother of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)
  • Additional films with all-star casts including:  Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Ann Dowd, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier, Charlize Theron, Mark Duplass, Lea Thompson, Ian Bohen, Lucas Grabeel, Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, and film subjects Ruth Bader Ginsburg, André Leon Talley, Alain Ducass, and Kevin Aucoin.

To view the full schedule of events, please visit www.usafilmfestival.com

Advance tickets are available for $10 exclusively through Ticketmaster April 11th-23rd.  After the 23rd, tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office day-of show only.

All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  

Submitted by USA Film Festival. Email: usafilmfest@aol.com

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At the Modern – The NY Cat & Dog Film Festivals 2018

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Hosts
the NY Cat Film Festival™
and the NY Dog  Film Festival™
May 26 and June 2, 2018
Tickets for each program are $10, $8 for Modern members. Purchase tickets online at www.themodern.org/films/ or in person at the Modern’s admission desk during operating hours. Films are shown in the Modern’s auditorium.
The NY Cat Film Festival™, scheduled for Saturday, May 26, has one program with two show times, 11 am and 2 pm. The NY Dog  Film Festival™, scheduled for Saturday, June 2, has two programs. One program has two show times, at 11 am and 3 pm, and the additional program will be screened at 1 pm.
The NY Cat Film Festival™ – Saturday, May 26
https://www.themodern.org/films/Upcoming/The-NY-Cat-Film-Festival/4189
The NY Cat Film Festival™ is a medley of short films – documentary and narrative – that honor the mysterious felines who have fascinated mankind for centuries and continue to enchant us. Cats have their own unique and indescribable bond with people – even when living independently as community cats. This festival celebrates that attachment while giving back to animal welfare groups that protect cats and elevate their status.
Ten percent of proceeds benefit the Winn Feline Foundation and Animal Hope.

11 am and 2 pm
(Total running time: 119 minutes, plus intermission)
 
PURE FLUFF
Sean Skelton’s documentary is a sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City who shows how to tackle this combative challenge.
4 minutes
 
REUNION
Megan Lohne’s tale of an animal psychic who works his magic on grieving pet parents mourning their cat.
9 minutes
 
RESCUE
Filmmaker Lava Sheets’s self-portrait of the isolation and depression of a disabled woman who realizes her devoted kitty, Apple Brown Betty, is consoling her.
2 minutes
 
JETTY CATS
Sheila O’Rourke’s sweeping overview of cats throughout human history looks at a long-surviving feral cat colony on a seaside jetty in Southern California and explores the debate about Trap-Neuter-Return as the best management for community cats.
32 minutes
 
WINTER BREAK
Rick Hamilton’s look at the thoughts of a school teacher who has only her cat for company during winter break.
5 minutes
 
AMLETO
Jeff Malmberg’s visual “poem” to the morning ritual of a Tuscan cat.
2 minutes
 
MITTENS FOR KITTENS
Kim Best’s documentary shows how one woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair into spinning and knitting it into useful items.
4 minutes
 
 
10-minute intermission
 
 
LITTLE WORKS OF ART
Kim Best’s look at  Harold “Cat Man” Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, which houses more than 10,000 cat-related objects and honors cats as “little works of art.”
13 minutes
 
AKAMATSU THE CAT
Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about life with a disabled kitty cat, Akamatsu, who was paralyzed but went on to live another four vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair.
10 minutes
 
PORTRAIT OF A CAT FIGHTER
Graceann Dorse’s mockumentary gives a funny peek at an imagined New Jersey “cat fighting ring” run by little old ladies.
4 minutes
 
GUARDIANS OF RECOLETA
Blake and Adrienne Kuhre (who run their own non-profit cat rescue in Los Angeles) examine the community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers.
21 minutes
 
GUS THE CAT
Lisa Donato’s quirky film about Gus, a man who seems to think he is a cat.
5 minutes
 
SCAREDY, THE CAT
Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets.
8 minutes
 
The NY Dog Film Festival™ – June 2, 2018
The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond.
Ten percent of proceeds benefit the Saving Hope Foundation.
 
WHO RESCUED WHOM? (Total running time: 74 minutes)
11 am and 3 pm
 
FOR THE LOVE OF DOG
Kylie Cushman documents British dog owners describing the love they have for their canine companions, resulting in an endearing commentary on the way dogs improve our day-to-day lives.
9 minutes
THE PRESENT  
In Jacob Frey’s animated story, a young video-game-obsessed boy is given a dog in an attempt to get him out of the house, eventually changing his outlook on life with a surprising ending.
4 minutes
NOBODY’S PERFECT
A touching documentary about an Australian couple whose pack of disabled dogs “carries on regardless.”
 7 minutes
AWESOME LIVING WITH ANDY 
Made by sisters Patricia Denys and Mary Holmes, a documentary tribute to their darling disabled dog, Andy, who does just fine in his canine “wheelchair.”
7 minutes
DOGS IN THE PEN  
Penelope Laurence’s documentary of a special program offered to female inmates to train shelter dogs as service animals.
12 minutes
STEADFAST STANLEY 
John Kim’s powerful animated film about canine loyalty.
4 minutes
PUP CULTURE  
Elle Marsh’s documentary about the delightfully odd ways that dogs are part of life in Melbourne, Australia.
10 minutes
LOVE UNLEASHED  
A happy-endings documentary by Kacey Klonsky about senior dogs.
14 minutes
IF I COULD TALK   
Ben Moon on the appreciation of a rescued dog.
7 minutes
 
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS (Total running time: 77 minutes)
1 pm
 
MY TRAIL DOG 
Dean Leslie’s lyrical look at a man who is a loner who runs the Alps for the joy of it with his dogs, his closest companions.
5 minutes
DENALI 
Ben Moon honors Denali, his husky-pit mix.
8 minutes
 
WALKIES IN THE WIND
Charming animated film by Toby Mattison.
1 minute
 
BISCUIT 
The most fearlessly athletic little dog you’ll ever meet.
5 minutes
 
ONE MAN & HIS DOG 
Dean Saffron’s look at one Australian man’s joyous skate-boarding lifestyle with his Samoyed.
4 minutes
 
THE MYSTERY OF THE ARCTIC CAIRN
John Huston’s thrilling documentary follows a team of intrepid explorers and their four tempestuous Inuit sled dogs as they set out into the icy wilderness of the Canadian Arctic.
54 minutes
LOCATIONModern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

CAFÉ MODERN

Lunch 

Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm

Brunch 

Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm

Dinner 

Fri 5-8:30 pm

Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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A Night of Artists and Chefs April 18

Be a part of a new TV pilot that celebrates the art and food of Fort Worth. A work-of-art dining room and special menu will be created to highlight the unique art and cuisine of Fort Worth. Vote on your favorite art and food. A camera crew will be asking guests for impressions and opinions, so feel free to shine!
This is a charity event benefiting the Fort Worth Community Arts Center on Wednesday, April 18 from 7pm – 10pm at 502 Grand Avenue.
Tickets will cost $175 each. For more info click here: http://buytickets.at/artistschefs/155596

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Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 – call for entries

SEE YOU AT OCFF 2018

Mark your calendars for June 14-17, 2018 and buy your Oak Cliff Film Festival VIP Badge now to save $50 off the normal badge price. For a limited time, $125 gets you full access to four days of film, music, and parties! http://oakclifffilmfestival.com/

Once our Early Bird badges sell out, they’ll be back to the regular price of $175. You know who gets the worm, right? Buy your badge: https://prekindle.com/event/34619-2018-oak-cliff-film-festival-badge-sales-dallas


CALL FOR ENTRIES

Submit your film to the Oak Cliff Film Festival! We seek to showcase brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

Check out Film Freeway for details & full submission guidelines and be sure to submit early to save!

SUBMIT YOUR FILM: https://filmfreeway.com/filmoakcliff

CALENDAR

February 7, 2018 Earlybird Deadline
March 7, 2018 Regular Deadline
March 28, 2018 Late Deadline
April 13, 2018 Extended Deadline
May 4, 2018 Notification Date
June 14 – 17, 2018 Event Date

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Thin Line Fest Announces First Round of Films, Movie Tavern Partnership

DENTON, TX – Set for April 18-22, 2018, Thin Line Fest announces the first round of feature documentary films to screen during its 11th annual event in Denton, Texas. Denton is a North Texas music, arts and culturally rich town located about 40 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth at the convergence of I-35. The 2018 festival will continue as a free general admission event while still offering VIP and other ticketed memberships for a better, more exclusive experience. Registration is now open.

 

Thin Line Fest is very pleased to announce a partnership with local theater-restaurant establishment, Movie Tavern, located at 916 W University Dr., only minutes from downtown Denton. The festival will use two screens at Movie Tavern Denton in addition to the screen at the Campus Theatre.

 

“After 10 years screening award-winning documentaries in downtown Denton, we are excited to offer our audiences the latest and greatest cinematic experience at the Denton Movie Tavern. Attendees will benefit from reclining seats, 4K projection, immersive surround sound, and quality food and beverage service at their seat.  We are enhancing the attendee experience, growing the film festival by nearly three times and expanding the Thin Line footprint, showcasing more of Denton than ever before,” said Joshua Butler, Festival Director.

