Surely by now you’ve sat in on a few screenings at one of the local festival favorites like the Dallas International Film Festival, the Asian Film Festival of Dallas or Q Cinema, but sadly it seems like festival season in these parts is limited to the first half of the year, and we’re getting a bit twitchy going through withdrawal. Luckily for us, it looks like the Lone Star International Film Festival is swooping in just in time to scratch that itch. To ring in its fifth year, the Lone Star Film Society is going full tilt and cramming 82 films into this year’s line-up, outdoing itself this year with tons of must-see flicks. Highlights this year include Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, the West Memphis 3 doc Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Slacker 2011 (yes, it’s been 20 years since the original Austin classic) and a special presentation of Carrie with Piper Laurie and Betty Buckley in attendance. The festival runs now through Sunday at various locations in Fort Worth. Tickets start at $7 for general screenings with movie packs and festival passes available ($25 to $200). Call 817-924-6000 or visit lonestarfilmsociety.com for the complete schedule.
Nov. 9-13, 2011