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Thursday, April 5, 2018

DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST EIGHT DAY EVENT






12th annual event finds a new home at The Magnolia and releases a preview of features and shorts (DALLAS, April 2018; source: CultureHype)​ – Local film nonprofit ​Dallas Film Society (DFS)​ is proud to announce its 12t​h​ annual film festival, returning to Dallas for a new eight-day event from ​Thursday, May 3​ to Thursday, May 10​.



This year, for the first time ever, all competition feature and short film screenings at the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) ​will take place at ​The Magnolia ​in Uptown’s​ West Village​ shopping center. In honor of its 12t​ h​ anniversary, Dallas Film is announcing its first 12 films, representing some of the best in the art of filmmaking.



The Dallas Film Society expects close to 100,000 visitors will enjoy DIFF activations at West Village. The ​2018 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) ​will screen over 110 films from 25 countries and will include the 12 films listed below and a series of Special Events including a 25t​h​ anniversary event for Steven Spielberg's three-time Academy Award®​-winning blockbuster ​Jurassic Park​ which will screen ​at Studio Movie Grill – Spring Valley (13933 N. Central Expy @ Spring Valley), ​Sunday, May 6​.



Opening Night Celebration​ at ​The Magnolia​ on ​Thursday, May 3​ will be followed by a celebration in the streets of West Village. More details to be announced.



2018 DIFF Film Screenings




Won't You Be My Neighbor
​ - A film focused on the legacy of Mister Rogers by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (​Twenty Feet from Stardom​)

McQueen​ – The fashion motion picture, directed by Ian Bonhôte, offers a personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of fashion designer Alexander McQueen

First Reformed​
– A film directed by Paul Schrader following Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary

Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me​ – Directed by Samuel D. Pollard, the film is the first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America

1985
​– Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name by director Yen Tan, the film follows a young man during the wave of the AIDS crisis

Eighth Grade ​–Bo Burnham directs this film about 13-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school

Loud Crazy Love ​(Texas Premiere)​ ​– Trey Hill and Scott Mayo direct this music documentary focused on Brian Welch’s (Korn) vicious battle with crystal meth, ultimately finding solace in one place he never thought he could belong: church

The Iron Orchard​ (World Premiere) – The story of Jim McNeely, a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oil fields circa 1939 who works his way through the ranks to ultimately become a formidable wildcatter, directed by Ty Roberts

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
​(Texas Premiere) - A reimagining of the Charles Band classic, from Dallas-Based, Cinestate. This Horror Comedy will headline DIFF’s “Almost Midnight” category.

Sons of St. Clair ​– A music documentary directed by Tim Newfang following Krayzie and Bizzy of iconic R&B group Bone Thugs N Harmony into the recording studio as the duo sets out to prove to the younger generation that they can still create relevant music today

Tejano ​(World Premiere)​ ​- Desperate for cash to pay his grandfather's medical bills, a young man resorts to smuggling drugs across the Texas - Mexico border in this film directed by David Garcia




To purchase passes for the ​2018 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF)​, please click ​here​. All-Access ​Star Passes​ can be purchased online in advance for ​$500​ and include access to Screenings, Galas, Special Events and the Filmmakers Lounge for all 8 days. Individual tickets start at ​$12​ and discounted passes for Students and Senior Citizens can be purchased for ​$80​.



About Dallas Film Society



Dallas Film Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting film, filmmakers and film education through our annual events, the Dallas International Film Festival and The Art of Film, through membership events and screenings, and through our educational programs: Summer Film Camp, the High School Roundtables and High School Day, and The Veterans Institute for Film & Media. Dallas Film provides leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. For more information, please visit ​www.dallasfilm.org​.









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