Even though I am here in North Texas, I can still enjoy a bit of ‘filmfesting’. Here are a few local film festivals that will feature a variety of film genres.
North Texas Film Festivals
FantasticFest: September 20 -23 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest is all about horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and other scary movies, so you know I’m not going. But if movies like Brimstone & Glory, My Friend Dahmer, and Vampire Clay are your thing, then this is the film festival for you.
Dallas International Film Festival
My favorite is the Dallas International Film Festival. The 8-day fest starts Thursday, May 3 and runs through Thursday, May 10 at the Magnolia Theater in Uptown’s West Village.
This year, the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), will screen over 110 films from 25 countries. There will also be a 25th-anniversary event for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster, Jurassic Park at the Studio Movie Grill on Sunday, May 6.
That right! Eight fantastic days and nights of nonstop movie watching fun. Followed by writing back to back movie reviews and maybe even a few interviews with a filmmaker or two.
Seriously! It’s a lot harder than you think. Fortunately, I have a method to my movie madness.
I’m also looking forward to Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a documentary film on the legacy of Mister Rogers by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom).
Third: Charge up my iPhone, wear comfortable shoes, grab a Venti Iced Tea and head to the movies.