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AFI Dallas: Weekend Picks


by Stephen Becker 27 Mar 2009

What sounds good for this weekend at the AFI? Here’s what I recommend: Saturday Rock Prophecies – If you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll and photography, this doc is for you. It follows the career of concert photographer Robert Knight as he captures some of the lasting images of rock, including some of the […]

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Sleet/Snow is part of the North Texas College Showcase on Saturday.

Sleet/Snow is part of the North Texas College Showcase on Saturday.

What sounds good for this weekend at the AFI? Here’s what I recommend:

Saturday

Rock Prophecies – If you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll and photography, this doc is for you. It follows the career of concert photographer Robert Knight as he captures some of the lasting images of rock, including some of the last photos of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. 4 p.m., Magnolia

The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow’s narrative film about an elite bomb squad in Iraq has intensity to burn. Bigelow will be on hand to receive the AFI Dallas Star Award. 7:30 p.m., Magnolia

North Texas College Showcase – More than a dozen films made by local college directors will play. Sleet/Snow out of UT-Arlington is one of my favorite films of the festival. 9:45 p.m., NorthPark

Sunday

Booker T. Washington Shorts – What are the student filmmakers at Dallas’ arts magnate school up to? Here’s your chance to find out. 12:15 p.m., Magnolia

R.I.P.: A Remix Manifesto – Where do you draw the line between copyright protection and artists’ creativity? This doc from Canada attempts to answer that question as it follows mash-up artist Girl Talk. 9 p.m., NorthPark

Bollywood Beats – India comes to town in this locally-produced story of a dancer who takes on an unruly class of recruits. It screens as part of the Texas Competition, and you can read Jerome Weeks’ review here. 3:30 p.m., NorthPark

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  • J.W.

    Just to clarify, it’s actually the Sleet/Snow trailer that shows in the North Texas College Showcase. The actual film is part of the Student Shorts program Saturday at 7:15 PM, and again Sunday at 4 PM.

  • Stephen Becker

    Ah – sorry for the confusion, J.W. Well in that case, i say go to the college showcase for the trailer, but definitely see the film at the Student Shorts program – it’s the perfect example of how you can have a meaningful story and defined characters in under 15 minutes.

  • Laura

    So far I’ve seen about 10 movies since the festival started. I wish it would go for a longer period of time.

    I try to keep up. I like to check The Daily Mustang’s coverage. They have great pictures of opening night with Brody.

    http://www.smudailymustang.com/?p=10227