Oak Cliff Film Festival

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Sly Stone in Summer of Soul
Sly Stone in Summer of Soul 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.

Event Details

When

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Where

The Wild Detectives
314 W. 8th St.
Dallas, TX 75208

Turner House
401 N. Rosemont Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208

Bishop Arts Theatre Center
215 S. Tyler St.
Dallas, TX 75208

The Kessler
1230 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208

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

Ticket Info

Free-$20 per screening; $175 for festival badge.