 

Filmmakers from all over the world will showcase their documentary work on the big screen.

 

“Selecting films through our lens of “Truth” is an adventurous journey and one that I am privileged to take. Our “first reveal” of 16 features is just the beginning of announcing a film program attracting a diverse, enthusiastic audience from near and far. 2018 submissions come from over 40 countries with a vast representation of contemporary topics, traditions and human interest stories. Female filmmaker submissions number over 100; student projects over 80; first time filmmakers, over 30,” said Director of Film Programing, Susan Davis.


 

101 is a stylistic silent film from Berlin, Germany, created in reverence to French director Abel Gance’s 1919 film “J’accuse!” which is regarded as one of the most important anti-war films in history. http://www.deplart.de

 

Ask the Sexpert is the story of a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in India. Despite sex being a taboo topic in that country, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions, the vast majority of whom seek basic information. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately a third of India’s states. Askthesexpertmovie.com

 

Battlefield: Home – Breaking the Silence – A Vietnam-era military child speaks with multi-generational family members and exposes the unflinching aftermath of war, and the failing systems that continue the legacy of trauma from generation to generation. Battlefield-home.com

 

Between the Shades – This feature-length documentary explores the many shades of being gay by what connects us all: love. The film looks at love through 360 degrees of parents, children, and generations. The participants will represent a large range of age groups, ethnicities and professions. They are male, female, and those who are still yet to be defined. betweentheshades.com

 

BOSTON is the first feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon. The film chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins 120 years ago, starting with only 15 runners, to present day. The Boston Athletic Association granted exclusive documentary rights to BOSTON producers as well as use of the Association’s extensive archive of video, photos and memorabilia. The film showcases many of the most important moments in the history of the oldest annually contested marathon in the world. Evolving from a working man’s challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and, eventually, women, BOSTON is the stage for many firsts paving the way for the modern marathon and mass participatory sports. Bostonmarathonfilm.com

 

Dance Hall Days – Dance halls were once as common as cattle in Texas. Now, the ones that remain exist in a time where their past is legend and their future is uncertain. A cast of iconic characters strive to keep these country institutions alive while one man does his best to make sure that not one more is lost to history. www.facebook.com/dancehalls/

 

Elk River Sessions – Twenty musicians from, Denton Texas, travel to the Ozarks to write and record an album in a cabin on Elk River. They join together to celebrate friendship, community, and to help a friend in need.www.facebook.com/elkriversessions

 

The Exorcist and Me – With a blend of comical interactions, realistic exorcisms and explosive arguments, this presenter-led documentary uncovers the murky truth about a priest in Argentina. Andrewgold.me

 

Fatherhood – In this fusion of documentary and songwriting, street-involved kids from Memphis, LA, New York and London talk about their absent fathers and perform music videos of original songs they wrote for the film. We meet some of the absent fathers, explore the reasons why, and find an innovative way forward. fatherhoodmovie.com

 

The Island – An intimate glimpse into the rich human mosaic of the St. Louis French Hospital – a Hospice for terminally ill patients, situated on the tense border between East and West Jerusalem across from the walls of the Old City. For two years the director accompanied patients and caregivers – each one and his own story. www.adamweingrod.com

 

The Last Dog – Peter is in his 70’s. His dog has just died and Peter decides he will never own another canine in his lifetime. However, a friend takes him to view a litter of Saint Bernard puppies. Peter falls in love with one, buys it on the spot, and names it Hawthorn. Hawthorn transforms Peter’s life and enriches him and his community in many ways. Peter lives in a small town in Ontario called Listowel. He is a contributing member of the community where he is support worker, assisting people with special needs. Peter has artistic abilities as well and dreamed of being an artist. www.facebook.com/ lastdogmovie/

 

 

The Modern Jungle – A story of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, The Modern Jungle is an intimate portrait of Zoque culture, commodity fetish, and the predicament of documentary.charlesfairbanks.info/themodernjungle/

 

Out of State – Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It’s from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again? Outofstatefilm.com

 

Shake Sister Shake – Female blues singers are followed from around the Chicago area to New Orleans as they rehearse and perform the blues in various venues and festivals over a one month period. The singers involved in the documentary are the likes of Grana’ Louise, Nellie Travis, Zora Young, Big Time Sarah, Peaches Staten, Mz. Peachez, Shirley King, Deitra Farr, Nellie Travis, Joanna Conner, Katherine Davis, Sharon Lewis, Kate Moss, Liz Mandeville, Gloria Shannon, Demetria Taylor, Erica Korack, Shirley Johnson, Claudette Miller, Laretha Weathersby, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Yoko Nodge, Barrel House Bonnie, Lynne Jordan, Ruthie Foster and Lori Lewis. womeninbluesfilm.com

 

The Sunrise Storyteller follows the hero’s journey of teenage filmmaker & social justice advocate, Kasha Sequoia Slavner, as she sets out for six months on her 16th birthday across the world in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference. Thesunrisestoryteller.com

 

W.A.S.P.: A Wartime Experiment in WoManpower – In WWII a select group of women proved that a woman’s place was in the air. The W.A.S.P., Women Airforce Service Pilots, were a group of civilians who flew military airplanes so men could be freed for combat. But when they proved a woman could do a man’s job, feathers were ruffled. In the words of over 30 original members of the W.A.S.P. feel the exhilaration of flight, the loss of a dream and the pride of recognition decades. The W.A.S.P. Archive is housed in the Woman’s Collection on TWU’s Denton campus. The Woman’s Collection includes Special Collections, University Archives, and Rare Books. Fighttofly.com

 

For more information about the festival, updates on programming, and to register for the event, please visit www.thinline.us and be sure to follow Thin Line Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

Submitted by Christina. Email: mindy@thinline.us

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The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Martin Bell + Alan Govenar (and screening of Streetwise)

The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Martin Bell + Alan Govenar
Nasher Sculpture Center
February 25 | 2:00pm

The Museum of Street Culture presents the third event in its dialogue series with arts professionals and human and social service specialists on the role of photography in social advocacy and human services.

In partnership with the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Museum of Street Culture invites you to stop by the Nasher Sculpture Center for a screening of Streetwise, 1984, directed by Martin Bell, developed from Mary Ellen Mark and Cheryl McCall’s “Life” magazine story, Streets of the Lost.

The film screening of Academy Award-nominated Streetwise will be followed by Streetwise filmmaker Martin Bell in conversation with Alan Govenar, founding director of The Museum of Street Culture.

For more information: www.museumofstreetculture.org

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: dnaylor@museumofstreetculture.org

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: MiniArtVideoFest (MAVF), Budapest

DEADLINE

March 1, 2018

Subject: Environmental Project

REQUIREMENT

All submissions should include:

1.  A  short biography of the artist;

2.  A written English text of the film if necessary;

3.  CV;

4.  Application form;

5.  1 photo –  jpg format;

6.  $25 application fee.

Please write us for the application form.

bszechy@yahoo.com

 

Submitted by Beata Szechy. Email: bszechy@yahoo.com

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Jo Williams: Living Art Documentary Film Showing and Painting Demonstration at VAST on Feb. 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) proudly invites you to see the documentary film entitled Jo Williams: Living Art followed by a watercolor painting demonstration on February 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory Street, in Denton, TX.

Living Art: Jo Williams features the award-winning watercolorist and longtime resident of Denton, Texas, who, over the past 40 years has been an active supporter of the arts in the community and beyond. Besides achieving recognition from her profession as an artist and teacher, Jo Williams has volunteered countless hours, playing a key role in the growth and diversity of the Denton arts scene. This the first in a series of films focusing upon practicing artists who enrich their communities by Living their art. The film was funded in part by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through a 2016 Artist Microgrant received by Living Art Director, Susan Carol Davis. To find out more about the film, see the trailer: https://vimeo.com/181138219.

To find out more about the Living Art series, see https://www.curiousdogcreative.com/living-art-jo-williams/.

Jo Williams is a native Texan who has been painting professionally for over thirty-five years. She is a versatile painter choosing subjects from the natural world. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United States.

Williams lives in Denton, TX, where she is very active in the arts community. She served for three years as the President of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and six years as chair of the City Commission for Public Arts.

She has a degree in art education from the University of North Texas and has spent most of her career teaching privately. She has taught week-long workshops during the summers in Provence and Brittany, France for Autistic Gourmet Adventures. She conducts workshops the southwest including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Mexico. She has also taught continuing education classes for the University of North Texas. In the summer of 2000, she taught in the Colorado Plateau Painting Workshop at Flagstaff, AZ.

In addition to teaching, she gives demonstrations for art organizations and judges regional art exhibits. She also teaches classes at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. She holds signature memberships in the Southwestern Watercolor Society since 1991 and the Society of Watercolor Artists.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. She has won a number of awards, including Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving and the North Texas Area Art League’s Annual Juried Exhibition (now VAST) in Denton.

