By: Marla Watson, Publicist
Big D is blessed to have a huge part in filmmaking, locations and the overall film community. Not only do we have some of the best locations in the world (that have even been portrayed as many other places in the world, believe it or not), but we have some of the best film festivals locally and globally. This week brings the Oak Cliff Film Festival, touting a well rounded selection of films and artistic moments, for the film lover in us all. Our friends in South Dallas continue to bring something special to the area, with another year of this unique filmmakers showcase.
The Oak Cliff Film Festival was birthed in 2012, and takes place at some of the most historical theaters in Dallas including the Historic Texas Theatre – which, as we all know, has major ties to the Dallas West End. This year features a well rounded line up of new filmmakers showcasing their work including “Tangerine”, a film shot entirely on an iPhone, that took the Sundance Film Festival by surprise this year with its obscure look at Los Angeles thru filmmaker Sean Bakers eyes.
The theme for this year’s festival takes its inspiration from the No-Wave movement of the late 70’s that took root in New York City before spreading throughout the world. From shooting on Super 8mm to indie music, “the mentality embodied by artists of that generation parallels contemporary film making by rejecting tradition and challenging the accepted rules for storytelling.”
There will be plenty of parties, break out sessions and workshops for the event and we wish our friends in the OC to “break a leg” for good luck! If you are interested in heading out to the festival this weekend, click here for more information.
~ Marla On Market 🙂