In POLICEMAN, rookie director Nadav Lapid shows that the divisions cleaving Israeli society lie deeper than the Palestinian issue—they involve class, gender and generation—and that reflection, not blind action, is crucial for reconciliation. But POLICEMAN will divide audiences irrespective of religion or nationality.
Attractive and sensitive desert debutante Jolene lives in a fantasy, emulating a long-past time of relative innocence. She idolizes classic country stars, and when she finds a lost iPod filled with songs from her musical heroes, she falls in love with its owner without knowing who it is.
Once every decade, 15 elected Texas citizens on the State Board of Education influence what is taught to nearly every American child through state textbook revisions. In THE REVISIONARIES, Texas filmmaker Scott Thurman effectively captures the debates and the characters involved in the highly politicized process, proving that political power and ideological dogma still have an immense effect on what our children learn.
DIFF, in association with the Dallas Film Commission, presents a special 25th anniversary screening of what is arguably the most influential movie to be filmed in Dallas to date. Though the plot of provocative director Paul Verhoeven’s first major American film is simple—cop dies, cop becomes a near-invincible cyborg, cop saves a lawless city, cop disposes of his crooked cyber-creators, all becomes well in the world—he weaves in commentary on socialism, corporate greed, religion and manhood to strike a deft balance between lowbrow and highbrow not previously seen in a big-budget movie.