Oak Cliff Film Festival announces lineup including Danny Boyle’s ‘YESTERDAY’ and A24’s ‘THE FAREWELL’

May 9th, 2019 | Film Festivals, Movie News, Oak Cliff Film Festival | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor DALLAS – While AVENGERS: ENDGAME snapped the summer into effect, there’s more to the season than big-budget blockbusters. Summer is also a great time that offers an eclectic mix of absurd comedies, crowd-pleasing dramas, breakout documentaries, and under-the-radar narratives that are sure to get a dialogue going. Fortunately, you don’t have to stress to map out your cinema strategy for the months ahead because the ...


Lost ‘DUDES’ found at Oak Cliff Film Fest: An interview with director Penelope Spheeris

Preston Barta // Features Editor There’s a scene in 1985’s BACK TO THE FUTURE where Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) plays a heavy-metal guitar riff for the people of the ’50s. They don’t exactly appreciate it. “Guess you’re not ready for that yet,” Marty sheepishly apologizes. Then he adds: “But your kids are going to love it.” Every once in a while, there’s something so ahead of the cultural curve that it’s misunderstood. It can take ...


‘STARRING AUSTIN PENDLETON’ filmmakers expose truths of character actors

Preston Barta // Editor The best way to nail down the film industry is by comparing it to a sports team. Both businesses are fueled by those big-name stars that make millions and millions of dollars. Talents such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith drive revenues, get their faces on posters that dangle down from the sides of buildings and require police escorts as they move about the real world. However, you can’t get that Super Bowl ring without a reliable ...