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Back in the Saddle: How Jockey Connected a Dallas Filmmaker with His Roots

Clint Bentley's debut drama, which opens this week, was inspired by bittersweet memories of his father's career in horse racing.
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Why a Former SMU Rower-Turned-Filmmaker Is Sharing Her Struggle

Lauren Hadaway's love-hate relationship with the sport formed the basis for The Novice, a deeply personal drama opening this week.
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Even in the Darkest Roles, Molly Quinn Tries to Find the Bright Side

The Texarkana native, who got her big break in Dallas at age 12, stars in Mickey Reece's offbeat horror film Agnes, which she also produced.
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Dessert

A New Documentary Slices Up the Corsicana Fruitcake Scandal

Celia Aniskovich's Fruitcake Fraud takes a deep dive into the embezzlement saga involving an executive at the famed Collin Street Bakery.
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How Riley Cusick’s Autumn Road Evolved Beyond Its Low-Budget Horror Roots

The Denton filmmaker wanted to move past traditional Halloween tropes for his Texas-shot feature debut, which premieres this week.

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How a Dallas Filmmaker’s Feature Debut Embraced a Pandemic Pivot

After writing The Ghost Lights in a week, Timothy Stevens shot the horror film in 10 days with a local cast and crew between Dallas and the Big Bend region.
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Shot in Fort Worth, a Low-Budget Drama Finds a New Perspective on Grief

Two years after it was finished, No Future screened at the Dallas International Film Festival prior to its streaming release.
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Why an Upstart Israeli Filmmaker Insisted Upon Coming to Texas

Aharon Keshales filmed the low-budget crime thriller South of Heaven, starring Jason Sudeikis, in the Dallas area in early 2020.
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The Lineup for DIFF’s Mini-Festival Hits Close to Home

Fred Leach's Caged Birds is one of several features with local ties to join some buzzy awards contenders at the three-day event at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars.
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How a Dallas Filmmaker Suddenly Became So Prolific During the Pandemic

Jon Keeyes has produced or directed eight films in the past 15 months, including the low-budget thriller The Survivalist, which opens this weekend.