The Lone Star Film Festival has announced the first 10 films for its 2019 edition, set for November 13-17 in downtown Fort Worth, and one stars a name that DFW sports fans know and love.
Among the notable movies is the Fort Worth premiere of the documentary Now or Never: A Tony Romo Story, directed by Chris Hanna. Also worthy of top billing are A Hidden Life, a World War II-era film from Oscar-nominated director Terrence Malick; and the world premiere of Grand Isle, starring Nicolas Cage and Kelsey Grammer.
Other films include Davy Rothbart’s documentary feature 17 Blocks, thriller The Birdcatcher, drama The Short History of the Long Road, documentary Runner, thriller Sleeping in Plastic, comedy Team Marco, and documentary Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story.
"With record-breaking submissions, the Lone Star Film Festival curatorial team has reviewed countless hours of film to select the most engaging and thought-provoking lineup for this year's festival," a release says.
The festival offers an All-Access Badge experience for $300 ($350 after November 10) that allows for entry to all films during the five-day festival, as well as VIP benefits like happy hours at ALOFT Hotel, meet and greets with filmmakers, film talks with some of the biggest up-and-coming names in the industry, and an invitation to the festival awards ceremony.
If you can't make it out every day, the festival will once again offer single-day passes, where you can attend one full day of screenings. Those passes run $30 for November 13 or 14, and $45 for any day between November 15 and 17. Tickets for single films, pending availability, go for $15 each.
All screenings will be held at AMC Palace 9, with other events held at ALOFT Hotel Downtown Fort Worth and The Worthington Renaissance hotel.