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 Dallas [...]
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
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 anime [...]
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.
The Dallas Film Society has announced the first 10 films chosen to screen at the 7th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers on April 4 – 14, 2013.
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff will be throwing a red carpet premiere for the first full-length documentary on the subject, called "One Couch at a Time." The film follows director and veteran Couchsurfer Alexandra Liss of San Francisco through 20 countries, six continents, for seven months using the Couchsurfing Web site.
When I go to see a movie, I expect it to be a mini vacation, an escape from whatever the day may have thrown at me, a time to unplug from reality. Every year, I try to catch all of the Oscar-nominated films for Best Picture and have finally learned, despite my disappointment, that these [...]