Film writer and director Robert Benton
Grab the popcorn! The 11th annual Dallas International Film Festival starts the reels rolling March 30 with a selection of 122 compelling films, representing 31 countries. The lineup, with screenings continuing through April 9, includes four world premieres as well as locally produced gems and rock star performances, the collection curated by the Dallas Film Society president and CEO Lee Papert and artistic director James Faust, and senior programmer Sarah Harris.
A Festival First: On March 29, the Dallas Film Society adds The Art of Film gathering to the festivities. The event, to be held at Sixty Five Hundred, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde and the career of three-time Academy Award winning screenwriter/filmmaker Robert Benton, who co-wrote the tale of the two notorious outlaws. A cocktail reception in his honor will be followed by a lively tête-à-tête between Dallas’ leading film virtuoso Gary Cogill and the Waxahachie native.The following evening, the focus on films from 1967 launches with a screening of Bonnie and Clyde at Dallas City Performance Hall.
With a blockbuster 12 days on the horizon, we must dare to ask the question… are you red carpet ready?
What: Dallas International Film Festival
When: March 30 through April 9
Where: Venues across the city
DIFF passes: Here
Contact: info@DallasFilm.org or 214-720-0555