DFS Newsreel: First 10 Films at DIFF, John Landis, Thin Line Fest, South Asian Film Festival, and more!

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DIFF’s first 10 films & john landis star award

We’re excited to reveal the first 10 films for the 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival, and announce that acclaimed director John Landis will be at the Festival for a special screening of THE BLUES BROTHERS and to accept the Dallas Star Award.

DIFF will also host the North American premiere of PLAYING IT COOL, a romantic comedy starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan. Making its world premiere at this year’s Festival is the Civil War drama ECHOES OF WAR, starring James Badge Dale, Ethan Embry and William Forsythe.

volunteer for DIFF 2015!

The Dallas International Film Festival is seeking volunteers of all kinds! Sign up today to participate in #DIFF2015 and help us put on the best Festival yet!

We’ll have opportunities for volunteers to help us plan the Festival in the months leading up to April, when we’ll bring to Dallas the best films and most innovative filmmakers in all of cinema. During the Festival, we’ll have opportunities to work in every department, from communications to theaters.

thin line fest this week in denton

Denton’s Thin Line Fest runs through Feb. 22 with a fantastic lineup of documentaries, photographs and music.

Tickets and passes to all the festival’s events are available now online, by phone or at box offices at event locations.

dfw south asian film festival starts feb. 27

The inaugural DFW South Asian Film Festival will screen three days of Texas premieres of features, shorts and documentaries that explore issues affecting South Asians living and working in America and abroad.

Screenings take place at the Angelika Film Center in Plano and include the festival’s opening night film, BRAHMIN BULLS, centerpiece screening, SOLD, and closing film, ROUGH BOOK.

‘adele’s wish’ screens at dma’s late nights
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

The Dallas Museum of Art presents a free screening of ADELE’S WISH as part of its Late Nights program at 10:30 p.m. on February 20.

The documentary follows the struggle of 92 year old Los Angeles resident Maria Altmann, who sued Austria to recover five Klimt paintings stolen from her family in Vienna by the Nazi’s in 1938, including the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, the world’s most valuable painting. Beginning as a legal dispute, it evolved into a political, cultural and ethical confrontation, forcing Austria to re-examine not only its role in Nazi art thefts, but also its anti-Semitic past.

DIFF 2015 passes on sale now!

A pass to the Dallas International Film Festival is the best way to experience the biggest film event of the year in North Texas.

As always, we have an option to suit every film fan, from our all-access Star Pass that includes invitations to DIFF Galas, parties and more, to our screening-focused Film Pass that offers admission to every regular screening in the Festival.

We have discounted passes for students and industry professionals, money-saving festival vouchers, and more.

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.

Sunday screenings at 2 p.m.; Weekday screenings at 2 & 7 p.m.
March 1 & 4: CHARADE
March 15 & 18: THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
March 22 & 25: REAR WINDOW
March 29 & April 1: GIGI

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