Oak Cliff Film Festival In Dallas Announces Its 2023 Program Image

Oak Cliff Film Festival In Dallas Announces Its 2023 Program

By Film Threat Staff | May 24, 2023

Get ready for a mouthwatering feast of film and music at the Oak Cliff Film Festival, returning for its 12th edition with a spicy mix of sights and sounds! From June 22-25, you can enjoy this cinematic treat day and night at the historic Texas Theatre and other venues in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhoods. It’s a flavor explosion for your eyes and ears!

Oak Cliff Film Festival is excited to announce the Feature Program lineup for the 12th annual edition of the festival, taking place June 22-25, 2023 at the historic Texas Theatre, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Kessler Theater, The Wild Detectives, and other venues around Dallas’ vibrant Oak Cliff neighborhood. This year’s main course consists of 26 fantastic feature-length films, with 13 of the films having their Texas premiere at this year’s festival. The festival also includes a tasting menu of 35 must-see short films, opening and closing night parties, and live music events.

A still from Going Varsity in Mariachi by Alejandra Vasquez and Sam Osborn, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute

The four-day Oak Cliff Film Festival’s spirit is perfectly captured by the opening night movie Going Varsity in Mariachi—a film that shows the diverse crew of inexperienced South Texas teen musicians turned champions in the highly competitive world of high school mariachi, led by the indomitable coach Abel Acuña; in attendance. The screening will feature live mariachi at the Texas Theatre).

Anvil Orchestra, the percussion-heavy duo of Roger Clark Miller (Mission of Burma) and Terry Donahue (Alloy Orchestra) will perform a dynamic live score to the 1925 sci-fi/ action classic The Lost World, not to mention Roger Clark Miller will be performing an intimate acoustic set the night before the screening for lucky attendees.

Animated Feature, Quantum Cowboys

Director Geoff Marslett will bring the DFW premiere of his hallucinatory, quantum theorizing, philosophical, animated western Quantum Cowboys alongside the film’s co-star, veteran director Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy). Cox will be presenting a repertory 35mm screening of his 1987 meta-western cult classic Walker (starring Ed Harris).

You can catch an incredible multimedia live performance from anti-commercial musical pioneers Negativland directly following the Texas premiere of Stand By For Failure: A Documentary About Negativland, which chronicles the band’s complex and chaotic musical perspectives on power and perception in the USA, with director Ryan Worley in attendance.

Ed Harris in cult classic Walker

Director Jon Nix will present the Texas premiere of Don’t Fall In Love With Yourself, which follows the life and music of enigmatic, underground hardcore musician; Justin Pearson (The Locust). Justin Pearson himself will be performing a live DJ set after the screening.

The Texas Premiere of the raw, emotional family narrative dramedy The Adults (starring Michael Cera, Hannah Gross, and Sophia Lillis) with director Dustin Guy Defa in attendance and closing night, the impactful story about motherhood; A24’s upcoming Earth Mama (directed by former Olympian Savanah Leaf) will finish the fest on an emotional note that will keep you talking.

Film Threat Editor-in-Chief will be covering the event and broadcasting live on the Film Threat Friday Livestream. Come hungry for some sweet and savory cinema!

VIP Badges and tickets for individual screenings are available for purchase here. Tickets for individual screenings will also be available at the door for each venue at a later date.

For the latest festival developments and announcements, visit the Oak Cliff Film Festival website and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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GOING VARSITY IN MARIACHI (USA, 105 mins) 8:00 PM – THURS June 22 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Alejandra Vasquez & Sam Osborn

R.I.Y.L – Vicente Fernandez, Hoop Dreams, Mariachi High, Medora

In the competitive world of high school mariachi, musicians from the South Texas borderlands reign supreme. Under the guidance of coach Abel Acuña, the teenage captains of Edinburg North High School’s acclaimed team must turn a shoestring budget and diverse crew of inexperienced musicians into state champions.

Star Coach Abel Acuña in attendance w/ Pre-Recorded Intro from Filmmakers.



