With the Dallas International Film Festival just days away (March 31-April 10), news is arriving that two familiar folks will be honored.
First is producer/director/editor Steve James, who will receive the festival’s Dallas Star Award. But this won’t be Steve’s first time at the DIFF by a long shot. His films “At the Death House Door” and “No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson” were featured at DIFF in 2009 and 2010, respectively. This year DIFF will present Steve’s most recent work, “The Interrupters.”
If you’re keeping count, and you usually do, this will be the first time that a documentary filmmaker will be honored with the award.
Another name so familiar to DIFF followers and all of Dallas for that matter is Liener Temerlin, who will be honored at the March 31 gala along with Ann-Margret. Besides being founder of DIFF, Liener is DIFF chairman emeritus. His love for films and the folks who make them is legendary.
Honorary chairs for the red-carpet tribute will be Margot and Ross Perot.
Steve James photo provided by Dallas International Film Festival