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Division of Cinema-TV Students, Alumni Contribute Work to Dallas International Film Festival

"Crazy Pig", "Sin Ella" and "Obselidia" Have Meadows Ties

by Luke Alvey (B.A. Cinema-Television '11)

Several films in the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival are directed and produced by SMU alumni and current students.  Their details are below.

Crazy Pig - World Premiere
**Plays in Midnight Shorts in the Shorts Competition Program**
(USA, 2009, 9 mins, HDCAM)

Director: Juan Francisco de la Guardia (Current SMU Graduate Student)

When OCD Oscar and Bipolar Betty walk into a convenience store being robbed by Narcissist Nathan and Paranoid Pete... insanity ensues.

Screening Schedule:
Sat., April 10th at 11:00 p.m.
Angelika Theatre 6

Sun., April 11th at 10:30 p.m.
Angelika Theatre 8


Sin Ella (Without Her)

** Plays in Mexican Spotlight category **

(Mexico, 2009, 108 mins)
In Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Jorge Colon
Producer: Dan Carillo (2009 SMU graduate)

Jorge Colon’s Sin Ella shows us how much a family member can guide the values and lives of the others, even when absent. Set in present-day Mexico City, the story follows Gastón (Luis Roberto Guzmán, in a striking performance different from his action-man TV roles), a successful TV producer who has to learn how to be a good dad for his teenage daughter and younger son after an accident, which challenges the family not only to cope with the pain of the tragedy but also to improve their lives. With outstanding performances by all cast members and an attractive soundtrack, this drama and its dose of magical realism are bound to make its audience reconsider what family truly means. -- Alex Garcia Topete

Screening Schedule:
Sat., April 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Landmark Magnolia Theatre 5

Tue., April 13th at 4:00 p.m.
Landmark Magnolia Theatre 4



** Plays in Target Narrative Feature Competition **

(USA, 2009, 92 mins)

Director: Diane Bell
Producer: Ken Morris (2007 SMU graduate)

Official Film Website

George, who believes he is the last door-to-door encyclopedia salesman, decides to write The Obselidia, a compendium of obsolete things. He believes love is one of those things until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.

Screening Schedule
Tue., April 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Angelika Theatre 6

Wed., April 14th at 4:30 p.m.
Angelika Theatre 8

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