The Oak Cliff Film Festival will take place Thursday, June 6th through Saturday, June 9th.
DIFF is partnering with OCFF and Texas Theater to bring you two films during the festival. Check out all the films here!
The 8th annual edition of the festival returns to the historic Texas Theatre and other venues in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood June 6 -9, featuring the surreal suburban American Dream Parody GREENER GRASS as Opening Night film; The Texas Premieres of Sailor Bear’s LIGHT FROM LIGHTand A24’s THE FAREWELL; A Special Screening of Danny Boyle’s YESTERDAY; the Dallas Premieres of THE MOUNTAINstarring Jeff Goldblum and STRANGE NEGOTIATIONS, the story of Pedro The Lion’s frontman Dave Bazan; a 35mm print of Ozu’s silent gangster film DRAGNET GIRLwith Live Score; plus much more!
Festival badges and tickets on sale now at OakCliffFilmFestival.com
DALLAS, TX -May 9, 2019-Oak Cliff Film Festival is excited to announce the Feature Program lineup for the 8thannual edition of the festival, taking place June 6-9, 2019 at the historic Texas Theatre, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Kessler Theater, and numerous other venues around Dallas’ vibrant Oak Cliff neighborhood. Featuring the very best of Oak Cliff’s historic theater venues, the festival also highlights the area’s popular restaurants, bars, and small businesses, and seeks to showcase and cultivate the best of independent and brave filmmaking in Texas and beyond.
This year’s schedule is comprised of 28 feature-length films, with 13 of the films having their Texas premiere at this year’s festival. The festival also includes 36 short films, opening and closing night parties, filmmaking workshops, live music events with sets from E.B. The Younger (featuring Eric Pulido of Midlake) and Jacob Metcalf, and much more!“We welcome movie goers and film fans to another Oak Cliff Film Festival! The diverse neighborhood of Oak Cliff is the perfect context for the varied programming the festival seeks to introduce to new audiences” said Barak Epstein and Jason Reimer, Oak Cliff Film Festival Co-Founders.Kicking off proceedings with this year’s opening night film are directors and stars Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe (Upright Citizens Brigade)in attendance for the DFW premiere of GREENER GRASS, an absurdist satire of suburban American life. The screening will be followed by a DJ Set by maximalist electronic composer Dan Deacon. Additional festival highlights include: a 35mm screening of Ozu’s 1933 silent gangster pop drama DRAGNET GIRL with Live Score by deliberate ambient musicians Coupler; THE MOUNTAIN starring Jeff Goldblum as a famous lobotomist on a tour of rural mental hospitals; STRANGE NEGOTIATIONS, the music doc which finds Pedro The Lion frontman David Bazan on a journey during which he has become a reluctant prophet of sorts to young Americans struggling to reconcile their faith; plusA24’s THE FAREWELL, Danny Boyle’s YESTERDAY, and the new Sailor Bear Production LIGHT FROM LIGHT.
For the 2019 festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival has once again partnered with with the Austin Film Society, Sailor Bear film collective, Tim Headington’s Ley Line Entertainment, and the Dallas Producers Association to provide up and coming North Texas filmmakers with grant funds specifically to make feature films and is proud to promote the North Texas Pioneer Film Grant of $35,000 as part of the 2019 AFS Grant. These funds are reserved for emerging filmmakers who reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with an emphasis on underrepresented perspectives.See below for the Oak Cliff Film Festival 2019 Feature Program lineup.
The full schedule, including the Shorts Programs, is available online.