The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS INTERNATIO­NAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Since 2006, North Texas’ largest film festival has brought over 2,000 films from more than 50 countries to Dallasfort Worth screens. This year’s lineup includes more than 130 features, shorts, documentar­ies, animated films and more “so you can experience different stories from around the world,” organizers say. Among the categories are Czech That Film, featuring works by Eastern European auteurs; Midnight Specials, highlighti­ng weird, violent and dark works; a Latinx Showcase; a Texas competitio­n; a student short showcase; and familyfrie­ndly films, including a 40th anniversar­y screening of The Muppet Movie (1979). Other highlights include Running With Beto, David Modigliani’s documentar­y about the 2018 U.S. Senate bid of Beto O’rourke, the charismati­c thencongre­ssman and current presidenti­al candidate.

Through April 18 at various showtimes at the Magnolia Theatre, 3699 Mckinney Ave., Dallas, and Studio Movie Grill Royal, 11170 N. Central Expressway, Dallas. Individual tickets start at $13; allaccess passes are $75$500. dallasiff.org.

 ?? File Photo ?? Revelers cheer during a performanc­e at a 2017 Dallas Arts District Block Party. The next block party is April 12.
File Photo Revelers cheer during a performanc­e at a 2017 Dallas Arts District Block Party. The next block party is April 12.

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