A program Covid times called Cinematic Conversations
At the beginning of each week, the Dallas Video Fest lists a film on our website for participates to screen on their own during the week. Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. CST, people gather for a one hour Zoom conversation about that film. The zoom login is available on the DVF website and on our Facebook page. A special guest host selects the film and also joins the discussion each week. The session is 60 minutes, with about half the time devoted to Q&A with the guest host. Write to [email protected] for the zoom link and password

“We’re stuck in our homes, many of us and we’re watching movies, But most of us don’t have an opportunity to have an intellectual conversation about films. This allows us to do that.” Bart Weiss Artistic Director

Cinematic Conversation
Join Zoom Meeting Thursdays at 7:30

Meeting ID: 861 0347 5016
Passcode: 282459


May 27th

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Bart Weiss and Jim Reid discuss Alfred Hitchcock‘s Shadow of a Doubt. May 28th 2020

Bart Weiss and Kelly Kitchens from KellyKitchensPR.com discuss Bringing Up Baby June 11th 2020

Bart Weiss and Christian Vasquez partial discussion of Hale County This Morning, This Evening June 25th, 2020

Bart Weiss and screenwriter Kevin Willmott discuss Da 5 Bloods, July 2nd 2020

Bart Weiss and journalist Matt Zoller Seitz discuss Salesman July 9th 2020

Bart Weiss and director Ray Santisteban discuss The First Rainbow Coalition July 16th 2020

Bart Weiss and Lisa Sanchelo from I Love that Movie Podcast discuss Roma July, 24th, 2020

Shilyh Warren and Logan Taylor discuss Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu) July 30th 2020

Bart Weiss director Elizabeth Coffman, co-director Mark Bosco, and key collaborator, Ted Hardin discuss Flannery Aug. 6th, 2020

Bart Weiss and Fog of Truth podcast partner Christopher Reed discuss The Death of Stalin August 13th, 2020

Bart Weiss and RIck Worland discuss Night of the Living Dead Aug 20th 2020

Weds. August 26th 13th with Denton Black Film Festival Bart Weiss and Linda Eddy from Denton Black Film Festival discuss 13th with Joyce King, an accomplished author- national columnist- 22 years in radio – and the first non-jurist to serve on the Executive Board of Directors for the Innocence Project of Texas. Producer writer Michelle Redmond and Jasmine Jones Curator, Filmmaker, who continues to program incredible work Houston Museum of African American Culture Aug. 26th, 2020

Bart Weiss Discusses Disclosure with Director Sam Feder Sept 2nd, 2020

Bart Weiss and D Magazine Art Critic Peter Simek discuss Picnic at Hanging Rock Sept 9th 2020

Bart Weiss discusses Amarcord with Dr. Scott Churchill Sept 16th 2020

Bart Weiss discusses Gentleman’s Agreement, with Susan Kandell from 3 Stars Cinema

Bart Weiss discusses Capital in the Twenty-First Century with Bud Kennedy

Bart Weiss discusses Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb with Mark Lamster Oct 21st

Bart Weiss and Ben Levin Discuss The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara Oct 28th, 2020

Bart Weiss and Danny Gallagher discuss Feels Good Man Nov 4th 2020

Bart Weiss discusses Trial of the Chicago 7 with Gordon Quinn and Nancy
Nancy Kurshan
Nov 11th, 2020

Bart Weiss discusses RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World with Julianna Brannum, Jodi Voice Yellowfish, Peter Jemison, and Stevie Salas – EP of Rumble Nov 18th

Bart Weiss discusses David Byrne & Spike Lee American Utopia with Manny Mendoza and Thor Christensen Nov 25th, 2020

Bart Weiss discusses what it was like on the 1987 Robocop set Janis Burklund, director of the Dallas Film Commission and others Dec 2nd, 2020

Bart Weiss discusses Spelling the Dream with Director Sam Rega and Screenwriter  Chris Weller and from the film Akash and Amrita Vukoti Dec 9th, 2020

Bart Weiss discusses Black Christmas with Colin Tait Dec 16, 2020

Bart Weiss discusses It’s a Wonderful Life with Allan Holzman Dec 22nd 2020

Bart Weiss discusses Soul with Ya’ke Smith and Don Dixon in collaboration with Denton Black Film Festival Dec 30th, 2020

Artistic Director of Dallas VideoFest and 3 Stars Jewish Cinema Bart Weiss discusses Hester Street with Ferne Pearlstein ( director The Last Laugh), fellow 3 Star members, and filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell and Allen Mondell, Peter Miller (Jews in Baseball, Sacco, and Vanzetti) and Sharon Pucker Rivo, Executive Director National Center for Jewish Film, Jan 7th, 2021.

Bart Weiss discusses Zodiac with Kip Mooney Jan 14th 2021

Bart Weiss and Veletta Forsythe-Lill discusses Fredrick Wiseman’s City Hall Jan 21st 2021

Bart Weiss discusses Mank with Authors Thomas Schatz and Joseph McBride Feb 4th 2021

Bart Weiss discuss The Last Picture Show with Gordon Smith Feb 11tn, 2021

Bart Weiss discusses Order of Myths Zandashé Brown, (New Orleans Film Society), Kiwi Lanier (Sidewalk Film Festival), and DVF Alum Maureen Gosling who did sound and Assistant Editing for Always for Pleasure as well as many other films


Bart Weiss and Kelly Kitchens discusses Candy Clark’s career with her March 4th 2021

Bart discusses LADRI DI BICICLETTE di Vittorio De Sica (Bicycle Thieves) with Dr. Daniele Forlino and Dr Nicholas Albanese on March 11th, 2021

Bart discusses Nomadland with TIFFANY VOLLMER, WIFD PRESIDENT March 18th 2021.

Bart discusses Par Hniang a Chin medical student and former refugee Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country co-presented with Asian Film Festival Dallas

Bart Weiss discusses Modern Time with Ben Model of The Silent Comedy Watch Party April 1st, 2021

Bart Weiss discusses Goodbye Columbus with Journalist Michael Granberry

Bart Weiss discusses Get Back Up Documentary: Blue October with Director Norry Niven April 15th, 2021.

Bart Weiss and Jessica Green from Houston Cinema Arts Society discuss Solange debut extended director’s cut of When I Get Home Film in honor of the 2nd year anniversary watch on the Criterion Channel in honor of the 2nd year anniversary

Bart Weiss discusses Independent Film The Good Wolf by San Antonio Filmmaker Wilfred H Shipley with San Antonio Film Festival Executive Director Adam Rocha and actor Vic Trevino

Bart Weiss discuss Another Round (Dunk) with Danielle from Danielle Georgiou Dance Group Innovators on May 6th, 2021

Bart Weiss discuss The Brainwashing Of My Dad with director Jen Senko May 20th 2021

Bart Weiss discuss Olympia a documentary on Olympia Dukakis with director Harry Mavromichalis and Sally Vahle who was a friend of Olympia