Daily updates from the first annual AFI DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Target, founding sponsor Victory Park, March 22 to April 1, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

AFI DALLAS CEO/Creative Director Michael Cain Hosts AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Awards Ceremony






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Founding Sponsor Ross Perot Jr and Founder/Chairman Leiner Temerlin Speak at AFI DALLAS Awards Ceremony






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TARGET Representative Kim Strong at AFI DALLAS Awards Ceremony






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LITTLE FARM Wins Jury Prize for Best Short at AFI DALLAS






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A LAWYER WALKS INTO A BAR Wins Best Texas Feature at AFI DALLAS






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REDEMPTION MADDIE Wins Jury Prize Best Student Film at AFI DALLAS






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SHARKWATER Wins HD NET Best HD Feature Award at AFI DALLAS






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ONE RAT SHORT Wins Jury Prize for Best Animation at AFI DALLAS






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THE LITTLE GORILLA Wins Audience Award for Best Short at AFI DALLAS






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DARIUS GOES WEST Wins Audience Award for Best Documentary at AFI DALLAS






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MUSIC WITHIN Wins AFI DALLAS Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature






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NEW YEAR BABY Wins Target Filmmaker Award for Best Documentary at AFI DALLAS






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SHUT UP AND SHOOT ME Wins Target Filmmaker Best Narrative Feature at AFI DALLAS






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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Phil Mucci Directs THE LISTENING DEAD to AFI DALLAS Screening


REDEMPTION MADDIE Screens at AFI DALLAS






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MARRYING GOD Director Duke Johnson at AFI DALLAS






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IF I SEE RANDY AGAIN, DO YOU WANT ME TO HIT HIM WITH THE AXE at AFI DALLAS






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It's CLEAR CUT SIMPLE at AFI DALLAS for Director Vineet Dewan






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Arturo Ruiz-Esparza Directs VERITAS: PRINCE OF TRUTH to AFI DALLAS Screening






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THE PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF AN AMERICAN MESSIAH Screening at AFI DALLAS






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WHEN THEY COULD FLY On AFI DALLAS Screens






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SAINT ZEN Director Jason McAfee at AFI DALLAS






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Director Eric Maran Brings ASHES FALL to AFI DALLAS Screens






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Director Andrew Garrison Screens Documentary THIRD WARD TX at AFI DALLAS






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Director Michael Ciancio Brings ANATOMY OF THE CANVAS To Screens at AFI DALLAS






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THE KOLABORATOR Screens at AFI DALLAS






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STRONG ENOUGH TO BREAK Director Ashley Greyson at AFI DALLAS






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STRONG ENOUGH TO BREAK Editor/Composer John Russell at AFI DALLAS






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Writer/Director Darryl Roberts Premieres Documentary AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL at AFI DALLAS






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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Producer Kurt Engfehr at AFI DALLAS Exclusive Interview






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MIDLOTHIA Director Bill Sebastian at AFI DALLAS






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MIDLOTHIA Stars Jessica McClendon and James Gilbert AFI DALLAS Exclusive Interview






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Writer/ Director Kenneth Morris Brings Short HONEST ABE to AFI DALLAS Screen






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Director Pablo Aravena's Documentary NEXT: A PRIMER ON URBAN PAINTING Screening at AFI DALLAS






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AN AFI DALLAS Special Presentation AN AMERICAN IN SOPHIATOWN Producer Michael Rogosin Interview






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THE ORANGE THIEF Steals Onscreen at AFI DALLAS

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Director Nobuhiro Yamashita Crosses Over with LINDA LINDA LINDA in AFI DALLAS Screening






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LUMP Director Faye Jackson at AFI DALLAS Exclusive






LUMP Director Faye Jackson AFI DALLAS Exclusive Interview on Vimeo

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Cut-Up CAKE: A WEDDING COMEDY Screening at AFI DALLAS






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CAKE: A WEDDING COMEDY Actor Craig Syracusa AFI DALLAS Interview






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Producer Claire Callaway Brings A HOST OF TROUBLE to AFI DALLAS






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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Taking Aim with ARCHER HOUSE at AFI DALLAS






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RECENTLY DECEASED Arise Onscreen at AFI DALLAS






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Otherworldly BEINGS Premieres at AFI DALLAS






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Documentary Short HATTENHORST Screens at AFI DALLAS






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EL MECHANICO LOCO Motors Onto Screens at AFI DALLAS






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Monday, April 16, 2007

Tony Quinn's THE LYCANTHROPE Howls Onscreen At AFI DALLAS






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Short THE CHASE Races Across Screens at AFI DALLAS






