Celebs honored at festival
Thursday, March 27th
Opening Night Gala Presentation of “Then She Found Me” and Presentation of AFI Dallas Star Awards
Who: Helen Hunt (Director)
Also attending – The AFI Dallas Star Award honoree Mickey Rooney
Also attending from the following premiere screenings – “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson”: Alex Gibney (dir.), “The Guitar”: Amy Redford (dir.), Saffron Burrows and Festival guests: Bill Paxton, Veronique Peck
The evening’s festivities will include the presentation of the festival’s second annual AFI Dallas Star Awards to Helen Hunt, Mickey Rooney.
When: Thursday, March 27th/red carpet entrances: 6:00-7:00pm, award presentations and film: 7:30PM
Where: The Majestic Theatre / 1925 Elm St. / Dallas, TX 75201 Followed by Opening Night Gala Party at the downtown Neiman Marcus location.
Friday, March 28th
Kick-off party at Victory Plaza and Dallas Premiere of The Visitor with Thomas McCarthy (dir.) and Richard Jenkins attending.
Saturday, March 29th
Fashion at the Park gala at Northpark Center and Dallas premiere of Assassination of a High School President with Brett Simon (Dir.), Reece Thompson, and Mischa Barton expected to attend.
Tuesday, April 1st
Centerpiece screening of “Snow Angels” at AMC NorthPark 15. Director David Gordon Green and star Sam Rockwell will be in attendance.
Thursday, April 3rd
Centerpiece screening of “What Just Happened?” at the Landmark Inwood Theater. Skedded to attend are director Barry Levinson, screenwriter Art Linson, and producer Todd Wagner
Wednesday, April 4th
Special screening of “What Just Happened?” at the Landmark Inwood Theater with Robert De Niro in attendance.
Thursday, April 5th
Closing night gala screening of “Battle in Seattle” starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson and Ray Liotta, with Harrelson and director Stuart Townsend in attendance at AMC NorthPark 15. In attendance Stuart Townsend (Dir.) Charlize Theron, Andre Benjamin, Woody Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Michelle Rodriguez
Friday, April 6th
Awards ceremony at W Dallas-Victory Park Hotel. Awards include Target narrative and documentary unrestricted cash prizes of $25,000. Other awards include the Best Texas Film; Best HD Feature; Best Earth Friendly Film; jury awards for Animation, Student Film and Shorts; and audience awards for narrative feature, documentary and short.