She has had several solo exhibitions including an invitational exhibit at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and an invitational exhibition at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. Her work is included in many private collections and public collections including Raytheon, Ben E. Keith Co., Denton Publishing Company, City of Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Williams and her husband Johnny won the prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) in Denton in 2003. In 2008, Williams was invited to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas tree to represent the 26tgh Congressional District. She also attended a reception at the White House for the artists. The ornament remains stored in the Smithsonian.

To find out more about Jo Williams and see her art, see: www.jowilliaimswatercolors.com

The film screening and presentation are free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. For more about VAST, see http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Dallas International Film Festival entries due Jan. 26

CALL FOR Entries
The Dallas International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2018 edition:

May 3 – 10, 2018

 

Mark your calendars for the the twelfth edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, which will hit theatres May 3 – 10, 2018. Stay tuned for details on #DIFF2018 Pass Sales!

The 12th annual Dallas International Film Festival, hosted by the Dallas Film Society, doesn’t just show films; it showcases and celebrates and showcases all types of content….film, television, streaming content and virtual reality. The interaction between story-tellers, audiences and the Dallas community is what we strive to develop from opening to closing, and everything in between.

“See Things DIFFerently” isn’t just our tagline; the 2018 festival moves to a new time of year and will offer new and unique experiences. DIFF18 is a global adventure that boasts premiere screenings, nightly red carpets, daring documentaries, eye-opening short films, exciting television content, bleeding-edge VR presentations, nightly parties, filmmaker panels, award presentations, and an enhanced filmmaker hospitality program that includes city tours and more.

*New this year: The award-winning film for best narrative feature will receive a limited national release from our partner STUDIO MOVIE GRILL.
Submission Deadlines

Regular: January, 26, 2018

Late: February 2, 2018

We invite you to add your voice to the conversation.
THE DALLAS FILM SOCIETY| DALLASFILM.ORG | CONTACT: 214-720-0555

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Dallas International Film Festival call for entries

CALL FOR Entries
The Dallas International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2018 edition: 

May 3 – 10, 2018

 

Mark your calendars for the the twelfth edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, which will hit theatres May 3 – 10, 2018. Stay tuned for details on #DIFF2018 Pass Sales!  

The 12th annual Dallas International Film Festival, hosted by the Dallas Film Society, doesn’t just show films; it showcases and celebrates and showcases all types of content….film, television, streaming content and virtual reality. The interaction between story-tellers, audiences and the Dallas community is what we strive to develop from opening to closing, and everything in between.

“See Things DIFFerently” isn’t just our tagline; the 2018 festival moves to a new time of year and will offer new and unique experiences. DIFF18 is a global adventure that boasts premiere screenings, nightly red carpets, daring documentaries, eye-opening short films, exciting television content, bleeding-edge VR presentations, nightly parties, filmmaker panels, award presentations, and an enhanced filmmaker hospitality program that includes city tours and more.

*New this year: The award-winning film for best narrative feature will receive a limited national release from our partner STUDIO MOVIE GRILL.  
Submission Deadlines
Early Bird: December, 15, 2017

Regular: January, 26, 2018

Late: February 2, 2018

We invite you to add your voice to the conversation. 
THE DALLAS FILM SOCIETY| DALLASFILM.ORG | CONTACT: 214-720-0555

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Denton Black Film Festival: Best of Fest Nov. 16

The Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) invites you to an evening of short films. Prepare to be “Entertained, Educated, and Inspired” by some of the best short films from 2017. Get ready to join us next year (January 25 – 28, 2018) for another cultural experience featuring Films, Art, Music, Spoken Word, Comedy, Workshops, and Panels.

Location: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (PAAC), Denton TX

For more about the DBFF see http://dentonbff.com/

Recap Video

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, November 14

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 12 through November 14 ( no lecture on October 31).
Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts. Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel.

November 14
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, an artist couple based in Austin and Berlin, have been working collaboratively in film, photography, and sculpture since 1990. Their suggestive work invites open-ended reflections on place and cinema and, as stated by Jordan Amirkhani in Daily Serving, is “propelled by the artists’ fascination with the open circuits of social life, memory, and history that sit just outside the frame of moving images.”

For Tuesday Evenings, Hubbard / Birchler discuss Grand Paris Texas, the 2008 video piece commissioned by the Modern and described by Jeffrey Kastner for Artforum as interweaving “the physical and social space of a dead cinema, a forgotten song and the inhabitants of a small town,” in relation to their most recent works, Flora and Bust, featured in the Swiss Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale for the exhibition Women of Venice, curated by Philipp Kaiser.

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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LOVING VINCENT Texas Premiere October 7th

You are cordially invited to the 
Texas Premiere of 
LOVING VINCENT
 
7:00 PM Saturday, October 7th 
at the Dallas Museum of Art
LOVING VINCENT is the world’s first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.
“A truly awe-inspiring portrait of the great Dutch artist that boasts the distinction of being the world’s first fully painted feature film.” – Variety

VIP Ticket – $100 – Includes:
– Wine Reception 5:30 – 6:30PM
– Private Tour of Van Gogh’s ‘Sheaves of Wheat’ Exhibit at the DMA
– Reserved Seating for the Screening &
Post-Film Q&A with Special Guests
– General Admission Benefits Below
*Check-in for VIP ticket holders begins at 5:30PM
General Admission – $50
– Non-Dallas Film Society Members Will Receive
Film Fan Membership and DFS Members
Will Receive 5-Pack of #DIFF2018 Vouchers
(Both a $60 value)
*Check-in for GA ticket holders begins at 6:15PM

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Free Film Screening: American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde Oct. 14

In conjunction with the current exhibition,
“Bonnie & Clyde: The End”
PDNB Gallery will be presenting a documentary screening of
“American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde”
Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM & 4 PM. Runtime: 54 minutes No RSVP required. Event is free and open to the public.

Submitted by PDNB Gallery. Email: info@pdnbgallery.com

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

https://www.manhattanshort.com

Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission
Tickets $10

Join in with over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents with one purpose… to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN Short Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.

The screening venue in the DFW area is in Grapevine at The Palace Theatre on Saturday Sept. 30th at 7:30 pm. https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre/  For tickets see http://tickets.grapevineticketline.com/events/23367

If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform — one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Vienna and Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.

You be the judge – The Judges of the Finalists’ Films are you. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the ONE film they think should win. Votes are tallied by each cinema and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ. The overall winner is announced on Monday October 9, 2017.

Submitted by Cheri Christensen. Email: cchristensen@grapevinetexasusa.com

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule September 22-October 29

Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
September 22-October 29           
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noonshow is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

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Lady Macbeth
September 22-24
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Lady Macbeth has the refined, pleasing trappings of a tasteful period piece with the vicious, beating heart of a brutal psychological thriller.” Christy Lemire,RogerEbert.com.
 
In rural England, 1865, a woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man begins a passionate affair with a man her own age.
R; 90 minutes
 
 
Menashe
September 29-October 1
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Menasheis a quiet triumph, pulling back when other films would go too far, delivering an engaging drama of intimate detail and considerable humanity.” Benjamin Lee, Guardian.
 
Deep in the heart of New York’s notoriously secretive Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a good-hearted but somewhat hapless grocery store clerk, struggles against tradition to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away.
PG; 82 minutes; Yiddish with English subtitles
 
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
October 6-8
Friday 4 and 8 pm (no 6 pm showtime); Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
Manolo is the in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker.
NR; 90 minutes
 
 
The Nile Hilton Incident
October 13-15
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 

The Nile Hilton Incident represents the type of penetrating filmmaking that only a writer-director intimately familiar with Egyptian culture but possessing an outsider’s perspective could convincingly accomplish.” Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

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In this gripping film noir, a police officer in Cairo investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the power elite of Egypt.
NR; 106 minutes; Arabic with English subtitles
 
Polina
October 20-22
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
“A film that takes dance as seriously as its protagonists and indeed, Polinacontains several beautifully poetic moments that involve choreographed bodies against gorgeous backdrops.” Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter.
 
Polina, a gifted Bolshoi ballerina, falls in love with a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance and leads her to travel the world. This fiction feature about a young Russian ballerina co-stars Juliette Binoche and Niels Schneider and was co-directed by world-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.
NR; 112 minutes; French and Russian with English subtitles
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
October 27-29
Friday 4 and 6 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
This unbelievable true story starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Mark Felt, aka “Deep Throat,” who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything-his family, his career, his freedom-in the name of justice.
PG-13
  

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Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!
LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch 
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch 
Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Dinner 
Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert
10 am-4:30 pm
The Modern is closed Mondays and holidays including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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FILM FEAST at the Modern Labor Day Weekend 2017


FILM FEAST AT THE MODERN

LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2017
Join us as we celebrate two of our favorite things – film and food. With guest curators Louis Black and Caroline Frick arriving from the Austin film scene, we’ve cooked up a cinematic feast that will make your mouth water. This event offers a taste of everything – silent film classics, rare archival Texas vignettes, cult favorites, and first-run summer blockbusters.
Café Modern is matching the cinematic offerings day by day with delicious and inventive gourmet foods, specialty cocktails, and wine.
Come savor amazing cinema and celebrate summer’s bounty with us Thursday, August 31, through Sunday, September 3!
Ticket information:

Tickets are available beginning at 10 am, Tuesday, August 1, at www.themodern.org/films

or by visiting the Modern’s admission desk during operating hours.

