Film Festivals

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    February 13, 2014
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    July 11, 2013
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    June 6, 2013
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    May 30, 2013
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    May 2, 2013
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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 Commandments of SXSW

    You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we're angry Gods. Or ... More >>

  • Film

    October 18, 2012

    A Moment Becomes a Movement

    Ava DuVernay looks to the future of black film.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2012

    Teasing Looks at Films About Texas Stadium's Demise, Shepard Fairey's West Dallas Makeover

    Fair warning: Combined, the footage above and below doesn't even add up to two minutes. But I've been meaning to post the former since a few days ago, when South by Southwest first made it available -- the trailer for actor-turned-director Jonny Mars's America's Parking Lot, which will world-premier ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 1, 2011
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    July 26, 2011

    Meat Puppets, Dawes and Lucero To Play Freshly Rebranded Fort Worth Music Festival

    ​Our pal Preston Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram broke the news yesterday: After eight years of operation under the Jazz by the Boulevard banner, the annual jazz-centric, Fort Worth-based fall music festival now has a new name. The festival, which will still carry a heavy jazz bent, will now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Dallas International Film Festival Releases Full List of Titles, To Fete Director Steve James

    Being Elmo is DIFF's Opening Night offering​The South by Southwest Film Festival is still underway down in Austin; awards won't even be doled out till tomorrow night. But moments ago, the Dallas International Film Festival -- which has already named a few films, not to mention Star Award recipient ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Earthling's Clay Liford Goes to High School

    ​It's been a busy year thus far for Clay Liford: His short film My Mom Smokes Weed played the Sundance Film Festival in January; two months later, his terrific, head-scratching first feature, Earthling, debuted at South by Southwest and, then, the Dallas International Film Festival before it began ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    For Your Viewing Pleasure, The Entire Dallas International Film Fest Lineup

    ​At last, the full schedule for the Dallas International Film Festival -- which kicks off three weeks from today, so better late than never. We've already taken sneak peeks at the first 22 titles, which include Oscar-winner Alex Gibney's Jack Abramoff documentary Casino Jack and the United States ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    At the Thin Line Doc Fest, Havin' a Gasland

    TRAILER and INTRODUCTION from JOSHFOX on Vimeo.The folks at the Thin Line Film Fest in Denton, an annual affair devoted to documentaries, send word of a major premiere scheduled to open the festival on February 17: Gasland. Formerly known as Rage of Nature, as evidenced by the trailer above, this is ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009
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    September 24, 2009
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    April 14, 2009

    USA Film Fest Unspools New Titles, Rare Favorites, Worthy Tributes, Starck Club Doc

    A little late in the day, but the USA Film Festival just sent out the schedule for this year's shindig, which runs April 29 through May 3 at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station. To save us all the trouble of running down this year's highlights, I've posted after the jump the entire eight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2009

    A F.I.G. Leaf: A Recap of AFI Dallas's Saturday, and a Look Ahead at Its Sunday

    Hell of a time not to have Patrick Michels around -- 'round midnight this morning at the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue, where nude and semi-nude women turned a life drawing workshop into a performance-art piece amidst other computer animation exhibits, open bars and a laptop deejay trying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2009

    AFI Scenes: The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow Accepts the Latest AFI Dallas Star

    Well, no, I didn't catch the Fashion Industry Gallery's nude modeling session and AFI after-party last night. Just got through kicking myself long enough to sit down and post this photo from earlier in the night. (There's probably a lesson to be learned about not leaving before the real party gets s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    The AFI Dallas, in Bloom

    Patrick MichelsRinko Kikuchi, Adrien Brody and writer-director Rian Johnson kicked off the third AFI Dallas International Film Festival with their Brothers Bloom.Later today, a longer recap from last night's opening of the AFI Dallas International Film Festival at NorthPark Center, where Rian Johnso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    On the Download, Planting a T Bone

    T Bone Burnett was raised in Fort Worth: He graduated from Paschal High School, started recording there in the 1960s (chiefly with Loose Ends, whose "He's a Nobody" is a Texas garage-rock classic), played Panther Hall plenty and, only two years back, was the chair of the Lone Star International Film ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    Head East

    The Asian Film Festival has promise

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    It Took a Baghead to Prove Dallas is Hipper Than New York City

    Bros Jay and Mark Duplass' Baghead -- a smart, deadpan, oh-so-indie rendering of the bad-man-in-the-woods horror-film genre -- has already stalked the film-fest circuit, debuting at Sundance in January before making its way to South by Southwest and the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. And it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    AFI Dallas: A Post-Fest Standing O

