The Seventh Annual Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square announced that Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin Chronicle and the SXSW Film Festival, will receive the LSFF Maverick Award at this year’s LSFF Ball on Friday, November 8 at the Fort Worth Club.
According to Lone Star Film Society Director Alec Jhangiani, “Louis Black is a major inspiration for all of us here at the LSFF. He is an example of how important cultural events can be to the identity of a city. We’re thrilled that he has accepted this very fitting award.”
The Maverick Award is given to industry leaders who demonstrate exceptional integrity and courage in their career choices. The Maverick Award has previously been awarded to Robert Rodriguez and John Hawkes.
The festival also announced that the previously announced documentary TIM’S VERMEER will open the festival. Tim Jenison, the subject of the highly anticipated documentary, and its producer Farley Ziegler will attend the screening.
Films that have previously occupied the prestigious opening night slot at the LSFF include THE DESCENDANTS, SUNSHINE CLEANING and JAYNE MANSFIELD’S CAR.
Additional titles announced as part of the Showcase and ReScreen sections of the festival include:
- BE HERE TO LOVE ME, presented by Louis Black and Margaret Brown
- 12 O’CLOCK BOYZ
- BLOOD BROTHER
- WINTER IN THE BLOOD
- Collection of short films by up and coming Texas directors.
Other Showcase films previously announced include:
- AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
- ONE CHANCE
- MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
The festival will also screen newly re-mastered versions of the all time classic films CONTEMPT by Jean-Luc Godard and TOKYO STORY by Yasujiro Ozu. These films will screen as part of the ReScreen section, which features rediscovered, remastered and rereleased films.
In addition to Louis Black, the 2013 Lone Star Film Festival will honor Lyle Lovett with the Stephen Bruton Award