In Memory of Gary Murray
Gary was a contributing reporter and film critic for Selig Polyscope who has covered the film festival for many years, including this year. He was a familiar face on the red carpet and was instrumental in bringing attention to our filmmakers and the Dallas Film Society mission. Several of our filmmakers had the pleasure of being interviewed by him and discussing their films with him – as many of us have for the past few years.
Our hearts and thoughts are with his friends and family at this time. Gary was a friend to many in the film world and a huge fan of DIFF. He was highly respected and loved by many and leaves behind a true passion for film.
DALLAS 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.
DALLAS MAVERICK 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.