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Lone Star Film Festival 2014 releases full lineup with close-to-home opener

Lone Star Film Fest '14 releases full lineup with close-to-home opener

Virtuosity documentary
Virtuosity, a documentary about the 14th Cliburn Competition, is the opening-night film at the 2014 Lone Star Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Lone Star Film Festival
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, showing November 7 as part of the LSFF. Photo courtesy of Lone Star Film Festival
Julian Schnabel
Director Julian Schnabel is being honored at the the LSFF. Photo courtesy of Lone Star Film Festival
Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs in Life Partners
Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs are a couple in Life Partners, showing on November 6 as part of the LSFF. Photo courtesy of Lone Star Film Festival
Virtuosity documentary
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Julian Schnabel
Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs in Life Partners

The Lone Star Film Festival has announced the full lineup for its 2014 edition, and Virtuousity​, a documentary about the 14th Cliburn Competition, is the opener.

Virtuosity, showing at Bass Performance Hall on November 5, is the first of more than 40 feature films or short film programs to be showcased at the eighth annual festival, taking place November 5-9 mostly at the AMC Palace 9 in downtown Fort Worth.

Most of the other big films showing at the festival had previously been announced, including The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch; a retrospective screening of American Graffiti; and an appearance by director Julian Schnabel, including screenings of films Before Night FallsBasquiat​ and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

The Imitation Game and five others are part of the Modern Cinema series shown at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; film critic Christopher Kelly will introduce each film. Kelly will also interview Schnabel prior to the Before Night Falls screening. That and the other Schnabel screenings also take place at the Modern.

Of the just-announced films, the ones with the highest profiles include Low Down, starring Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage and John Hawkes; Life Partners, starring Gillian Jacobs, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody; and two foreign language entries for the Academy Awards, Sweden’s The Circle and Chile’s To Kill a Man.

Festival passes and individual screening tickets are now on sale through Lone Star Film Festival website. Passes are $120 for the general public, while individual tickets are $10 apiece.

Visit the website to see the full lineup and schedule.