Hot on the heels of the Dallas International Film Festival, the 44th edition of the USA Film Festival -- one of the longest running film fests in the country -- runs April 22-April 27 with appearances from actors Ed Harris and John Turturro as well as salutes to Carol Kane, Morgan Fairchild, Fionnula Flanagan, Linda Gray.
Turturro’s new movie, Fading Gigolo, kicks things off at 7 p.m. April 22. He writes, directs and stars in this all-star comedy also featuring Woody Allen, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber, and Vanessa Paradis. Actor Stephen Tobolowsky hosts a Q&A with Turturro after the screening.
Harris stars in Michael Berry’s Frontera, set near the Arizona-Mexico border, is a drama dealing with issues of immigration and it closes the festival at 7 p.m. April 27. Amy Madigan, Michael Peña, and Aden Young also star. Harris and Berry are scheduled to attend while Madigan is tentatively scheduled to appear as well.
Tobolowsky and Corbin Bernsen will be hosting the conversation with Fairchild (8 p.m., April 25). Meanwhile, Flanagan will appear for two films: Tasting Menu (7:30 p.m., April 23), a comedy about a couple’s experience at what is supposed to be the best restaurant in the world; and Life’s a Breeze (7:15 p.m., April 25), a dramedy about a Dublin family looking for a lost fortune. The latter screening is also billed as a tribute to Flanagan.
Carol Kane will be in attendance for her tribute for the film Clutter ( 7 p.m., April 25) while Fox/4’s Clarice Tinsley will be hosting the tribute to Linda Gray (8 p.m., April 26). It will include a clip compilation and onstage talk with Gray.
Other highlights of the festival include a 60th anniversary of Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D with a restored digital print and actress Julie Adams in attendance (7 p.m., April 26); a restored digital print of the 1962 Italian film Il Sorpasso (5 p.m., April 26), a restored digital print of Orson Welles’ Othello (7 p.m., April 24).
In addition, Tobolowsky is hosting the free narrative short subjects program (7 p.m., April 24).
Tickets for most screenings are $10 and all showings are at the Angelika Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane. For more information, go to http://www.usafilmfestival.com/