The 44th Annual USA Film Festival Runs April 22–27

USA Film Festival BannerThe 44th Annual USA Film Festival (which runs April 22 – 27, 2014) features lots of high profile guests this year. Among them, actor, author and native Dallasite Stephen Tobolowsky returns to his home town to host his program in the Festival.

All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center and if you’re in the mood to attend the fest, this year’s program highlights include the following…

Restored classics presented on the big screen:

– 60th anniversary presentation of the creature classic, Creature From the Black Lagoon in 3D (restored digital print) with star Julie Adams in attendance; Hosted by film noir scholar Foster Hirsch

– Exclusive regional screening of Orson Welles’ Othello (restored digital print)

– Exclusive regional screening of Il Sorpasso (restored digital print)

Tributes to Master Artists:

– Salute to actor Ed Harris with screening of writer/director Michael Berry’s new film Frontera (The Ed Harris

– Tribute will include a film clip compilation program hosted by actor/director Charles Haid)

– Salute to actor Carol Kane with screening of her new film Clutter (The Carol Kane Tribute will include a film clip compilation program)

– Salute to actor Fionnula Flanagan with screenings of two of her new films Tasting Menu and Life’s a Breeze

– Salute to actor Linda Gray (The Linda Gray Tribute will include a film clip compilation and on-stage conversation hosted by FOX 4 news anchor Clarice Tinsley; Honorary Chairman for the evening is Caroline Rose Hunt)

– Salute to actor Morgan Fairchild (The Morgan Fairchild Tribute will include a film clip compilation and on-stage conversation hosted by fellow native Dallasite and actor Stephen Tobolowsky and actor/producer Corbin Bernsen. The Festival will also reveal a sneak peek of footage from the trio’s new film project.)

– Salute to actor Peter Riegert with screening of new short film The Walk

Additional program highlights include the following personalities and filmmakers…

-Actor/writer/director John Turturro will present his new film Fading Gigolo

– Noted sound editor Mark Levinson will present his new documentary Particle Fever

– Academy Award-winning sound editor Ron Judkins will present his film Finding Neighbors

– Superstar wine expert Charlie Arturaolo will present the new film El Camino Del Vino (“The Ways of Wine”) in

– 36th annual National Short Film & Video Competition (an Academy-qualified program); the 2014 National Jury includes: writer/producer Paul Marcarelli; actor/writer/director Catherine Dent; actor/writer/director Christina Beck; actor/director/producer Charles Haid; and actor/writer Elisabeth Harmon

44th_annual_usa_film_festivalStephen Tobolowsky hosts a free program of narrative short films and filmmakers (featuring several actors making their short film debuts, including Tim Guinee with The One Armed Man, Henry Ian Cusick with Dress, and Eden Sher with The Suitcase); Several additional short film compilation programs will be presented (Narrative, Nonfiction, Student, Animation) at no admission cost

– Community Showcase programs featuring short films with ties to Texas (including a special nod to Dallas actor Larry Jack Dotson) and the works of area students

Tickets for most programs are $10. There are also several FREE admission programs noted in the schedule. Advance tickets will be available via Ticketmaster or you can purchase your tickets by telephone: 214-631-2787.

A complete schedule of all Festival events may be obtained by calling the Festival office at 214-821-FILM or may be viewed online at or you can always pick up printed schedules at the Angelika Film Center Dallas.


A year-round film festival featuring 50 days of programs. The USA Film Festival is a 44-year-old Dallas-based non-profit organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the film and video arts. Year-round events include KidFilm; an Academy-qualified National Short Film Competition; monthly screenings; special programs and premieres; and the USA Film Festival, held each spring. Throughout the year, the Festival presents a variety of membership, exhibition, educational, and cultural programs designed to bring together audiences and filmmakers for a “live cinema” experience.