Dallas Winds, ET and the music of John Williams | 2016 Dallas International Film Festival—April 14-24
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Dallas Winds, ET and the music of John Williams

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dallas windsThe Dallas International Film Festival has built a reputation over the past decade for pulling out all the stops for one-of-a-kind special events with film and cinema as the theme.

This year one of those events will be a special concert and screening celebrating the career of award-winning composer John Williams at the Dallas City Performance Hall on Saturday, April 16. The Dallas Winds, also honoring a significant anniversary – their 30th, begin the afternoon with a performance of some of Williams’s signature works.

A Q&A with Dallas Winds Artistic Director and Conductor, Jerry Junkin, will follow as the Hall is prepared for a special screening of Steven Spielberg’s family classic, E.T. – THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL. The event is a nod to DIFF’s association with the American Film Institute during the first few years of the film festival, as Williams is this year’s AFI Life Achievement Award honoree.

Also making a special appearance is Texas native Henry Thomas, who played Elliot in the classic film. He will participate in a Q&A after the screening.


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monte hellman star awardOur inaugural honoree, director, editor and producer Monte Hellman, has a career that spans six decades. He has exemplified cutting-edge filmmaking across multiple genres, working with budgets, from high-to-low, and with casts featuring stars to complete unknowns.

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