Dallas Film Society’s Art of Film with Robert Duvall.

18 11 2010

On Friday, November 19, 2010 the Dallas Film Society will present their inaugural fall event – The Art of Film. This historic event will be held at the newly renovated Hall of State building and will celebrate the incredible work of Robert Duvall.

The cocktail attire event will feature an elegant gathering for 400 patrons to have a conversation with Robert Duvall in The Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall followed by a seated dinner in the Great Hall.  Robert will be presented the DALLAS Star Award by The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation.  The artistic director for the DFS, James Faust, gives the run down of the wonderful event.


James Faust
Artistic Director

Elvis Mitchell

That’s right Elvis Mitchell, Host of THE TREATMENT, will be back in town (he’s always welcome!).

Last week at the Lone Star International Film Festival in Fort Worth, Crazy Heart Director Scott Cooper talked about how great Robert Duvall is.  In fact, Scott discussed how screen legend Marlon Brando had given Robert a wonderful compliment.

Robert Duvall and Scott Cooper at event of Crazy Heart

Now here is the really fun and amazing news.  The DALLAS Film Society has announced it will be presenting three of Robert’s 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.  And this just in – ITS FREE!  That’s right thanks to Cinemark and DFS you can see these three films for FREE and their is a strong possibility Robert will introduce GET LOW himself!!!!!  Yeah you read that right!


11:00 AM
GET LOW
(2009) PG-13
100 min
Director: Aaron Schneider
Screenwriters: Chris Provenzano & C. Gaby Mitchell
Cast:  Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black

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.


1:30 PM
SECONDHAND LIONS
2003   PG 111 min

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.


4:00 PM
THE GODFATHER: PART II
1974   Rated R 200 min
Director: Francis Ford Coppola.

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.

PSD will have a full report from the Friday Night ART OF FILM event and I hope to see you all out on Saturday.  ITS FREE!!!  Thanks DFS, CINEMARK, Mr. Duvall and Mr. Mitchell (and all the guests coming!), and thanks to The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation for making this all possible.

Now if you think events like this are wonderful then wait till you here what James told me!!

That’s right James has plans and we’ll be here to tell you all about them.

Save the dates for the 2011 DALLAS International Film Festival (March 31-April 10, 2011).

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