Oak Cliff Film Festival celebrates Talking Heads, ‘The Dog,’ early film

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“Dog Day Afternoon”

New wave makes a presence in the third annual Oak Cliff Film Fest.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Johnathan Demme’s Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense,” and the festival, June 19-20, is celebrating it.

Among this year’s offerings is a 5:45 p.m. Saturday screening of that documentary.

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The festival also includes a screening of “Dog Day Afternoon,” followed by “The Dog,” a documentary about John Wojtowicz, the bank robber who inspired that 1975 Sydney Lumet film starring Al Pacino. P.F. Kluge, who wrote a story about Wojtowicz for Life magazine in 1971, will be on hand for the screening.

Eadweard Muybridge, a photographer born in 1830 who is considered a pioneer of moving images, is the inspiration for this year’s festival. A 35-mm repertory print of Thom Andersen’s 1975 film “Zoopraxographer,” an exploration of Eadweard Muybridge’s life and work, screens on the last day of the festival.

The Dallas premiere of “To Be Tekei,” a documentary about “Star Trek” actor and awesome dude on the Internet George Tekei, opens the festival on Thursday night.

The festival also includes many more films, workshops, live music, parties, a bicycle scavenger hunt and more. See the full schedule here.

VIP passes cost $175, and individual screenings cost $10. Volunteer at the festival and receive two free screening tickets for every shift worked.

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