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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

LONE STAR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT, OPENING NIGHT SCREENING AND MORE FILMS



LONE STAR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT, OPENING NIGHT SCREENING AND MORE FILMS


The Fort Worth Festival Will Open with Previously Announced TIM’S VERMEER
Tim Jenison and Producer Farley Ziegler in Attendance


Fort Worth, Texas—Oct. 29, 2013—The Seventh Annual Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square announced that Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin Chronicle and the SXSW Film Festival, will receive the LSFF Maverick Award at this year’s LSFF Ball on Friday, November 8 at the Fort Worth Club.

According to Lone Star Film Society Director Alec Jhangiani, “Louis Black is a major inspiration for all of us here at the LSFF. He is an example of how important cultural events can be to the identity of a city. We’re thrilled that he has accepted this very fitting award.”
The Maverick Award is given to industry leaders who demonstrate exceptional integrity and courage in their career choices. The Maverick Award has previously been awarded to Robert Rodriguez and John Hawkes.

The festival also announced that the previously announced documentary TIM’S VERMEER will open the festival. Tim Jenison, the subject of the highly anticipated documentary, and its producer Farley Ziegler will attend the screening.

Films that have previously occupied the prestigious opening night slot at the LSFF include THE DESCENDANTS, SUNSHINE CLEANING and JAYNE MANSFIELD’S CAR.



Additional titles announced as part of the Showcase and ReScreen sections of the festival include:
BE HERE TO LOVE ME, presented by Louis Black and Margaret Brown
12 O’CLOCK BOYZ
BLOOD BROTHER
WINTER IN THE BLOOD

and a collection of short films by up and coming Texas directors.

Other Showcase films previously announced include:
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
ONE CHANCE
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM


The festival will also screen newly re-mastered versions of the all time classic films CONTEMPT by Jean-Luc Godard and TOKYO STORY by Yasujiro Ozu. These films will screen as part of the ReScreen section, which features rediscovered, remastered and rereleased films.

In addition to Louis Black, the 2013 Lone Star Film Festival will honor Lyle Lovett with the Stephen Bruton Award for his longtime contribution to film as an actor and musician, and Stephen Murrin, Jr. with the inaugural Visionary Award for his commitment to Fort Worth and the Lone Star Film Society.

Passes for the 2013 LSFF are available for purchase.
Passes are available at two levels, $50 and $250.
Members of the Lone Star Film Society receive a 25 percent discount on festival passes.
Individual screening tickets are $8 and will be available for purchase soon.
To purchase a festival passes and tickets to the Lone Star Film Festival, please visit lonestarfilmfestival.com.

Stay up to date with the 2013 Lone Star Film Festival by “liking” Lone Star on Facebook and following Lone Star on Twitter at @LoneStarFilmSoc.

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ABOUT THE LONE STAR FILM FESTIVAL:


The Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square is the signature event of the Lone Star
Film Society and a vibrant addition to the Fort Worth, Texas cultural landscape. The festival
seeks to discover and platform emerging films, talent, trends and distribution models that will
shape the future of film while providing North Texas audiences with their first, and sometimes
only, opportunity to see the most celebrated films of the year and interact with the artists that
made them.

In 2013, MovieMaker Magazine ranked the LSFF in the top 25 of its coveted annual list “TOP 50
FESTIVALS WORTH THE ENTRY FEE.” In only it’s seventh year, the Fort Worth, Texas based
Lone Star Film Festival now proudly ranks among veteran festivals such as the 35-year-old
Denver Starz Film Festival, the 23-year-old Cinequest Film Festival (located in San Jose, CA)
and the 30-year-old Hawaii International Film Festival, as well as much larger festivals like
Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, renowned as the largest genre festival in the U.S.

For more information, visit www.lonestarfilmfestival.com.



MAVERICK AWARD
LOUIS BLACK


Louis Black received an MFA from the University of Texas in Austin with a concentration in
Film in 1980. The next year he was a co-founder of The Austin Chronicle, which he edits
(www.austinchronicle.com), and in 1987 helped launch South by Southwest Music, Interactive
and Film Festivals and Conferences (www.sxsw.com) of which he is still a Director. A founding
board member of the Austin Film Society (founded by and current artistic director: Richard
Linklater), he was also the board’s first President. Along with Texas Monthly Editor Evan Smith
he helped create the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2000. Along with Ryan Long, Black co-founded
the Texas Independent Film Network, now administered by the Austin Film Society. Black was
an executive producer of SXSW Presents, a local PBS show highlighting Film Festival films and
he executive produced the documentary BE HERE TO LOVE ME: A FILM ABOUT TOWNES
VAN ZANDT by filmmaker Margaret Brown. Brown's THE ORDER OF MYTHS, on which he
is an associate producer, played the 2008 Sundance film festival and won a Peabody Award.
Black wrote the liner notes for Dualtone’s CD re-release of Daniel Johnston’s first two tapes,
Songs of Pain and More Songs of Pain and for the CD Welcome to my World, a Best of
Johnston’s anthology. He executive produced the first ever DVD release of Eagle Pennell's 1978
indie classic THE WHOLE SHOOTIN’ MATCH, the film that Robert Redford always cites as
the one that made him decide to start the Sundance Institute.



