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Oak Cliff Film Festival


The Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd. Dallas, TX 75208
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214-948-1546 (phone)
Neighborhood: North Oak Cliff
Category: Movies


  1. June 6, 2013 7pm
  2. June 7, 2013 5pm
  3. June 8, 2013 1pm
  4. June 9, 2013 noon


After a successful first year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival is back, and potentially bigger and bolder than ever before. Opening night features a double feature: the quirky, candid, sudsy brewery-set romantic comedy Drinking Buddies by low budget workhorse Joe Swanberg, and a HBO-produced doc on the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Closing night will bring a screening of Bobcat Goldthwait’s new film Willow Creek, described as a “found footage tour de force that will forever change the way you view Bigfoot,” with Bobcat (but not Bigfoot) in attendance.

In between, films range from heady, buzzing new indie films (Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess) to silent films with live orchestrations (Shadow of the Bat-Man scored by the Two Star Symphony), shorts programs (including the avant-garde-billed Cinema 16 program which is chock-full of local talent this year) to repertory programming (like Altman’s McCabe and Mrs Miller presented by hot young filmmaker David Lowery). Lowery will also present a secret screening during the festival. We hope it’s the Dallas filmmaker’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (currently at Cannes), one of the most acclaimed new movies of the year. Another highlight is End of the Road, a “lost” 1970 film written and produced by Oak Cliff’s Terry Southern (who wrote the script for Dr. Strangelove), and recently “rediscovered” by Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh won’t be in town to present the movie, but Southern’s son Nile will be.

For a full schedule of films, click here. For a full list of parties and related events, go here.

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$10 tickets to individual events, others cost a little more

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Screenings take place at the Kessler, Texas Theatre, Bishop Arts Theater, and the Belmont Hotel. Make sure you're going to the right place.

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