Dallas Film Fest to honor Pete Docter

Twelve titles in lineup revealed; includes 'Winter's Bone'

The Dallas International Film Festival will present its Texas Avery Animation Award to Pete Docter, one of the writers and the director of "Up."

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The fest, which runs from April 8-18, also unveiled a dozen titles in its lineup, including three world premieres. They are: Peter Rosen's "A Surprise in Texas," a documentary about the Van Cliburn International Piano Competion; Matthew Leuwyler's "The River Why," a drama based on the novel by David James Duncan; and Neil Truglio's drama "We Are the Sea."

The lineup also includes several films that recently played the Sundance Film Festival such as "Winter's Bone" and "Obselidia" as well as "The Dry Land," "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child" and "Skateland."
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