Full Festival Passes (must be over 21 years of age) $225; $215 for Modern members; $210 for Reel People members (includes tickets for all films, 2 evening dinner events, 2 free cocktails at First Friday, a free Modern film cup, and gratuity/tax)
 
Tickets for Thursday and Saturday evening include both the film and dinner event.
Thursday evening tickets, Kick Off with Café Modern Cocktail Reception in the Grand Lobby
$99; $97 for Modern members; $96 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, six food stations, seven cocktail options, and gratuity/tax)
 
Saturday evening tickets, Café Modern Paella Party with Spanish Wines
$79; $77 for Modern members; $76 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, three-course dinner with wines, and gratuity/tax)
Single film tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Modern Reel People members, and $5 for children under 12. Single film tickets for Thursday at 8 pm and Saturday at 5 pm are not currently for sale and will be released at a later date if available.

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Louis Black is a legendary force in Austin’s film world. As a co-founder of SXSW (which he named after Hitchcock’s North by Northwest), he helped originate the Festival’s film component. His love of film dates to his teens, when he would skip school with friend Leonard Maltin and visit film sets (once meeting Buster Keaton) and watch as many films as possible. While obtaining his master’s degree in film from the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1980s, he helped start CinemaTexas. He was an original board member of the Austin Film Society, led by Richard Linklater. As the editor of the Austin Chronicle, he helped shape the city’s rich culture of both making and appreciating great cinema. In 2000, along with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith, he launched AFS’s Texas Film Hall of Fame. Most recently he co-directed his first film, the documentary Dream is Destiny about Richard Linklater, which premiered at Sundance and received a standing ovation at the Rome Film Fest. He was the executive producer of Be Here to Love Me: A Film about Townes Van Zandt and was a producer on the Peabody Award-winning The Order of Myths. He has focused recently on reissues of classic Texas films (Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match and Tobe Hooper’s Eggshells) and is currently working on a number of documentary and narrative films, as well as more reissues of classic Texas independent films. He is finishing a book about filmmaker Jonathan Demme. With his partner, Sandy K. Boone, he has co-created a number of companies designed to promote both new independent filmmaking and preserve Texas’s rich film legacy.

Caroline Frick, PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, an organization devoted to preserving Texas’s unique history and identity through the power of the moving image. This online library provides thousands of historic films and videos to everyone – teachers, students, laypersons – for free. The Archives’ Texas Film Round-Ups take place all over Texas, offering free digitization for films and video from private individuals to media outlets, made possible by the governor’s Texas Film Commission. Through Teach Texas, the Archives offer online educator and student resources. Go to www.texasarchive.org

. Frick is also an Associate Professor in the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Here her work focuses on media history, the evolution of the moving image archiving movement, cross-cultural approaches to historical preservation, and online media libraries. Her book, Saving Cinema, was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. Prior to her work in Texas, Dr. Frick worked in film preservation at Warner Bros., the Library of Congress, and the National Archives in Washington, DC. Dr. Frick also programmed films for the American Movie Classics cable channel in New York and served for four years as the president of the board for the Association of Moving Image Archivists. She is a member of the National Film Preservation Board that advises the Librarian of Congress in the naming of films to the National Film Registry.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
6 pm
Kick Off Event – Café Modern Cocktail Reception with Live Music in the Grand Lobby
Tickets are $99; $97 for Modern members; $96 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, six food stations, seven cocktail options, and gratuity/tax)
Mixologists and food stations will serve cocktails, wines, and foods representing the different cuisines featured in the festival films. Cocktails are created by seven local star bartenders/mixologists, including Megan McClinton of Thompson’s Bookstore and Lisa Little-Adams of Proper highlighting Absolut Elyx Vodka; Brad Hensarling of The Usual mixing Plymouth Gin; Megan Arrigunaga of Café Modern highlighting Avion Tequila;Amber Davidson of Bird Café creating with Jameson Black Barrel Whisky; Ben Rogersof Cannon Chinese Kitchen highlighting The Glenlivet Founders Reserve Scotch; andCatfish of Republic Street Bar mixing Olmeca Altos Tequila.
Café Modern chefs Denise Shavandy and Scott Kaiser present the film-inspired menu, featuring
Bread with Olive Oil and Roasted Garlic; Louisiana-Style Gumbo with Crawfish, Andouille, Okra, and Steamed Rice; Roast Turkey with Green Pipian Sauce Topped with Toasted Pepitas; French-Style Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese and Vinaigrette Dressing; Tapas Featuring Spanish Torta with Smoked Paprika Aioli, Toast with Manchego, Membrillo, and Chorizo, Salt Cod-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Olives, Boquerones, and Marinated Mushrooms; Timpano, an Italian Layered Casserole of Pasta, Meatballs, Spinach, Cheese, and Eggs Baked in a Crust with Tomato Ragu; and Fresh Fruit.
 
8 pm
Introduction to these two films directed by Les Blank
 
GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS (1980)

Garlic Is Good is so good – and funny – that it doesn’t even offend someone who takes a dim view of baked whole garlic and who doesn’t exactly long to munch chocolate-covered garlic cloves. This is a collage of interviews with people who preach garlic-evangelism. They include flamenco singers, beauty-contest queens, mothers, cooks, farmers, restaurateurs, and just plain aficionados, who are promoting garlic not only as a seasoning but also as a food, a medicine, and a way of life.” Vincent Canby, New York Times. In 2004, Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers was selected for preservation in the United States

National Film Registry

by the Library of Congress

as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It was filmed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival

in Gilroy, California

, as well as in other locations in Northern California

.

NR, 51 minutes
 
YUM, YUM, YUM! A TASTE OF CAJUN AND CREOLE COOKING(1990)
Director Les Blank pays yet another visit to Southwest Louisiana and accordionist Marc Savoy, this time with an even closer focus on the region’s delectable cuisine. Savoy and his family and friends show us how to make good court bouillon, gumbo, étouffée, boudin, and other Cajun and Creole delights, from recipes that have always been passed along by demonstration rather than written down. Interspersing its appetizing cooking scenes with exuberant musical performances by the likes of Queen Ida, Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking is another joyful and delicious celebration of a unique way of life.
NR, 31 minutes
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
5 pm
Introduction and screenings of Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) shorts
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992)
“A person in a state of sexual excitement is said to be ‘like water for chocolate.’ And now here is a movie where everyone seems at the boil, their lives centering around a woman whose sensual life is carried out in the kitchen, and whose food is so magical it can inspire people to laugh, or cry, or run naked from the house to be scooped up and carried away by a passing revolutionary. Like Water for Chocolate creates its own intense world of passion and romance, and adds a little comedy and a lot of quail, garlic, honey, chilies, mole, cilantro, rose petals, and corn meal.” Roger Ebert. Tradition dictates that Tita, the younger daughter, must remain single and take care of her mother. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita’s powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking.
102 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
5-8 pm
FIRST FRIDAY AT THE MODERN
Happy hour with cash bar featuring special cocktails, live music with Nick Kithas and Friends, and surprise tastings related to the films.
7:30 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
BIG NIGHT (1996)

As delicately and deliciously prepared as the dishes it features, Big Night is a lyric to the love of food, family, and persuasive acting.”Kenneth Turan

,Los Angeles Times

. Two brothers (Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub) gamble on one special night to try to save their failing Italian restaurant.

R, 109 minutes

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
 
1 pm
RATATOUILLE (2007)

“A lot of animated movies have inspired sequels, notably Shrek

, but Brad Bird

sRatatouilleis the first one that made me positively desire one. Remy, the earnest little rat who is its hero, is such a lovable, determined, gifted rodent that I want to know what happens to him next, now that he has conquered the summit of French cuisine.” Roger Ebert.The winner of the 2007 Academy Award for best animated feature, Ratatouille is a feast for children of any age.

G, 115 minutes
 
3:30 pm
Reel People Coffee with Dr. Joan McGettigan
Dr. McGettigan is an associate professor in TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication, teaching courses in film history and critical film studies (for Reel People Members only).
 
5 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
THE TRIP TO SPAIN, Preview Screening!
The third in this series from director Michael Winterbottom, the guys (Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.
NR, 115 minutes
 
7 pm
Café Modern Paella Party featuring Spanish Wines and Music from The Kevin Townson Trio
Tickets are $79; $77 for Modern members; $76 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, three-course dinner with wines, and gratuity/tax)
Menu features Salad of Romaine, Chicories, Olives, Artichokes, and Tomatoes, Tossed in Spanish Vinaigrette; Seafood Paella with Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, and Squid; Hunters Paella with Cornish Hen, Pork, and Sausage; and Flan with Fresh Fruit.
 
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
11:30 am
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN (2002)

“Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman is tender without being mushy, sweet without being syrupy – and surprising in ways that can only make you smile.” Steven Rea

, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Ang Lee’s generational comedy is a richly layered look at the complex interactions between a widowed chef and his daughters.
NR, 124 minutes, Mandarin with English subtitles
2 pm
Introduction of silent film classics starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton and screenings of TAMI shorts. Featuring live musical accompaniment by Robert Edwards.
 
