Today at DIFF: Day 11, April 22
Sunday is DIFF 2012′s wind-down day, when the DIFF staff and our hundreds of volunteers bask in the memory of some of the amazing appearances, events and films they’ve all made happen during the Festival’s 11 days.
But there’s still memories to be made with some notable last-day-only screenings, including SLACKER director Richard Linklater’s latest: the Carthage, Texas-filmed dark comedy BERNIE, starring Jack Black, Shirley Maclaine and Matthew Mcconaughey. Other highlights include Scott Thurman’s impressively balanced documentary THE REVISIONARIES, about the Texas State Board of Education’s power over national textbook content; Nadine Labaki’s cheeky culture-clash comedy WHERE DO WE GO NOW?, set in Lebanon; and Lawrence Kasdan’s new film, DARLING COMPANION, starring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest and Mad Men‘s Elizabeth Moss.
The day’s screening schedule begins at noon with a bonus screening of the winner of the Audience Award for Documentary Feature: Bess Kargman’s delightful examiniation of high-pressure ballet auditioning, FIRST POSITION. And DIFF 2012′s final showing is an encore of the Festival’s final Centerpiece Screening: Marius Markevicius’ sports-by-way-of-pollitics doc, THE OTHER DREAM TEAM, at 8 pm.
Visit the Prekindle Online Box Office and Festival Guide, for DIFF 2012 film synopses and showtimes. The Prekindle Main Box Office in Mockingbird Station (near Urban Taco and Victoria’s Secret [map] is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To purchase items by phone, call 972-707-0838.