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Where to See the Best Fireworks in Dallas This Fourth of July

North Texans are not lacking for options when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July. There are more than a dozen parades, festivals, hot dog-eating contests, cookouts, concerts, and other Uncle Sam-approved activities marking Independence Day throughout the Dallas area.

Of course, it wouldn’t be America’s birthday without candles, and the sky will be positively lit up this year with fireworks shows throughout the Fourth of July weekend. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites:

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Your Guide to the Final Weekend of the 2016 Dallas International Film Festival

We head into the final weekend of the 10th annual Dallas International Film Festival with a lot of good (and, admittedly, some not-so-good) movies in the rearview mirror, and many more right ahead of us. The Dallas Film Society hands out awards tonight during a swanky affair at the Highland Dallas Ballroom, and the winning films will screen again Saturday and Sunday.

It’s worth giving special attention to a noon Saturday screening of Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven. Cinematographer Edward Lachman, who distinguished himself working on number of Haynes’ films, will be on hand for a Q&A after the movie. Stick around after that for Two-Lane Blacktop with DIFF honoree and renowned “maverick director” Monte Hellman.

You’ve got three more days to spend happily holed up in a movie theater — Enjoy them. Here’s our guide to what’s showing this weekend, along with reviews of the films we’ve already seen.

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Today at the Dallas International Film Festival (4/21/16)

With the USA Film Festival moving in tonight, the rest of the DIFF screenings from here on out will be split between the Alamo Drafthouse on Lamar and the Angelika. If you haven’t yet been to the new-ish Alamo in the Cedars, here’s your chance — It’s a lovely theater.

DIFF highlights this evening include a centerpiece screening of Other People, a Sundance darling by an SNL writer starring Molly Shannon, and Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, Werner Herzog’s metaphysical investigation into the internet. Here’s what to see today along with reviews of the films we’ve already seen.

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Today at the Dallas International Film Festival (4/20/16)

The Dallas International Film Festival has a neighbor: The USA Film Festival, which begins tonight with a dinner event before its screenings start in earnest tomorrow at the Angelika. Is this town big enough for two notable film festivals to coexist without tearing a hole in the space-time continuum, or without at least creating a series of awkward moments? Yes, probably. It should be fine.

Some DIFF screenings will take place at the still new-ish Alamo Drafthouse in the Cedars beginning Thursday, but as for today, the festival will still have plenty of elbow room at the Angelika. Tonight’s special DIFF programming is a 20th anniversary showing of Late Bloomers.

What did we think of the locally-made film Three Days in August? Is that better or worse than Five Nights in Maine? What is a demimonde? These answers and more in “Today at the Dallas International Film Festival.” Check back here for more daily updates and reviews from the festival.

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Today at the Dallas International Film Festival (4/19/16)

The 10th annual Dallas International Film Festival marches on. Highlights of today’s slate of movies include a short about a 90-year-old Jewish woman trying bacon for the first time, and Dheepan, the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Here’s what’s showing today, along with reviews of the films we’ve already seen. Check back here for daily updates and reviews from the festival.

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