Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dallas VideoFest 26: Satellite Locations, Events, Programs

Now that Fantastic Fest is winding down, we wanted to highlight the upcoming events that the festival will be having before, and during its run at the Alamo Drafthouse. I know I'll be personally attending a lot of these, especially that NoiseFold performance. For information on the movies being showcased, you can check out our post here

Dallas VideoFest 26:
Satellite Locations, Events, Programs
DALLAS, September 25, 2013 – The Video Association of Dallas celebrates the films of the Dallas VideoFest Oct. 9-13, 2013 — Starting on Friday, October 4 with Expanded Cinema, the VideoFest will have a number of satellite events that will be taking place at various venues around Dallas.
“Even though we are spending the bulk of the VideoFest in Richardson at the Alamo Drafthouse, we will have events, special programming, and films in various other places around town starting with Expanded Cinema on the Omni Hotel downtown Dallas, which can be seen wherever you can see the Omni Hotel. Expanded Cinema almost takes on a deeper meaning since we have films and film-related events happening at various locations around town like the DMA, Gilley’s and the Texas Theatre,” said Bart Weiss, founder and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest.
The online schedule is available:
Satellite Events Surrounding the Dallas VideoFest 26
Summarized List of DVF26 events by dates and locations:

Fri Oct 4
8 pm
EXPANDED CINEMA View of Downtown Dallas

Expanded Cinema 2: MultipliCity is a program of 13 new video art works curated by Mona Kasra, shown wrapping the 193 x 999-foot LED screen outside of the Omni Dallas Hotel, complimented by an audio simulcast on radio station 91.7 FM-KXT. Expanded Cinema can be seen from wherever the Omni is visible. It’s best viewed from the south side of downtown. Bring a lawn chair.
The official DVF26 public watching party is at Hickory House Barbecue, 600 S Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX; (214) 747-0758.
An after party for Expanded Cinema will be at The Texas Theatre at 9:30 pm.

Sat Oct 5
1 pm-4 pm
Animation Workshop
Dallas Museum of Art1717 N Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
The Video Association of Dallas and the DMA’s Center for Creative Connections are co-presenting a stop-motion animation workshop from for children 8-12 years of age.  Teams of 5 will work together to write, shoot and edit their animation, which will be shown at VideoFest 26. The class is free and class size is very limited. Advance registration required:

Wed, Oct. 9
7 pm-11 pm
Opening Night Film Event—TRUE TALES
Gilley's Dallas1135 S Lamar St 
Dallas, TX 75215

Opening Night of the Dallas VideoFest will be a party with the premiere film screening of TRUE TALES, an AMS Pictures original production, at the center. TRUE TALES centers on the remembrances of Nancy Myers.
Shunning the press for nearly 50 years, Nancy Myers—the top-billed stripper “Tammi True” in Jack Ruby's Carousel Club in 1963—is finally ready to reveal what she knows about Ruby’s motives. With a pre-show live performance by Ruby Revue, Texas’ Premier Burlesque and Variety Show, Tammi True will do a Q&A after the documentary film. To celebrate the opening of Dallas VideoFest, come dressed in your best early 1960s “Mad Men” attire.  Tammi True will judge the best costume.

October 10-13, 2013
Dallas VideoFest 26
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Richardson 100 S. Central Expressway
Richardson TX  75080

The Video Association of Dallas’ 26th edition of the Dallas VideoFest will screen approximately 150 videos including narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, and experimental videos will be shown during the Festival’s 4 days of screenings at the new Alamo Drafthouse.
October 10-13, 2013
VideoFest 26 Lounge & Video Café
100 S. Central Expressway #36
(Couple of doors down from Party City)
Richardson TX  75080

For the first time in VideoFest history, there will be a Lounge complete with an extra screening space called: Video Café. Passholders can have access to extra content and a place to relax talk to filmmakers and other VideoFest fans just catty-corner across the parking lot from the Alamo Drafthouse. Look for the flying balloons and video monitors in the windows.
Buy passes at

Fri, Oct 11
9:30 pm
Houston Film Commission — Showcase
The Texas Theatre 231 W Jefferson Blvd 
Dallas, TX 75208
Two men sit down for a life-changing steak dinner in Omaha, Nebraska.
A poetic re-imagining of the Western genre, The Garden and the Wilderness examines the dramatic themes of life on the frontier, refracted through the lens of 21st century realities.
HELLION by Kat Candler
All hell breaks loose when Petey is left with his hell raising brothers. But things go from bad to really, really bad when dad comes home.
LITTLE LIONS by Tony Costello
Cosmo spends his days roughhousing with this little brother and sister, and the games don't stop when he discovers an injured bird in their backyard. 'Little Lions' is the story of Cosmo, a boy who's just starting to figure it out.
Two years in the making, this short documentary film captures the creative process of artist Vincent Valdez. Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley followed Valdez as he created a series of works dedicated to his childhood best friend John Holt Jr., an Army combat medic who died in 2009 after serving in Iraq.
VULTURES OF TIBET by Russell Oliver Bush
In rapidly developing Western China, Sky Burial—a sacred ritual where the bodies of Tibetan dead are fed to wild griffon vultures—becomes a popular tourist attraction.

