It’s film festival time in Fort Worth!

Because we can’t let Dallas have all of the fun, Fort Worth’s Lone Star Film Festival has arrived as a remedy to long Dallas drives all for the sake of watching an indie or foreign movie.

"Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" (Photo credit: Zeynofilm)

Possibly the best aspect of the festival is that there are only two venues (with additional programming at the Fort Worth Library), and they’re within a relatively close driving distance. Both the AMC Palace 9 and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will hold screenings, though most of them will be at the former. There’s going to be screenings everyday until the 13th. Just remember that the Modern’s screen is smaller than the average movie theater.  Below are just a few of the movies I’m thrilled about watching.

The Descendants, starring George Clooney, has already been screened, but there’s still a multitude of offerings . I’m personally interested in seeing We Need to Talk About Kevin after reading the book a few months ago. If the movie stays with me like the novel, there might be a few restless nights. Plus, the film stars Tilda Swinton, so that’s reason enough. The Turkish flick Once Upon a Time in Anatolia sure looks like an interesting prospect. It’s dark, atmospheric, and has a movie title derived from a Spaghetti Western- what’s not to love?

If you would like to read more about my top 5 picks for the festival and the picks of programming director Kelly Williams, click here.

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Trailer for We Need to Talk About Kevin

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