The 19th annual Dallas Video Festival has something for everyone. The following are gay-interest programs will be screened at Dallas Theater Center’s Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Day passes $10-$15. Full listings and showtimes at www.videofest.org.
Mouse Heaven. A short-film satire about Mickey Mouse through ironic sound and image juxtapositions. By homoerotic filmmaker Kenneth Anger.
Aug 11 at 7:15 p.m. Dallas Theatre Center, Video Cabaret room
Every Wandering Cloud. Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s “Ballad of Reading Gaol” with animation from Muybridge’s “Human and Animal Location,” this experimental work juxtaposes the themes of imprisonment and freedom. By gay filmmaker Tom Kalin (“Swoon,” “I Shot Andy Warhol,” “Office Killer”).
Aug. 12 at 7:45, part of the “Poetics of Politics” compilation. At the Dallas Theatre Center, Video Box room.
Room. Haunted by psychic visions of a cavernous whitewashed room, an overworked Texan woman abandons her work, friends and family in this horror film. Finding herself in the dark underbelly of Manhattan, she realizes she must find this room to restore her sanity. By gay filmmaker Kyle Henry.
Nominated for two 2006 Independent Spirit Awards.
Aug. 11 at 8:30 p.m., Dallas Theatre Center, Video Cabaret room.
Cold Hearts. Experimental shorts set to the musical talents of Mum and Sigur Ros, which features gay frontman “Jonsi” Birgisson, pictured. This video collaboration features some of Iceland’s best filmmakers and musicians. One video is a coming out story about teenaged gay soccer players.
Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Dallas Theatre Center, Video Box
Presented by filmmaker Albert Maysles.
Don’t miss high-society dropouts Big and Little Edie Beale in this cult documentary, featuring never-before-seen footage. Check out the film that propelled these reclusive cousins of Jackie O. to philosophers and fashion icons.
Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Dallas Theatre Center, Videotheque
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, August 11, 2006.