For our September Calender Must-See list we decided to concentrate on Films and that includes the awesome Dallas VideoFest and much more. Click thru as we check in with the Angelikas, Texas Theatre, TIFN, and even the Dallas Institute. O and we’ll also talk about one major Broadway play, because Steven Spielberg already has made a movie about it. Lights, Camera, action and all that.
Tomorrow night, the Texas Independent Film Network and the Dallas Film Society are showcasing Director Brandon Dickerson‘s fictionalized look at the musical journey of his fellow screenwriter & star, Wes Cunningham, in Sironia. The movie is at the Angelika Dallas and here are a few more September flicks to check out there.
The funny Sleepwalk With Meis currently playing, along with Oscar worthy films Beasts of the Southern Wild, Killer Joe, and THE IMPOSTER. Coming soon to the Angelika Dallas are these awesome must see films.
Todd Louiso’s witty graduate-esque look into the life of a 30-something woman, played masterfully by Melanie Lynskey. Hello I Must Be Going opens on September 21st.
Author and Director Stephen Chbosky captured the voice of a generation with his book, and now film, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER. Lets check in with the Angelika Plano.
Along with Imposter, Searching for Sugar Man is easily one of the best documentary films of the year. It’s playing right now up in Plan-O along with the intriguing ROBOT & FRANK. Coming soon is P.T. Anderson’s latest film, in other words, “The Oscar goes to”…
The Master opens at the Angelika Plano on September 14th. Now how about checking in with the fine fellas at the Texas Theatre. The 3 films I think you need to venture on down to Oak Cliff to see this month. It’ll feel a bit like Brooklyn in Oak Cliff with these first two films.
One NYC movie master to another.
And now a journey back to our Texas roots as the Oak Cliff iconic Theatre is showing this insightful documentary.
The folks at the Inwood aka the couch theatre is showing some awesome Midnighters.
Sep 7 & 8: Blue Velvet, it’s a strange world!
Sep 14 & 15: Superbad, come and get some!
Sep 21 & 22: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, come on. Live a little!
Speaking of Movies is the title of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture‘s monthly film get together. Special guest this month is the the Dallas Morning News’ Chris Vognar. Yeah you should hurry up and register!
Before we jump into the great Festivals this month we’ll check in with that awesome Broadway play. War Horse is here in a week!!! Enjoy our sneak peak from last month.
For even more information about the show, check out the full preview, HERE.
This month there are two festivals. The Dallas VideoFest and the Jewish Film Festival are both worth your time and energy. Here are my top three picks for each festival. Up first my fellow yarmulke wearers.
3. Gei Oni (Valley of Fortitude) – Director Dan Wolman’s look into the early pioneers of Israel (long before a state of Israel was made official).
2. Torn – A gripping documentary that explores a man’s reevaluation of his roots and the shocking inner battle that ensues.
1. My Best Enemy (Mein bester Feind) – A rare action/mystery film from the JFF of Dallas, looks like a intriguing change of pace that ends the festival.
The Dallas VideoFest picks:
3. DVF always does a fantastic job of showcasing short films and this year’s group is no different. The festival closer is the Texas Show which is a Juried compilation of shorts.
Angel by Andrew Nelson (Denton)
Masq’d Hope by Robbie Curtis (Arlington)
Do Over by David Fabelo (Austin)
The Romantic Self-Exiles by Morehshin Allahyari (Denton)
The Gathering Squall by Hannah Fidell (Austin)
Mentiroso by Will Shipley (San Antonio)
A Neighborly Dinner by Kight Haberer (Arlington)
Fourth and Orchard by Jordan Price (Arlington)
Once it Started it Could not be Otherwise by Kelly Sears (Galveston)
2. Expanded Cinema -
The biggest canvas in Dallas – the four curved walls outside the Omni Hotel – will feature new video artworks from media artists Kari Altmann, Frank Campagna, Tim Capper, Rebecca Carter, Jeff Gibbons, Andrea Goldman, Mona Kasra, Kyle Kondas, Phil Lamb, Shane Mecklenburger, Mike Morris, Ted Setina, Carolyn Sortor, and Jenny Vogel.
This one-of-kind event happens Sept 26th, just prior to the opening night film on the 27th.
1. The Playroom -
Speaking of Opening Night, the late film for Thursday September 27th is Director Julia Dyer’s look into the 1970′s American suburbia. The film has a very fun “upstairs/downstairs” element that not only showcases the barrier of one home but of youth and adult themes mingled in with a decade known for such dramatic change.
Actor John Hawkes is in the movie and should be reason enough for your money!!
Enjoy the month. See ya in October.