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Free Memorial Day weekend activities and upcoming film events

Breakfast at Tiffany's will be shown for free at the CityArts Festival.
Breakfast at Tiffany's will be shown for free at the CityArts Festival.
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The CityArts Festival is happening this weekend, May 27th to the 29th. There will be a free outdoor screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Friday the 27th at 9 p.m. next to the WRR 101.1 GM building. All throughout the weekend there will be free visits to Fair Park’s eight museums as well as activities for children.

On May 31st through June 2nd, the Dallas Film Society and the Dallas Angelika will show three films from Terrence Malick before Tree of Life opens on June 3rd. On May 31st, the 1973 film Badlands will be shown, starring Martin Sheen as sociopathic Kit who takes runaway Holly on a cross-country killing spree. To be shown on June 1st is the film Days of Heaven starring Richard Gere as a poor farmer in the panhandle of Texas that schemes to have his girlfriend marry a rich man with ailing health so that they can inherit his money. Finally, on June 2nd, the autobiography-based World War II period piece The Thin Red Line will be shown. Tickets are specially priced at $6 and are available here.

Movies and music are at every ‘til Midnight at the Nasher event, which happens every third Friday. On June 17th, listen to the sounds of the Milo Deering Bluegrass Band and watch O Brother, Where Art Thou at 9 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students.

From July 11th to the 15th, the Dallas Film Society is providing a weeklong film workshop for kids ages 14 through 18. Film industry professionals will be there to teach and provide thoughtful sessions on Storyboard and Animation, Costume and Set Design and sound and editing. Those at the camp will also have the chance to practice on one of Dallas’ largest sound stages. To register, click here.

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