Oak Cliff Film Festival
LocationThe Texas Theatre
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- June 16, 2016 7pm
This year’s Oak Cliff Film Festival will pay tribute to the maverick era of “New Hollywood,” embodied by director Brian De Palma’s transgressive, groundbreaking work in the 1970s. Appropriately, then, the Majestic Theatre will host a screening of De Palma’s 1974 rock musical Phantom of the Paradise for the festival’s fifth edition. The historic downtown theater itself is memorably featured in the film, and it’s surprising that the cult classic has never before been screened at the Majestic. A Noah Baumbach-directed documentary about De Palma (titled, maybe a little unimaginatively, De Palma) will also show at the festival, and the rest of the slate of films include the indie horror-comedy The Alchemist Cookbook , Author: The JT Leroy Story, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Contemporary Color.
You can also count on screenings of a handful of classics (Terrence Malick’s Badlands among them), including a free show outside in the Bishop Arts District, and performances by national bands, most notably the transcendentally noisy New York act A Place To Bury Strangers.
For a full schedule of films and events, go here.