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Comedy Short THE LAST BANG Is A Blast For AFI DALLAS Fans






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Director Steven Sawalich Faces The MUSIC WITHIN at AFI DALLAS Opening Night Gala






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Actor Ron Livingston Answers The MUSIC WITHIN at AFI DALLAS Opening Night






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Actor Yul Vazquez at MUSIC WITHIN AFI DALLAS Opening Night Gala






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Ronalds Brothers' Latest Film NETHERBEAST INCORPORATED Premieres At AFI DALLAS






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Actor Jason Mewes Takes On NETHERBEAST INCORPORATED at AFI DALLAS Premiere






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Actor Steve Burns stars in NETHERBEAST INCORPORATED Premiere at AFI DALLAS






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Actress Amy Davidson Stars in AFI DALLAS Premiere NETHERBEAST INCORPORATED






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Director Joseph Greco Premieres CANVAS at AFI DALLAS

ENTER NEW POST HERE

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Actor Joe Pantoliano at AFI DALLAS Premiere of CANVAS






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Director Jenni Tooley Remembers THE SAFETY OF OTHERS in Short Screening at AFI DALLAS






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Writer/Director Amy Talkington Shares Her NIGHT OF THE WHITE PANTS With AFI DALLAS Premiere






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Actress Laura Jordan Stars in Two Films Screening at AFI DALLAS






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SHUT UP AND SHOOT ME Screening at AFI DALLAS






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DUCKMAN Short Quacks Up AFI DALLAS






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Documentary Proves PUNK'S NOT DEAD at AFI DALLAS






Documentarian Susan Dynner Proves PUNK'S NOT DEAD At AFI DALLAS on Vimeo

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SHARKWATER Swims At AFI DALLAS






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Actress/Screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt Screens IRA AND ABBY at AFI DALLAS






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AUGUST THE FIRST Arrives Earlier This Year At AFI DALLAS






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Brad Silberling Directs 10 ITEMS OR LESS To Premiere At AFI DALLAS






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Friday, April 13, 2007

EL CORTEZ Star Lou Diamond Phillips Remembers Texas Roots at AFI DALLAS Premiere






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EL CORTEZ Director Stephen Purvis interviewed at AFI DALLAS Premiere






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Actor James McDaniel at AFI DALLAS for EL CORTEZ Premiere






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THE GO-GETTER at AFI DALLAS is Writer/Director Martin Hynes






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THE FABULOUS FELIX MCCABE Appears at AFI DALLAS






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Director Jon Keeyes screens North Texas produced LIVING AND DYING at AFI DALLAS






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WRESTLEMANIAC Takes On AFI DALLAS






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Filmmakers Allen and Cynthia Mondell's Documentary A FAIR TO REMEMBER screens at AFI DALLAS






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DIVINE SOULS Writer/Director James McDonald at AFI DALLAS






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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Cowboys And Indians" Animation Screens at AFI DALLAS






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Documentarian Russell Griffin Brings "Los Tabaqueros" to AFI DALLAS






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"American Fork" Screenwriter Hubbel Palmer at AFI DALLAS






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"The Favor" Screens at AFI DALLAS






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"Eve Of Understanding" Screens At AFI DALLAS






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Ron Livingston AFI DALLAS interview






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Monday, April 2, 2007

Complete Archive: Daily News Print Editions

Daily News Cover March 23, 2007 Daily News Cover March 24, 2007 Daily News Cover March 25, 2007 Daily News Cover March 26, 2007
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Contents of the AFI DALLAS Daily News print editions, circulated to venues and theatres throughout the city:
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Complete Archive: Daily Email Newsletters

Daily email newsletters for the 2007 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival:

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Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury

