Dallas International Film Festival Captivates May 3rd-10th

The 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 starting ​Thursday, May 3rd​-Thursday, May 10th​. This year 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 twelve films, representing some of the best in the art of film making.

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

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 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 located at Spring Valley (13933 N. Central Expressway at Spring Valley) ​Sunday, May 6​. An opening Night Celebration will take place​ at ​The Magnolia​ on ​Thursday, May 3​ and will be followed by a celebration in the streets of West Village.

Dallas International Film Festival

May 3rd-10th

Hours vary by event.

Magnolia Theatre
3699 McKinney Avenue #100
Dallas, TX 75204

Film Pass- Student & Seniors: $80

Film Pass General: $125

Festival Pass: $200

Star Pass: $500

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