    Courtesy AFI Dallas From left, Barry Levinson, Art Linson, Robert De Niro and AFI Dallas CEO Michael Cain Two glowing AFI Dallas International Film Festival wrap-ups this morning, from outside sources -- hence, both pieces' referring to fest CEO Michael Cain as, ah, "Michael Caine." First up is ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2008
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    March 24, 2008

    You'd Best Hustle If You Want to Get Your Seats for AFI Dallas

    A scene from Battle in Seattle, AFI Dallas' closing-night film -- and the reason Charlize Theron and Andre Benjamin are coming to town next week It took all of one year, and several million dollars provided by the likes of Target, for the AFI Dallas International Film Festival to establish itself as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    In the Waiting Line

    No doubt, a thousand other bloggers will provide you with a far better photo of Mark Cuban, on stage at left, and Michael Eisner, speaking today at SXSW. A true South by Southwest film fest first: a waiting line to get into a panel. Course, this was the Mark Cuban-Michael Eisner panel, which just le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Maverick on Maverick

    Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO For those attending the South by Southwest Film Festival, which begins Friday in Austin, a quick note: Michael Eisner, the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company whose 2004 ouster led to this brilliant book in '05, was already scheduled to speak on Tuesday. Specifica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    A Good Night to Meet George Romero

    Already folks are lining up for next month's special screening, with George Romero, of Night of the Living Dead. Texas Frightmare Weekend -- which bills itself as "the Southwest's premier horror convention," and who am I to argue -- takes place February 22-24 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Confer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Need a Job? AFI Dallas Hangs Out the "Help Wanted" Sign.

    While I'm at one film festival, seems like a good time to tell you about job openings at a cinema-lovers' shindig a little closer to home: Melina McKinnon of the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sends word that the festival, now in its second year after an impressive bow last March and April, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    The Penn is Mightier

    At least I didn't run into Sean Penn in the bathroom ... So, which you like to hear about first -- what the AFI Dallas International Film Festival people are doing at the Toronto International Film Festival, or what I said to Sean Penn in the bathroom Saturday night after one of us had clearly had ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 31, 2007

    Man's Best Actors

    Pets hit the big screen for charity

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    April 19, 2007

    Popcorn Parade

    Dallas hosts another film fest

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    TV Junkie Premieres on HBO Tonight -- And, Now, With a Lawsuit!

    Rick Kirkham's ex-wife Tammie is suing the filmmakers who assembled Rick's home-movie footage into the acclaimed documentary TV Junkie. So, there are better ways to get publicity, but this one doesn't hurt: On Wednesday in Dallas County District Court, Tammie Kirkham filed an injunction and temporar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2007
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    February 27, 2007

    AFI Fest Releases Lineup of Films and Guest List. Oh, Look: The Guy From Office Space

    Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006

    You're Not Gonna Miss You're Gonna Miss Me After All

    On Thursday, Keven McAlester will finally find out who's gonna get his Roky Erickson doc into a theater near you. Hard to believe that a year and a half -- and now a Spirit Award nomination -- after its debut our good pal Keven McAlester still doesn't have distribution for his Roky Erickson document ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 23, 2006

    Baker's Dozen

    See 13 at the Modern

  • Calendar

    September 14, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2006

    And the Award for Craziest Mockumentary Goes To...

    A scene from Death of a President, in which George W. Bush is the future. That is such bad karma. ...Death of a President, which screens next week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Can't wait to see it then; sounds...uh...interesting? Let me explain: Channel 4 in the UK has pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2006

    Go See a "Junkie"

    Speaking of SMU, the university's Student Film Festival takes place April 18 and 19, and it'll feature some 40 student-made shorts. While I am sure some are as "awesome" as fest director Erin Littlestar promises, if you've seen one or two student shorts in your life, the idea of sitting through 40 k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2006

    Ashlee Simpson Is (Well, Was) Sitting Behind Me...

    Taking this picture of Ashlee Simpson with my cell phone made my feel creepy, but in a good way. But since you can barely tell who it is, well, what's the dif? This item appeared on this blog for about two minutes yesterday, before vanishing into the ether; dunno how or why, and no longer do I care. ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Movie Theater

    Angelika Film Center and Café

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    West Bank Story

    From Palestine comes an absurdist look at life under Intifada

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Two Soldiers

    Look Back, Don't Look Back

  • Calendar

    November 4, 1999

    Real, reel gay

    Out Takes, Dallas' newest gay and lesbian film festival

  • Film

    October 8, 1998

    Screen tests

    Usual suspects, small wonders, and the new Bertolucci at the Montreal and Toronto film fests

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    That sinking feeling

    The USA Film Festival resembles the highest grossing movie ever. It's been leaking like Titanic for a while, but the 28th Annual schedule suggests it may be going down fast.

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