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

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Next Two Days

Things you don't want to miss during the next two days.

MARCH 29 - Deep Ellum Sounds - PUNK'S NOT DEAD (Dir. Susan Dynner) - 7:15 p.m. @ AFC (and again March 30, 5 p.m.) - KURT COBAIN ABOUT A SON (Dir. AJ Schnack) - 10 p.m. AFC (and again April 1, 2 p.m. @ Magnolia) - Three-chords and a bad attitude can lead to success, but at what cost? Susan Dynner's punk feature examines how the genre's success has trounced its founding philosophies. And AJ Schnack's portrait of Cobain follows an unusual route through audio conversations between Nirvana's singer and music writer Michael Azerrad.

Also recommended for March 29: Documentary Shorts, Fay Grim, Canvas (Joe Pantoliano attending), The Favor, Eve of Understanding, American Fork.

MARCH 30 - THE FAVOR (Dir. Eva Aridjis) - 5 p.m. @ Magnolia - A loner who lives in New Jersey with his dog unexpectedly finds himself in charge of Johnny, a troubled youth. Lawrence struggles to forge a relationship with the boy despite their improbable situation.

MARCH 30 - NEXT: A PRIMER ON URBAN PAINTING (Dir. Pablo Aravena) - Street artists work outside the establishment and across the globe. Pablo Aravena finds the bright lights who flaunt The Man to make their masterpieces.

MARCH 30 - SHORTS PROGRAM 6 - 5:30 p.m. @ Magnolia (and again March 30 5:15 p.m.) - Includes: Muertas, Top of the Circle, Checkpoint, Kidney Thiefs, Hairlady, The Box, Windowbreaker and The Kolaborator.

Also recommended for March 30: Anatomy of a Canvas, Strong Enough to Break.