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attendance. The Closing Night festivities will be marked by a special cast and crew reunion tocelebrate the 25
anniversary of the Sci-Fi classic ROBOCOP, which was shot in Dallas. DIFFalso announced that the 2012 Festival will be dedicated to Cinemark’s
Additionally, groundbreaking digital initiatives will launch the Festival to a newaudience through live streaming and exclusive online content.For the 2012 DIFF, artistic director,
is featuring South Korean films andfilmmaking as its international spotlight. As one of the biggest productions in South Koreanhistory, the WWII epic, MY WAY (courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment and CJEntertainment) will be featured as the Festival’s Tuesday night Centerpiece on April 17. FamedSouth Korean director, Kang Je-gyu (TAE GUK GI: THE BROTHERHOOD OF WAR (2004);SWIRI (1999)) from Seoul, South Korea will present the film in Dallas for the first time to aSouthwest audience. “There is a very strong Korean community in Dallas and a real interest inits film industry,” said James Faust. “MY WAY and Kang Je-gyu will thrill our audience. Inspiredby a true story, the imagery and cinematography in this film is breathtaking but it’s also a classicstory about friendship, dedication and sacrifice. As MY WAY features the international star power of
, we have a truly compelling Tuesdaynight Centerpiece that showcases the breadth of South Korean filmmaking. This is exactly whatI hoped for when creating this International Spotlight category.”Wrapping the 2012 Festival on Saturday, April 21 will be the 25
anniversary celebration of ROBOCOP. Presented in partnership with the Dallas Film Commission, the historic TexasTheatre will host many of the cast and crew that worked on the film for the film’s first officialreunion since it was shot in Dallas 25 years ago.