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter, was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s, and soon became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, signing a contract in 1920 with Paramount Pictures for $1 million (equivalent to approximately $13 million in 2016 dollars). The inspiration for many overweight comics, such as John Belushi, Benny Hill, John Candy, and Chris Farley, Arbuckle was famous for his impeccable comic timing.
 

Arbuckle’s legacy is profound and multifaceted. In addition to his film work, he mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Bob Hope

and Buster Keaton. Considered one of the groundbreaking comedians of the early film era, Buster Keaton made his screen debut inThe Butcher Boy and appeared in a total of 14 Arbuckle shorts before going on to direct and star in a countless number of his own films. Famed film critic Roger Ebert once said that he was “the greatest of the silent clowns . . . not only because of what he did, but because of how he did it. Harold Lloyd made us laugh as much, Charlie Chaplin moved us more deeply, but no one had more courage than Buster. I define courage as Hemingway did: ‘Grace under pressure.’ In films that combined comedy with extraordinary physical risks, Buster Keaton played a brave spirit who took the universe on its own terms, and gave no quarter.”

 
Robert Edwards has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber groups, as well as jazz bands, especially early or “Traditional” jazz. He has accompanied many silent films in performances of his own compositions or arrangements of period music, in addition to composing classically influenced film scores.He has composed and performed music for full-length silent features, such as The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariNosferatuSunriseand Hitchcock’s Blackmail, as well as comedy films of Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, and many others. He provides what a silent-era audience might have heard when the film was first released by creating a pastiche of popular songs of the period, classical and jazz pieces popular at the time, pianistic sound effects, and original compositions to create a vibrant, authentic experience.
 
THE BUTCHER BOY (1917)
Customers and clerks frolic in a general store in this silent film classic, starring and directed by Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and featuring the film debut of “The Great Stone Face,” Buster Keaton.
NR, 30 minutes
THE COOK (1918)
One of the finest and funniest of the Arbuckle/Keaton collaborations, The Cook was long considered one of cinema’s lost holy grails until a damaged nitrate print was uncovered in the Norwegian Film Archive in 1998 in an unmarked canister. Another print, with 600 additional feet of footage (about eight minutes), was found in the Netherlands in 2002, and the two were combined, using the synopsis from the Library of Congress as a guide to create the restored version. 90% of silent films no longer exist – this is one of the rare survivors.
In a futile attempt at greater efficiency, the chef (Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle) of a fancy oceanside restaurant and his assistant (Buster Keaton) wreak havoc in the establishment.
NR, 22 minutes
4 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
MOSTLY MARTHA (2001)
“Nettelbeck serves the tastiest film about food and sex since Big Night.” Peter Travers,Rolling Stone.
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount, until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.
PG, 109 minutes, German and Italian with English subtitles
LOCATIONModern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

CAFÉ MODERN

Lunch 

Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm

Brunch 

Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm

Dinner 

Fri 5-8:30 pm

Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm

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FREE webinar! How to Throw a Paint Party by Finding the Right Customers from Heidi Easley

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Lionshead Film Festival announces Winners of the 3rd Annual International Film Competition

LIONSHEAD FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 3RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITION

DALLAS — On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Lionshead Film Festival announced the winners of the 3rd annual film competition. The awards ceremony took place at Spayse Studios (1499 Regal Row) in Dallas.

A partial list of award winners include:
Best Overall Film – Daria the Great by Friedl Kreuser
Best Feature Film – The Last Beautiful Girl by James Christopher
Best Foreign Film – El Mundo Entero (The Whole World) by Julian Quintanilla
Best Documentary – The Eviction by Andy Galloway
Best Animation – GI Hospital by Jon Lewis
Best Dramatic Film – Hurricane by Christiano Dias
Best Family Film – Swimming in the Desert by Alvaro Ron
Best Horror Film – Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir by David Maire
For a full list of winners see: https://www.lionsheadfilmfestival.com/2017-award-winners

ABOUT THE LIONSHEAD FILM FESTIVAL – The Lionshead Film Festival is an annual, competitive event that was founded by filmmakers for filmmakers. The purpose of the festival is to promote the film community in the Dallas area while at the same time bringing the best indie films from around the world to showcase in a friendly and fun environment.

Submitted by Hugo Matz. Email: lionsheadfilmfestival@gmail.com

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Sci-Fi Summer Film Series

The USA Film Festival and the
Angelika Film Center Dallas
Present Sci-Fi Summer Film Series
DALLAS — The USA Film Festival and the Angelika Film Center Dallas will partner to present Sci-Fi Summer Film Series, a 4-film series in August featuring contemporary and classic science fiction films.
The series will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesdays in August at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane,  Dallas, Texas.
Village of the Damned (1960) – Tuesday, August 8th, 7:00pm
Logan’s Run (1976) – Tuesday, August 15th, 7:00pm
Dark City (1998) – Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:00pm
Attack the Block (2011) – Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00pm
“For this fun, big-screen series, we picked some of our favorite films from the past five decades that rightly deserve classic status – several of which were overlooked at the time of their release (Attack the Block and Dark City),” said Ann Alexander, Managing Director for USA Film Festival.
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960) — After all the residents (human and animal) of the quaint English village of Midwich go mysteriously unconscious for 4 hours one day, all of the women of child-bearing age awake to find that they are pregnant.  When 12 otherworldly children are subsequently born – all on the same day – the fun really begins.  The wonderful George Sanders gets to play a sympathetic and heroic character for a change and he does it with terrific grace as the children’s chief advocate.  Faithfully adapted by German director Wolf Rilla from John Wyndham’s spooky novel (“The Midwich Cuckoos”) in gorgeous black and white, this eerie classic still has the power to chill — and the last scene will have you holding your breath!  Not rated.
LOGAN’S RUN (1976) — Welcome to the 23rd Century – an idyllic domed world of pleasure where everything is perfect.  Until you turn 30 years old, that is, when inhabitants are sent for “renewal” ascending heavenward on a carousel as friends and family applaud (where they are actually killed).  Logan 5 (Michael York) is a “sandman” in this fabulous futuristic world assigned to intercept “runners” who attempt to escape the city.  When Logan is double-crossed by the computer-mind that rules the city, he decides to take a runner himself and the beautiful Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter) joins him.  The Dallas-filmed cult classic features super-cool shooting locations including the Dallas Apparel Mart and the Fort Worth Water Gardens.  The cast also includes Farrah Fawcett and Peter Ustinov.  Rated R.
DARK CITY (1998) — In a city that never sees a sunrise, who are the mysterious group of bald men who drug the city’s inhabitants and manipulate their memories – and what do they want?  Nothing is as it seems in Alex Proyas’ grimy neo-noir masterpiece.  Starring Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt, Richard O’Brien, Ian Richardson and Colin Friels.  Rated R.
ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011) — Alien invaders get more than they bargained for in this London-set kids-vs-aliens super-fun, old-school creature feature.  Overlooked at the time of its release, Joe Cornish’s feature debut is a rip-roaring good time that deserves modern classic status.  The cast of (then) unknown kids includes the film debut of John Boyega who stars as Finn in the new Star Wars films.  Also starring Nick Frost as the tower block’s resident drug dealer and Jodie Whittaker who, as announced this summer, will be the first woman to play The Doctor in the Doctor Who film series.  Rated R.
TICKETS are $11 each per screening and are on sale now at www.angelikafilmcenter.com

ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL — Now celebrating its 48th anniversary year, the USA Film Festival is a Dallas-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in the film and video arts.  The Festival’s year-round programs and events include KidFilm®, special monthly programs and premieres, and the USA Film Festival, held each spring, one of the oldest film festivals in the U.S.  The USA Film Festival is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.
For additional information about the program, contact the USA Film Festival at 214-821-6300 or usafilmfest@aol.com

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern FILMS Presents a selection from Doug Aitken: Electric Earth – July 25

 

July 25; 7 pm

A screening of filmic works by Doug Aitken as related to Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, approximately 2 hrs.

Aitken belongs to a generation of artists such as Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, for whom film functions as a medium for experience, and exists as form as much as subject matter.
Philippe Vergne, “You Are Here and So Am I,” Doug Aitken: Electric Earth 

Doug Aitken is an American artist and filmmaker. Defying definitions of genre, he explores every medium from film and installations to architectural innovations. Aitken is at the frontier of 21st-century communication. Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, his eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.
This special evening is an opportunity to showcase various filmic works included inDoug Aitken: Electric Earth, as well as more recent work, including the filmic documentation of Underwater Pavilions, Aitken’s ambitious, large-scale installation produced by Parley for the Oceans and presented in partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His most recent project, Mirage, is an artwork that distills the recognizable structure of a house into the essence of its form and allows it to reflect, merge with, and disappear into the landscape.
Doug Aitken, Black Mirror (still), 2011, video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), three monitors, freestanding room, mirrors, 13:20 minutes/loop, installation dimensions variable

A screening of filmic works by Doug Aitken as related to Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, approximately 2 hrs.