EARTH MAMA (USA, 97 mins) 8:15 PM – SUN June 25 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Savanah Leaf

R.I.Y.L – The Florida Project, Moonlight, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

With two children in foster care, Gia, a pregnant single mother pitted against the system, fights to reclaim her family. In her close-knit Bay Area community, she works to make a life for herself and her kids, in this singular debut feature from filmmaker Savanah Leaf. 



QUANTUM COWBOYS (USA, 99 mins) 7:00 PM – FRI June 23 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)
Dir. Geoff Marslett

R.I.Y.L – True Grit (2010), Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly, Straight to Hell

Two hapless drifters, Frank and Bruno, team up with Linde to recover her land and trek across 1870’s Southern Arizona to find an elusive frontier musician. The complex quantum time theory is blended with philosophical musings about art as the way we understand our history and memories, with gunfights, horses, dance halls, cacti, and saloons!


Filmmaker Geoff Marslett and actor Alex Cox in attendance.

PROBLEMISTA (USA, 98 mins) 9:30 PM – FRI June 23 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)
Dir. Julio Torres

R.I.Y.L – Los Espookys, The Square, Swimming with Sharks

Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. 


STAND BY FOR FAILURE: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NEGATIVLAND (USA, 99 mins) 7:15 PM – FRI June 23 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)
Dir. Ryan Worsley

R.I.Y.L – Negativland, Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents, A Life in Waves

Since 1959 at the age of five, David “The Weatherman” Wills has been recording his life, self, and anything he likes (such as the weather, toilets flushing, and intercepted cell phone conversations) and broadcasting it to anyone listening. Together with childhood friends Richard Lyons and Mark Hosler they formed Negativland, which quickly became an absurd and noisy multimedia world without boundaries, ownership or privacy. Negativland’s complex chaos of plunderphonics poses both serious and silly questions about the nature of culture, media, technology, control, propaganda, power and perception in the United States of America. Is what you’re hearing and seeing real or simply familiar? The medium reveals that any message is all in our heads.


Filmmaker Ryan Worsley in attendance and followed by a live performance from NEGATIVLAND shortly after the film.

I LIKE MOVIES (Canada, 99 mins) 1:15 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Chandler Levack

R.I.Y.L – Be Kind Rewind, Ghost World, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Socially inept 17-year-old cinephile Lawrence Kweller gets a job at a video store, where he forms a complicated friendship with his older female manager.


THE LEAGUE (USA, 80 mins) 5:00 PM – SAT June 24 – Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dir. Sam Pollard

R.I.Y.L – 42, Ken Burns Baseball, Soul of the Game, Summer of Soul

Baseball isn’t the game we know and love without the contribution of Black Americans. Director Sam Pollard explores the incredible history of the Negro Leagues, its impact on the sport of baseball, and the players that still resonate through history to this day.


THE ADULTS (USA, 91 mins) 5:30 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Dustin Guy Defa

R.I.Y.L – The Puffy Chair, Punch Drunk Love, The Squid and the Whale

The plan to make a trip back home as short as possible begins to unravel as Eric finds himself balancing the challenging relationship with his two sisters and his addiction to a local poker game.

TEXAS PREMIERE, Filmmaker Dustin Guy Defa in attendance 

PIAFFE (GERMANY, 86 mins) 7:20 PM – SAT June 24 – Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dir.  Ann Oren

R.I.Y.L – Berberian Sound Studio, Ginger Snaps, The Lure
When her sibling Zara suffers a nervous breakdown, the introvert Eva is forced to take on Zara’s job as a Foley artist. Then, a horsetail starts growing out of her body.


THE LOST WORLD w/ The Anvil Orchestra – live score – silent film 

1925 (USA, 92 mins) 8:45 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Harry O. Hoyt

R.I.Y.L – King Kong (1933), Ray Harryhausen, Willis O’Brien

This primordial dinosaur epic is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story. British scientists argue and bicker, then boat across the Atlantic to an obscure plateau in Brazil where dinosaurs, volcanoes and primitive humanoids harass them endlessly! The film has more than one relationship to KING KONG – in fact the same Stegosaurus model was used in both films. It is a rousing adventure where time has stood still. 

