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Hotel Dallas
Romania/USA, 2016, 75 min., Color and B/W, English and Romanian
Filmmaker Livia Ungur begins her mock documentary HOTEL DALLAS with a tour of Southfork Ranch. An absolute gem, the film has everything from the perspective that the TV show “Dallas” saved Romania in the 1980's, to the fact that oil—but not the Black Gold kind—brought liquidity to tycoons there.

Dynamic imagery of edifices from around the globe and beautiful landscapes not only reveal the similarities between cultures, but also bring to light the foundations of family and kinship as universal themes. Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang weave a tale of interviews, music videos, and downright good questions about the nature of being.

From Romania to Manhattan to Dallas, the story of HOTEL DALLAS is a beautiful comedy that truly turns the camera back onto the viewer—and society at large—making the audience a part of the story.
— Hunter Carson
Screenings
Director
Livia Ungur, Sherng-Lee Huang
Screenwriter
Livia Ungur, Sherng-Lee Huang
Producer
Sherng-Lee Huang
Music
Samuel Suggs
Cast
Patrick Duffy, Livia Ungur

Director Bio

Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang make up the wife-and-husband artist and filmmaking duo, Ungur & Huang. Together they create films, sculptures, installations and performance art. Ungur & Huang make their feature debut with the award-winning independent film, HOTEL DALLAS.
Screenings Co-presented by:
Dallas VideoFest
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