Apologies for just now getting to this, but the USA Film Festival announced its schedule Thursday afternoon. (I skipped out early yesterday to speak at a friend’s SMU journalism class. Note to self: add “college lecturer” to resume.)
The festival will be held April 28 – May 2 at the Angelika Film Center, which has been home to much of the current Dallas International Film Festival. Upon first glance, some of the highlights are:
Harry Brown – Michael Caine plays a widower whose neighborhood is overrun with crime. And while he may be getting older these days, he’s still spry enough to deliver a little vigilante justice. (April 28, 7 p.m.)
Ondine – Neil Jordan directs fellow Irishman Colin Farrell in this story of a fisherman who finds a woman trapped in one of his fishing nets. What starts out as a Disyneyesque romance turns dark when a figure from the woman’s past shows up. (April 30, 7 p.m.)
His Name is Bob – Filmmakers Lisa Johnson, J. Sebastian Lee and Heather Lee spent six years documenting the life of an East Dallas homeless man who’s got a lifetime of stories to tell. (April 30, 7 p.m.)
We’ll have a more in-depth preview as we get closer to the festival. Until then, you can check out the entire lineup here.