Nov. news and events from the Dallas Film Society

news and events from the dallas film society


chris vognar’s screening room goes sci-fi



We invite Dallas Film Society Members and Dallas Morning News subscribers to join us once a month for a screening of a sci-fi classic with DMN critic Chris Vognar.


All screenings take place at LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood. Chris will introduce each film and share some of its history and place in the genre. After the screening, he’ll lead what is always a fun and interesting discussion of the movie.
January 21: VIDEODROME
February 18: 12 MONKEYS/LA JETTE
March 17: DARK CITY

2015 art of film with isabella rossellini

The Dallas Film Society is proud to announce that highly regarded actress, writer and director Isabella Rossellini will be our guest at the 2015 Art of Film.

Join us on Friday, November 20 for a red carpet with cocktail reception that precedes a wide ranging conversation about Ms. Rossellini’s life and career conducted by Emmy-winning journalist Gary Gogill. Afterward, we will sit down to an elegant banquet with all of our guests.

An exciting addition to this year’s event will be a display of at least 20 works of art by Andy Warhol, courtesy of Christie’s in partnership with The Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

It’s the biggest cinematic social event of the season, so you don’t want to miss it.

Tables and individual seats are now available for purchase.

tasty film series at knife benefits the DFS

Join us on Sunday, November 15 for SIDEWAYS at The Highland Dallas

and Knife Modern Steak

. It’s the final installment in a new culinary-themed film series that benefits the Dallas Film Society.


The evening includes gourmet snacks from Knife’s Chef John Tesar

and local beers from the crafty Four Corners Brewing Company.

$10 of every ticket sold benefits the Dallas Film Society, which helps us promote films, filmmakers and film education in North Texas.

Call Knife at 214-443-9339 to purchase tickets.

stars & stripes film festival benefits burn survivors

The Dallas Film Society is excited to provide programming and production support once again for the Sons of the Flag Stars & Stripes Film Festival, which runs Nov. 12-15 at Angelika Film Center – Dallas.

Stars & Stripes is a special festival, because the proceeds benefit military and first-responder burn survivors. You can meet many of them at the festival and see some great repertory films, including ZERO DARK THIRTY, WINDTALKERS, and MIDWAY. Special guests also include Gen. Tommy Franks who will speak at the festival’s fundraising luncheon.

lone star film festival runs nov. 5-8 in fort worth

The Lone Star Film Festival kicks off today and runs through the weekend in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square.

Prepare yourself for a full slate of narrative features, documentaries and short films. LSFF also presents a special screening of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and a Q&A with Malcolm McDowell.

DIFF 2016 call for entries!


The 10th-annual Dallas International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2016 event, which runs April 14 to 24.

2016 Festival Submission Deadlines are as follows (*all dates are POSTMARK deadlines):

Early: Friday, October 16, 2015
Regular: Friday, December 4, 2015

Late: Friday, December 11, 2015

During the past nine years, the Festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 1,687 films representing more than 50 countries, and has presented more than $740,000 in awards.

This year, filmmakers can submit via either Film Freeway or Withoutabox.

cinemark classic series sponsored by DFS


The Cinemark Classic Series

sponsored by the DFS brings cinema’s most critically acclaimed films back to big screens around DFW. Each week we hope you’ll find a cherished favorite or a film that you’ve always wanted to see, digitally restored, expertly presented and with the full movie-theater experience.

Films in the series are screened at Cinemark’s theaters in Allen, Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Plano (Plano West and Legacy), and Rockwall.

Sundays at 2 p.m.; Wednesdays at 2 & 7 p.m.

Nov. 8 & 11: HOME ALONE
Nov. 15 & 18: FANTASIA
Nov. 22 & 25: OKLAHOMA!
Nov. 29, Dec. 1 & 2: ROMAN HOLIDAY

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