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USA Film Festival highlights local and national films for 48th edition

USA Film Festival highlights local and national films for 48th edition

Charlize Theron in Tully
Tully, starring Charlize Theron, will be the closing night film at the USA Film Festival on Sunday, April 29. Photo courtesy of Focus Features
Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain will appear at the USA Film Festival for a special tribute and screening of his 1977 film, The Last Wave on Saturday, April 28. Photo courtesy of USA Film Festival
Alyssa McKay and Ben Foster in Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace, Debra Granik's first film since 2010's Winter's Bone, will screen on Friday, April 27. Photo by Scott Green
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG
RBG, a documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will screen on Wednesday, April 25. Photo courtesy of IFC Films
Claire Danes and Jim Parsons in A Kid Like Jake
A Kid Like Jake, starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons, will screen on Saturday, April 28. Photo by Jon Pack, courtesy of IFC Films
Charlize Theron in Tully
Richard Chamberlain
Alyssa McKay and Ben Foster in Leave No Trace
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG
Claire Danes and Jim Parsons in A Kid Like Jake

The USA Film Festival has announced the schedule for its 48th annual edition, which will take place April 25-29 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.

Highlights will include a salute to actor Richard Chamberlain in conjunction with a special repertory screening of 1977's The Last Wave and an on-stage conversation with Chamberlain himself; a screening of Leave No Trace, writer/director Debra Granik's first film since 2010's Winter's Bone; and a closing night screening of Tully, starring Charlize Theron, written by Diablo Cody, and directed by Jason Reitman.

Other notable films will include a modern-day adaptation of Little Women starring Lea Thompson; the documentary RBG, which explores the incredible life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola; and The Gospel According to André, an intimate documentary profiling fashion guru André Leon Talley.

The festival will also feature appearances by Dallas' own Stephen Tobolowsky, who will host a short film showcase and a screening of his 2015 documentary, The Primary Instinct; writer Daniel Pearle, who will present his new film, A Kid Like Jake, based on his play and starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons; and director Dana Adam Shapiro and producer Carra Greenberg, who will present their documentary, Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

In all, the festival will feature 30 feature film screenings and short film programs. A big change to the festival this year is that, thanks to support from The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the festival’s sponsors, over half of the events will be free to attend.

A full schedule of films can be found on the festival website. Tickets for most paid screenings are $10. Tickets will go on sale on April 11 through www.ticketmaster.com/usaff, with advance purchases available through April 23. You can also purchase tickets by telephone at 214-631-2787.