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DAY 3: FAMILY DAY FUN AT KLYDE WARREN PARK

Screen Shot 2014-04-05 at 11.13.45 AMToday, April 5, DIFF holds its 4th annual Family Day, an entirely FREE day of fun at the Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas. Presented by Texas Capital Bank, Family Day includes activities, musicians and performances for filmgoers of all ages.

Schedule of events

2 p.m. – Belle Tones
– Dallas Black Dance Theater Youth Ensemble
2:30 p.m. – Dallas Summer Musicals – Broadway Bound
3 p.m. – North Garland High School Steel Drum Band
3:30 p.m. – Southern Gentleman
4 p.m. – Daryl Sprout-Snake Humorist
4:30 p.m. – Kitty Carter Dance Factory
5 p.m. – Trevor Douglas (vocalist)
5:30 p.m. – Chloe Moore (vocalist)
sundown – 30th anniversary screening of THE NEVERENDING STORY

Young film lovers can walk the red carpet, get their face painted, jump in the bounce house and pop in for an exciting round of bubble soccer. In honor of our evening screening, kids will also be able to make their own THE NEVERENDING STORY themed crafts, including Auryn necklaces, luck animals, and Empress crowns. Before the film starts, we will host a Falkor look-alike contest, so bring your furry contestants!

ON THE RED CARPET

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During the Festival, watch this space every day for up-to-date highlights of scheduled appearances by filmmakers, talent and VIPs on DIFF 2014′s daily red carpet! Scheduled to appear starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Red Carpet at the Angelika:

ANNA
Jorge Dorado (Director)
Peter Jarowey

ROAD TO AUSTIN
Gary Fortin (Director, Screenwriter)
Ken Kushnick (Associate Producer)

BELIEVE ME
Will Bakke (Director)
Michael B. Allen (Screenwriter)
Alex Carroll (Producer)

RANDOM STOP
Benjamin Arfmann (Director, Screenwriter)
JP Castel (Producer)

WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE
John Lang (Producer)
Nick Robinson (Associate Producer)

LITTLE ACCIDENTS
Sara Colangelo (Director, Screenwriter)

MR. LAMB
Jean Pesce (Director, Screenwriter)

DAKOTA’S SUMMER
Tim Armstrong (Director, Screenwriter)
Benjamin Feingold (Producer)
Jade Pettyjohn (Talent)
Leslie Anne Huff (Talent)

EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
Darius Clark Monroe (Director)
Sigrid Tillman (Mother of Darius Monroe)

I WAS A TEENAGE GIRL
Augustine Frizzell (Director, Screenwriter)

PRODUCE
Chris Dowling (Director)
Milan Chakraborty (Producer)
David DeSanctis (Producer, Talent)
Jose Pablo Cantillo (Producer)
McKaley Miller (Talent)

SIDDHARTH
Richie Mehta (Director, Screenwriter)

BRAZILIAN WESTERN BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO CLASSIC STORY

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 4.50.24 PM“If the world had its way, there would be no place in it for me.” These words give us our first glimpse into the life of João do Santo Cristo, an orphan who becomes an outlaw in the outskirts of Brasilia. Inspired by the epic folk ballad of the same name, BRAZILIAN WESTERN (FAROESTE CABOCLO) blends drama, pop culture and good ol’ fashioned justice together in a new and very Brazilian way. “Along with the good versus the bad, and the lone rider,” says director Rene Sampaio, “the real classic Western element is the duel.” Click here to read more.

WOMEN SEEK WISDOM IN 3 DIFF FILMS

NOBLEMaya Angelou famously said that “a wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”

Nowhere is this better emphasized than in the films THE LADIES OF THE HOUSE, NOBLE and PRIVATE VIOLENCE, where women defend, improve and assert themselves in the face of adversity. Click here to read more.

SHORTS PROGRAM 2: LESSONS FROM THE SHORT SIDE

niniIn this five-piece Q&A, directors participating in DIFF’s Shorts Program 2 provide insight into their personal process of making a short film, including Justin Liberman (TOBACCO BURN), Brett Weiner (VERBATIM), Jeremy Robbins (AFTERMATH), Melissa Hickey (NI-NI), and Augustine Frizzell (I WAS A TEENAGE GIRL). Click here to read more.


MAJOR DONORS

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DALLAS STAR AWARDS

With 175 films and an Oscar to his credit, John Wayne is considered by many to be not only a great actor, but the American archetype.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs is the first African-American President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and only the third woman to hold the office.

John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren & Stimpy, is the recipient of the 2014 Texas Avery Animation Award presented by REEL FX.

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