More movies have been announced for this year’s Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth.
The Israeli comedy Zero Motivation, documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery, the German period piece Beloved Sisters, and Cambodian-born director Hong Khaou’s Lilting join the line-up for the event that runs Nov. 6-9 at the AMC Palace and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
These four are part of Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema program, a mini-festival within the festival overseen by the Texas Monthly writer and former Star-Telegram film critic. Two movies that were already announced -- The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch as famed WWII code-breaker Alan Turing and Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh’s biopic on artist J.M.W. Turner -- are also included in the Modern Cinema showcase.
Zero Motivation, which won the World Cinema prize, at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival is a workplace comedy that the Lone Star Film Festival press releases describes as a combination of Office Space, MASH, and Thelma and Louise. Beloved Sisters, Germany’s entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar, focuses on a German poet who’s in love with two women who just happen to sisters. In National Gallery, Wiseman turns his lens on London’s famous arts institution. Lilting, a hit at this year’s Sundance festival, stars Ben Whishaw as a British man who tries to get closer to his late boyfriend’s mother, a Cambodian-Chinese immigrant who speaks no English.