Legendary musicians, composers, and arrangers, Roger Clark Miller (Mission of Burma) and Terry Donahue (Alloy Orchestra) have performed individually and collectively in celebrated music and film festivals around the globe as “The Anvil Orchestra”


ALIENS ABDUCTED MY PARENTS AND I FEEL KINDA LEFT OUT (USA, 89 mins) 1:00 PM – SUN June 25 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Jake Van Wagoner

R.I.Y.L – Extra-ordinary, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Contact

Itsy is new in town and her life seems like it’s over until she meets her space-obsessed neighbor Calvin, who believes his parents were abducted by aliens.



DEADLAND (USA, 91 mins) 3:15 PM – SUN June 25 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Lance Larson

R.I.Y.L – Transpecos, No Country for Old Men, Frailty

DEATH IS ONLY A HORIZON…A U.S. Border Patrol Agent tries to apprehend the ghost of his father, a grave decision that will haunt him forever.



SQUARING THE CIRCLE (THE STORY OF HIPGNOSIS) (UK, 100 mins) 3:45 PM – SUN June 25 – Kessler Theatre

Dir. Anton Corbijn

R.I.Y.L – Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd

In 1968, art students Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell made a trippy photo collage for their musician friends Syd, David and Roger. The resulting album and album cover, A Saucerful of Secrets, helped launch two careers: that of Pink Floyd, one of the 70s megabands, and of Hipgnosis, which, over the course of the next 25 years, designed a stream of iconic album covers.



SATAN WANTS YOU (Canada, 88 mins) 4:00 PM – SUN June 25 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)

Dir. Steve J. Adams & Sean Horlor

R.I.Y.L – Hail Satan?, The Exorcist, Paradise Lost

It tells the story of how the Satanic Panic of the 1980s was ignited by “Michelle Remembers”, a memoir by a psychiatrist and his patient. The book relied on recovered-memory therapy to uncover Michelle’s abduction by baby-stealing Satanists.





WALKER (USA, NICARAGUA, MEXICO, SPAIN, 1987, 94 mins) – 4:45 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)

Dir. Alex Cox

An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.


TAMPOPO (JAPAN, 1985, 115 mins) 5:30 PM – SUN June 25 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Juzo Itami

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.




PEAK SEASON (USA, 82 mins) 12:50 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)

Dir. Henry Loevner & Steven Kanter

R.I.Y.L – Drinking Buddies, Old Joy, You Can Count on Me

New York yuppies Amy & Max arrive in the wealthy resort town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a summer vacation. When Max is called away on business, Amy finds a friend in Loren, a local wilderness guide. They spend the week together exploring the Tetons. Both lonely and lost in their own lives, Amy & Loren share an instant connection. As her bond with Loren grows into something more than friendship, Amy questions whether she’ll return to NYC with Max after all.

Filmmakers Henry Loevner & Steven Kanter in attendance.

FUZZY HEAD (USA, 84 mins) 2:45 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)

Dir. Wendy McColm
R.I.Y.L – Memento, I’m Thinking Of Ending Things
Insomnia-ridden Marla is on the run after the murder of her mother. Now, Marla must confront her everlasting void to find out the truth of what really happened and at last, undo all that’s been done.

Filmmaker Wendy McColm in attendance.


MOLLI AND MAX IN THE FUTURE (USA, 93 mins) 3:30 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Downstairs)

Dir. Michael Lukk Litwak
R.I.Y.L – When Harry Met Sally, The Before Trilogy, The Fifth Element
A sci-fi romantic comedy about a man and woman whose orbits repeatedly collide over the course of 12 years, 4 planets, 3 dimensions and one space-cult.

DFW PREMIERE, Filmmaker in attendence



SOMEWHERE QUIET (USA, 98 mins) 1:45 PM – SUN June 25 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)

Dir. Olivia West Lloyd
R.I.Y.L – Always Shine, Suspicion, Room

Meg is trying to readjust to normalcy after surviving a traumatic kidnapping — but her grounded sense of reality soon starts to deteriorate when she travels with her husband to his wealthy family’s isolated compound.

