controversial co-existence within the gay community as well as offering a freshperspective on what it means to be a gay man.CANE TOADS: THE CONQUESTDirected by Mark Lewis and marking the first time a DALLAS IFF film has beenpresented in 3-D, the documentary plays as an equal parts comedy and horror film as it illustrates the environmental devastation left in the wake of the toadmarch across the continent of Australia.LEARNING FROM LIGHT: THE VISION OF I.M. PEIDirected by Bo Landin and Sterling Van Wagenen, the documentary follows IMPei, now in his 90s, as he works to complete the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar.The film tells the story of a man who has transformed architecture around theworld through his work. The Louvre in Paris, and the introduction of the glasspyramid are just a couple examples of his insightful bravery to cross culturaldivides and bridge worlds.LEMMYDirected by Wes Orshoski and Greg Oliver, LEMMY is a documentary portrait of heavy metal icon and Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Featuringappearances by the members of Metallica, Dave Grohl, Billy Bob Thornton andpro wrestler Triple H, the film takes an entertaining and detailed look at Lemmy’spersonal and public life.WHEN I RISEDirected by Mat Hames, WHEN I RISE tells the story of Barbara Smith Conrad, agifted University of Texas music student who found herself at the epicenter of aracial controversy and struggled against the odds to ultimately ascend to theheights of the international opera community.Commenting on the additions to the 2010 lineup, Artistic Director James Faustsaid, “These five documentaries are exciting additions to an already great lineupof films. Fascinating, to enlightening to out and out crowd pleasers – they run thegamut and we couldn’t be happier to add them to the mix.”The DALLAS International Film Festival will run April 8 – 18, 2010. Passes andtickets are currently on sale both via online (www.dallasfilm.org<
> ), and at the Southwest Airlines Ticket Window located at5330 Mockingbird Lane on the Hotel Palomar retail strip facing Mockingbird Lane(214.295.5142).
THE DALLAS FILM SOCIETY
Dallas Film Society
celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)3 non-profitorganization, The Dallas Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements inenhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today's world, and promotes the City of Dallas and itscommitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual DALLAS International Film Festival, to be held