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Popcorn & Wi-Fi: Ready To Screen Dallas International Film Festival

April 7th, 2010 · Tags:Arts · Cities

No doubt the PingWi-Fi team will attend the Dallas International Film Festival, again this year, no matter what they call it.  And we will be on the lookout for beautiful people, schwag and most important, Wi-Fi networks to upload photos, tweets and blogs … “Action!

From Press Release:

Lineup marks return to Dallas International Film Festival by filmmakers Alex Gibney, Steve James and Tim McCanlies

Dallas – The Dallas International Film Festival announces films that will screen at this year’s festival (April 8-18) including films starring Michael Douglas, Jesse Eisenberg, John Goodman and Tilda Swinton, and films directed by returning Dallas International Film Festival filmmakers Alex Gibney, Steve James and Tim McCanlies.

Solitary Man,” which stars Michael Douglas and Jesse Eisenberg, as well as Swinton’s Italian love story, “I Am Love” come to Dallas after recently debuting at the Toronto Film Festival.

Gibney returns to Dallas with his documentary, “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” following its debut at the Sundance Film Festival two years after screening “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson” at AFI DALLAS

James brings his documentary “No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson” after also screening “At Death House Door” in 2008’s edition of the film festival.

McCanlies returns one year later with his children’s adventure film, “Alabama Moon,” after attending with his comedy “The Two Bobs” in 2009.

The list also includes two recent film festival award winners: Tom Huckabee’s “Carried Away,” starring John Goodman, which just won Best Feature Film at the Oxford Film Festival and Charles-Olivier Michaud’s “Snow and Ashes,” which received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Film at the recently concluded Slamdance Film Festival.

THE DALLAS FILM SOCIETY

The Dallas Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society.  A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Dallas Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual DALLAS International Film Festival, to be held April 8-18, 2010, is a presentation of The Dallas Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, The Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city. For more information, visit www.dallasfilm.org.

SPONSORS

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Barefoot Wine, CBS Radio, Convergence Network Solutions, D Magazine, Entertainment Partners, Faulkner Design Group, Hotel Palomar, MODIA, MPS Studios Dallas, Neiman Marcus, Post Asylum, Pure Evil Sound & Music, REEL FX ENTERTAINMENT, Screen International, Stella Artois, Studio Movie Grill, Target, The Dallas Morning News, TM Advertising, TXU Energy, West Village, WFAA-TV and Whole Foods Market.