Lee DanielsAt the Dallas International Film Festival earlier this year, Dallas Film Society’s artistic director, James Faust, came up to me beaming: “I hope you’re happy,” he said. “I programmed the festival with you in mind.”

He was kidding, but he was justly pleased that DIFF had tons of gay content (and most of it good!). Well, Dallas Film goes gay again. This morning they announced that Lee Daniels, the Academy Award-nominated director of Precious, The Paperboy and (no surprise here) Lee Daniels’ The Butler, will be this year’s honoree at the annual fundraiser, The Art of Film.

The openly gay filmmaker often addresses LGBT issues in his films, especially The Paperboy (an underrated gem), and the even will screen one of his films (the title has not been released). Daniels himself will be in attendance.

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