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Three film festival award winners showing at Lone Star Film Festival

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Three major international film festival award winners will make their way to North Texas audiences as showcase screenings during the 2018 Lone Star Film Festival (Nov. 7 – 11, 2018)!

For more information on the festival:

The films:

Peter Farrelly’s crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie “Green Book” won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award in September, putting it on an envious path to the Oscars.

Toronto’s People’s Choice Award is one of the most closely watched of the fall festival circuit because it often corresponds with awards-season success. In the past decade, every Toronto People’s Choice winner has scored a best-picture nomination at the Academy Awards.

Few pundits pegged “Green Book” as an awards favorite ahead of its world premiere in Toronto. It is, after all, directed by one-half of the sibling duo best known for broad comedies like “There’s Something About Mary” and “Dumb and Dumber.”

But the audience response was rapturous to “Green Book,” which stars Mahershala Ali as a classical pianist on a concert tour of the Deep South in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen plays the Italian-American bouncer hired to drive him while relying on “The Green Book,” the guide for African-American-friendly hotels and restaurants.

Green Book will be screened at the Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth.

Event Details:

Green Book Screening Info

November 11, 2018

6:45 pm (2 hr 10 min run time)

AMC Palace 9

The London Film Festival meanwhile, kicked off with the European premiere of British director Steve McQueen’s whip-smart heist thriller “Widows.” That film will also screen at the Lone Star Film Festival.

The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki as women who band together after their husbands are killed in a robbery gone wrong. The Chicago-set movie by the Academy Award-winning, London-born director of “12 Years a Slave” weaves insights about race, money and class in America into a twisting thriller plot.

Event Details:

Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises present Widows in theaters November 16, 2018.

Widows Screening Info

November 11, 2018

4:00 pm (2 hr 8 min run time)

AMC Palace 9

Also screening at the festival will be The Sisters Brothers .

Based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who’s being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.

It’s 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the gold rush land of California — an adventure that tests the deadly family ties that bind.

Event Details:

The Sisters Brothers Screening Info

November 10, 2018

5:35 pm (2 hr 1 min run time)

AMC Palace 9

FWBP Staff, Associated Press

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