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DIFF Announces First 10 Films 8

The Dallas International Film Festival has announced the first 10 movies that have made the cut for the festival’s 10th edition – including two films shot in North Texas.

Three Days in August” is the product of the Sionna Project – a screenwriting competition co-sponsored by the festival and Studio Movie Grill. The film stars Barry Bostwick, Meg Foster and Mariette Hartley in the story of an artist who has misgivings about painting her family’s portrait. And “Daylight’s End” – also shot and produced locally – centers on a drifter who tries to rescue a survivors of a zombie attack holed up in an abandoned police station.

Among the other highlights are “Other People,” a Centerpiece Gala selection starring Molly Shannon and Jesse Plemons; and “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” directed by Natalie Portman. Austin director Keith Maitland’s “Tower,” about the shooting 50 years ago on the UT Campus, also makes the list, as does Werner Herzog’s latest (he’ll be in town in August, by the way).

The festival runs April 14-24; take a look at the complete list here.