Munich to fete DiCillo

Fest to play all films from director-scribe

COLOGNE — Tom DiCillo will be honored with a showcase at this year’s Munich Film Fest, which starts June 24.

DiCillo, born 1953 in North Carolina, has been a frequent guest at the German fest, which stated that no other director except Richard Linklater has been invited more often to its American Independents section. Four of DiCillo’s pics have had their German premiere at the fest.

This time around, all films made by DiCillo as helmer or playwright over a span of 30 years will be featured at the fest’s Retrospektive sidebar. He will also hold a public Q&A at the festival center, Gasteig.

DiCillo, whose films include “Johnny Suede,” the first starring role for Brad Pitt, and Steve Buscemi starrer “Living in Oblivion,” said in an interview with the fest that he has three self-penned scripts waiting to be filmed.

“There is nothing more depressing to a director than having a script lying in a drawer,” he quipped.