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Asian Film Fest of Dallas Serves Up Pussy Soup; More Watchmen Director's Cut News.

Alas, Pussy Soup is the rather unfortunate translation for the delightful-looking manga-to-movie Neko Rahmen Taisho, one of the films in this year's Asian Film Festival of Dallas, which kicks off July 17 at the Magnolia Theater. The fest is in its eighth year now, and though it doesn't get the pub or push that accompanies, oh, the now-former AFI Dallas or even the Dallas Video Festival, its lineup has always been uniformly top-notch from opening night to last call. The complete catalog's available here for those buying early tickets, always good advice; and, for those who like to put something in their back pockets, here's the smaller schedule card. We'll have a more detailed sneak peek in a few days; till then, after the jump you'll find the newly released trailer for the entirety of the fest's estimable offerings.

In other film news ... On the same day the AFFD opens, Dallas will be one of the few cities in which Warner Bros. will screen the director's cut of Watchmen in advance of its DVD release, as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago. But, just moments ago, we got word that the movie technically ain't opening in Dallas. Instead, it will have a limited run -- July 17-20 -- at the Rave Hickory Creek 16, which, last I looked, was up in Denton County.

AFFD 2009 Trailer Preview from AsianFilmFest Dallas on Vimeo.

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