Lone Star Film Festival Announces First 8 Films


The first wave of official selections has been announced, with the full film line-up scheduled to be released in late September. Roughly 50 blocks of screenings will take place in four movie auditoriums housed between Four Day Weekend and the AMC Palace 9. LSFF runs November 8-12 in Sundance Square, Fort Worth, TX.

                    20 Weeks
Drama | Leena Pendharkar
A couple must decide on whether or not to move forward with their pregnancy after their baby is diagnosed with a serious health issue at the 20-week scan. The film stars Anna Margaret Hollyman and Amir Arison. [Texas Premiere]
      42 Grams
Documentary | Jack C. Newell
An intimate portrait of chef Jake Bickelhaupt’s evolution from illegal restaurateur to culinary celebrity and the consequences the transformation has on his life and marriage. [Texas Premiere]
Dramedy | Henry Barrial
Skidding into middle-age, a stay-at-home dad must drive for an Uber-like rideshare company to help support his working wife and two young daughters. Low pay and wild LA nights put an even greater strain on his marriage. The film stars Patrick Fabian. [Texas Premiere]
Drama | Gregory Caruso
Four best friends search for a legendary jazz musician on Central Avenue, Los Angeles in 1959. Film stars Reg E. Cathey, Braeden Lemasters, Uriah Shelton, Isaac Jay, Dylan Riley Snyder and Nathan Davis Jr.
Drama | Alec Cohen- Schisler, Arjan Mobinm, Brandon Fu, Christina Polanen, Dylan Griffith, Juan Santos, Peter Gold, Sadie Fearon, Sam Cook
Created by Palo Alto High School students, in collaboration with James Franco, Metamorphosis Junior Year is a beautiful coming-of-age tale. Following Ovid, an angsty teenage boy trying to make sense of life, love, sexuality, and friends, audiences are taken on a stunning journey through the mind as he analyzes the world around him. A portrait of self-discovery, that anyone who has ever been a teenager will enjoy, Metamorphosis Junior Year, captures adolescence in all its glory: mentors, girlfriends, boyfriends, drugs, and dreams. [Texas Premiere]
Thriller | Julius Ramsay
Midnight, New Year's Eve: when all the hopes for new beginnings come to life - except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness. The film stars Alex Essoe and Dylan McTee. [Texas Premiere]
Thriller | John Burr
A painter’s life is forever changed when a mythical and deadly spirit from Celtic lore — a Leannán Sí — becomes his muse and lover.  The film stars Riley Egan, Elle Evans and Kate Mansi. [Texas Premiere]
Drama | Rod McCall
A widowed ex-cop discovers that she may have a life threatening illness, and decides to go on a solo road trip in a motorized wheelchair to explore the beauty of the Southwest. On her journey, Rose discovers more than just the simple beauty of New Mexico when she meets and falls in love with Max, an old cowboy who comes to a crossroads of his own. The film stars Cybill Shepherd and James Brolin. [World Premiere]