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Cliburn documentary to open Lone Star Film Festival

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The world premiere of a documentary about the 2013 Cliburn Competition will open the 2014 Lone Star Festival Nov. 5 in Fort Worth. The film, Virtuosity, will be screened at Bass Performance Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets are free to the public and will be available – with two tickets allowed per order – beginning Oct. 17 at Cliburn.org, Lonestarfilmfestival.com and Basshall.com. The story of the Fourteenth Cliburn Festival is directed by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Christopher Wilkinson and was made in a special partnership between the Cliburn, Lone Star Film Festival and Performing Arts Fort Worth.

“There is a great synergy to partnering with Lone Star Film Festival to host the world premiere of this film in Fort Worth,” said Jacques Marquis, Cliburn president and CEO, “and to be able to do so at Bass Performance Hall, the competition’s home venue and a character in the film itself, is fantastic. The documentary is a celebration, first and foremost, of the exceptional pianists who competed in the 2013 Cliburn Competition…The people of this city and region come together to make the Cliburn happen, which is why it was important for us to share this with them first.” The 2014 Lone Star Film Festival will take place Nov. 5-9 in Sundance Square.

Betty Dillard bdillard@bizpress.net  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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