Dallas VideoFest
Bart Chat 11/9/2020

Greetings all,

What a week! The long wait is over and the long-awaited relief is here! I have been to
many hotels in my years in Philadelphia, but I’ve never been to the now-famous, Four Seasons Landscaping Company.

For those of you who want to look ahead at our Cinematic Conversations line-up, you can go to the DVF website to see what we have set up from this Wednesday until the new year. This Wednesday at 7:30, we have a special conversation for Veteran’s Day about
the film The Trail of Chicago 7 which you can find on Netflix. Our conversation will be with Gordon Quinn, the founding member and artistic director of Kartemquin Films in Chicago who will also be joined by Nancy Kurshan, who was in the room and has first-hand knowledge of what went on during the trial and convention. There will be much discussion of what really happened.

If you have time, you might want to watch the animated documentary
The Chicago 10, and Haskell Wexler’s and American Revolution 2.

I know I am giving you lots of homework for a weekday but if you just watch the main film you will want to see the others later. Here is the link (if you’ve attended before, it’s the same link and password: 282459) and info on our Facebook page

In the weeks ahead, we have Rumble, David Byrnes’ American Utopia, and Robocop.

Meanwhile, Frame of Mind on KERA has a great episode coming up on Thursday night at 10:30. We are featuring some really great short films that were shown at the Fort Worth
Indie Showcase over the last few years. There is a documentary, three narratives shorts, and one animated film. They are all-powerful and inspiring. You can read more about them and hear them talk about their films here.

Please stay safe this week. Be vigilant and careful. I know we’ve been quarantining for a long time, but the slightest mistake could be disastrous.
Stay home, watch The Queen’s Gambit or all the Chicago 7, 8, 9 films you can. The weather is great, so go out for a hike before it gets too cold.

See you all on Wednesday night.

Best regards,
Bart Weiss

Artistic Director

Dallas VideoFest News
Cinematic Conversation
with Gordon Quinn and Nancy Kurshan
The Trail of the Chicago 7

Trial of the Chicago 7
on Netflix With Gordon Quinn
and Nancy Kurshan

Weds Nov 11th 7:30 central

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago,

Zoom link

Meeting ID:861 0347 5016

Password: 28245918773292774

All of November, we will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
You’ll notice an increase in stories about Indigenous peoples from and living in what is currently called the USA. We are looking forward to honoring the diverse heritage
of the first and current stewards of the land that we work and live with the Cinematic Conversation

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Happy #Diwali, thank you DFW South Asian Film Festival and
Jitin Hingorani all you do for the #SouthAsian community We are so excited to be partnering with you on Cinematic Conversations-Spelling The Dream

10:30 p.m. Nov. 5. On KERA TV.

In this week’s episode ofFrame of Mind, the KERA TV series about
independent films from Texas, we spotlight five films from the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase (FWIFS).

Frame of Mind Producer Bart Weiss interview the makers in this week’s episode, Best of Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase:

Film events and opportunities

The Idea Fund: $5,000 Visual Arts Project Grants ers Impacted by Pandemic

The Idea Fund
is currently accepting applications for the 2021 (Round 14) grant cycle. Individual artists and collectives in the nine-county Greater Houston Area are eligible to apply.

The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks in partnership with Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses and funded by the
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Application deadline is Monday, November 16 at 11:59 PM

NYC South Asian Film Festival is merging with I View World 2020,
a human rights festival curated by En Gendered.

The founders of these two festivals, Myna Mukherjee and Jitin Hingorani,
have a long and illustrious history dating back over a decade, and this partnership symbolizes the arrival of a new global cinema
curated by global citizens.

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