Festival season is upon us. As I mentioned yesterday, the Out of the Loop theater festival and music fest 35 Denton both get going tonight, but we’ll worry about them later. Frankly, I’m a bit more concerned about what’s up over in North Korea right now. They’re ripping up the armistice treaty? I need Toby Ziegler to help me process this.
For this evening, there’s the final film in the Park Chan-wook restrospective at the Angelika, and it is actually brand new. Chan-wook’s Stoker, which was technically released this month but obviously isn’t anywhere near being close to getting a Dallas distribution date, will screen one night only. The synopsis sounds appropriately creepy: after a girl’s father dies, her father’s long-lost, probably unstable brother comes to live with her and her twisted mother. Here’s a trailer, and the New Yorker review. I’m excited for this one.
If you hear some music floating around Mockingbird Station that sounds like The O’s, that’s because it is actually The O’s, kicking off a free Thursday night concert series they’re calling March of Music.
The Dallas Museum of Art hosts one of their State of the Arts lectures tonight, this one about the intersection of art and technology and the relationship between creativity and innovation. These conversations are always fascinating. Speakers include Nancy Hairston, artist and CEO of VanDuzen, Inc., Dr. Roger F. Malina, distinguished chair and professor at UT Dallas, and Robert Stein, deputy director of the DMA.
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