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April 13, 2018

Eight days of programming begin May 3. Mr. Rogers, Alexander McQueen, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Korn get the documentary treatment.

Narrative-wise, there’s an early thread of isolated male protagonists. Paul Schrader’s First Reformed follows Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), a lonely, middle-aged parish pastor at a small 250-year-old Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. A world premiere of Tejano tells the story of a young man who smuggles drugs across the Texas-Mexico border to pay his grandfather’s medical bills. It’s the first feature directed by Austin’s David Garcia. The Iron Orchard will see its world premiere at DIFF; it’s the tale of Jim McNeely’s quest to become a wildcatter in the 1930s West Texas oilfields, directed by Ty Roberts.

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