Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Houston Cinema Arts Festival: Take One
Tilda Swinton, Tommy Lee Jones and Richard Linklater are among the notables slated to appear at the inaugural Houston Cinema Arts Festival set for Nov. 11-15 in H-Town. Organizers insist the event isn't "just a film festival," but rather "a vibrant multimedia arts event breaking out of the confines of the movie theater through live music and film performances, outdoor projections, interactive video installations and more." So there. Whatever you want to call it, this festival is big enough to boast two competing opening night attractions: Linklater's critically acclaimed Me and Orson Wells, which will screen at 8 pm Nov. 11 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Lee Daniels' Oscar-buzzed Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, which will screen at 7 the same evening at the Angelika Film Center in Downtown Houston. You can check out the entire fest line-up here.