A ‘lost’ film by Sunset High School graduate Terry Southern, a throwback to ’80s computer programming, a Levon Helm documentary and BobCat Goldthwait’s latest directorial effort are all on the schedule for the Oak Cliff Film Festival.
The second-annual festival, June 6-7, takes place at venues including the Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater and the Bishop Arts Theater Center, among other Oak Cliff locations.
“End of the Road” is Southern’s overlooked 1970 film that Steven Soderbergh pulled out of obscurity last year, convincing Warner Bros. to release it on DVD. Southern’s son, Nile, will present the film.
“Computer Chess” is a feature about man versus machine shot entirely on old-school film. “If you were to go out and shoot a film in 1983, this is exactly what it would look like,” says festival co-founder Eric Steele.
“Aint in It for My Health,” is the documentary about Levon Helm, the musician and actor who died of cancer last year. It was filmed in 2008 and released this spring.
The festival’s closing night will bring BobCat Goldthwait and his latest film, “Willow Creek.” It’s a bigfoot horror flick.
The weekend also includes a block of music videos at El Sibil, a couple of movies with Russian themes, Cinema 16 and a secret screening presented by Fort Worth native David Lowery.
Other events include a bike treasure hunt from Bike Friendly Oak Cliff nad New Belgium Brewery, an awards ceremony at Four Corners Brewery and a concert from Charlie Sexton. Find the full schedule here.
All-access VIP badges cost $175, otherwise, tickets to each event are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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