A little later today, I’ll fill you in on last night’s centerpiece screening of The Burning Plain, the directorial debut of Babel writer Guillermo Arriaga. But until then, consider these options as you plan your AFI day:
Valentino: The Last Emperor – Raves met this portrait of the famed fashion designer when it played at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The fact that it’s playing at the epicenter of Dallas fashion makes it all the more appropriate. 7:30 p.m., NorthPark
The Other Side of Paradise – Dallas’ Justin Hilliard directs his wife, Arianne Martin, in this Texas roadtrip movie about a woman who sets off with her brother and friend to find out the truth about her family history. 10:15 p.m., Magnolia
Texas Avery Award Presentation – Henry Selick, the director of such classics as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and this year’s Coraline, picks up the award named for the famed animator. 7 p.m., Nasher Sculpture Center. Look for an interview with Selick later today on Art&Seek.