DIFF 2013: THE SANDLOT to be screened outdoors in Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park

The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced the line-up for its free Family Day celebration. Presented by Texas Capital Bank, Family Day will kick off Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at the new Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas, and will conclude with a free 20th-anniversary outdoor screening of the childhood baseball classic, THE SANDLOT.

Young film lovers will be able to create crafts, including making their very own microphone, popcorn box and “Walk of Fame” star. They can also decorate their own celebrity sunglasses and then sport those Hollywood-style shades as they strut the Red Carpet for photos. Also, kids can get their faces painted, jump in the bounce house, visit the balloon artist and check out the buzz from Texas Honey Bee Guild.

“We are excited to have Family Day in the heart of Dallas in the Arts District at Klyde Warren Park,” said Renee Contreras, Director of Education, Membership and Outreach for the Dallas Film Society. “What an opportunity to entertain, educate and share the love of film and glitter of Hollywood.”

The schedule of entertainment for the 2013 DIFF Family Day presented by Texas Capital Bank includes:

2:00 p.m. Trevor Haueisen

2:30 p.m. Kitty Carter Dance Factory

3:00 p.m. DMA Resident Storyteller Ann Marie Newman

3:30 p.m. David Chicken

4:00 p.m. Dallas Opera

4:30 p.m. Bowman Ensemble

5:00 p.m. Southern Gentleman from Southern Methodist University

5:30 p.m. Dallas Wind Symphony Tuba Quartet

8:00 p.m. 20th Anniversary Screening of THE SANDLOT

The grand finale for Family Day is a free, outdoor, 20th anniversary screening of THE SANDLOT at 8 p.m. on April 6 in Klyde Warren Park. This beloved classic follows a group of neighborhood boys and their misadventures as they play ball during the summer of 1962. Directed by David M. Evans, the film stars Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Arliss Howard, Denis Leary, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones.

Family Day festivities in Klyde Warren Park are free and open to everyone.

In addition to an abundance of free, outdoor activities, Family Day features the following ticketed DIFF family-friendly movie screenings:

5:15 p.m. April 6 and 2:30 p.m. April 13 at Angelika

CHAMPION (USA) – World Premiere

Director: Kevin Nations, Robin Nations

The story of a city girl and a country dog prove that the heart of a champion never dies. Shot in San Antonio, the film stars Dora Madison Burge (“Friday Night Lights”), Cody Linley (“Hannah Montana”) and Lance Henriksen (ALIENS and THE TERMINATOR)

12 p.m. April 7 at Angelika and 12:30 p.m. April 13 at Magnolia

CHARLIE: TOY STORY (USA) – World Premiere

Director: Garry A. Brown

Ten-year old Caden and his best friend Charlie, a golden retriever, are visiting Caden’s father at his “Wonder Toy Store.” His father has just unveiled his newest and greatest invention: Wondermation, a little science mixed with a little imagination and the most amazing toy in the world!

11:45 a.m. April 6 and 2:30 p.m. April 7 at Angelika

STACKER (USA) – World Premiere

Director: Jeremi Mattern

Begun in California in the early 1980s, competitive cup stacking is a lesser-known but growing sport. In STACKER, director Jeremi Mattern documents the fast-paced lives of young athletes as they train for and compete in the annual World Sport Stacking Championships in Denver, Colorado, with more than 300 competitors from across the globe battling it out in lightning-quick rounds with the odds quite literally stacked against them.

Passes and Tickets

DIFF Passes are now available at the online Prekindle Box Office at www.DallasFilm.org and at the Prekindle Main Box Office located on the southeast side of Mockingbird Station on the first floor, next to Urban Taco (469-547-1230).  Prices range from $100 for a Festival Lounge Pass to $750 for an all-access Star Pass, which includes:


·       All-access pass to all screenings

·       One invitation to the Opening Night Screening and Gala on April 4, 2013, subject to availability

·       Admission for one person to all Centerpiece screenings and parties during the Festival

·       Access for one person to the Festival Lounge (Must be 21 or over to enter the Festival Lounge or to consume alcohol)

·       Admission for one person to all regular film screenings and panel discussions

·       Dallas International Film Festival swag bag full of unforgettable merchandise


For a fast and easy guide on “How to Fest,” watch the video at http://diff2013.dallasfilm.org/how-to-fest-its-easy-watch-the-video/

or visit http://diff2013.dallasfilm.org/fest-info/getting-around/how-to-fest/


About the Dallas Film Society

The Dallas Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society.  A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Dallas Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today's world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual Dallas International Film Festival, scheduled for April 4-14, 2013, is a presentation of the Dallas Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city.  For more information, call (214) 720-0555, or visit www.DallasFilm.org.  The offices of the Dallas Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219. 


2013 Dallas International Film Festival Sponsors

ABCO; Akin Gump Stauss Hauer and Feld, LLP; Alamo Drafthouse DFW; Angelika Film Center; Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation; Arts + Culture Magazine; Austin Film Festival; AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers; Balloons Everyday; Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital; BNY Mellon Wealth Management; BUY LED's; CBS Radio; Cinelease; Cinemark USA, Inc.; Colibri Promotions; Commerce House/Pand and Mark Denesuk; Community Trust Bank; The Container Store; Crow Collection of Asian Art; Culture Map; D Magazine; Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau; Dallas Film Commission; Dallas Morning News; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Observer; Deep Eddy Vodka; Division of Film and Media Arts – SMU; Downtown Dallas, Inc.; Earth Day Dallas; El Creative; Flagship Marketing; Forte Prime; FunFlicks; Gemini Light, Sound & Video; GrandLuxe Magazine; Holiday Inn Dallas Park Cities; Hotel Palomar/Central 214; InformateDFW; KellyKitchensPR.com; Klyde Warren Park; Kung Fu Saloon; La Madeleine; LOOK Cinemas; Mary Kay, Inc.; Matthews Southwest; The McKinney Avenue Contemporary; Media 2-Way Radio; Mockingbird Station; Mockingbird Taproom; Modern Luxury; Modia Home Theater; Movie Magic; MPS Studios Dallas; My Sweet Charity; Nasher Sculpture Center; NYLO Dallas South Side; Panavision; PaperCity; Pencilneck Software; Plains Capital Bank; Post Asylum; Prekindle; Pure Evil Sound & Music Design; ReelFX; Rentex; SAGIndie; Salon Pompeo; ScreenFX Academy; Southwest Airlines; Stella Artois; Texas Association of Film Commissions; Texas Capital Bank; Texas Film Commission; Time Warner Cable; Two Sisters Catering; TXU Energy; UBER; Univision Radio; Univision TV; Vergent Communications; WELL GO USA ENTERTAINMENT; West Village; WFAA; Whole Foods; and WRR Classical 101.1 FM.


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About Texas Capital Bank

Texas Capital Bank is a commercial bank that delivers highly personalized financial services to businesses and individuals.  Headquartered in Dallas, the bank has full-service locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.  Texas Capital Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCBI), a member of the Russell 2000® Index and the S&P SmallCap 600®.  For more information, please visit www.texascapitalbank.com.


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