Ok y’all…how many of you have participated in a Film Festival?  If your answer is never, I’m going to help you change that answer!  Get ready for some Fabulous Festing Big D Style!
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Fabulous Festing Big D Style

Local film nonprofit Dallas Film Society (DFS) is proud to announce its annual film festival, returning to Dallas from Friday, October 14 to Thursday, October 20. I LOVE these folks….each year, they bring to Dallas absolutely fantastic films you can’t easily see anywhere else.  I introduced you to my friend, Artistic Director James Faust, in this post.
This year, for the first time ever, all all Fabulous Festing Big D Style and screenings at the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) will take place at The Alamo Drafhouse in Richardson.  


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Fabulous Festing B D Style Dallas Film Festival Q&A

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The 2022 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) will host over 60 screenings of films and a series of Special Events.
For all you Film Festival Newbies, below are some tips to fully enjoy every aspect of this Fabulous Festing Big D Style opportunity:
  • Buy a Pass. Choose from STAR, FESTIVAL, STUDENT/SENIOR, RUSH or SHORTS Pass levels. If you have questions about what passes get you into which screenings, CLICK HERE. This is the easiest, user-friendly way to fest, AND Pass holders get into the theater before ticket holders!  LOVE!
  • Once you have your pass, click here to plan which films and events you’d like to attend.
  • You can also purchase individual tickets by clicking here. Add tickets to your cart and check out! Pick your tickets up at the DIFF Box Office at least one hour in advance of your screening time.


TIP #2:  WHAT’S A Q&A?

  • Following each screening, don’t jump up and head to the exit, because something awesome is about to happen!
  • There’s always a Q&A with folks connected to each film.  Directors, Producers, Cast members are in Dallas to talk about their film, and answer questions from the audience.
  • Apart from seeing films you might not have access to otherwise, THIS is what makes a Film Festival so amazing.  Up-close and personal interaction with the creatives behind the films.


Fabulous Festing Big D Style has been goin’ on in my life since 2011.  What am I planning to see this year???  My top three:


Corsage:  Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, ‘Sisi’ celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elizabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna.


The Lost King:  An amateur historian defies the academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III’s remains, which were lost for over 500 years.


Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues:  An intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary honors Armstrong’s legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States.


Fabulous Festing B D Style Dallas Film Festival Will Evans on red carpet



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Y’all…I can’t encourage this Fabulous Festing Big D Style event highly enough.  In this post, I shared with you my favorite documentary films, and many of them I experienced first at the Dallas International Film Festival.  Support The Art of Film…and get out there and Fest!!!

This post is in collaboration with the Dallas Film Society.  All opinions are my own.



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