The AFI DALLAS International Film Festival presented its 2007 film awards at a Closing Night ceremony March 31, 2007. Several awards were determined by jury.
  • NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION JURY: The Narrative Feature Competition set out to discover the best of today's filmmaking, presenting 11 groundbreaking feature films, which will compete for a $25,000 Target Filmmaker Award. Jury members included:
    • Elvis Mitchell (journalist and film critic)
    • C. Thomas Howell (actor)
    • Cynthia Hargrave (producer)
  • DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION JURY: The Documentary Competition set out to discover the best and brightest of today's creative voices, presenting 10 groundbreaking documentaries, which will compete for a $25,000 Target Filmmaker Award. Jury members included:
    • L.M. Kit Carson (writer, director and producer)
    • Christian Gaines (AFI Festivals Director).
  • TEXAS COMPETITION JURY: The Texas Competition sought to encourage and promote Texas filmmaking by showing both short and feature films produced and shot in Texas. Jury members included:
    • Tim McCanlies (director and writer)
    • Robert Loggia (actor)
    • Tom Huckabee (writer and producer)
  • ANIMATION COMPETITION JURY: The Animation Competition featured films that explore the many potential avenues and media utilized in film animation today. Jury members included:
    • Reel FX Studios
    • Paul Maxwell (artist)
  • STUDENT COMPETITION JURY: The Student Competition showcased the best from up-and-coming filmmakers across the world, including both short and feature length films created by high school and college students. Jury members included:
    • Rick Worland (Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Cinema-Television, SMU)
    • Carolyn Macartney (Assistant Professor, SMU)
    • Kevin Heffernan (Associate Professor, SMU)
    • Greg Mansur (Instructor of Radio-TV-Film, TCU)
    • David Whillock (Professor of Film, TCU)
  • SHORTS COMPETITION JURY: The Shorts Competition presented the most innovative films from around the world that push the edge of traditional storytelling in 30 minutes or less. Jury members included:
    • Jeremy Coon (producer)
    • Lane Kneedler (AFI FEST Programmer).
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indieWIRE: Awards at AFI DALLAS

From the April 1, 2007, indieWIRE:
Stephen Agro's "Shut Up And Shoot Me" won the $25,000 Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature at the inaugural AFI DALLAS International Film Festival and Socheata Poeuv's "New Year Baby" won the $25,000 Target Filmmaker Award for Best Documentary (with Grace Phan's "Where The Sun Rises" receiving a special mention) as the film festival came to a close in Texas this weekend.

Rob Stewart's documentary "Sharkwater" won the HDNet Award for the best feature shot in HD, including a $10,000 cash prize. Eric Chaikin's "A Lawyer Walks Into A Bar" won the Texas Competition and Alyson Shelton's "Eye of Understanding" won a special jury award, Alex Weil's "One Rat Short" won the animation competition and Calvin Reeder's "Little Farm" won in the shorts category, with a special mention for Lilah Vandenburgh's "Bitch."

The festival concluded on Saturday with the closing night gala screening of Sarah Polley's "Away From Her" and Polley received the Dallas Star Award. [Eugene Hernandez]
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Scenes from Closing Weekend


Morgan Freeman and Jean Picker Firstenberg (Hudson Photographic)
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Next up for Dallas Cinema

Next up for Dallas Cinema: USA Film Festival starts April 19th. www.usafilmfestival.com. Support Dallas Cinema.

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Sunday, April 1, 2007

AFI DALLAS Announces Film Award Winners

The AFI DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Target, founding sponsor Victory Park, announces its 2007 award winners.
  • Target Filmmaker Award ($25,000) in Narrative Feature Competition: SHUT UP AND SHOOT ME (encore April 1, 6:00pm, Magnolia)
  • Target Filmmaker Award ($25,000) in International Documentary Competition: NEW YEAR BABY (encore April 1, 7:00pm, Angelika)
  • Best HD Feature presented by HDNet: SHARKWATER
Audience Awards:
  • Audience Award for Narrative Feature: MUSIC WITHIN (encore April 1, 4:00pm, Magnolia)
  • Audience Award for Documentary: DARIUS GOES WEST: THE ROLL OF HIS LIFE (encore April 1, 6:30pm, The Magnolia)
  • Audience Award for Shorts: THE LITTLE GORILLA (encore April 1, 6:15pm, Magnolia)
Jury Awards:
  • Grand Jury Prize, Texas Competition: A LAWYER WALKS INTO A BAR
  • Special Jury Prize, Texas Competition: EVE OF UNDERSTANDING
  • Grand Jury Prize, Animation Competition: ONE RAT SHORT (encore April 1, 6:15pm, Magnolia)
  • Grand Jury Prize, Student Competition: REDEMPTION MADDIE (encore April 1, 6:15pm, Magnolia)
  • Grand Jury Prize, Short Competition: LITTLE FARM (encore April 1, 6:15pm, Magnolia)
  • Honorable Jury Mention, Shorts: BITCH
  • Special Jury Mention, Documentary: WHERE THE SUN RISES
Download complete AFI DALLAS award press announcement and festival wrap-up [MS Word doc]
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Red Carpet Photos from Pegasus News

John P. Meyer of Pegasus News posts 22 photos from an AFI DALLAS red carpet at The Magnolia, and this note:

"Man, I was sure glad they moved the red carpet inside last night (Friday) - otherwise we might have ended up with a slew of sopping wet celebrities, along with photographers shooting from inside of plastic trash bags to keep their expensive photo gear dry."

