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The Big Screen: Lone Star’s New Film Series
by Stephen Becker 23 Jan 2014

Regulars at Fort Worth’s Lone Star Film Festival know the event takes place every year in November. But with the launch of Arthouse Fort Worth this month, the festival is stretching beyond its traditional spot on the calendar.

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Regulars at Fort Worth’s Lone Star Film Festival know the event takes place every year in November. But with the launch of ArthouseFW this month, the festival is stretching beyond its traditional spot on the calendar. Lone Star artistic director Alec Jhangiani joins the Big Screen today to talk about the series, which you can peruse on the Art&Seek calendar.

As it turns out, it’s really four separate series that fall under the ArthouseFW umbrella. Everything kicks off Jan. 31 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth with Cinemuse. That series features directors and actors who frequently collaborate. First up is a look at the films of John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. They made five of them together, and Escape from New York, The Thing, Escape From L.A. and Big Trouble in Little China will all be shown. Also on offer will be the Samurai Series, tied to the Kimbell’s upcoming samurai exhibition; a Silent Sundays series; and an Auteur Series featuring the films of Luis Buñuel.

Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen on iTunes. Stream this week’s episode below or download it.


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