DALLAS, November 12, 2010: In celebration of honoring Robert Duvall with the DALLAS Star Award at The Art of Film Gala presented by The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation, the DALLAS Film Society has announced it will be presenting three of his films on Saturday, November 20, 2010.
The screenings of GET LOW, SECONDHAND LIONS and THE GODFATHER: PART II are open to the public and will be shown at 11:00AM, 1:30PM and 4:00PM respectively at Cinemark 17 Webb Chapel, 11819 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX 75234.
“Thanks to Cinemark, we have the opportunity to screen three of Robert Duvall’s films in one day. This is a huge honor for us as he is one of the American quintessential greats,” said DALLAS Film Society Senior Programmer, Sarah Harris. “We hope this gives audiences a glimpse into his illustrious career and will endeavor to seek out his other works at their leisure. There is a chance Mr. Duvall will be in attendance for GET LOW. If so, our audience will be in the presence of a legend. What a great way to spend a Saturday!”
Ticket prices for each film are $8/members and $10/non-members. Tickets are available online at dallasfilm.org until midnight on November 19. Tickets purchased online can be picked up from 10:00AM at the DALLAS Film Society’s Will Call table at Cinemark 17 Webb Chapel on November 20. Rush line tickets will be available at the theatre on the day of the screenings.
GET LOW is inspired by the true story of Felix “Bush” Breazeale, who attracted national attention and the largest crowd to assemble up to that date when he threw himself a living funeral party in 1938 in Roane County, Tennessee.
Director & Screenwriter: Tim McCanlies. Cast: Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment
For 14-year-old Walter (Haley Joel Osment), his great uncles’ farm in rural Texas is the last place on earth he wants to spend the summer. Dropped off by his mother, Walter is left with the eccentric Hub and Garth McCaan (Robert Duvall), who are rumored to have a hidden fortune. Little by little, amazing stories come to life via Walter’s vivid imagination. Hearing tales of their exotic adventures involving kidnapped princesses, Arabian sheiks, faraway lands and lost treasure, not only brings Walter closer to his uncles but also teaches him what it means to believe in something… whether it’s true or not. Likewise, Hub and Garth gain a fresh perspective on their own lives rejuvenated by the boy’s spirit and curiosity.
Screenwriters: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, John Cazale
In the second film of THE GODFATHER Trilogy, the Corleone family roots are explored, tracing Don Vito’s (Robert De Niro) journey from Sicily to a life of organized crime in New York. In a parallel story, his grown son, Michael (Al Pacino), extends operations to Cuba and contends with more betrayal and murder. Winner of six Oscars, the talented ensemble cast’s performances makes this classic film one of the best in film history.
ABOUT THE DALLAS FILM SOCIETY
The DALLAS Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the DALLAS Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual DALLAS International Film Festival is a presentation of the DALLAS Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city.
Save the dates for the 2011 DALLAS International Film Festival (March 31-April 10, 2011).
For more information, call (214) 720-0555, or visit dallasfilm.org. The offices of the DALLAS Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219.