Filmmakers in attendance

A PERFECT DAY FOR CARIBOU (USA, 96 mins) 2:30 PM – SUN June 25 – Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dir. Jeff Rutherford
R.I.Y.L – Paris, Texas, Gerry, Stranger Than Paradise
An estranged father and son spend the day ambling around a cemetery, wandering the wilderness, searching for family, and stumbling through disharmony and heartache.





100 WAYS TO CROSS THE BORDER (MEXICO, USA, 84 mins) 9:00 PM – FRI June 23 – Bishop Arts Theater Center

Dir. Amber Bemak

R.I.Y.L – Performance Art, Coco Fusco, Donna Haraway, Carolee Schneeman 

This vibrant documentary celebrates Guillermo Gómez-Peña and the contribution his radical, queer, anti-colonial art has made to conversations around border-thinking, gender politics and Latinx identity.



LONG LIVE MY HAPPY HEAD (USA, 88 mins) 3:00 PM – SAT June 24 – Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dir. Will Hewitt & Austen McCowan
R.I.Y.L – Life Itself, Flee  

A touching and unexpectedly uplifting love story about a comic book artist with a brain tumor who uses his art to communicate his experience of cancer.



DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF (USA, 93 mins) 9:00 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)

Dir. Jon Nix
R.I.Y.L – Beyond Barricades, The Locust, Salad Days, Dillinger Escape Plan

A documentary about the life and music of Justin Pearson. An enigmatic underground musician and owner of Three One G records.


Director Jon Nix and Star Justin Pearson in Attendance.


MOM AND DAD’S NIPPLE FACTORY (USA, 81 mins) 4:45 PM – SUN June 25 – Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dir. Justinsuperstar

R.I.Y.L – Circus of Books, Gates of Heaven, Jesus Camp
When Randi is diagnosed with breast cancer, her husband Brian, a conservative Midwest family man, embarks on an extraordinary journey to boost her morale and builds a homespun prosthetic nipple business that’s kept secret from their friends, their church and their five children.



CONFESSIONS OF A GOOD SAMARITAN (USA, 105 mins) 6:15 PM – SUN June 25 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)

Dir. Penny Lane

R.I.Y.L -Our Nixon, The Waiting Room, Dick Johnson Is Dead
Director Penny Lane’s decision to become a “good Samaritan” by giving one of her kidneys to a stranger turns into a funny and moving personal quest to understand the nature of altruism. “Confessions of a Good Samaritan” is a provocative inquiry into the science, history, and ethics of organ transplantation, asking an ancient question in a whole new way: Who is your neighbor, and what do you owe them?






(60 total mins) 7:15 PM – FRI June 23 – Bishop Arts Theatre Center


CRAZY FOR CANE’S (USA, 5 mins) – Dir. Teja Mettu

A surreal 5 min comedic satire follows three kids’ journey to grabbing Raising Cane’s Chicken fingers late at night.


COMADRE (USA, 18 mins) – Dir. Nicole Chi

Marielitos is a Mexican immigrant nanny in the United States, struggling with the last days of her current nanny job, and trying to find a new one.


SEARCH & DESTROY (USA, 15 mins) – Dir. Alexander M Rosales
For Rafael and his friends, the first day of summer is always reserved for a swim at the neighborhood pool. But this year, they must spend it searching the neighborhood for the oldest and now most elusive squad member who is accused of ditching them.


THE SOUND (USA, 5 mins) – Dir. Cole Willis

Guided by three acts of music, a young female dancer nervously prepares for her onstage upcoming performance while simultaneously attempting to quiet her worries. After minutes of rehearsing, she finds herself capable of confronting the spotlight, only to embrace her unrealized potential.


NEW CHICK (USA, 3 mins) – Dir. Zariyah Perry

An ominous poetry performance reveals an underlying message.


