Interview with First Position Director Bess Kargman

25 05 2012

One of the best documentaries of 2012 is a look into the ballet competition, Youth American Grand PrixFirst Position tells the story of a group of young dancers who’s lives are immersed in much more then just ballet.  Director Bess Kargman chats about her reasons for making the film, her push for diversity thru the casting, and a call for non-ballet folks to check out this award-winning documentary.  Click thru for the video interview taken at DIFF 2012.

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DIFF After Hours with PSD: Just Another Tuesday Night

27 04 2012

Words by Kara Brock

I’ve heard that movie stars’ big night out on the town is Tuesday nights because all the average people are at home resting up for work the next day. And maybe that is why last Tuesday night was the night to party at DIFF. It started, of course, at the Angelika at Mockingbird Station seeing Sironia.

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DIFF 2012 Star Award Honoree Bernie Pollack

26 04 2012

Veteran Costume Designer and fashion consultant to the stars Bernie Pollack was graciously awarded a DIFF 2012 Star Award this past week.  We were able to not only chat with Bernie on the Red Carpet, but also caught his story-filled Panel at the Nasher Sculpture Center this past Saturday.  Click thru for a few of the amazing tales from Bernie’s life.

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DIFF 2012 – RoboCop talks UNT Jazz, Literacy, and the Power of Education

24 04 2012

DIFF 2012 welcomed a huge group of talent and crew for the 25th Anniversary Screening of Robocop at the Texas Theatre.  Yep, that is James Faust aka RoboFaust!  Click thru for our wonderfully fun interview with Robocop himself, Peter “Cool” Weller.

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DIFF 2012 – My Way Q & A with Director Kang Je-Kyu

23 04 2012

This year DIFF 2012 did a wonderful job showcase the world-wide appeal of the festival.  The South Korean Spotlight shined brightly with My Way taking home the Narrative Feature Audience Award.  Click thru for the Q & A that followed the film’s Tuesday evening screening and for more information on this gripping tale from South Korean Director Je-kyu Kang.

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DIFF 2012 – DFS Honors Red Carpet Interviews and Award Winners

23 04 2012

The DIFF 2012 DFS Honors didn’t happen anywhere near this rooftop view of Downtown Dallas, but it dig bring some fine folks to our fair city!!  Click thru for Red Carpet Interviews with Texas Avery Animation Award recipient Glen Keane, Star Award Honorees Gabourey Sidibe & Bernie Pollack and a special guest interview with producer Ronald L. Schwary.   Also check out the awesome award winners from the 6th Dallas International Film Festival.

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DIFF 2012: Sight and Sound

20 04 2012

Two of my great loves in this life are music and film. This year’s festival has done an outstanding job of showcasing films that celebrate my two favorite art forms.

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