Hey, whatever happened to former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo? Just kidding, but you can find out at North Texas’ Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF), which is returning for its 13th Annual event November 13-17, 2019 and has officially announced the first 10 films to make the cut. 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.
The first round of films to be featured: the world premiere of Grand Isle featuring Nicolas Cage and Kelsey Grammer and written by North Texas native Iver Jallah; Davy Rothbart’s’ documentary feature 17 Blocks; award-winning thriller The Bird Catcher written by Trond Morten Kristensen and directed by Ross Clarke; the world premiere of Now or Never: A Tony Romo Story directed by Chris Hanna, Cannes Film Festival François Chalais Award honoree A Hidden Life, and the drama The Short History of the Long Road written and directed by Ani Simon-Kennedy. The first ten announced also feature Runner, Sleeping in Plastic, Team Marco, Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story.
When asked about the film selection and 2019 experience, Executive Director Chad Mathews said, “Because of our incredibly supportive community, talented filmmakers, and excited newcomers, 2018 was one of Lone Star Film Festival’s best years yet. We are looking forward to the 13th year of this amazing fest, several world premieres, and even some surprise celebrity visits!”
LSFF’s ticket options will offer All-Access Badge experience for entry to all films during the five-day festival and receive VIP benefits — including happy hours at ALOFT Hotel, Meet & Greets with filmmakers, Film Talks with some of the most up-and-coming names in the industry, and an invitation to the festival awards ceremony. In addition, Lone Star Film Festival 2019 is bringing back Single Day Passes, offering the option of attending the event for one full day of screenings. For a bite-size option, Fort Worth locals can purchase $15 tickets to experience any one LSFF film of their choice.