HORTON FOOTE FESTIVAL
Starts March 14, 2011
The Dallas International Film Festival and other Dallas-Forth Worth arts organizations and cultural institutions celebrated the life and work of award-winning Texas playwright, Horton Foote. Foote was born in Wharton, Texas, and died on March 4, 2009. He is, without question, one of the most significant American playwrights of the 20th Century, and he holds a unique place in the pantheon of great Texas artists. His plays are all set in the State of Texas, and are deeply saturated with Texas social life and culture. The Festival aimed to provide the broadest possible public forum for Foote’s work, and hoped to encourage community engagement in sustained dialogue about the man and his legacy. The Foote Festival ran from March 14, 2011 (Foote’s birthday), through May 1, 2011, during which time, various arts organizations presented Horton’s plays, screened film adaptations of his work, and presented insights into his life through readings, and other related events.
For more information, visit www.hortonfootefestival.com.
DALLAS IFF HIGH SCHOOL DAY
On April 1, the DALLAS International Film Festival presented the 3rd-Annual DIFF High School Day, a private event for more than 1,000 students from 27 partner High Schools that are a part of the Dallas Film Society Education Program. Every High School Day is an execution of the DFS mission to educate the next generation of filmmakers with a daylong symposium of panels, screenings, workshops and pitch sessions that gives students perspective on what it takes to cut it in the film business.
Saturday, April 2
Each year, Family Day is celebration of family friendly films and a time to entertain and educate kids of all ages. With a bit of carnival flair, Family Day features children’s films from around the world and a day full of activities for the entire family!
Click here for more information on Family Day film and activities.
HEART · HOPE · HEALING
Saturday, April 2nd
With BAYLOR HEART AND VASCULAR HOSPITAL, the Festival offered FREE glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol screening at our venues on April 2nd and rewarded audience members with a FREE DALLAS IFF screening voucher and a coupon for FREE product from Mission Foods. Festivalgoers were encouraged to WEAR RED to celebrate the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION that day and receive $2 off a same day ticket or free entry from rush line. The first 200 people who donated $5 to the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION at Baylor health screening locations also received a FREE DIFF screening voucher.
WE CONTINUED THE CELEBRATION at South Side on Lamar with top designer ABI FERRIN for an unforgettable party and fashion show:
Abi Ferrin Fashion Rewind: A Reinterpretation of Hollywood Fashion Icons.
The event was FREE for STAR pass holders, and proceeds benefited the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION and the Dallas Film Society.
HEALTH SCREENINGS COURTESY OF BAYLOR HEART AND VASCULAR HOSPITAL:
LOBBY | 11 AM — 2 PM
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER DALLAS
LOBBY | 11 AM — 2 PM
FAMILY DAY BOOTH AT NORTH COURT | 11 AM — 2 PM
Sunday, April 3rd
Nasher Sculpture Center
2011 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Celebration with Euforia Live Performance
AT THE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARTS FIGHTING CANCER
DEDICATED TO CHRIS DIAZ
7 PM – 11 PM