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Film Discussion => The Vault => Topic started by: wilder on May 14, 2016, 04:31:48 AM

Title: Hotel Dallas - Documentary
Post by: wilder on May 14, 2016, 04:31:48 AM

The long running nighttime melodrama DALLAS wasn’t just a cultural touchstone for Western audiences, who turned up in droves for much of its fourteen-season run. It was, strangely enough, also wildly popular and surprisingly influential during Romania’s dark communist years, when the country was under the rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu. At this time, only three shows were permitted to air; two were state-run, and the other was the highly stylized and over the top DALLAS. Ceaușescu and his government believed that DALLAS’ revelry in excess exposed the evils of capitalism, but instead it captured the hearts and minds of the country. It certainly had an effect on Romanian born filmmaker Livia Ungur who is drawn to the way DALLAS influenced, and sometimes paralleled, life in Romania.

Directed by Sherng-Lee Huang and Livia Ungur
Release Date - TBD
Official Site (http://hoteldallasfilm.com)

Title: Re: Hotel Dallas - Documentary
Post by: wilder on December 10, 2016, 05:32:20 PM
Available on iTunes January 11, 2017. Limited edition blu-rays and dvds are available now from the official site (http://www.hoteldallasfilm.com/store)