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The press release here before me the most build-up ever with lines like "Possibly the most performed Mexican theatrical production in the world" and "Brought to you by the Dallas Video Festival, Vistas Film Festival and the Asian Film Festival of Dallas." My expectations are high for their subtitled silent movie/performance art/theater production of El Automovil Gris (The Grey Automobile) this Thursday. I didn't know how to narrow down the description. Actors and musicians directed by (another anticipatory declaration ahead) "one of Latin America's most acclaimed artists", Claudio Valdes Kuri, will accompany the 1919 film about a gang who terrorized Mexico City during the Revolution. This should satisfy most laymen's culture quota for the year. Get artistically assaulted 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dallas Theater Center, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets are $25. Visit videofest.org or call 214-428-8700.
Thu., Aug. 2, 7 p.m.
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Rich Lopez