Film and TV

Carlos, Among 2010's Most Acclaimed Films, Finally Makes Dallas Debut at Texas Theatre

I've spent the better part of the last two weeks catching up on films I've missed in recent months (thanks, Unfair Park!), and high on the can't-believe-I-missed list is Olivier Assayas's made-for-French-TV Carlos, the marathon-length mini-series about Ilich Ramírez Sánchez -- otherwise known as Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal, played by Édgar Ramírez. As my old friend Chris Kelly at the Startlegram reminds in his year-end best-of, where Carlos tops the pops, it's made but a single local appearance following its Cannes big-screen debut (not including its Sundance Channel bow in October), and that was in Fort Worth.

But the fine folks at the newly revamped Texas Theatre send this reminder this morning: Carlos -- easily the most acclaimed foreign-language film of '10 and a top-two finisher in the annual Village Voice year-end critics' poll (behind The Social Network) -- will get two screenings at the Oak Cliff movie house in just a few days. Screenings are January 8 and 9, to be specific, at 4:30 p.m. both days. Tix, available in advance here, run $10 and include a "limited-edition printed program." And there'll be two brief intermissions. Which is nice, because the Texas has a terrific bar. And you'll need a drink. The trailer follows.



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Robert Wilonsky
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