SHOWCASE FILMS

12 O’CLOCK BOYZ

Directed by Lotfy Nathan
The 12 O’CLOCK BOYS are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore — popping wheelies
and weaving at excessive speeds through traffic, the group impressively evades the hamstrung
police. In Lotfy Nathan’s wild, dynamic documentary (three years in the making), their stunning
antics are envisioned through the eyes of young adolescent Pug – a bright kid from the Westside
obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks. Premiering to critical
acclaim at the SXSW and Hot Docs Film Festivals (where Nathan won the HBO Emerging Artist
Award), 12 O’CLOCK BOYS provides a compelling and intimate personal story of a young boy
and his dangerous, thrilling dream.


WINTER IN THE BLOOD
Directed by Alex & Andrew Smith
Virgil First Raise wakes in a ditch on the hardscrabble plains of Montana, hungover and badly
beaten. He sees a shocking vision: his father, ten years dead, lying frozen at his feet. Shaken,
Virgil returns home to his ranch on the Reservation, only to find that his wife, Agnes, has left
him. Worse, she’s taken his beloved rifle. Virgil sets out to town find her— or perhaps just the
gun— beginning a hi-line odyssey of inebriated and improbable intrigues with the
mysterious Airplane Man, his beautiful accomplice, Malvina, and two dangerous Men in Suits.
Virgil’s quest also brings him face-to-face with childhood memories, traumas and visions of his
long lost brother Mose. Virgil, bloodied and broken by his quest, realizes that he must look
inward for the strength he needs to survive. In the mountains, he seeks out Yellow Calf— an old
blind man, who helps him grasp the truth of his origins. By embracing— and no longer fleeing—
his memories, Virgil is finally able to thaw the ice in his veins.


BLOOD BROTHER

Directed by Steve Hoover
Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV, he
decided to stay and devote his life to them. This unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this
story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed. Unlike
others who simply passed through their lives, Rocky stayed, dedicating himself to their health and
well-being. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of
despair proves to be an invaluable resource. BLOOD BROTHER – a documentary feature
directed by Rocky’s longtime friend Steve Hoover traces Rocky’s story of working in the village
of Tamil Nadu, India since five years to present. BLOOD BROTHER will be presented in
partnership with TUGG, a web platform that enables audiences to select the films that screen at
their local theaters. All filmmaker profits from the film will be donated to the orphanage and
other HIV/AIDS organizations.



RESCREEN FILMS


BE HERE TO LOVE ME

Directed by Margaret Brown
Executive Producer Louis Black
As a musician, Townes Van Zandt was legendary -- perhaps one of the greatest who ever lived,
inspiring a range of artists from Bob Dylan to Norah Jones to Steve Earle. As a man, a husband,
and a father his life was as tragic as the songs he wrote. Van Zandt was an enigma to his family,
torn between a deep longing for home and the nomadic lifestyle that was necessary for his
livelihood. Director Margaret Brown's BE HERE TO LOVE ME is an artful, expertly directed
portrait of both sides of Van Zandt, and displays an insightful look at the sacrifices, challenges,
and consequences faced in pursuit of a dream. Haunting and lyrical, BE HERE TO LOVE
ME combines in-depth interviews with friends, artists and family with never-before-seen of Van
Zandt; from rare performance and interview footage to intimate portraits of Van Zandt’s private
moments. Margaret Brown and Louis Black in attendance.


TEXAS NEW WAVE SHORTS

In a year when ten films at the Sundance Film Festival were from Texas filmmakers, a film from
a Texas filmmaker (MUD) led the specialty box office for most of the year, a New York Times
piece surveyed the Austin filmmaking scene, three out of five Gotham Award Best Picture
nominees are from Texas and two of these three nominees are considered relatively new talents
taking their place alongside stalwarts like Richard Linklater and Steve McQueen, it’s difficult to
deny that something is brewing in Texas. Call it a comeback, a movement or a wave, it’s certainly
something to pay attention to. In this block of shorts from filmmakers such as David Lowery,
Hannah Fidell, Kat Candler, the Zellner brothers and more, the origins of this new wave of Texas
filmmakers are explored.






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