Here’s what looks good on Friday at the Lone Star International Film Festival:
Another Year – Lesley Manville is getting big Oscar buzz for playing one half of a couple who is surrounded by a group of lonely friends. The great Jim Broadbent plays her husband, and Mike Leigh directs. I hated Leigh’s last effort, the ridiculous Happy-Go-Lucky, but I loved the one before that, Vera Drake. So I’ll give this one the benefit of the doubt.
The Desert of Forbidden Art – During the height of the U.S.S.R. and the KGB, it was a rough time for artists. Many of them were sent off to the Gulags or mental hospitals. But their work survived thanks to a fellow artist who rescued it and started a museum in the Uzbekistan desert.
Miss Nobody – Looking for something dark? How about a comedy about a secretary who breaks through her company’s glass ceiling by murdering the people in her way. (9:30 p.m., AMC Palace 1)