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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films is a summer extension of the lecture series. This film-based weekly program runs through the summer months and strives to continue the consideration of ideas and issues pertaining to the art and architecture of the Modern, as well as to contemporary art in general.

The screenings this summer focus on the genre of road films, as recommended by the artist Doug Aitken. Each selection addresses notions of the nomadic, time and space through movement, the horizon line, and/or the landscape and culture of the West in conjunction with the Modern’s summer exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. Visit www.themodern.org/films for more information.

Cafe Modern will have a cash bar available before the film.

To create a full experience, these presentations include a brief introduction and opportunity for discussion following the films. Seating is available in the Modern’s auditorium at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7 pm. The museum’s galleries are open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films. This program is free and open to the public. Up to two free tickets can be obtained at the information desk beginning at 5 pm the day of the screening.
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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2017 Oak Cliff Film Festival June 8 -11

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In its 6th year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theatre and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. OCFF showcases brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond. Guide to festival: http://oakclifffilmfestival.com/how-to-fest/

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation, May 25

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES

Presents

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation
Thursday, May 25; 7 pm 

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public selected Tuesday from February 28 through April 25, with a specially scheduled presentation on Thursday, May 25.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts.

Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel

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Thursday, May 25

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation

 

Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation to launch Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s largest survey to date, which opens to the public Sunday, May 28.
For this special presentation, Aitken and Vergne discuss Aitken’s uniquely immersive aesthetic; the work’s relationship to 20th-century avant-garde art, cinema, and experimental music; the nature of creativity in the 21st century; the possibilities for artmaking within our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary world; and other ideas central to the artist and the exhibition. Within this conversational context, Aitken will also introduce the filmic documentation of his most recent project,Mirage. Mirage is an artwork that distills the recognizable structure of a house into the essence of its form and allows it to reflect, merge with, and disappear into the landscape. 
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LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule May 19-June 25

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
May 19-June 25

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

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BURDEN
May 19-21
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
Illustrated with performances, private videos, and recollections from those who knew him, BURDEN observes the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures, and scientific models.
NR, 88 minutes
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY
May 26-28
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY, directed by the gifted journalist and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor), tells the story of a David-and-Goliath fight over urban planning that took place more than 50 years ago. Yet the movie just about pulses with contemporary resonance.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
NR, 92 minutes
 
 
A QUIET PASSION
June 2-4
Friday 6 and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:45 am, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm

“I’m thrilled to say that it’s an absolute drop-dead masterwork.” Richard Brody

, The New Yorker.

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson and impeccably personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time.
PG-13, 126 minutes
 
 
PARIS CAN WAIT
June 9-11
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

“A soft, slim, albeit charming, tale, filled with food, flowers, and good wines.”Fionnuala Halligan

, Screen International.

When her director husband (Alec Baldwin) is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman (Diane Lane) takes a jaunt with his business associate, a charming Frenchman who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. Paris Can Wait is the first feature directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis Ford Coppola.
NR, 92 minutes
 
 
THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
June 16-18
Friday 6 and 8:45 pm; Saturday 4:15 pm; Sunday 11:15 am, 2 pm, and 4:45 pm
 

“Jean-Pierre Léaud clearly knows something about living in a kind of box, and he plays Louis as a tired but majestic wreck. He’s riveting, and a little alarming.” Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

. Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg and soon begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

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June 23-25
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
 
Cate Blanchett stars as 13 different characters in this semi-experimental take on artistic manifestos, directed by Julian Rosefeldt.
95 minutes
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Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!
LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

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USA Film Festival announces Short Film Winners 2017

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USA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE
39TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
DALLAS — On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the USA Film Festival announced the winners of the 39th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition.  The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.
Chosen from more than 600 international entries, the First Place Winning Films included:
FIRST PLACE / NARRATIVE
Minh Tâm, Vincent Maury, director
FIRST PLACE / ANIMATION
The History of Magic: Ensueno, Jose Luis Gonzalez & Dano Johnson, co-directors
FIRST PLACE / NON-FICTION
Little Potato, Wes Hurley & Nathan M. Miller, co-directors
FIRST PLACE / EXPERIMENTAL
Gibberish, Nathalie Biancheri, director
STUDENT AWARD
Promise, Tian Xie, director
TEXAS AWARD
Owen, Kelly Pike, director
The 2017 National Jury included writer/director/producer John Putch, writer/director/actor Christina Beck, actor/producer and teacher Diane Baker, actor DeVaughn Nixon, artist and short filmmaker Rosson Crow and animator/writer/producer and voice actor Jorge Gutierrez.
This year marks the 47th Anniversary of the Festival, which has awarded prizes to dozens of now established filmmakers early in their careers including Mark Osborne (More), Don Hertzfeldt (Lilly and Jim), Danny Leiner (Time Expired), Chel White (Choreography for Copy Machine), Bill Plympton (Your Face), Michael Almereyda (Another Girl, Another Planet), Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien), Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket), Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied), Todd Haynes (Superstar), Alexander Payne (The Passion of Martin), George Hickenlooper (Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade), Alan Taylor (That Burning Question) and John Lasseter (Tin Toy).
In addition to the National Jury awards, Festival Awarded Prizes also went to the following Official Selection and other short works:
Jury Prize – Minor Turbulence, Jared Houseman, director
Performance Award – Sharon Lawrence in Home, Russell Simpson, director
Honorable Mention, Student Film — Ambience, Ji Hyun Kim, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – The Whole World, Julián Quintanilla, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – The Language of Ball, Ramon Rodriguez, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – Zaar, Ibrahim Nada, director
Newcomer Award – Jackson Smith in A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud., Karen Allen, director
OFFICIAL SPONSORS — Sponsors of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival include Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Gaedeke Group, Whole Foods Market, Carol and Alan J. Bernon Family Charitable Trust, Headington Company, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Mary Fox and Laura Fox Williamson, Suddenlink Communications, Dallas Film Commission, cashstore.com

, Sidley Austin LLP, Jackson Walker LLP, Texas Film Commission, Texas Association of Motion Media Professionals, Wolfgang Puck Catering, SAG-AFTRA, Downtown Dallas News, Dallas Producers Association, Alford Media Services, Angelika Film Center and Ticketmaster.

ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL — A year-round film festival featuring 50 days of programs
The USA Film Festival is a 47-year-old Dallas-based 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the film and video arts.  Year-round events include the annual KidFilm® Festival, a 39-year-old International Short Film Competition; monthly screenings; special programs and premieres; and the USA Film Festival, held each Spring.  Throughout the year, the Festival presents a variety of membership, exhibition, educational, and cultural programs designed to bring together audiences and filmmakers for a “live cinema” experience.

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May is Black Men’s Month at SDCC! One Step Ahead Reception May 12 & Black Men’s Film Festival May 19 & 20

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One Step Ahead

Opening Reception
Friday, May 12, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Artist Talk
Sat. June 17, 2017 3:00pm – 5:00pm

One Step Ahead is a joint exhibition by Lyndon Barrois Jr. and Kahlil Robert Irving, that excavates a pivotal period of American culture and politics, examining loss as a stifling of progress. Reflecting on the affects of the assassinations of Civil Rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Barrois Jr. and Irving mine cultural iconography, both celestial and terrestrial, presenting metaphorical and juxtapositional gestures that bring historic concerns into our present condition. Through both traditional and inventive strategies of making, One Step Ahead draws from the eponymous 1967 song by Aretha Franklin, which touches on time and the inevitability of heartbreak where love is concerned. In acknowledging two lives, two assassinations, and two directions of thought towards the progress of Black life in the United States, the artist hope to prompt past, present, and future reflections on mortality, while working to translate their perspectives into alternate ways of understanding identity and protest.

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About the Artists:

Lyndon Barrois Jr. has exhibited nationally, including solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts (St. Louis), and group exhibitions at La Esquina (Kansas City), the Chicago Artist Coalition (Chicago) and Blackburn 20/20 Gallery (New York), to name a few. He received an MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. He has held residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Arteles Creative Center in Finland, and Nes Artist Residency in Iceland. Barrois Jr. was a teaching artist at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago and a faculty member at Washington University and Webster University. He is currently the Museum Educator at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Kahlil Robert Irving is a multimedia artist living and working in Saint Louis, Missouri. He recently completed his undergraduate degree at the Kansas City Art Institute, double majoring in Art History and Ceramics. Currently he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. At Washington University, Irving is a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow. His work in the collections of the Riga Porcelain Museum, in Riga, Latvia; Foundation for Contemporary Ceramic Art in Kecskemet, Hungary, and the Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. His work has also been exhibited at the Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri; Glassell School and Museum of fine art, Houston, Texas; and the Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.


 

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Black Men’s Film Festival

Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00pm
Free

Seven Songs for Malcolm X
Produced by the Black Audio Film Collective
A Film by John Akomfrah

An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader, SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X collects testimonies, eyewitness accounts and dramatic reenactments to tell the life, legacy, loves, and losses of Malcolm X.

Featuring interviews with Malcolm’s widow Betty Shabazz, Spike Lee, and many other, SEVEN SONGS looks for the meaning behind the resurgence of interest in the man whose X always stood for the unknown.

