Aviation Cinemas will host the inaugural Oak Cliff Film Festival June 14-17 at the Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater, Bishop Arts Theater and the Belmont Hotel. Sponsors include Bolsa, Mesa, Eno’s, Oddfellows, Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. and the Belmont. The festival accepts local, regional, national and international films. Follow updates on Twitter @filmoakcliff and on the Oak Cliff Film Festival’s Facebook page.
Artwork from 60 Kessler School children is on display at the Oak Cliff Bank Tower, 400 S. Zang, through the end of December. The office building’s managing partner, Ralph Isenberg, is an art collector and invited the students to create work for the building’s lobby.
Uplift Education opened a new charter school in Oak Cliff this school year. Pinnacle Prep is at 753 W. Illinois and serves students in kindergarten and first grade. It will grow to be a K-5 school that feeds into a planned Uplift Education upper school in downtown Dallas. The school received financial donations from Harold Simmons and the Rees-Jones Foundation.