This year’s Oak Cliff Film Festival, which starts Thursday, has more female-oriented content than ever before.
Here are a few female-forward events you don’t want to miss.
Crystal Moselle’s documentary “The Wolfpack,” about a reclusive, movie-obsessed New York City family, won the Sundance festival’s jury prize in 2015 and became a cult classic after it hit Netflix a couple of years ago. Her new film, “Skate Kitchen,” is a fictional narrative about female skateboarders in New York City. It stars eight real-life NYC skater girls, all of whom will be on hand for the 5:30 p.m. screening Saturday at the Texas Theatre.
Director Penelope Spheeris’ 1987 feature film “Dudes” never had much of a major release, and it was only available on VHS until a high-definition remaster this year. “The film, which features early cinematography from future three-time Oscar winner Robert Richardson and a fantastic punk/metal soundtrack, featuring The Vandals, Jane’s Addiction and Megadeth, exists in a late ’80’s ahead-of-its-time capsule.” Spheeris will attend the screening, 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Texas Theatre.
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1926 silent film gets the full OCFF treatment with a live score performed by George Sarah and a string quartet, featuring the Verdigris Ensemble. It starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Texas Theatre.
This documentary about Joan Jett screens at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Texas Theatre as part of the festival’s opening night.