“What makes Seven Songs so provocative is that Akomfrah shows respect for many different interpretations of Malcolm, suggesting that this revolutionary figure belongs to everybody.” —The Chicago Reader

Check out the film trailer here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zYQ3W-IKSI
Sat., May 20, 2017 8:00pm
Free

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
Producer/Director: Karen Thorsen, Producers: William Miles and Douglas K. Dempsey

The life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist are recounted: what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.” James Baldwin tells his own story in this emotional portrait. Using rarely-seen archival footage from nine different countries, the film melds intimate interviews and eloquent public speeches with cinéma vérité glimpses of Baldwin and original scenes from his extraordinary funeral service in December 1987. His close friends and colleagues — even critics — illuminate the narrative, among them writers Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka and William Styron, plus entertainer Bobby Short. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket was originally broadcast August 14, 1989 on AMERICAN MASTERS

Check out the film trailer here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_hYraYI2J8

 


The South Dallas Cultural Center has a new website!

sdcc.dallasculture.org

Programs at the South Dallas Cultural Center are supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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USA Film Festival April 26-30

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The USA Film Festival announces
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
47th Annual USA Film Festival
April 26-30, 2017

DALLAS – The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 47th Annual
USA Film Festival, April 26 – 30, 2017 as part of Dallas Arts Month. Programs will be held
at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas. Advance tickets are
available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning April 12, 2017.
This year’s program highlights (in-person guests) include:
– Texan Del Shores returns to the Festival to present several “early Opening Night” screenings of the
seventeen-years-later very Southern sequel A Very Sordid Wedding on April 21, 23 & 25 (This program
only will be held at the Texas Theatre)
– Salute to actor Rene Auberjonois in conjunction with the Short Film Showcase program (The evening
will include a film clip compilation salute to Mr. Auberjonois)
– An all-star Shorts Showcase program featuring works from actress Karen Allen presenting her
directorial debut A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.; actress Sharon Lawrence presents Russell Simpson’s short
work Home; actress Brenda Strong and writer/director John Farmanesh-Bocca present their short
film (shot in North Texas) I Did Not Forget You; and Finnegan Haid presents his short work The Parrot
featuring Rene Auberjonois. Actor Charles Haid will host the on-stage Q&A with Rene Auberjonois
following the film clip Tribute.
– Special repertory screening of The Best of Everything (1959) with star Diane Baker in attendance (The
evening will include a film clip compilation salute to Ms. Baker)
– The Festival also honors actress and voice artist extraordinaire Nancy Cartwright (she is the voice of
Bart Simpson on “The Simpsons”) with her screenwriting debut feature In Search of Fellini (also in
attendance producers Monica Gil, Kevin Burke and Peter Kjenaas (also co-writer) and actress
Mary Lynn Rajskub)
– Dallas-raised writers Evan Daughtery (Snow White and The Huntsman) and writer Philip Schaeffer
return to the Festival to present Schaeffer’s directing debut Witch-Hunt, produced by Daughtery
– Also from Dallas – Producer Chris Donahue returns to the Festival to present his fascinating
documentary The Dating Project. Free Admission program.
– Also from Dallas – Producer Mickey Liddell returns to present his new film Megan Leavey, based on
the true story of a Marine veteran and her combat dog
– Former Dallasite Margaret Galbraith returns home to present the uplifting documentary Stickman: The
Roosevelt Wilkerson Story about the life of the formerly homeless local artist popularly known as
Stickman for his singularly carved walking sticks
– Actor/director Charles Haid returns to the Festival (as producer) with the excellent comedy/drama
Sensitivity Training which marks the feature film debut of writer/director Melissa Finell (also in
attendance)
– Writer/director Finn Taylor returns to the Festival to present the winning romantic comedy Unleashed
– Writer/director Eric Howell returns to the Festival to present his haunting thriller Voice From the Stone
starring Emilia Clarke; producer Dean Zanuck also in attendance
– Writer/director Jake Goldberger returns to the Festival to present his charming coming-of-age drama
Holding Patterns starring Freddie Highmore
– Awards program for the 39th Annual International Short Film Competition; The 2017 National Jury
includes writer/director John Putch, actor/writer/director Christina Beck, actor DeVaughn Nixon,
painter and filmmaker Rosson Crow, and writer/director/producer/animator Jorge Gutierrez. Free
admission program.
– Special screening of the new documentary film about the life of influential jazz pianist Bill Evans
entitled Time/Remembered; In attendance filmmaker Bruce Spiegel; Presented in partnership with
Sammons Jazz and the Sammons Center for the Arts. Free admission program

– Special screening of the new film The Father and the Bear presented by filmmaker John Putch;
Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter and the City of
Dallas Office of Senior Affairs. Free Admission program.
– Other highlights include several compilation programs of short films (Narrative, Nonfiction, Student,
Animation), several Texas-made shorts and feature films, two films from 30-year Festival alumnus
Bill Plympton (the irreverent animated feature Revengeance created with Jim Lujan along with the
hilarious short Cop Dog), and a special repertory screening of the contemporary all-ages classic
Whale Rider (screened at USAFF in 2002) as we prepare for its bluray debut.
[A full schedule of films is listed in the attached program flyer. An additional 60+ filmmaker guests
will be in attendance.)
DEDICATION – USAFF47 is dedicated to these friends and filmmakers that we lost this past year:
Bill Paxton was a great friend to USAFF attending our program many times over several decades, with
films in which he performed, produced and directed. Lupita Tovar was the most charming of guests
when we presented the Spanish-language Dracula with her thirty years ago. Actress Charmian Carr
was such a doll attending our KidFilm program to present a sing-a-long version of The Sound of Music —
all the kids wanted “Liesl’s” autograph. Producer Dan Ireland joined us to present his directing debut
The Whole Wide World in 1996, which he shot in Texas. Filmmaker and film professor Andy Anderson
screened his locally made feature Positive ID with us in 1986. Film historian, TCM ambassador and
world-class host Robert Osborne was a wonderful colleague to all of us who love and support classic
films.
TICKET & SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Tickets for most programs are $10.
There are also several FREE-admission programs noted in the schedule.
Advance tickets will be available via TICKETMASTER beginning April 12th
Tickets by telephone – 214-631-2787
Tickets online – www.ticketmaster.com
A complete schedule of all Festival events may be:
— obtained by calling the Festival office at 214-821-FILM
— viewed online at www.usafilmfestival.com
— and printed schedules can also be picked up at the Angelika Film Center Dallas
OFFICIAL SPONSORS
Sponsors of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival include Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Gaedeke Group,
Whole Foods Market, Carol and Alan J. Bernon Family Charitable Trust, Headington Company,
Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Mary Fox and Laura Fox Williamson, Suddenlink
Communications, Dallas Film Commission, cashstore.com, Sidley Austin LLP, Jackson Walker LLP,
Texas Film Commission, Texas Association of Motion Media Professionals, Wolfgang Puck Catering,
SAG-AFTRA, Dallas Producers Association, Alford Media Services, Angelika Film C

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EARTHxFilm2017 Screenings April 21-23

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EARTHxFilm EVENTS & SCREENINGS
EARTHxFilm showcases films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Join us for a week of special events that launch EARTHxFilm and then attend our screenings in Fair Park, April 21-23.

DIFF Passholders receive free admission to EARTHxFilm screenings.

SCREENINGS
AN ENVIRONMENTAL TOPIC FOR EVERY INTEREST
EARTHxFilm screenings cover a wide range of important environmental topics. There is something you need to see now:

CLIMATE, ENERGY, FAMILY FRIENDLY, FOOD & AGRICULTURE, GALAS,HEROS, RECYCLING & CONSERVATION, WATER & OCEAN, WILDLIFE & POLLINATORS

NARRATIVE FEATURES
Storytelling that will engage you.

DOCUMENTARIES
Hard looks at important issues.

SHORT FILMS
Quick takes on your world.

VIRTUAL REALITY
Immersive experiences for you.
EARTHxEdu: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

EARTHxFILM presents a number of educational opportunities for students during the Festival:

  • WIN $1,000 IN OUR ONLINE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
  • 72-HOUR FILM RACE
  • HOW TO MAKE A FILM WORKSHOPS
OUR PARTNERS

Dallas Film Society, 110 Leslie St., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207

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Thin Line Film Fest April 19-23

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April 19-23, 2017, FREE
Thin Line Fest is a five-day film, music, and photography festival in Denton, Texas. 

Thin Line Film is Texas’ only all-documentary film festival. Films from around the world and around the corner.

Thin Line Music features local, regional, and national acts on small, intimate stages. When the films end, the parties begin!

During the exhibition, enjoy Thin Line Photo, a curated exhibition of over 100 photographs at gallery spaces around Downtown Denton including the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Learn more at http://thinline.us/

 

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: education@dentonarts.com

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Fort Works Art presents HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT April 26 at the Modern

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DATE AND TIME

Wed, April 26, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Fort Works Art presents the U.S. premiere of HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT in support of their current exhibit #28Grams — featuring 28 artists culled from Instagram from around the world. HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT features four artists’ struggle as they work and live in Brooklyn. Two of these artists, Jerome Lagarrigue and Tim Okamura, are showcased in #28GRAMS and will be present along with the director, Jeff Martini, to discuss the documentary.