CATS DON’T SLEEP AT NIGHT (USA, 14 mins) – Dir. Beibei Xu Champagne

A young woman tries to get through another day with depression while dealing with a sense of detachment from her cat and boyfriend.


Presented by Amazon, TRG & For Oak Cliff

This Shorts block will be preceded by short films from our Student Filmmaking Workshop.  



(107 total mins) 1:30 PM – SAT June 24 – The Kessler Theater


WRITE A SONG ABOUT HEARTACHE (USA, 13 mins) – Dir. Jonny Look

A musician finds a painful shortcut to writing new hits.

GOOD CONDITION (USA, 9 mins) – Dir. Frank Mosley

Barry’s starting over.

MANDARINS (USA, 14 mins) – Dir. Chelsie Pennello

A black sheep attempts to eulogize her mother with a story about pigeons.

DREAM CARRIERS (USA, 7 mins) – Dir. Esmeralda Hernandez

On a final ride through her neighborhood, a college-bound Chicana reflects on past generations of women through the telling of the migration of monarch butterflies.


THE SIDEWALK ARTIST (USA, 20 mins) – Dir. Brandon Rivera & David Velez

A documentary film crew follows a man who leaves his mark on concrete sites in Cedar Hill, TX.


OURIKA! (USA, 17 mins) – Dir. Xenia Matthews

The long-dead Ourika, a Senegalese girl enslaved by a French aristocrat, is awoken in the eerie space between life and death, between body and soul, where she finds her way back to life and into liberation.


UNEMPLOYEES (USA, 26 mins) – Dir. Joel Potrykus

Two recent college graduates enter the workfield seeking gainful unemployment.



(73 total mins) 7:00 PM – SAT June 24 – Texas Theatre (Upstairs)


VISÃO DO PARAÍSO (VISION OF PARADISE) (BRAZIL, 16 mins) – Dir. Leonardo Pirondi
The great voyages to the “New World” were seen as expanding the frontiers of the visible and displacing those of the invisible, therefore, maps from that time render the real and imaginary. The film follows a voyage of the Brazilian Military in search of an imaginary island with the same name as their country. The myth from 1483 Brazil, or Hy-Brazil, is known to exist to the west of Ireland and above the Fortunate Islands. Vision of Paradise is an examination of the capacity of the human imagination and computer simulations to construct environments. Amidst the fine threshold of the real, simulated, and imagined, the film analyzes the contemporary ideas of virtual reality and their ambition to expand the frontiers of the physical world into a “New World”.


LOOKING BACKWARD (USA, 10 mins) – Dir. Ben Balcom

Filmed on the former grounds of Black Mountain College, Looking Backward is a brief elegy to the legacy of a utopian college and other impossible projects.


Бабушка Галя и Дедушка Аркадий// Grandma Galya & Grandpa Arkadiy (UKRAINE, 4 mins) – Dir. Anna Kipervaser

A jovial and dreamy rumination on love. On time passing. On what we collect, what we hold on to, and how we maintain connection to homeplace, to ourselves.

DAMP MOSS (USA, 4 mins) – Dir. Christopher Thompson

Glittering illusions of vectorized providence attempt to emulate an inherited physical realm of diminishing significance.


MOSS GREW (USA, 4 mins) – Dir. Ghazal Majidi

A densely collaged exploration of the existential drift, collective trauma, and psychological free-fall of the contemporary moment. Leaping, falling, and meeting your new self

in an earthquake; we lose one head so as to grow another.


8/27/XX (USA, 5 mins) – Dir. Eileen Maxson

“8/27/XX” focuses on Maxson’s search for her grandfather’s memories of war through a mini-DV tape that survived a flood. The story follows an unlikely coincidence that his death, the flood, and her birthday occurred on the same day of the year, August 27th.


TRANSFERENCE (USA, 11 mins) – Dir. Dylan Trupiano

In the Peruvian village of Palma Real, a member of the Ese’Eja nation shares the story of falling in love and running away with his wife. As he urges for their memory to live on, he slowly slips into a haunting reverie.

