Oak Cliff Film Festival kicks off with transgender film ‘Tangerine’

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 7:25am

Oak-Cliff-Film-FestivalNorth Texas’ newest film festival is surely the Oak Cliff Film Fest, which begins its 4th iteration on Thursday as three venues (the Texas Theatre, The Kessler and Bishop Arts Theatre) join to display an array of interesting art film. And perhaps the most anticipated film of all is the opening night feature.

Tangerine was a hit at Sundance earlier this year, praised in part when the director revealed the entire movie was shot using only an iPhone 5. But even more buzzworthy was the story about two transgender prostitutes, played by newcomers Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (pictured) and Mya Taylor, on an insane New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. It has scored comparisons to such gay cult hits as Paris Is Burning.

— A.W.J.

Texas Theatre,
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
June 11 at 8 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 5, 2015.

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