Stay Dry! Spend the Week Indoors at the Dallas International Film Festival

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DALLAS -- It’s looking like a Cat in the Hat world in DFW this week. In other words: rain, rain, go away.

Chances are, no cats in hats are going to remedy that this time around.

So what should soggy North Texans do?

"What do you want to do? Do you want to be cooped up, or do you want to go be in a comfortable theater, get some popcorn? asked Dallas International Film Festival Publicity Director John Wildman. "Skip the rain. Come catch a movie."

Beating the weather isn’t the only reason to go to places like the Angelika and Alamo Drafthouse for the Dallas International Film Festival. It also gives you serious bragging rights down the road.

“You see films first that then will be seen in film theaters and often times will become award winners later in the year, and you can say, ’Not only did I see that film. I got to see the director talk about the movie,’" Wildman said.

The movies may not be big yet, but some of the stars are. Natalie Portman’s writing and directing debut ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ played, and taking it in was another big actor, literally. Star of The Blind Side, Quinton Aaron, was there.

“There are so many creative people out here, and this is their stage and their platform to show what they got.”

Aaron’s new movie, ‘Halfway,’ made the short list this year. And good news: the festival doesn’t wrap for another week! So get that popcorn of yours ready!