Fri, Oct. 11
10 pm – Midnight
NoiseFold Performance
McKinney Avenue Contemporary3120 McKinney Ave
Dallas TX 75204

These performers digitally manipulate music and video using motion.  NoiseFold is a live cinema and electronic music ensemble founded by artist-performers, David Stout and Cory Metcalf originally from New Mexico.  The group utilizes sensor activated computer systems and complex audio-visual feedback circuitry to synthesize a mesmerizing array of bio-mimetic visual forms that generate sound. Critics have described the result as “a powerful synesthetic experience where noise, music and image interact on a symphonic scale.” NoiseFold routinely performs around the world from concert halls, art museums and art-house film theaters to planetariums, and botanic gardens.  Also, at the MAC event, avant-garde music ensemble, Trio Kaze, from Germany will open the show. 
Sat, Oct 12
5 pm
The Texas Theatre 231 W Jefferson Blvd 
Dallas, TX 75208
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade."

Sun Oct 13
2 pm
Borscht Gallery Talk
The Dallas Contemporary 161 Glass Street
Dallas Texas 75207

Video Association of Dallas presents a presentation and lecture by organizers of The Borscht Film Festival at the Dallas Contemporary art gallery.  This quasi-yearly event is held at iconic Miami venues and showcases films created by emerging regional filmmakers telling Miami stories that go beyond the typical portrayal of the city often presented as a beautiful but vapid party town, forging the cinematic identity of the city.  The Borscht Film Festival believes in Miami's potential to host a world-class independent film industry and are doing their part by inspiring collaboration between members of the idiosyncratic generation that was born in the 80's and came of age with the city itself.  This 'Miami New Wave' of talent has traditionally abandoned Miami for larger markets, but by keeping these artists working in their home city at least once a year they believe they can build global interest for this wholly original film movement.  It is their belief that Miami has the cinematic richness of character to compete with Scorcese's New York, Fellini's Rome, or Godard's Paris. 

Fri Oct 18
7 pm – midnight
Expanded Cinema at Dallas AuroraArts District downtown Dallas

Dallas Video Festival will exhibit two video installation pieces from our past Expanded Cinema programs at Dallas Aurora Arts Festival 2013 to be held outside, downtown in the Arts District. 
About Dallas VideoFest 26:
VideoFest officially opens at Gilley’s in Dallas on Wednesday, Oct. 9. It moves to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson Thursday, Oct. 10 and more than 140 screenings take place in Richardson until Sunday, Oct. 13.
VideoFest ( is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. VideoFest prides itself on bringing films to the theater that are rarely available to be seen anywhere else. Films like Experimental/Art Films, Animation, Narrative and Documentary Shorts as well as Documentary and Narrative Features and some hard-to-find Classic TV episodes and Classic Films are often in the mix.
History of VideoFest: Cutting-Edge Art
Merging art and technology since 1987, VideoFest has specialized in independent, alternative, and non-commercial media, presenting hard-to-find works rarely seen on television, in movie theaters, or elsewhere, despite their artistic excellence and cultural and social relevance. Even in a Web 4.0 environment where everything is seemingly available on the Internet, the VideoFest provides curatorial guidance, a critical voice in the wilderness navigating the vast and diverse landscape of media, helping to interpret its cultural and artistic significance. The event provides a communal environment for real-time, face-to-face dialogue between makers and audiences.
Dallas VideoFest 26 Sponsors
Addis Ababa; Alamo Drafthouse CinemaRichardson; Alford Media Services, Inc.; AMS Pictures; CharlieUniformTango; City of Richardson through the Richardson Arts Commission; Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau; Dallas Film Commission; Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Dallas Producers Association; Double Tree Hotel–Richardson; Haystack; Jungle Software; KD College; KERA/KXT;; la Madeleine; Mark Ridlen; Masami Sushi; Matthews Southwest; The McKinney Avenue Contemporary; Richardson Heights Shopping Center; Reid Robinson; Selig Polyscope Company;; SRS Properties; SullivanPerkins; Texas Commission on the Arts; Texas Film Commission.
The mission of the Video Association is to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to support and advance the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts.  The Video Association of Dallas (VAD) is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on April 25, 1989.  It began in 1986 as a weekend event, “Video As A Creative Medium”, presented at the Dallas Museum of Art by independent curators Barton Weiss and John Held. That first event, which included two nights of video by selected local and national video artists, was a great popular success, which led to the founding of the Dallas Video Festival (DVF) in 1987. Video Association of Dallas also presents the 24 Hour Video Race, the Texas Show Tour, North Texas College Film Festival, Texas Independent Film Network screenings, Texas Fllmmakers Production Fund workshops, Three Star Cinema, and other programs throughout the year.
VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DALLAS 1405 Woodlawn Dallas, TX 75208


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