Arts Blog: AFI Dallas Film Festival Starts this Week

March 23, 2009  

Last Wednesday, March 18, AFI Director of Press and Publicity John Wildman spoke to the journalism department’s Arts Beat class about what all AFI Dallas International Film Festival has to offer…

…which is a lot.

Want to see a Zooey Deschanel movie four months before it premieres? See “500 Days of Summer” Sunday at 3:30 pm. Want to hear the filmmakers from some of these films talk about real issues as opposed to just the making of their particular movie? Go to an educational panel. Want to see Adrien Brody in person? That’s possible, too.

The film festival will include screenings of over 180 films, including feature films, classics, documentaries and shorts. The filmmakers and actors for some of these films will walk down the red carpets before the night screenings.

The film festival will also have educational panels free to the public. The filmmakers will talk about the subject in the films from an evaluation of women and men and sex in the cinema to whether real life should be protected from film.

SMU students should take advantage of being in Dallas and being able to attend this film festival. You can attend screenings of movies they might not have the chance to see otherwise or learn more about the subjects of the films. You might even meet the filmmakers and actors.

The films will be held at Magnolia and North Park AMC theaters. To order tickets or see schedules of the films and panels, just check out AFI Dallas’s Website

Posted by Rachael Morgan

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One Response to “Arts Blog: AFI Dallas Film Festival Starts this Week”

  1. Marc Lee on March 23rd, 2009 6:53 pm

    Nice! We also have a lot of free panels on filmmaking. Check them out here:

    And, speaking of free, if you bring two cans of food to the AFI DALLAS ticket booths at Magnolia Theater or AMC North Park between March 26 and April 2, 2008 or to The Dallas Morning News Victory Park box office, you’ll get 2 vouchers to any regular screening.