The USA Film Festival celebrates BOTTLE ROCKET and Wes Anderson with writer Matt Zoller Seitz and salutes Kumar Pallana
| Film Book Signing Tribute
DALLAS — The USA Film Festival, one of the nation’s foremost cultural organizations dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts, will host writer Matt Zoller Seitz on the occasion his new book, THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION, in conjunction with special anniversary screenings of Bottle Rocket — the short and feature films — on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at The Texas Theatre in Dallas.
The evening will include screenings of both Bottle Rocket the short film (originally screened twenty years ago at the USA Film Festival in Dallas) and the feature film (1996), which marked the first screen
appearance of (then) Dallas-based entertainer, teacher, balancing yogi and father, the beloved Kumar Pallana. Matt Zoller Seitz will participate in an on-stage Q&A with the audience following the screenings, moderated by Robert Wilonsky, Digital Managing Editor at The Dallas Morning News.
A book signing will follow the on-stage events.
DJ Amy Gee will play a set before and after the event.
“The Festival is pleased to be able to bring Matt Zoller Seitz back to Dallas to present these fan-favorite films as we celebrate the publication of his terrific new book,” said the Festival’s Managing Director, Ann Alexander. “And we are particularly honored to take this opportunity to salute one of film’s great scene-stealers and one of Dallas’ most favorite and joyful dwellers, Kumar Pallana.”
“As we were going to press with this program, the news of Kumar Pallana’s passing reached us. Yet again, he steals the show,” Alexander continued. “Although Kumar will not be with us in the physical world for this program, we know that his spirit joins us as his many friends and fans celebrate his screen debut performance and a man who enriched the lives of so many.” A film clip compilation tribute honoring Kumar Pallana will precede the program.
Tickets available through the USA Film Festival box office: 214.821.6300