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Coverage Roundup: From Fort Worth

The view from the Forth Worth Star-Telegram:
"AFI DALLAS proved to be a triumph of public relations: For the past month, I couldn't drive to work without encountering a large billboard for the festival at University Drive and I-30. In Dallas, billboards and posters have been ubiquitous since January. Festival organizers also did a great job of enticing the local media, which treated the opening-night event as if it were the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscars combined."
Fort Worth's Lone Star Film Society plans to launch the Lone Star International Film Festival in conjunction with Fort Worth Sister Cities in November 2007.

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Looking Back: Eve of Understanding



The filmmmakers behind Eve of Understanding, which screened as part of the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival, post 10 photos of their red carpet experience here. "Thanks to John Wildman pictured above with Jen & Alyson for all his fantastic PR efforts - the entire festival staff has been an amazing press machine."
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Video: Ricki Lake at AFI DALLAS


Dallas Voice: Ricki Lake at AFI DALLAS on Vimeo

Dallas Voice talks with Ricki Lake, star of PARK, and Dana Jackson, producer of PARK, at the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival. Watch the video here. Visit Dallas Voice here.

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AFI DALLAS Schedule: Sunday April 1

Click here for April 1 schedule and tickets to the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Target, founding sponsor Victory Park.

The Magnolia - 3699 McKinney Ave. [Map]
1:00p El Mechanico Loco
2:00p Kurt Cobain: About a Son
3:00p The Bracelet of Bordeaux
3:30p Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
4:00p Audience Award Winner - Narrative Feature - Music Within
6:00p Target Award Winnner - Narrative Feature - Shut Up and Shoot Me
6:15p Short Film Winners (Little Farm, The Little Gorilla, Redemption Maddie, One Rat Short)
6:30p Audience Award Winner - Documentary - Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life

Angelika Film Center - 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln. [Map]
12:00n Family Shorts
1:30p Red Road
2:00p Little Heroes
4:00p Gilles
4:15p Drama/MEX
7:00p Blind Dating
7:00p Target Award Winner - Documentary - New Year Baby
9:00p Beings (preceded by Coming to Town)
9:00p Third Ward, TX (preceded by When They Could Fly)

Victory Plaza - AFI 100... Series - 3090 Olive St. [Map]
12:15p It's a Wonderful Life
3:15p On the Waterfront
6:00p Casablanca
8:30p Citizen Kane

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Coverage Roundup: April 1

Round of latest AFI DALLAS International Film Festival coverage from the Dallas Morning News:
Duo has success's number
Dallas Morning News - Part of that alchemy is the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival, which concludes tonight. Victory helped sponsor the festival, which used the plaza, ...
AFI NOTEBOOK
Dallas Morning News - Modern media mogul Todd Wagner was the main attraction of AFI DALLAS' Saturday talk show slate at the Nasher Sculpture Center. ...
N9NE Group serving up fun in Victory Park
Dallas Morning News - Part of that alchemy is the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival, which concludes tonight. Victory helped sponsor the festival, which used the plaza, ...
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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Looking Back: A Filmmaker's Last Day

Final impressions of the 2007 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival from filmmaker Phil Abetacola (THE CHASE) in words and pictures on his personal blog:
"Overall, the films have been very good, or at least very well done, and the people have been wonderful. When I say this, I don’t just mean the filmmakers, but also the staff.

Now thinking of this does bring into my mind something James said a day ago. He said, 'they really have it down, this illusion that this festival is all about us.'

Now when James says 'us' he doesn’t mean it editorially as in filmmakers in general, but 'us' as in James and myself.

When we walk in to any sponsored event, get into any shuttle, which are all Lexus by the way, and when we need to eat or drink, it's all provided and it’s always for us, specifically for us."
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Looking Back: 'Fest's a Winner'

Looking back at the 2007 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival with Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Observer, on the Unfair Park blog:
"Sounds like the fest's a winner, at least with theater managers who say their 'plexes have been full-up for most screenings. Shawn Mahan, general manager at the Magnolia Theater, says he expected attendance to be 'up and down, and, for the most part, it's been up'; lines have wrapped around the building for some screenings, a pattern oft repeated over at the Angelika (least, that's what my folks have said, and they’ve been damned near every day)."
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