Thanks to Stanton Brasher over at the Dallas Observer, who says this year’s USA Film Festival Dallas may be the biggest ever. EVER! Music to my ears, because the movies are worth getting out of the house for, even for house porn lovers like me:
They say when one door closes, another one opens. Well, in the case of big D film festivals, when one ends its yearly run, another begins. Starting on Wednesday at The Angelika in Dallas, the USA Film Festival will open for its 2015 showcase of Texas and American independent films.
This looks to be a big year for the 42 year old festival. On top of its slate of films, the celebrities will be out in full force. This year, Ernie Hudson, Lisa Loeb, Stephen Tobolowsky, Emmy winner Margot Martindale, and heavy metal icon Pat Boone will be in attendance.
This may be one of the biggest years for the festival yet. Here are the top 5 films to look for at this year’s USA Film Festival:
Stanton (love his name and it’s movie-like quality) mentions these five, but in a few hours I’ll be talking about Dior & I, IRIS, Sharing the Rough, Windsor, and Helicopter Mom… that wouldn’t be me, now, would it?
I even get to wear a 14 carat stone from Sharing the Rough, a film about how colored gemstones are excavated, mined and made into jewelry.
On Friday, April 23rd, the USA Film Festival in Dallas will honor the fabulous IRIS APFEL (in person)! Tickets are just $10.
The 45th Annual USA Film Festival runs April 22-26, 2015 at Angelika Film Center Dallas. To view the full schedule of exciting events visit www.usafilmfestival.com
IRIS is the charming new film about fashion icon Iris Apfel from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter). The film pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 94-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even at Iris’ advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. And yes, Iris, age 94, will be here in Dallas to show us all how to kick age in the un-Juvadermed chin!
And let’s name drop: stars in town you will see this weekend will be Tab Hunter, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, and Diane Baker. That’s because we will be screening of Journey to the Center of the Earth one night… duck and all.
What was that duck’s name? If you know, and can be the FIRST one to tell us the duck’s name in the comments, I can get you into the movie of your choice this week as my guest!
Tune in around 9 a.m. And check out this year’s schedule for the USA Film Festival Dallas: movies begin April 22 and I will be there almost every night… after blogging!