Thursday, March 22, 2007

AFI Dallas International Film Festival

Never heard of it? That's because tonight is the official launch of its maiden voyage. Get your last minute opening night invitation (if you're in driving distance of the DFW area) and be part of Dallas film history. Or, be able to say you were here when AFI Dallas began.

With more than 190 features, documentaries, shorts, panels, parties, and special events over the ten day period, AFI Dallas is aspiring to compete with Austin for serious cinephiles. This is a not only a creative accomplishment for Dallas, but an economic one, especially for those local supporters and corporate sponsors who expect to attract commerce and tourism to Big D. Many of the screenings taking place in the downtown Arts District.

The AFI Dallas Blog posts regular updates on schedules and screenings. Among opening night guests are Sydney Pollack and Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Yeah, you know Pollack's films and the Bermans' lyrics.

Yes, you do.

Do too.

So, ya going?

Well, what are you doing the rest of your life?

Alan and Marilyn Bergman

No comments: