Three films highlight Monday screenings at Dallas festival

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by GARY COGILL / WFAA-TV

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Posted on April 12, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 25 at 6:22 PM

DALLAS — Monday night's Dallas International Film Festival lineup is a good one.

Screening at 7 p.m., the Dallas-made documentary "Sweet Science" follows Coach Greg Hatley from the Oak Cliff Boxing Club and his quest to train the next Olympic champion. Dallas photographer turned filmmaker Chris Howell spent seven years following four Olympic hopefuls, and the coach and director will be in attendance.

Also screening Monday at 7:15 p.m., "The Last Survivor," a documentary that goes behind the scenes of four survivors of genocide, from Darfur to The Congo. How did they survive and what are their lives like now? Dealing with such a horrific past is not easy, and there are hard lessons to be learned. "The Last Survivor" is an award-winning, watchable film.

"Brotherhood" has a 7:30 p.m. date. It tells the dramatic story of a fraternity pledge that went horribly wrong. Will Canon directs this import from South by Southwest about what can happen when frat pledging becomes a criminal activity. It's rough, it's tough, and star Jon Foster was scheduled to appear after the film to answer questions.

E-mail gcogill@wfaa.com

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