Citizen Twain himself just completed his run here in Dallas and it was a funny thoughtful and yet utterly brazen one man show. Val was kind enough to venture to the Dallas International Film Festival awards show to give a STAR Award to William Friedkin. A big closing moment for the festival and it inspired us to make a look back piece. Click thru for a breakdown of the award winners from DIFF 2013 as well as our Top 5 Films, Interviews and Moments from the festival.
From Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture website:
“Nationally known experts on sustainability—especially of the systems that support cities—will join city officials and local civic leaders for an eye-opening look at “What Makes a Resilient City?” during a day-long conference presented by the Sustainability Forum of the Dallas Institute’s Center for the City. The conference will take place 9 am-4pm, Friday, April 19, in the Dallas City Council Chambers at 1500 Marilla Street. Admission is $30 for members of The Dallas Institute and its co-sponsors, $45 for nonmembers, and $10 for member teachers. To register, visit www.dallasinstitute.org, or call (214) 871-2440.”
“Produced by Nick Hamm and Matthew Parkhill, Rogue tells the story of Grace Travis (Thandie Newton), an undercover detective tormented by the possibility that she caused her son’s death. In her quest for truth, Grace doubles as an agent for a powerful crime boss Jimmy Laszlo (Marton Csokas) who she believes will lead her
to her son’s killer. As Grace struggles to become the wife and mother her family now needs, her life is further complicated by her forbidden relationship with Jimmy. In order to stay alive, Grace needs to help Jimmy find the traitor in his midst, while knowing he may have played a part in her tragedy.”
The President and CEO was kind enough to give us the full-breakdown of the Dallas International Film Festival and so much more. PSD wanted to help give our own breakdown of this year’s fantastic looking festival. Click thru for more video interviews with filmmakers and The must-see elements of the festival.
This past Tuesday evening I spent another night engulfed in the wonderful world of Oral Fixation. The “True Life Tales” showcased at the MAC Theater continue to showcase the open, intelligent, and moving works of our DFW community. Creator Nicole Stewart has truly accomplished the mission she set out for over two years ago, “is to bring together the Dallas community through sharing true, personal stories.”
Click thru for our review and pictures from this week’s show, “Under The Gun”.
“What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? “The Host” is the next epic love story from the creator of the “Twilight Saga,” worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) , proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. ”
Click thru for our interview with Max Irons, Jake Abel, and Chandler Canterbury.