It's Opening Night at the Majestic Theatre! | 2015 Dallas International Film Festival—April 9-19
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It’s Opening Night at the Majestic Theatre!

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Join us tonight at the historical Majestic Theatre in Downtown Dallas as the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival, presented by AutoNation, kicks off 11 days of films, panels, Q&As, parties and more with a special screening of I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, starring Blythe Danner and Martin Starr.

Presented by U.S. Risk with support from Mary Kay, and Dallas Downtown Inc. the Festival’s Opening Night Celebration starts at 6 p.m. with a star-studded Red Carpet featuring DIFF filmmakers, talent, celebrities and other notable Dallas figures. Immediately following the 7 p.m. screening of I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS Bobbie Wygant will moderate a Q&A with director Brett Haley and lead actress Blythe Danner who will also be honored as one of the 2015 Dallas Star Award recipients.

Afterward, head over to The Pads at the Aloft Hotel for DIFF’s Opening Night Party including musical entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from our sponsors!*

Browse films, find showtimes and purchase tickets by visiting the Prekindle Online Box Office or stop by the Prekindle Main Box Office located on the northeast side of Mockingbird Station [map]. Visit the Main Box Office daily from 11 a.m. until last screening time of the day. To purchase items by phone, call 469.828.1719.

*Star Pass or Opening Night Screening + Gala Tickets required for entry.

OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET ALERT!

Scheduled to appear tonight, starting at 6 p.m.outside the Majestic Theatre in Downtown Dallas:

  • Blythe Danner (Actress), Brett Haley (Director), Rebecca Green (Producer), Laura Smith (Producer), Mary Crosland (Producer) I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
  • Lee Papert – President and CEO of the Dallas Film Society and Executive Director of the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival
  • Don and Deborah Stokes – Dallas Film Society Chairman of the Board
  • Kourtney Garrett – Senior Vice President of Marketing for Downtown Dallas, Inc.
  • Randall Goss – US Risk Insurance Group Founder and Chairman
  • Luanne Calvert – Chief Marketing Officer for Virgin America

…And other special guests!

DIFF 2015 News Reel_ The Festival Opens Tonight!


MAJOR DONORS

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DALLAS STAR AWARDS

L.M. Kit Carson (Posthumously)
Lone Star State legend and influential writer, actor and producer Carson first gained recognition as creator of the mockumentary, DAVID HOLZMAN’s DIARY (1968), and co-wrote PARIS, TEXAS (1984).

Blythe Danner
Danner is well regarded for her roles in films such as MEET THE PARENTS and THE GREAT SANTINI. The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress is alos know for her work on television shows such as Will & Grace and Huff.

John Landis
A director for more than 40 years, Landis' films include NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE (1980), THE BLUES BROTHERS (1978) and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981).

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TEXAS AVERY AWARD
Presented by REEL FX

Phil Lord and Chris Miller
are the prolific writing and directing duo behind some of today’s most successful comedy films including, THE LEGO MOVIE, 21 & 22 JUMP STREET and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS.

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