4th Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival Announces Preliminary Lineup

As official sponsors of the Oak Cliff Film Festival, we’re excited to share the first big announcement about the 2015 fest!

DALLAS May 5, 2015 – The Oak Cliff Film Festival (OCFF) is announcing an early look at some of the films that will be featured during the 4th annual event on June 11-14. The festival takes place at the historic Texas Theatre, Kessler Theater, Bishop Arts Theater and other venues in north Oak Cliff.

The theme for this year’s festival takes its inspiration from the No-Wave movement of the late 70’s that took root in New York City before spreading throughout the world.

The do-it-yourself mentality embodied by artists of that generation parallels contemporary film making by rejecting tradition and challenging the accepted rules for storytelling.


Some #OCFF2015 Program Highlights:


“Entertainment” is Rick Alverson’s follow up to the OCFF 2013 award winning film “The Comedy.” In the film, Gregg Turkington depicts Neil Hamburger as a damaged performer who takes refuge in the shadow of his surreal on-stage persona. Following the screening, Neil Hamburger will take the stage of the Texas Theatre for a special live performance.



Unexpected,” Kris Swanberg’s third feature, starring Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother” and “The Avengers) tells the story of a unique bond that forms between an inner-city high school student and her student as they face their unexpected pregnancies together. The film will screen rooftop at Jefferson Tower.


Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

The Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents” documents the fame of the anonymous band that gained subculture popularity for their experimental multi-media art. The film will screen at the Kessler Theater.


Beaver Trilogy Part IV

“Beaver Trilogy Part IV”  makes its Texas premiere with a meta-documentary about a 1980′s trilogy of no-budget short films, later dubbed the “Beaver Trilogy.”  What do Crispin Glover, Sean Penn and Olivia Newton John have in common? You’ll want to watch the Beaver Trilogy Part IV to find out. There will also be a special pre-OCFF screening of the original Beaver Trilogy to screen at the Texas Theatre on June 6th.


Nick Zedd Retrospective

A rare retrospective and live appearance from No-Wave film pioneer Nick Zedd, whose “Cinema of Transgression Manifesto” paved the way for many underground filmmakers in the early 1980’s. Jim Jarmusch said, “Nick Zedd’s films are legendary – he is a truly seminal figure in the New York underground.”


The Sonics

For their inaugural collaboration with OCFF, Transmission Events present iconic garage rock band The Sonics with regional favorites Mind Spiders live at The Texas Theatre on Saturday June 13th.


Approximately 23 feature films and 50 short films will run during the festival; a full line up will be announced in mid-May when tickets are available for purchase.


VIP badges provide access to all screenings, events and happy hours go on sale today via official ticketing sponsor, Prekindle.
The Oak Cliff Film Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors, See Spot Run, Kendall Creative, The Domingo Garcia Law Firm, Aviation Cinemas, Methodist Health System and many others.



About the Oak Cliff Film Festival:

The Oak Cliff Film Festival was established in 2012 as a regional film festival in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. The festival has been received national acclaim from prominent sources including The New York Times, Filmmaker Magazine, and Moviemaker Magazine. Led by the Aviation Cinemas team, who took over operations at the Texas Theatre in December of 2010, and backed by the 501 3(c) Oak Cliff Foundation, the Oak Cliff Film Festival features the very best of Oak Cliff’s theater venues, highlights the popular restaurants and bars of the area, and seeks to showcase the best of independent and brave filmmaking of all stripes from Texas and beyond.


Learn more at oakclifffilmfestival.com.


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