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Texas Black Film Festival Through Feb. 7

The Texas Black Film Festival, in Dallas, Texas, screens for its fourth year Wednesday, February 3, to Sunday, February 6, with a host of movies designed to showcase the Lone Star State's film-industry resources and works that express the African-American experience, as well as to provide filmmakers with networking and opportunities to sharpen marketing and production skills through workshops.

Based at the Studio Movie Grill, a much-written-about Dallas staple where moviegoers can indulge in a full-menu dinner while watching a new Hollywood release, the family-friendly festival will as well screen "best of" events at future dates at the Alamo Draft House in Austin, Texas, and the Studio Movie Grill Copperfield, in northwest Houston.

Wednesday's premiere-night event features the esteemed actor Giancarlo Esposito, of Spike's Lee's Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, School Daze and Malcolm X, and the star of the cult-classic seriocomedy Bakersfield P.D.

The festival will also present awards in the Feature Film, Short Film, Animation, Documentary and Texas Film categories, and for Actor, Actress and Director.

Film categories are screened in two-hour blocks, with each block ticketed as an $8 event. Day passes for Thursday to Friday are $25; a three-day pass is $60. The official hotel is theĀ  Radisson Central, which offers a TBFF Special room rate of $75 plus tax.

See the next page for the film schedule >>

Studio Movie Grill
11170 N. Central Expressway
(Royal Lane & 75 Central Expressway)
Dallas, Texas 75243
(214) 361-2966

Radisson Central

6060 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75206
(800) 333-3333
(214) 750-6060

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