This is it: the final chapter in our three part summer film series, “Dallas, Outlaws, and the American Dream,” which paired three films with local ties to explore how our city’s infatuation with the image of the outlaws defines our culture and identity (for a more in depth view of the concept, go here).
On Thursday, August 25, we’ll screen Wim Wenders’ wonderful Palme d’Or-winning Paris, Texas, at the Kessler Theater. Paris, Texas, written by Sam Shepard and Dallas’ L.M. Kit Carson, is a deeply moving tale about a lost soul who shows up unexplained in the barren, West Texas landscape. Determining just what happened to Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis takes us deep into the inner workings of the heart and the yearnings of the American spirit. You can buy tickets here.
As with the first two screenings in our series, the night will begin with a live musical performance, this time featuring an outlaw in his own right, Dallas legend Barry Kooda.
And we have some other tricks for this final screening. Before Paris, Texas, we’ll screen the short film “For Rent” by local director Madison Liane and staring none other than Paris, Texas star Hunter Carson. Then, Hunter will join us on stage after the feature film for a Q&A with yours truly. You really don’t want to miss this one.
UPDATE: L.M. Kit Carson will also be joining us on Thursday, so you don’t want to miss this one.