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.
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.
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.
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.
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.