DIFF LOOKS SOUTH OF THE BORDER: A little later today, I’ll post my Tuesday picks for the Dallas International Film Festival. But today’s biggest event is the fest’s celebration of Mexican cinema in honor of Mexico’s bicentennial, which will happen at the Latino Cultural Center. Mexican filmmakers have become more and more influential on the international scene in the past few years. Guillermo Arriaga, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu have all made their mark. “They tried not to make American films,” Dallas Film Society chairman Michael Cain tells dallasnews.com. “They decided to create things that were from their heart and in their own style. They found their voice.”
ON THE TOUR BUS: A few big-name shows have announced North Texas dates. The reincarnated Lilith Fair, which includes locals Erykah Badu, Norah Jones and Kelly Clarkson, concludes Aug. 16 at Superpages.com Center. Rush will perform Moving Pictures in its entirety on Sept. 26, also at Superpages. Not to be outdone, Roger Waters will play all of The Wall at the AAC on Nov. 21. On that same day, David Gilmour will be busy stacking his money in very high piles.
SING, SING, SING: Are you all giddy about Glee‘s return to television tonight? (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) If so, you’re not alone. In fact, a group of UNT students love the show so much that they formed the UNT Glee Club, which will stage its debut performance on campus May 7. “I wanted to see students like us doing exactly what they’re doing. Contemporary music,” UNT senior Jose Coira tells dfw.com. Coira formed the club after the show’s fall finale. Among the songs the group is rehearsing are Queen’s “Somebody to Love” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”