DVF29: Saturday

Here's a look at Saturday highlights from the 29th Dallas VideoFest at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.

published Friday, October 21, 2016


Each day through Sunday, Oct. 23, TheaterJones will offer thoughts on suggested films to see at the 29th annual Dallas VideoFest at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. To see our preview of the festival, go here.


DVF29 Highlights: Saturday, October 22, 2016


Hoop Dreams (Director’s Cut)

1pm, Angelika 2

Kartemquin 50 Year Celebration

Director Steve James’ groundbreaking, three-hour 1994 documentary follows the lives of William and Arthur, two inner-city Chicago boys with dreams of the NBA as they try to make the college team.  Although it won many awards, its controversial failure to be nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar (it was nominated for Best Editing) resulted in an overhaul of the nominating process, so that now documentary filmmakers are eligible to vote in this category.  In attendance: Gordon Quinn, founder/producer of Kartemquin Films.


Rooster Teeth

4:45pm, Angelika 2

Spotlight Screening

The pioneering Austin studio responsible for such highly successful online series as Red vs. Blue presents episodes from two of its best, Connected and Day 5, Episode 1: Waking Nightmare.  Co-creators Josh Flanagan and Chris Demarais, and actor Blaine Gibson in attendance.


Tick Tick Tick with 60 Minutes 

7pm, Angelika 2

Stephanie Palewski, 60 Minutes editor for the last 17 years, will explain and demonstrate how a typical story is created—from concept to broadcast.


VR from NYT

9pm, Angelika 2

Doug Latino, Associate Publisher of the New York Times, demonstrates how the paper is moving into the new frontier of virtual reality newsgathering and delivery.


Performance Value Camp 

10:15pm, Angelika 2


Shorts compilation:

A Drag Queen For Kids;

The Prodigy;

Man Without a Country;

The Last Night;

Brinston: Free AF;

Cold City Heaven

Rebel Skeletal


The Love Witch 

11:30pm, Angelika 2

Community Partner: Women Texas Film Festival 

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, uses spells and potions to lure and seduce men.  When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.  Director Anna Biller pays homage to the exploitation/thriller classics of the ‘60s and ‘70s (think vintage Brian DePalma) with her vivid use of color.


Big D Mobile III 

1pm, Angelika 3


Shorts Compilation:

Dreams About Kimono;

The Act;

Lonely Logan;

Bubbles Don’t Lie;

The Moment;

Miracle of Hanukkah;


Wake Up;

Dancing in Hell;

Open Table;

The Bahian;


Happy Birthday Kevin;



Differently Abled Performers

2:30pm, Angelika 3 

Shorts Compilation:

First Person Singular with Roland Steel;

Deathblind Couple;

Ode to the Port;

Min Maestro;

White Cane


The Art of Directing: Frank Capra 

3:45pm, Angelika 3

World Premiere 

Two-time Emmy winning filmmaker Allan Holzman returns to Dallas VideoFest with more essential viewing for film buffs and students.  Filmed teaching a Master Class at the American Film Institute in 1977, Capra delves into his genius for directing such American classics as It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and It’s a Wonderful Life, working with famous actors and studio bosses, and winning three Academy Awards.  Director in Attendance.


How the News Got Made 

5:15pm, Angelika 3


Greetings from Amarillo 

7:15pm, Angelika 3


Director Chip Lord teams with Hayden Pedigo, a young musician and native of Amarillo, Texas to produce a live video portrait, with musical accompaniment, of the panhandle city that begins and ends at Cadillac Ranch.

Also in the program are What They Do There Cadillac Ranch 1974-1994.


The Power of Stories 

9:15pm, Angelika 3


Shorts Compilation:

Crystal Lake;

Happy F—ing Valentine’s Day;

The Adventures;

Roadside Assistance;


The Gabriella Order


The Cambodia Space Project—Not Easy Rock ‘N Roll 

11:15pm, Angelika 3

Community Partner:  Asian Film Festival of Dallas 

In 2009 wandering Australian musician Julien Poulson walks into a Phnom Penh karaoke bar and meets Srey Thy, a poor village girl who has dreamed of being a professional singer all her life.  The result is romance, and The Cambodian Space Project, a thrilling rock ‘n roll explosion that wows audiences from London to Sydney.   Marc Eberle directs this uplifting documentary.



1pm, Angelika 7

An experimental comedy/documentary using poetry and prose, and inspired by events in Germany in 1923 when right- and left-wing revolutionaries fought for the soul of Germany and the world.  Directed by Lee Murray and David Smith.


On Film 

2:30pm, Angelika 7


Shorts Compilation, focusing on filmmakers and film history:


Sweet Love;





3:45pm, Angelika 7

Chick Flicks

The inspirational true story of Heather Hardy, who rises above the gender inequalities in pro boxing to become a world champion.  Directed by Natasha Verman.


Chick Flicks

5:45pm, Angelika 7

Community Partner: Women in Film, Dallas


The 15th Annual Chick Flicks Festival is a compilation of outstanding shorts from female filmmakers from Texas and the world:

Bossman by Theresa Varga;

Hummingbird & Crane by Veronica Rodriguez;

Priyanath by Anietie Antia-Obong;

Door by Andrea Schmitz;

Spunkle by Lisa Donato;

Muscle by Heidi Miami Marshall;

Undertow by Shelley Brandon;

Le Petite Mort by Anna Maria Alaimo


A Different Perspective

8:45pm, Angelika 7


Shorts Compilation:

Please Forgive My Pain;

The Itching;


Like a Photograph;

Molly Blooms;

Confessions of a Breastimator;

Two Landscapes;

Chasing Light


Reinventing the Image 

10:15pm, Angelika 7


Shorts Compilation:

When You Awake;

Mining the Mother Lode;


Random Access Archive No. 1;

So’s Nephew;

Push Pull;

Some Dark Place;

An Errand of Hip and Chin;

Electric Pilgrims;

A Long Way From Home;

Wintry Mix Ep. II: Las Posadas;

De Los Muertos;

Long Departure;

Dead Mall;



All screenings at Angelika Film Center Dallas, Mockingbird Station, 5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206 Thanks For Reading

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