The John Wayne Film Festival, which had been a yearly event in the small West Texas town of Snyder, is moving to North Texas with a four-day run at Dallas’ Look Cinemas April 24-27. Some of Wayne’s films will be shown and there will be Wayne co-stars and family members appearing for Q&A sessions. The schedule of films and guest speakers has not been released.
The festival, now in its fourth year, is the brainchild of Texas actor Barry Tubb, who is known for roles in Lonesome Dove and Top Gun. Chairing the festival are lawyer Steve Stodghill, his wife Anna, and Dallas literary agent David Hale Smith. All proceeds go to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.