Wondering which of the 110+ movies to check out during the Dallas International Film Festival? The fun officially starts tomorrow, but we’ve reviewed a few of the movies on FrontRow so you can start planning.
Also, I’m sure the thing you really want to do is stare at a screen tonight. But just in case, there are couple worth considering. The Texas Theatre is screening Raising Arizona, the Coen brothers’ screwball comedy that has the happy coincidence of being one of three tolerable Nic Cage movies. The film is 25 years old, if you can believe it, and you can see it on 35 mm. It’s been far too long since my last visit to Mesa, so I’d do that for dinner. Over at the Angelika in Mockingbird Station, there’s a showing of She Stoops to Conquer, a Royal National Theatre production broadcast live via satellite. The last time I went to one of these theater-as-movie screenings, there were serious technical difficulties. It was also pre-taped. I trust things will go more smoothly for Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy of manners. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will also screen SSTC this evening, so everyone can just give I-30 a rest.
On a side note, I can’t believe the way Childish Gambino fans trashed rapper Danny Brown at their Palladium Ballroom show last week. He’s sworn never to return to Dallas, which is a shame, since he was one of the best things about 35 D and the only good thing about that miserable rainy Saturday. But much-beloved band The Hold Steady takes the stage there tonight, offering sensitive lyrics and Craig Finn’s signature conversational style. The Happen-Ins open.
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