Finally, Dallas International Film Festival Reveals Its Closing Night Film. And: "Captain America" and J.R. Ewing to Give Out Awards.
Peter Fonda's coming to town to give our DIFF's big-money prizes.
Close to midnight this morning I got an email from Dallas International Film Festival Artistic Director in which, at last, he revealed the title of the fest's closing-night film: Burke and Hare, the latest from director John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House, The Blues Brothers), starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as 19th-century English grave-robbers providing cadavers to medical schools. It opened in the U.K. in the fall and received a mixed bag of reviews. The trailer follows.
Nevertheless, it provides those of you who've yet to experience the Texas Theatre the opportunity when it screens at 8 p.m. Landis, for those wondering, will not be attending. (And, yes, there is a film screening at the Texas on April 10, the fest's actual closing night: Spilt Milk.)
Faust also noted that the Dallas Film Society has procured quite the Special Guests to dole out its awards Friday at 8 p.m. at the Union Station spectacular: Easy Rider Peter Fonda will give out the Target Filmmaker Awards for narrative feature and documentary; while Larry Hagman -- back in Dallas to shoot Dallas -- will give out the Environmental Visions Filmmaker Award.
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