<em>Burden</em>, the documentary about performance artist Chris Burden, screens Saturday at Dallas VideoFest

DVF29: Sunday

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

published Saturday, October 22, 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: Sunday, October 22, 2016



1 p.m., Angelika 2



Siggraph is the Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technology, and this year the fest presents highlights from SIGGRAPH’s 2016 Computer Animation Festival, now celebrating its 43rd year.



2:45 p.m., Angelika 2


A young, talented, and lonely long-distance runner twists her ankle as she prepares for the Olympic Trials and must do something she's never done before: take a day off. Star/cowriter/codirector Alexi Pappas, 2016 Rio Olympics athlete, will be in attendance.


Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story

5 p.m., Angelika 2

Community Partner: AMS Pictures 


Spencer Haywood went from picking cotton in rural Mississippi to being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Along the way he won Olympic Gold, married a supermodel, and had to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to overturn the NBA’s “four-year rule”.

Full Court parallels Haywood’s struggle with that of the Civil Rights movement, using archival film, photos and music, and interviews with such notable sports figures as Lenny Wilkins and Charles Barkley.  Haywood and director Martin Spirit will be in attendance.


Remembering Tracy Hicks

7:15 p.m., Angelika 2


Remembering Tracy Hicks is a 35-min. featurette about the retrospective exhibition and memorial celebration of a gentle man who was said to be as much a scientist as an artist. Longtime friend and gallery owner Kevin Vogel said, "His heart, his intelligence, his production was always true to his wanting to show how we as a people can improve." Director Mark Birnbaum will be in attendance.


The Texas Show

8:30 p.m., Angelika 2


As always, the Fest wraps up with a specially curated set of outstanding shorts:

Guillo by Abigal Hagan;

Control Room by Calvin Herbst;

Piece of Naan by Rijaa Nadeem; 

Ana by Lizzette Barrera Austin; 

Rashad Released by Fatimah Shadiah Jawad;

Divided Together Again by Christian Vasquez; 

Thread by Eric Clapp;

Wakinyan by Marin Lisius; 

A Song for Danny by Andrew Garbus


Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use

1 p.m., Angelika 3

Community Partner: Dallas Producers Association


“Fair Use” – the use of pre-existing music, film, photography or other media as part of a new work, without credit or compensation, is an essential and controversial subject for artists.  This documentary tries to clarify the issues through interviews with noted documentarians and legal experts, and clips from such famous examples as Room 237.



3 p.m., Angelika 3


Tim Marrinan and Richard Dewey’s documentary covers the strange 45-year career of eccentric performance artist Chris Burden, who has literally been shot, electrocuted and crucified for his art.


Unbroken Glass 

4:45 p.m., Angelika 3

Kartemquin 50 Year Celebration


From Kartemquin Films, Unbroken Glass is a documentary about filmmaker Dinesh Sabu's journey to understand his parents, who died 20 years ago when he was six years old. Traveling to India, Louisiana, California, and New Mexico, Dinesh pieces together the story of his mother's schizophrenia and how his family dealt with it in an age and culture where mental illness was often misunderstood, scorned and taboo.  Dinesh Sabu is scheduled to attend.


Black History Re-Imagined

6:45 p.m., Angelika 3


Two documentary short studies of African-American history:

Hymn of Two Cities explores the racial history of vacation hotspot Orlando, Florida and surroundings, set to the poetry of Dr. Stephen Caldwell Wright.

Juke: Passages From The Films of Spencer Williams.  Most of the nation only knew him as Andy in the early ‘50s TV sitcom Amos & Andy, but Spencer Williams was also a pioneer independent filmmaker of features for African-American audiences in the 1940’s, many of them shot in the Dallas area.  Director Thom Anderson mixes images from these movies – Blood of Jesus, Juke Joint, Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA and others – into a cinematic mosaic of black life of that decade. 


Ritual Beauty/Catching Up With the Yes Men

8 p.m., Angelika 3


Shorts Compilation:

Candlelight Vigil;

Huan Nuo Yuen;

Sacred Waters of Bali;


Edward Snowden;



Temple Shalom Softball: The First Inning

1 p.m., Angelika 7


This parody of Ken Burns’ Baseball chronicles the 40-year history of a men’s recreational softball league.  With narration by MLB Hall of Fame radio great Eric Nadel, and Brad Sham, radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys.  Director Randy Kramen in attendance.

Playing with Temple Shalom is the short Ball Is Life, from Director Terry Bluez.


Texas Filmmakers Showcase

2:15 p.m., Angelika 7


Shorts Compilation:

Breakfast in Bed;

Hit & Run;


Jenny & Tom;

Minor Setback;

More Than Four Hours;

Peor Es Nada;

Sound and Time


The Boy On The Train

4:15 p.m., Angelika 7


An American experimental film director, screening his new film in Budapest, meets one of the subjects of that film.  What starts as a simple chat over coffee turns into a road trip by turns comic and suspenseful.  Written and directed by Roger Deutsch.


Stories From the Edge

7:30 p.m., Angelika 7


Shorts compilation:

Paleta Power;

Little Match Girl;



Baba Yaga;

Split Decision


The Big Secret

7:30 p.m., Angelika 7

World Premiere


The latest documentary from five-time Emmy winner Alex Voss recounts his own personal journey to regain his health.  With the help of filmmaker and physician Susan Downs, MD, Voss looks at the history of medicine in the US and how wealth and power affect the decisions doctors make. Director in attendance.


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

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