Before Tonight's Kick-Off, Dallas Int'l Film Fest Adds Special Guest: Frank Darabont
Only thing to determine now is which of the Oscar nominee's films the fest will screen during his visit, one week from Saturday at the Studio Movie Grill on Royal Lane, where the writer-director will stick around for a post-show Q&A. So, James, what'll it be?
"We're debating between The Mist and Shawshank with his people," Faust says. "Honestly, I'm a fan of The Mist. But I'd go with The Green Mile. That movie's always moved me. It's just one of those dark Stephen King movies. I just love the emotion I get out of it, much more so than Shawshank Redemption, which I love to death. It's a near-perfect movie. I'm just more of a Green Mile man."
And while I have your attention, a couple of things: Here's my in-print preview -- and I am not kidding, you had best sell out Thunder Soul. Just do it already. And while you're at it: Get your tickets to Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, starring Plano's own Alan Tudyk. Not a funnier film in the festival.
And, tomorrow: I will tell you what the Friday-night "secret screening" is. Because I've seen it. And it's very, very, very good.