Oak Cliff Film Festival

Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

The Oak Cliff Film Festival will include 23 feature-length films, with 15 of them having their Texas premiere. The festival also includes 34 short films, opening and closing night parties, live streamed filmmaking workshops, and live music events with Austin’s Montopolis and Mexican Summer recording artist Hayden Pedigo.

Headlining the festival will be opening night film Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), a documentary directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots. Part music film, part historical record, Summer of Soul was created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion in the summer of 1969 in Harlem. The screening will include a Q/A with the film's producers hosted by Grammy winning artist Shaun Martin and followed by an in-theater soul DJ set by DJ Jay Clipp.

Other notable films will include Mogul Mowgli, starring recent Oscar nominee Riz Ahmed; a silent film / live score drive-in of the 1916 western, The Return of Draw Egan, with live score accompaniment by Austin’s Montopolis featuring the music of Ennio Morricone; the 4K restoration of the lost Dennis Hopper punk classic Out of the Blue; the Texas local election documentary, Kid Candidate; a free 35th anniversary screening of David Byrne's Texas-set True Stories; and more.

Venues for the festival will include the historic Texas Theatre, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Kessler Theater, and numerous other venues.

Go to the festival website for a full schedule of events.



Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208


Free-$20 per screening; $175 for festival badge.
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.
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