One of the longest running film festivals in the US calls Dallas it’s home. The USA Film Festival holds events year round, but this week they are hosting it’s 44th annual spring festival at the Angelica Theater off of Mockingbird.
Find our more about the festival at www.usafilmfestival.com
Opening up this year’s festival is John Turturro’s film “Fading Gigolo”. An offbeat comedy about a florist who’s enticed into having sex for money by a long time friend played by Woody Allen.
John Turturro is no stranger to festivals. When asked about festivals and the USA Film Festival John said, “Sometimes you’re looking to sell a film or get exposure. This is sort of an introduction into the community. There’s all different reasons people go into festivals. I’ve been here before with Romance and Cigarettes.
The festival has had important directors and actors through the years but is also known for showcasing local and indie talent.
Actress Stacey Cunningham also talked with us. She’s a big fan of the festival and a little nervous. Stacy expressed her excitement, “I’ve had previous films that have screened… but as me as an actress but this is the first time a short film I film produced and wrote will be premiering here!”
To find out about the films and showcases go to www.usafilmfestival.com