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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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Today at the Dallas International Film Festival (4/18/16)

After the flurry of opening weekend (read our reviews) screenings and special events, the Dallas International Film Festival takes something of a breather today. There’s still plenty to see, including a 50th anniversary showing of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Here are the rest of the films showing today, along with reviews for the ones we’ve already seen. Check back here for daily updates and reviews from the festival, which continues through Sunday.

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Today at the Dallas International Film Festival (4/17/16)

We are rolling. The Nasher hosts two panels early this afternoon: One on the topic of virtual reality technology, the other on filmmakers making the leap from independent films to big-budget pictures. It’s a subject Dallas director and panelist David Lowery is intimately familiar with.

Special programming at Dallas City Performance Hall includes two showcases of shorts made by North Texas high school students, and the screening of the much-buzzed-about Towera dynamic documentary about the sniper who killed 16 people from the University of Texas Tower in Austin in 1966.

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

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

The Dallas International Film Festival keeps rolling with a full day of programming at the Angelika and at Dallas City Performance Hall, which hosts a 2 pm performance as the Dallas Winds pay tribute to the music of composer John Williams. A special screening of E.T. follows, and at 7:30 pm, the first episode of the filmed-in-Dallas TV show Queen of the South premieres at the downtown venue.

Klyde Warren Park also gets in on the action this evening with a free screening of Labyrinthpreceded by a David Bowie look-alike contest. And at the Highland Dallas Ballroom, a panel on crowdfunding for independent filmmakers, and another panel about the Austin Film Society’s grant application process.

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

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