Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Free Tickets to Dallas Video Festival

My short experience at last year's Dallas Video Festival was great, and fortunately for you, the nice people running it this year have decided to hook us up with a couple pairs of tickets to the 2007 festival. I know I know, it already started. But what can you do? If you want these tickets, just email any time between now and 6pm this afternoon. Just put "video fest" in the subject line, and we'll pick two winners randomly.

1. The first winner will get the Grand Prize Package, which is an all access pass to the entire video festival (this includes a showing of a series of short works by David Lynch on Friday, which I'm really excited about).

2. The second will win the Music Package, which will grant you admission to any and all of the following films (I wonder what that DFW Punk thing will be like? Sounds interesting.):

8 Bit
Friday, August 3 at 8:00 PM
Dallas Theater Center
A melange of rocumentary, art expose, and culturecritical investigation, 8 Bit is a hybrid documentary examining the influence of video games on contemporary culture and artistic expression. Dallas-based Tree Wave appears in the film.

Rolling Like a Stone
Thursday, August 2 at 10:00 PM
Dallas Theater Center
Stefan Berg looks up some of the locals seen in an
old film from 1965, taken at a private party for the
Rolling Stones in Sweden. Forty years later, see how these beautiful people on the edge of the pop scene turned out.

Air Guitar Nation
Sunday, August 5 at 2:00 PM
Dallas Theater Center
Air Guitar Nation documents the birth of the US Air
Guitar Championships and the experiences of the contestants to become the first World Air Guitar Champion from the United States. The directorial debut of Alexandra Lipsitz, a former prodcuer of “Project Runway.”

DFW Punk
Sunday, August 5 at 8:00 PM
Dallas Theater Center
Featuring interviews with Bobby Soxx, Barry Cuda and
MC 900 Ft Jesus, Laura Tabor-Huerta,,s DFW Punk documents the DFW punk scene from the early years in the late 1970s to the middle years in the late 1990s.

Black White + Gray (shown with "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
Saturday, August 4 at 4:00PM
Dallas Theater Center
An examination of the life of Sam Wagstaff, an influential curator, collector, and force in the art world, this film explores Wagstaff’s particularly strong bonds with Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. Director James Crump has served as curator of photography at the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research.
Shown with a filmed interpretation of Patti Smith's cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit, a song originally recorded by Nirvana, from experimental documentarian Jem Cohen.


Blogger Sam Machkovech said...

Air Guitar Nation also counts Clark Vogeler as one of its editors, best known for Project Runway, Project Greenlight and, er, guitar in the Dallas band Funland.

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahah. thanks for the informatative. "Smells Like Teens Spirit, a song originally recorded by Nirvana."

1:59 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

oh damn. i want to see 8 bit. toooo bad i'll be playing a show.

4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dallas Video Fest features some great stuff this year including:

2 films from the local indie production company Nouvelle Mode
"Giant"-the infamous cross dressing Albatross music video and "Go Out In Style"- a satire on 1950's married life
Both play on Sunday

The Lynch shorts are all great.

A short from Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin called "Brand Upon The Brain" anyone who's seen any Maddin films (Saddest Music In The World, etc.) know that it won't dissapoint.

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"2 films from the local indie production company Nouvelle Mode"

this hardly qualifies as great stuff

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 12:43 check the films out then give your opinion.

Such positive comments on these boards.

1:02 PM  
Blogger amandacobra said...

the rolling stones-related one sounds really intriguing. i always wonder when i see pictures of things like a record release party from 1983 or an art show in 1968 or whatever where everyone's dressed extravagantly and drinking and dancing what happens to those people decades later.

see, i can say nice things too!

2:01 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

I loved this last year. Off the Grid doc was tops.

7:48 PM  

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