DIFF 2017 Opening Night!
The 2017 Dallas International Film Festival will kick off with a spectacular Opening Night Celebration, supported by Downtown Dallas, Inc., on Thursday, March 30 at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.
The evening’s festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a star-studded Red Carpet, followed by a 50th anniversary screening of BONNIE AND CLYDE at the Dallas City Performance Hall. Academy Award-winning actress, Faye Dunaway, will be in attendance to accept her 2017 Dallas Star Award presented by the Dallas Film Society.
After the screening, Star Pass holders, Circle of Stars members and Festival sponsors are invited to the Opening Night reception with hors d’oeuvres, and drinks provided by our sponsors Stella Artois, Deep Eddy Vodka, Chloe Wine and Ava Grace Wine. With live entertainment from State Fair Records’ Bree and the Fellas.
DALLAS STAR AWARDBILL PAXTON (POSTHUMOUSLY)
Bill Paxton was an award-winning actor and filmmaker from Texas. In 1992, he landed his first leading role in ONE FALSE MOVE. Paxton went on to star in several hit films including ALIENS (1985), APOLLO 13 (1995), TWISTER (1996) and TITANIC (1997)
L.M. KIT CARSON
DAVID GORDON GREEN
This year’s L.M. Kit Carson Maverick Award Honoree is writer/director David Gordon Green. David Gordon Green’s debut feature, GEORGE WASHINGTON (2000) won the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and his second feature, ALL THE REAL GIRLS (2003) received a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
SHINING STAR AWARDZOEY DEUTCH
This year’s Shining Star Award Honoree is Zoey Deutch. Zoey Deutch is an actress known for VAMPIRE ACADEMY (2014), EVERYBODY WANTS SOME! (2016) and WHY HIM? (2016). Most recently, Zoey Deutch starred in two films selected at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, REBEL IN THE RYE and BEFORE I FALL.