The “Third Coast” that Dallas has tried to hold on to the past few decades is embodied in the It Came From Dallas show. The annual show looks back at the TV shows, films, commercials, animated projects and anything entertainment related that was shot in or around North Texas, over the last century. This year the Dallas Producers Association has expanded the show a bit further and we’d like to let you in on all the updated elements to ICFD The Magnificent 7th!!
From ICFD website:
“We have a variety of local filmmaking professionals and celebrities scheduled to appear at this show and they’ll be introducing clips from films made in North Texas throughout the years. The Gentle Musers from 1310 The Ticket (George Dunham, Craig Miller and Gordon Keith) will make a presentation, The FOX4 Good Day team will also introduce clips from their favorite DFW-made films, and there will be “behind-the-scenes” stories told by industry pros who worked on films. Film historian Gordon K. Smith will be back with “Gordon’s Vault”, a collection of offbeat clips from lesser known films made in the Dallas area, we’ll present DPA’s Pioneer Award to two extraordinary Texas filmmakers, Jim Rowley and the late Spencer Williams, and we’ll top off the evening with a variety of wonderful raffle prizes. You won’t want to miss this show in it’s new format!”
Thursday, February 23, 2012
7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Suggested Donation: $10
CASH BAR & FOOD FOR PURCHASE
Studio Movie Grill
11170 N Central Expy.
Dallas, TX 75243-6717
And now lets dive into the elements of ICFD 7 a bit more. That wonderful Pioneer Award.
“Dallas Producers Associations established the Film Pioneer Awards to honor the significant achievements of producers in the Dallas area through the past decades.”
Both Jim Rowley and the late Spencer Williams are perfect recipients of the award.
Spencer is most recognizable for his work on Amos and Andy.
But Spencer was one of the most dynamic producer/directors Dallas has ever had. Historian and Film-maker Walid Khaldi will be in attendance at the show and is an expert on Mr. Williams’ film exploits in our fair city.
Another element of this year’s expand format is the addition of a “pre-show” if you will.
“In conjunction with DPA’s It Came From Dallas – The Magnificent 7th, The Texas Theatre is screening two full “It Came From Dallas” films in a special B-movie double feature on Saturday February 18th”
and stay for the late showing of The Killer Shrews.
The fine fellas at the Texas are even keeping the double feature prices to a minimum, $3 for both movies!!!
Now for a special roundtable interview with DPA President Russ Jolly, B-Film Historian Gordon Smith, Actress Angie Bolling and Film Historian and Documentary filmmaker Walid Khaldi.