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Today at DIFF: Day 3, April 11

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FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT KLYDE WARREN PARK!

With a bit of carnival flair, Family Day includes activities, musicians and performances for filmgoers of all ages. The entirely FREE day of fun kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas and concludes with a free 30th-anniversary outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s classic comedy PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE.

See the complete schedule of Family Day Events here! 

TODAY ON THE RED CARPET!

Filmmakers and talent scheduled to appear tonight, starting at 6 PM at the Angelika Film Center Dallas:

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Sheana Flanagan – Producer

ALICE IN MARIALAND

Jesús Magaña Vázquez ‐ Director

AUDREY MAKES A MIX TAPE

James Mackenzie ‐ Director

Clare Kapusta ‐ Costume Designer

BLAH AIRLINES FLIGHT 101

David Shafei – Director Michael Illick – Director

CARTEL LAND

Bradley Ross ‐ Editor

CLOSER TO GOD

Billy Senese ‐ Director/Writer/Producer Erika Senese – Executive Producer

DO I SOUND GAY?

David Thorpe ‐ Director

LADYGREY

Alain Choquart ‐ Director/Writer

SACRIFICE

Michael Cohn ‐ Director/Writer Joseph Semense ‐ Producer Heather Born ‐ Editor

SHE’S THE BEST THING IN IT

Ron Nyswaner ‐ Director Neda Armian – Producer

WE’LL FIND SOMETHING

Casey Gooden ‐ Director

Bret Curry ‐ Director of Photography

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​Michael Forstein – Director Colin Keith Thomsen – Writer

 

DIFF 2015 FEATURE & SHORT FILMS EXPLORE LOVE IN THE MODERN AGE
Shorts Reflect on the Good, the Bad and the Awkward of Modern Dating
When it comes to these five shorts, the operative word is “awkward” – as in the clammy-palmed, violently nauseous feeling that precedes, attends, and follows physical and/or emotional communion with another human person. Of course, awkwardness between aspiring lovers has always been around – just ask any of the Marquis de Sade’s conquests – but, as these funny, sharp, and devastating shorts illustrate, modernity has added its own unique twist to the state of affairs. Read More.

 

At the core of humanity there exists one thing we all search for: It’s something multifaceted and complicated; something we both desire and fear; something we chase and also push away. Yet sometimes, it’s the simplest and most reliable experience in our lives. It’s placed at the core of the world’s greatest songs, novels, and films. It’s the common thread that links us all together – it’s love. Click here to see which 5 DIFF features journey into the breath-taking and harrowing experience of finding, and keeping, love. Read More.

 

CENTERPIECE SCREENING: PLAYING IT COOL

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Justin Reardon’s romantic comedy, PLAYING IT COOL is equal parts whimsy, humor and heart. Chris Evans stars as the film’s nameless narrator, a screenwriter who just landed a job writing what could be the next romantic comedy box office hit. There’s just one problem: he doesn’t believe in love. That is until a chance meeting with a beautiful stranger begins to make him question everything.

This generation’s SWINGERS meets (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, PLAYING IT COOL is a fresh, quirky, and weirdly relatable narrative about a young, slightly pretentious man who falls and will stop at nothing to get his girl, even after realizing she’s already in a relationship with someone else.

TALK/SHOW PANELS
Saturday, April 11 @ The Highland Hotel 
Presented by Panavision, this symposium offers a hands-on look at cameras currently used in the motion picture and television industries today.
Immediately following the camera symposium, stick around for a conversation with experts in the field to learn more about the ever-changing world of cinematography.

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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