Today at DIFF: Day 3, April 11
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:
7 CHINESE BROTHERS
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
Bradley Ross ‐ Editor
CLOSER TO GOD
Billy Senese ‐ Director/Writer/Producer Erika Senese – Executive Producer
DO I SOUND GAY?
David Thorpe ‐ Director
Alain Choquart ‐ Director/Writer
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
Michael Forstein – Director Colin Keith Thomsen – Writer
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DALLAS STAR AWARDS
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).
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.
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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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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