Friday, September 14, 2012

AMS Pictures celebrates 25 years of VideoFest, and you're all invited - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Suzanne Pleshette and Tippi Hedren try to get away from "The Birds," playing Sept. 19 at a theater near you in honor of Universal's 100th. Oh, yeah: It'll be out on Blu-ray Sept. 25 as part of "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection." (Universal Studios)

IT’S BEEN 25 years, and AMS Pictures is ready to celebrate the Dallas VideoFest anniversary with a party Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at its studios, 16986 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. Watch and learn about past VideoFests and the next one, which is scheduled for Sept. 27-30 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Tickets are $25 individual, $40 for a couple, and include drinks and appetizers. eventbrite.com/event/3875922990.

AUSTIN BAND Montopolis will perform a live score to Man With a Movie Camera (68 mins., 1929), named one of the greatest films ever by the British Film Institute, on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Oak Cliff, Dallas. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 214-948-1546. thetexastheatre.com.

THE MAGNOLIA AT THE MODERN, an ongoing film series, shows 360 (R, 110 mins.) this weekend. Rachel Weisz and Jude Law star in the drama- thriller, which is showing Sept. 14 at 6 and 8 p.m.; Sept. 15 at 5 p.m.; and Sept. 16 at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $6.50-$8.50 (the Sept. 16 noon show is half-price). 817-738-9215. themodern.org.

THE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues another week with the Dallas premiere of My Australia (Israel, 2011, 96 mins., English subtitles) on Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. at the Angelika Film Center and Cafe, 7205 Bishop Road, Suite E6, in the Shops at Legacy, Plano. The festival runs through Sept. 29 at Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expressway at Royal Lane, Dallas; Zale Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas; and the Plano Angelika. Individual tickets are $10-$15; the series starts at $95; and sponsorships start at $350. jccdallas.org. 214-739-2737.

UNIVERSAL IS celebrating its 100th in a big way, with promotions galore and special DVD releases commemorating the anniversary. And then there is this special-event series that brings newly restored titles back to the big screen. First up, watch Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds (1963, 119 mins.) on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at select theaters nationwide, including two in Dallas: Cinemark 17 with Imax, 11819 Webb Chapel Road; and Galaxy Theatre, 11801 McCree Road. The Birds will be released on Blu-ray Sept. 25 for the first time as part of Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. You can purchase tickets at the participating theaters’ box offices and online, where you can also find a list of other participating theaters in the area. fathomevents.com.

CINEMARK STAYS in the picture with its Fall Classics Series, scheduled to play in more than 150 of the chain’s theaters nationwide. The Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957, PG, 161 mins.) screens Sept. 20 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Cinemark 17 and Imax, 11819 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas. $6.50-$9. Go to cinemark.com/cinemark-classic-series to purchase tickets and to get a full list of participating theaters in the area.

GET YOUR FIX of politics with an edge of humor when you see Glenn Beck Unelectable 2012 Live, broadcast from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at select theaters across the country, including three in Dallas: AMC NorthPark 15 with Imax and ETX, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Suite 3000; Cinemark 17 with Imax, 11819 Webb Chapel Road; and Galaxy Theater, 11801 McCree Road. $20. Go to fathomevents.com to purchase tickets and to get a full list of participating theaters in the area.

GET YOUR groove on and see a movie, too. Audiences get treated to both every third Friday during ’Til Midnight at the Nasher: Music, Movies & Moonlight. This time, watch instant classic Raising Arizona (PG-13, 1987, 94 mins.) on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. at the Nasher, 2001 Flora St., Dallas. A concert by Telegraph Canyon starts at 7. Free; pre-order a picnic basket for two, $40. nashersculpturecenter.org. 214-242-5100.

ALL DOGS should wear capes. Take the kids and watch superhero puppy Bolt (2008, PG, 96 mins.) on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. during Movie Night at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View, Irving. The center will have extended adoption hours. Free. Refreshments available while supplies last. dfwhumane.com. 972-721-7788.

THE DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL entry period has started, with an early deadline of Oct. 26 and a regular deadline of Dec. 7. The late deadline is Dec. 14. The festival, scheduled for April 4-14, 2013, touts $60,000 of confirmed prize money. Submissions during the fest’s six-year tenure total 7,000. For questions, email submissions@dallasfilm.org. Find a link for submissions and other information at dallasfilm.org.

Please send submissions at least two weeks in advance for listing to The Dallas Morning News, Film Events, 508 Young St., Dallas, Texas 75202 or lsnyder@dallasnews.com and dburkes@dallasnews.com.

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