The documentary takes its audience through the intimate details of four unique figurative artists’ — filmed over the span of five years. Their unlikely friendships and efforts to break the ‘barriers’ as working painters in Brooklyn, led them to raise funds for a collaborative show — creating potential to finally land them in the spotlight.

AFTER PARTY: Join Director Jeff Martini and Artists Jerome Lagarrigue and Tim Okamura at Fort Works Art following the screening for an exclusive meet-and-greet and to see first hand their work on display in the #28Grams exhibit.

FORT WORKS ART

2100 Montgomery Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Energy 2017 opens April 19 at the ARTS Gallery; reception April 27

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SHOW TITLE: Energy 2017

EXHIBITION DATES:

Wednesday, April 19 – Saturday, May 13, 2017

RECEPTION DATE/TIME:

Thursday, April 27th from 4 to 7 PM

DESCRIPTION:

Communication Design students create installations using new media technology, presenting a range of concepts and designs produced at Collin College.

THE ARTS gallery Location:
Collin College Spring Creek Campus
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano
Room A-175

Gallery hours are:

Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 8 PM.;

Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM

For more information about this exhibition and any future exhibitions, visit the gallery’s website at http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery or call 972-881-5873

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9

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We’re excited to announce the full programming schedule for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9.

With 122 films from 31 countries and multiple, panels, events and galas, there’s a lot to talk about. We can’t get to it all here, but you can see it all now at DallasFilm.org.

Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:

DIFF opens a festival-long salute to films of 1967 with our Opening Night Gala, a 50th Anniversary screening of BONNIE AND CLYDE.

Our World premieres include Craig Elrod’s MUSTANG ISLAND, Russ Kendall’s MAN IN THE CAMO JACKET, Jameson Brooks’s BOMB CITY, and Micah Barber’s INTO THE WHO KNOWS!

David Gordon Green will receive the Maverick Award, and Katharine Houghton will attend a special screening of GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.

#DIFF2017 online box office opens march 16

The Prekindle Online Box Office for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival opens on March 16 to the general public at DallasFilm.org.

View all the festivals films and create your schedule in our online film guide. It’s easy to add them to your cart and check out. This year we’re offering print-at-home tickets. Just bring them to your screenings and we’ll scan them. Tickets are only $12.

You can also buy DIFF passes, DFS Honors tickets and, later, Festival merchandise at the online box office.

The Festival’s physical box office opens March 20 in the West Village.

Get ready to fest! Passes to the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival (March 30-April 9) are on sale!

A pass is the best way to experience DIFF and attend all the Festival’s narrative features, documentaries, short films and panels. Higher pass levels receive access to the Filmmaker Lounge where you can meet and mingle with DIFF filmmakers.

Festival passes make great gifts for the film lover in your life, or anybody who wants to experience international cinema with us in our second decade.

— from the Dallas Film Society Newsreel

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Black Women’s Month @ SDCC (African Diaspora, Exhibits & Film Festival)

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March is Black Women’s Month
at the South Dallas Cultural Center
http://www.dallasculture.org/SDCulturalCenter/
3400 South Fitzhugh
Dallas TX 75210
Phone: 214.939.2787
African Diaspora: New Dialogues
Sanderia Faye in Coversation with Kiese Laymon

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:30 pm
FreeWordSpace and the South Dallas Cultural Center present the third season of African Diaspora: New Dialogues, a series of free readings and discussions dedicated to bringing Dallas audiences major contributors to the literary life of the African Diaspora.Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA in Fiction from Indiana University and is currently a Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, the UK edition released in 2016.This event will be hosted by Dallas novelist Sanderia Faye, whose novelMourner’s Bench won the 2016 Hurston/Wright Foundation Award for debut fiction.

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Safe House

Special Black Women’s Month Gallery Exhibitions

Open Reception
Friday, March 3, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm

invisible. is a collection of new work by Ciara Elle Bryant that uses the black female body as a site to explore black female identity in popular culture. Invisible. uses mixed media to explore the themes of power, femininity and social objectivity.

Born in Miami Florida, Bryant is a fine art photographer residing in Dallas, Texas where she recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Performance with a concentration in Visual Arts from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Safe House is an exhibit on the African American coding tradition in quilts and the bond of black women in quilting circles. The quilts feature traditional block-quilting, original designs, and fiber art, quilted by hand as well as by machine. Creativity and improvisation are common characteristics of many African American quilts and theses quilts provide us with insight into a rich heritage and history. Quilts featured in the exhibit come from members of the Quilting Sister of Color Quilting Circle.

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:00pm – Black Box Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors
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Daughters of the Dust: written and directed Juile Dash – At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — suffers a generational split. Talkback led by Angela Ards, Associate Professor of English at Southern Methodist University.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:00pm– Black Box Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors
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Free Angela and All Political Prisoners: written and directed Shola Lynch- Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Talkback lead by Dr. Latrese Adkins Weathersby – Beloved Community Consulting Group.

The Chanelle Pearson Suite – an evening of short films featuring the work of Chanelle Aponte Pearson.

Friday & SaturdayMarch 10-11, 2017 | 7:30pm– Studio Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors

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So Young So Pretty So White, produced & co-directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a segment from a feature-length documentary that is currently in development the addresses the global practice of skin bleaching.

Chef Gaby: decolonizing the kitchen, produced and directed by Chanelle Person, is a short documentary about Gabriela Alvarez, a chef, healer, and activist living and working in Brooklyn.

Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries that a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About, produced by Chanelle Pearson is a short film made in collaboration with Blackout for Human Rights.

Something to Believe, produced by Chanelle Pearson, is a film that addresses the detachment we all battle, when faced with the world’s overwhelming issues.

Frenel, produced by Chanelle Pearson, highlights the life and work of a Brooklyn-based milliner.

195 Lewis pilot episode, written, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson, is your introduction to a group of friends navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and polyamorous in Brooklyn, New York.

Ryann Holmes: the work is waking up, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a short documentary about Ryann Holmes, a community organizer and co-founder of bklyn boihood, a collective of Black and Brown women and transmen working towards reframing and redefining masculinity.

*Chanelle Person and Ryann Holmes will be in attendance

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Truth about the Fine Art of Watercolor from Giddens Gallery

 

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Video: Watercolor as Fine Art by Jill Poyerd


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051

Add us to your address book

817-488-8600  |  www.giddensgallery.com

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“Alpine Waterfall”
by Naomi Brotherton

“Evening
at the Falls”
by Cherie Giddens

“Cousins”
by Jackie Railsback

“Suppertime”
by Naomi Brotherton

“Quiet Moment Captured”
by Cherie Giddens

“New Mexico Hollyhocks”
by Jackie Railsback

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule January 13-February 19

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Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
January 13-February 19  

 

TAMPOPO
January 13-15
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A rare blend of culinary and cinematic excitement returns to theaters with a glorious new 4K restoration that only makes it easier to savor its flavors.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire.
Considered one of the best food movies of all time, this humorous paean to the joys of food focuses on a trucker who rides into town like a modern-day Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant.
114 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
January 20-22
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A film with a big heart and an even bigger imagination.” Cath Clarke, Time Out.
“An irreverent but otherwise harmless ontological satire that puts a cartoonish spin on the Christian origin story.Peter Debruge, Variety.
The Brand New Testament is a 2015 fantasy/dark comedy in which God lives in an apartment in Brussels with his meek wife and his 10-year-old daughter.
Includes controversial adult subject matter; 113 minutes; French and German
 
THINGS TO COME
January 27-29
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“Huppert’s warm, wry performance as an academic facing a crisis at home powers Mia Hansen-Løve’s intimate, intellectual film.” Mark Kermode, The Guardian.
A passionate middle-aged philosophy professor (Isabelle Huppert) rethinks her already much-examined life after an unforeseen divorce.
PG-13; 102 minutes; French with English subtitles
JULIETA
February 3-5
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Pedro Almodovar seduces his audience from the opening credits of this fertile Spanish melodrama about love, loss and reinvention.” Vicky Roach, Daily Telegraph.
In the latest drama from Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar, a middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suárez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. Thus begins a painful reflection into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of torment that defined her current life.
R; 96 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
TONI ERDMANN
February 10-12
Friday 5:30 and 8:30 pm; Saturday 4:30 pm; Sunday 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm
“A slow-burning thing of beauty, ultimately as moving as it is implausibly funny.” Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter.
To say Toni Erdmann is funny doesn’t even begin to capture the out-there texture of the jokes, and of the actors’ timing.Stephanie Zacharek, Time.
A reluctant career woman must spend time with her estranged father when he comes for a surprise visit.
R; 162 minutes; German with English subtitles
 
OSCAR SHORTS
February 17-19
Friday 6 pm Animated program, 8 pm Live Action program; Saturday 5 pm Animated program; Sunday noon Animated program, 2 pm Live Action program, 4 pm Animated program
Enjoy this opportunity to see the 2017 Academy Award nominees for Best Animated and Best Live Action short films.

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