DIFF2016 Honorees | 2016 Dallas International Film Festival—April 14-24
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2016 DIFF DALLAS STAR AWARDS

The Dallas Star Award honors individuals who have made important contributions to shaping the face of modern cinema and the advancement of the art of film.

ED LACHMAN
2016 Dallas International Film Festival

Oscar nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman’s selected credits as a cinematographer include the Emmy nominated HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce and films including DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, TOKYO-GA, LIGHT SLEEPER, LA SOUFRIÉRE, THE LIMEY, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, ERIN BROCKOVICH, FAR FROM HEAVEN, Ulrich Seidl’s PARADISE trilogy, I’M NOT THERE, WIENER- DOG, and the 2016 Academy Award nominated film, CAROL. In 2015, Lachman became the first American to win the prestigious German Marburger Camera Prize. Lachman has collaborated with filmmakers such as The Maysles brothers, Robert Altman, Wim Wenders, Todd Haynes, Ulrich Seidl, Steven Soderbergh, Sofia Coppola, Shirley Clarke, and Paul Schrader.

The Oscar nominated film FAR FROM HEAVEN will screen Saturday, April 23 at 12:30 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW. A conversation with cinematographer Ed Lachman will be held following the screening.

Ed Lachman will accept his Dallas Star Award on April 22 at DFS Honors.

2016 MAVERICK AWARD

The Maverick Award honors noted auteurs and groundbreaking filmmakers whose unique cinematic voices challenge our notions of mainstream cinema.

MONTE HELLMAN
monte hellman official headshotOur 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. Two films in particular, THE SHOOTING (1966) and TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (1971), are examples of Hellman’s rare ability to take two vastly different genres—the Western and the road movie—and deconstruct them, stripping them down, and making them singular entries in what is a remarkably diverse filmography.

Hellman got his start working with legendary producer Roger Corman, making his debut with BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE (1959). He later delivered another of his more notable films for Corman, RIDE THE WHIRLWIND (1966), and further cemented his reputation as a director with a singular and influential style with both image and performance. After a 20-year hiatus, Hellman came back to the big screen with a vengeance with the visionary neo-noir, ROAD TO NOWHERE (2010).

The cult classic road film TWO-LANE BLACKTOP will screen Saturday, April 23 at 4:00 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW. A conversation with director Monte Hellman will be held following the screening.

Monte Hellman will accept his Maverick Award on April 22 at DFS Honors.


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ed lachman star awardOscar-nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman’s selected credits as a cinematographer include the Emmy nominated HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce and films including DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and the Academy Award nominated film, CAROL.

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DALLAS MAVERICK AWARD

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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