I haven't even steeped foot onto the premises, and already the mania and excitement of Anime was bursting at the seams. With everything going on with the news lately, a little escapism can do the psyche some good. Plenty of North Texas Anime fans came to the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, costumed and all, to celebrate the nirvana that is AnimeFest. Short for "Anime Festival" it's a once a year celebration of all things Japanese animation thrown right here in Downtown Dallas.
So the summer season is a total wash. Our favorite TV shows won't return from hiatus until fall. Things are getting pretty crazy in politics and in world news. Weather is out of control. Concert tickets are getting pricier and summer movies are becoming more lame. August isn't exactly what I would call a slam dunk month for events that happen in DFW. But when events do happen, why not take advantage when the opportunity arrives?
Tweet What is the deal with me and rainstorms huh? First it was this year's Oak Cliff Film Festival in which I spent the last day walking around in ruined Fila sneakers and now on the last day of AFFD, I spent the day watching films wearing... soaked sneakers. All in all, the last day was [...]
Tweet The 13th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas shifted into high gear Thursday night. People from around the Dallas Area came to Angelika Film Center near Mockingbird Station. I rode the little escalator up to the second floor of the complex and checked into the makeshift headquarters. Each year, AFFD would alternate between Angelika [...]
Starting today, July 1st, tickets will go on sale for the 13th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It's a week-long event that showcases the Asian experience in cinematic form. First things first, I would like for everyone to suspend their disbelief on what you might expect to see at the festival. Yes, there will be action-adventure films (some including martial arts), but these are not the only genres in-which they have to offer.
I'm a fan of film. I could name you several films off the top of my head, the type of genres, and argue your face off about what they should or should not have done in the movie. However, I've never made a film. I've never written a screenplay. Nor, have I ever directed anybody, hustled for funds, actors, locations, or equipment.
The excuses to stay indoors are officially over. The third annual Oak Cliff Film Festival is kicking off this Thursday night at Texas Theater. So, if you're a film buff, or if you like hanging out with people who love to talk about movies, or you've finally reached the end of your queue on your Netflix account, then spend the evening, or better yet, the weekend at OCFF 2014
Tweet There's something that you need to know. I am a geek. I love movies. I love video games. I love comic books, and I really love anime. With that in mind, there's something that I would have to disclose to you as a geek. A-Kon is almost here. What is an A-Kon? It's an [...]
One Couch at a Time Doc Film Maker Alexandra Liss Shares Her Story at Texas Theater – ILID Radio #11
In this eleventh episode of I Live In Dallas Radio, co-hosted by myself and Jason Channell, we interview Alexandra Liss, who took a 21 country, six continent, tour for seven months using the website CouchSurfing.org. Liss directed and stars in the documentary One Couch at a Time, that has been showing across the United States at indie theaters and cities with large communities of couchsurfers that have been hosting screenings. We also spoke with the film's producer Jean-Michel Werk and local Dallas-Fort Worth community couchsurfing tribe leader Brad Wilson, whom consequently met his wife via hosting events for local couchsurfers.
The Dallas International Film Festival 2013 presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers has announced its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the Festival's 11-day run (April 4 - 14, 2013). For the 2013 Festival, more than 160 features, documentaries, shorts and student films representing 28 countries make DIFF truly an international Festival. Of the feature films at the Festival, 11 will see their world premieres and two are North American premieres--all represent some of the best in the art of filmmaking. These films were selected from more than 1,300 submissions from around the world.