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After a three year partnership, the American Film Institute and the Dallas Film Society have decided to part ways. The Dallas Film Society announced Wednesday that it would not be renewing its licensing agreement with AFI, which it began in 2006. The festival, which held its third incarnation this past spring, will continue on as [...]
ST. NICK AT THE MODERN: With a lot of festival movies, if you don’t catch the one or two screenings they have, then you probably missed your chance. But the local festivals have been doing a good job of making sure that their best films make their way back onto area screens. One of those [...]
How are successful screenplays crafted and what makes a film stand the test of time? Screenwriter and director Robert Towne, who won an Academy Award for Chinatown, stopped by the Think studio to discuss the topic when he was in town for the AFI Dallas International Film Festival.
Guest blogger Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art, is Vice-Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission , a member of the Public Art Committee and an avid film enthusiast. Skin the movie will get under yours, no matter what color it is. A movie that took four writers five years to get right spans 30 [...]
There might be someone out there who can talk movies better than Peter Bogdanovich. But after last night at the Nasher Sculpture Center, I’m having a hard time thinking of who that would be. The Nasher was the setting for a screening of Bogdanovich’s small-town Texas masterpiece The Last Picture Show, and with the director [...]
TEXAS FILM DAY: AFI Dallas is officially over for another year, but that doesn’t mean that the film buzz in this town is done. Today, Governor Rick Perry comes to Dallas to serve as host for A Celebration of Texas Filmmaking. At 7:15 tonight, he’ll speak about Texas’ place in the film industry and introduce [...]
Can’t say how much suspense filmmakers were feeling at Thursday night’s awards ceremony recognizing the best of this year’s AFI Dallas film festival. But they certainly should have been feeling the love. Every presenter asked the audience to recognize all the filmmakers who participated this year. And it’s not just about the big awards, right? [...]
Have you got one more day of moviegoing in ya? If so, there’s a pretty solid lineup of films today. Among them are: Tyson – Has there been a tougher nut to crack in sports than Mike Tyson? When he was on, he dominated like no other. But when he was off, he could get [...]
The best science fiction films are only part fiction. The characters and locales are made up, but the themes are rooted in real human emotions and problems. That’s the kind of film that Duncan Jones has made with Moon.