Bayard & Me

Walter Naegle’s boyfriend, Bayard Rustin, was a famous civil rights activist 30 years Walter’s senior. In the 1980s, Bayard decided to adopt Walter for legal protection. This love story is about a time when gay marriage was inconceivable.

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Beach Rats
Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer. With his father dying and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his home life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences.
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BEFORE I FALL Screening & Conversation with Shining Star Award Honoree Zoey Deutch

Join us for a FREE Screening of BEFORE I FALL, followed by a conversation with the film's star and our 2017 Dallas Film Society Shining Star Award Honoree, Zoey Deutch.

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Berlin Syndrome

Australian tourist Clare travels to Berlin to photograph East German architecture and meets Andi, a handsome but brooding schoolteacher. After a brief erotic fling, Clare tries to leave, but Andi isn’t ready to let go. She soon finds herself held prisoner in his locked apartment, cut off from the outside world. As her ordeal unfolds, Clare cycles between reasoning with her captor, surrendering to his obsessions, and plotting her escape. Adapted by director Shaun Grant from Melanie Joosten’s 2011 novel, BERLIN SYNDROME is psychologically acute and uncommonly observant to the shifting power dynamics between captor and prisoner.

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The Big Spoon

Mallory and her long-term boyfriend Ben are looking forward to having the house to themselves, until Mallory’s flighty roommate comes home early with a surprise lover in tow. Four people in one tiny house proves more stressful than anyone bargained for and each has to decide which relationships are worth holding onto and which are not.

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Bill's Records

Bill’s Records is a short documentary about the current life of 72 year old Bill Wisener, record store proprietor of 42 years, and his massive and unwieldy collection of records.

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Black Holes

Dave is about to lead the first mission to Mars when he’s teamed up with a sentient melon, who claims to be the reincarnation of a fashion designer, upstaging his big moment and driving him to the brink of madness.

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Bomb City

Based on the true story of Brian Deneke, BOMB CITY is a crime-drama about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice.

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BOMB CITY: Narrative Feature Audience Award Winner

Audience members cast ballots for best Narrative Feature after screenings. The 2017 Dallas International Film Festival Audience Awards are Presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation.

The Narrative Feature Award Winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize courtesy of the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation.

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