The USA Film Festival announced the schedule for the 44th annual festival, taking place April 22 to 27, 2014. Actor, author and native Dallasite Stephen Tobolowsky returns to his home town (and the USA Film Festival) to host the program. All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.
Program highlights include:
Actor/writer/director John Turturro will present his new film Fading Gigolo
Noted sound editor Mark Levinson will present his new documentary Particle Fever
Academy Award®-winning sound editor Ron Judkins will present his film Finding Neighbors
Superstar wine expert Charlie Arturaolo will present the new film El Camino Del Vino (“The Ways of Wine”) in which he stars
36th annual National Short Film & Video Competition (an Academy-qualified program); the 2014 National Jury includes: writer/producer Paul Marcarelli; actor/writer/director Catherine Dent; actor/writer/director Christina Beck; actor/director/producer Charles Haid; and actor/writer Elisabeth Harmon
Stephen Tobolowsky hosts a free program of narrative short films and filmmakers (featuring several actors making their short film debuts, including Tim Guinee with The One Armed Man, Henry Ian Cusick with Dress, and Eden Sher with The Suitcase); Several additional short film compilation programs will be presented (Narrative, Nonfiction, Student, Animation) at no admission cost
Community Showcase programs featuring short films with ties to Texas (including a special nod to Dallas actor Larry Jack Dotson) and the works of area students
Tributes to Master Artists:
Salute to actor Ed Harris with screening of writer/director Michael Berry’s new film Frontera (The Ed Harris Tribute will include a film clip compilation program hosted by actor/director Charles Haid)
Salute to actor Carol Kane with screening of her new film Clutter (The Carol Kane Tribute will include a film clip compilation program)
Salute to actor Fionnula Flanagan with screenings of two of her new films Tasting Menu and Life’s a Breeze
Salute to actor Linda Gray (The Linda Gray Tribute will include a film clip compilation and on-stage conversation hosted by FOX4 news anchor Clarice Tinsley; Honorary Chairman for the evening is Caroline Rose Hunt)
Salute to actor Morgan Fairchild (The Morgan Fairchild Tribute will include a film clip compilation and on-stage conversation hosted by fellow native Dallasite and actor Stephen Tobolowsky and actor/producer Corbin Bernsen.
The Festival will also reveal a sneak peek of footage from the trio’s new film project.) Salute to actor Peter Riegert with screening of new short film The Walk