A few years ago at AFI Dallas (now Dallas IFF), I first met legendary Writer and Director L.M. Kit Carson. Well, Kit was kind enough to give PSD an Exclusive Video Interview this past week. We discussed his latest project Africa Diary, Guillermo del Toro, Wes Anderson, Robert Redford, the creation of the USA Film Festival, and much more.
A PSD favorite and friend, Director Topaz Adizes latest short film, BOY, has just been announced as one of the shorts at CANNES ’50th Critics Week’. Topaz was a juror member for the Dallas IFF 2011. On the closing weekend of the festival Topaz and I chatted about BOY, DALLAS IFF and so much more. Here is our video interview with the talented Director Topaz Adizes.
The closing weekend of The Dallas IFF showcased the 20th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s classic film, Hook. Texan Jim V. Hart not only wrote the story of a grown up Peter Pan, but he’s created a whole Peter Pan/James Hook Universe for my generation. Here is the wonderful Q & A James Wallace of G & W held with JV about one of the great films of the 90′s and our childhoods (at least James’ and mine’s for sure).
I’ve always thought the saying ‘odds and ends’ meant remnants or miscellaneous items. This definition seems better though, – The first official odds and ends were found in lumberyards—odds were pieces of board split irregularly by the sawmill, ends were pieces trimmed from boards that were cut to specific lengths.
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Here are those irregular (or how bout unique) bits and pieces mixed in with those specifically cut trimmed boards that make the DALLAS IFF 2011 stand up and out.
The fun folks have either gone home or are no on their way home. For 11 strong days the Dallas IFF enlightened, entertained, and endeared itself into a hungry film community. Over the next few weeks PSD will share with you some of the wonderful memories of the full film festival. We start tonight by checking out Closing Night at the Texas Theatre.
Director Blake Calhoun has boldly jumped around different genres, mediums and stories during his TV and Film career. He’s made action shows, comedies and his latest film, Spilt Milk which plays tomorrow evening at the Texas Theatre, is a captivating coming of age tale set right her in Dallas. The film is one of a group of films that will be the final movies seen at the Dallas IFF 2011. A great way to end your festival experience! Here is our Exclusive Video Interview with Director Blake Calhoun.
Tonight the Dallas Film Society Honors its Star Award to these talented filmmakers. Press and Publicity Coordinator for DALLAS IFF 2011, Michael DeVous, talked about tonight’s event and about the whole festival experience with PSD. Click the jump to catch our Exclusive with Michael DeVous.
Director Rachel Shepherd’s well written, well shot, and well acted film captures a tough journey into the harsh realities of life. An excellent example of the talent in our state.