ORPHANIM (USA, 4 mins) – Dir. Diana Rojas

Ophanim is a single-channel video piece exploring theoretical, cosmic transportation modes. Depicted as abstracted, glass versions of themselves, wormholes, and angelic “wheel” technologies are overlaid.

DIGITS OF PI (USA, 3 mins) – Dir. Tom Bessoir & Joshua Pines

Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s “Anemic Cinema,” the film is composed within a circular frame. This circular composition led directly to using the number pi for the underlying structure. Having the digits of pi sung on the soundtrack is an homage to “Einstein on the Beach” by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson. 


Zak Loyd and Melanie Clemmons- SURFACTANT (11 mins)

A live cinema piece that immerses the audience in a post-human world where multiple forms of intelligence coexist. Blending found media with dynamic machinima, viewers are pulled through a dimension reclaimed by nature and oscillating between utopia and dystopia. The experience encourages the audience to contemplate their role in the ongoing metamorphosis of this world.



(80 total mins) 9:30 PM – SAT June 24 – Bishop Arts Theatre Center


TOOTH (USA, 4 mins) – Dir. Jillian Corsie
Fed up with decades of suffering through the forced perfection of modern beauty standards, a tooth takes matters into its own hands.


ur heinous habit (USA, 14 mins) – Dir. Eugene Kolb

A blackmail email prompts a filmmaker to explore the intersection of shame and masturbation through a series of zoom conversations with his friends.


Alex and Marianna’s date night gets bogged down with movie trivia.

JIMMY BODEN (USA, 10 mins) – Dir. Christopher Pickering

An imprisoned government asset has reached his breaking point.


POWER SIGNAL (USA, 20 mins) – Dir. Oscar Boyson
While trying to navigate a city that won’t provide him a bathroom, a delivery worker discovers an unearthly presence infecting women all over New York.


MIGHTY ASCENSION (USA, 30 mins) – Dir. Newt Zonifay
A man obsessed with space, hoping to find a beacon from another world or to be chosen to be taken away from Earth.



(93 total mins) 1:30 PM – SUN June 25 – The Kessler Theater


BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE (USA, 18 mins) – Dir. Sai Selvarajan

A film about the human spirit. A film about skateboarding and mental health.

CHANGELING (USA, 16 mins) – Dir. Garson Freeman Ormiston

Through a transcript attempting to prove Google’s recent Artificial Intelligence, LaMDA’s sentience, we explore how we form connections and the implications of big tech using this technology.


SAFE PLACE (USA, 19 mins) – Dir. Samuel-Ali Mirpoorian

A Southern Indiana man endures a fatal night of torture after being arrested for a routine traffic stop.


BREAKING SILENCE (USA, 19 mins) – Dir. Amy Bench & Annie Silverstein

A portrait of a Deaf activist and his formerly incarcerated daughter, who build new bonds through their experiences in the criminal justice system.


DIOMYSUS (UNITED KINGDOM, 5 mins) – Dir. Emily Morus-Jones

With interviews from the UK polyamory community, using puppets to mask interviewees’ identi- ties thus mollifying unconscious bias, Diomysus asks are we more open to taboo ideas?


4DWN (USA, 17 mins) – Dir. Danny Schmidt

4DWN is a service-driven, value-based, nonprofit organization and community resilience hub rooted in skate culture. It is headquartered in South Dallas, in one of the nation’s largest food, infrastructure, and recreational deserts. CEO and co-founder, Rob Cahill, makes it 4DWN’s mission to sustainably foster the health of kids, families, communities and environment providing free programs emphasizing recreation, education, cultivation and conservation.




Thank You to the OCFF Team


Oak Cliff Film Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering independent and archival films and sharing them with new audiences via screenings and educational programs. OCFS is committed to cultivating the film community and promoting the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff by inspiring filmmakers, audiences and artists. The Oak Cliff Film Society strives to utilize historic theaters and venues whenever possible for its



VIP Badges and tickets for individual screenings are available for purchase here. Tickets for individual screenings will also be available at the door for each venue at a later date.

For the latest festival developments and announcements, visit the Oak Cliff Film Festival website and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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