For the past two years, the Dallas Film Society has held The Art of Film, a marvelous one-night-only event, in November at the Hall of State. There is no movie shown. Rather it’s a conversation with a film legend. First year it was Robert “Bobby” Duvall. Last year it was John Lithgow. On stage with film buff Elvis Mitchell, it was like eavesdropping on a private conversation. Unlike other similar “talks,” the crowd is limited. Not as small as the Nasher, but way smaller than the Tate.
Afterwards everyone including Elvis and the celeb goes upstairs for a seated dinner. What’s especially interesting is the number of well-knowns and lovers of film who attend.
Word just arrived that the 2012 Art of Film is already taking
shape. It will be Friday, November 16, with Jennifer Houser and Kate Rose Marquez co-chairing the event.
And who will be the headliner? As soon as the contracts are a done deal, you’ll find out here.