Friday, January 30, 2015

Ruby's Reds

Dallas VideoFest kicks off with a burlesque show and documentary


Of all the events commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, very few feature provocative nudity.

Until tomorrow night.

That's when Dallas VideoFest kicks off
five nights of independent film with True Tales, a documentary about Nancy Myers, whose secret life as stripper Tammi True (pictured) was revealed when Jack Ruby murdered Lee Harvey Oswald on live television.

Investigations into Jack Ruby's Carousel Club uncovered all sorts of secrets, but the PTA mom wasn't expecting that kind of exposure. With decades of unanswered questions, Myers finally opened up to filmmakers to reveal what she knows about this important part of American history.

She'll even be in attendance at the premiere for a post-screening Q&A, as well as judging a '60s era/Mad Men-style costume contest if you feel so inclined to break out the skinny tie.

Best of all, the whole shebang begins with a performance from the burlesque and variety troupe, Ruby R-E-V-U-E.

You know, in case a 75-year-old rack does nothing for you.

Dallas VideoFest Opening Night
Wednesday, October 9
South Side Music Hall Gilley’s Dallas
1135 S Lamar St., South Side

Tickets: $25
Full festival schedule:
Nearby: The Cedars Social; Off the Bone; Soda Bar at NYLO South Side

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