In addition to Virtuosity, the documentary about the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, kicking things off as the opening event at the upcoming Lone Star Film Festival, 21 other films were announced for the schedule Wednesday. The lineup for the eighth edition of the Fort Worth movie showcase, which runs Nov. 5-9, is now complete.
Some of the notable titles added to the program are:
Low Down -- Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage and John Hawkes star in this drama about a girl growing up with a drug-addicted jazz musician as a father. Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albonay, it won the Sundance Film Festival Cinematrography Award.
Life Partners -- Gillian Jacobs, Leighton Meester and Adamy Brody play three parts of a love triangle of sorts. What happens when the friendship between a straight girl and a gay girl is tested when the straight girl becomes interested in a straight guy?
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The Tribe -- This Ukrainian film takes place in a high-school for the deaf. This is where new student Sergey must navigate his way through the social hierarchy, including dealing with The Tribe, a gang that’s also a criminal enterprise.
It Follows -- David Robert Mitchell’s horror film, about a young woman who’s convinced something is following her, was a hit at Cannes and Austin’s Fantastic Fest.
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon -- While this documentary, about legendary rock’n’roll manager Gordon, has already played in North Texas, this screening has the added benefit of Gordon being in attendance.
To Kill a Man -- Chilean director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras has gotten festivalgoers talking with this drama about a family dealing with revenge and self-defense. It won the Jury Prize at Cannes and the Future Cinema Critics Award at the Miami Film Festival.
The Cooler Bandits -- John Lucas’ documentary follows four members of a stick-up crew as they get out of prison after 20 years. Everything, from dealing with cell phones to trying to find a job in the middle of a deep recession, is a mystery to them. Can they cut it on the outside when much of the world has passed them by and they are forever branded as felons?
Twelve films were previously announced including The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, and documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery. Aside from Virtuosity, which will be at Bass Hall, venues for screenings are the AMC Palace and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
For more information, go www.lonestarfilmfestival.com.