DIFF 2011 – Two Texas Legends!!!

23 03 2011

L.M. Kit Carson and Chairman of The Board for DIFF Michael Cain.

The DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Cadillac (March 31 – April 10, 2011) announced today that highly respected screenwriter and Fort-Worth Native, James V. Hart and talented and versatile writer, actor and producer L.M. Kit Carson will both be in attendance at the upcoming festival.

On April 10, James V. Hart will participate in a special 20th anniversary screening of HOOK followed by a presentation of selected segments from L.M Kit Carson’s docu-series AFRICA DIARY.

Celebration will be in the air for the 20th anniversary screening of HOOK, the 1991 film written by James V. Hart, directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts.  James V. Hart (screenwriter DRACULA, CONTACT, SAHARA, AUGUST RUSH) will participate in a Q&A following the screening and will share his memories with how he created this sequel to Peter Pan’s original adventures.  James V. Hart comments: “Working with the legendary characters of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook was a wonderful challenge for me as they deserve the upmost respect and I had to ensure they remained timelessly appealing. I am very much looking forward to seeing the DALLAS IFF audience react to HOOK 20 years on and discuss the process I went through in bringing these characters to life.”

Upon conclusion of James V. Hart’s discussion, the DALLAS IFF audience will have an opportunity to watch AFRICA DIARY, L.M Kit Carson’s personal journals exploring the new stories of Africa Now.  Journalist & filmmaker Carson (PARIS TEXAS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, BREATHLESS), with producer Cynthia Hargrave shot digital diaries of 3-5 minutes each using their Nokia N93 and N95 cell phone cameras.  The New York Times tagged the filmmaker’s docu-work “semi-legendary” as he captures up-close and unforgettable facts and feelings in still-imagesand cinema-verite video.  Africa – Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa are stunningly documented.  Carson adds: “People tell me it’s hard to get over Africa. Not supposed to get over Africa – you carry it with you.”  AFRICA DIARY launches on The Sundance Channel in 2011.

Both HOOK and AFRICA DIARY will be screened at the Highland Park Village Theatre on April 10, 2011 at Noon and 4PM respectively. Free admission but a ticket is required. Passes and tickets are currently on sale: available via online (www.dallasfilm.org), phone (214.782.9168) and in person at the FAUXCADES Box Office: 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste 100, Dallas.

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, scheduled for March 31-April 10, 2011, 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.  For more information, call (214) 720-0555, orvisit www.dallasfilm.org.  The offices of the DALLAS Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219.

2011 DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Cadillac – Festival Sponsors:  Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, AVID, Barefoot Wine, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Bright Realty, Inc., CBS Radio, Colibri Promotions, D Magazine, Dallas Film Commission, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Observer, Design Expediting Services International, Inc., eatZi’s Market & Bakery, El Creative, Euforia Live, Faulkner Design Group, Fauxcades Creative Event Design, Forté Public Relations, Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies, GrandLuxe Magazine, Highland Park Village Theatre, Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mahr Images, MetroPCS, Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, Milagro Tequila, Mission Foods, Mockingbird Station, Modern Luxury Dallas, MODIA Home Theater Store, Movie Magic, MPS Studios Dallas, Nasher Sculpture Center, Neiman Marcus, NorthPark Center, Post Asylum, Pure Evil Music & Sound Design, Raze Media, REEL FX ENTERTAINMENT, Red Carpet Crash, Screen International, smartwater, Stella Artois, SYNTHETIC PICTURES, Target, Texas Association of Film Commissions, Texas Film Commission, The Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky, The Shops at Legacy, The Texas Theatre, The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Time Warner Cable, TM Advertising, TXU Energy, Univision 23, West Village, WFAA-TV, Whole Foods Market, WRR Classical 101.1 FM, You Plus Dallas.

ABOUT CADILLAC
Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. In recent years, Cadillac has engineered a historic renaissance led by artful engineering and global expansion. The Metroplex Cadillac Dealers are comprised of eight dealerships throughout North Texas, committed to supporting the artistic talent and achievements in performance and visual arts within the community.  More information on Cadillac and their affiliation with the Arts can be found at metroplexcadillacdealers.com

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