Kilgore’s 4 Star Cinema has announced the lineup of its Fall Film Festival, which will open Wednesday, Sept. 18, and continue through Oct. 10.
“We are very excited to bring these movies to the East Texas movie-going public. It is an opportunity for everyone to see films that they would not normally be able to see in a theater,” Byron Berkley, owner of the 4 Star Cinema, said in a news release. “The buzz about the films is all over the Internet including praise from Roger Ebert. The casts and filmmakers that make up these wonderful movies are some of the biggest and brightest in the industry, including the writer of ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ Academy award winners and nominees, a movie set in 1970s Texas, and a winner at Sundance for Best Screenplay.”
In 1998, Berkley joined up with Kathy Housby and Jim Allen of KTBB radio to create a film festival. The idea was to bring select independent films, foreign language films and documentaries to the big screen for audiences in East Texas. The idea became the KTBB Film Festival, then the Kilgore Film Festival.
Throughout the festival, films will have three showings on weekdays at 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. On weekends, an additional matinee showing starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $8; senior admission is $6 and matinee admission is $6. More information is available on the Kilgore Film Festival Facebook, www.facebook.com/KilgoreFilmFestival, or by going to www.foothillsentertainment.com or by calling the theatre box office at (903) 983-1249.
Here is a look at the fall film offerings:
Unfinished Song: Sept. 18-21
Academy Award nominee Terence Stamp and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave helm this 6 time officially selected for film festivals movie about a grumpy pensioner who honors his recently deceased wife’s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. Rated PG-13.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: Sept. 22-24
Brought to life with exquisite detail and rich cinematography by acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young, the gritty landscape of 1970s Texas Hill Country is the backdrop for this mood-drenched collision of love and crime. Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara (“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”) in David Lowery’s directorial breakthrough that claimed the special Critics’ Week selection at Cannes. Rated R.
Closed Circuit: Sept. 25-28
A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team, testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. John Crowley directs the Steven Knight written screenplay with Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, and Jim Broadbent starring in this nonstop thrill ride of a film. Rated R.
Still Mine: Sept. 29-Oct. 1
This film tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (Academy Award nominee James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Academy Award nominee Geneviève Bujold). James Cromwell gives a tour de force performance in Still Mine, an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years. Rated PG-13.
Austenland: Oct. 2-5
A hilarious look at one woman’s obsession over Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy, played by Colin Firth in a retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Jane (Keri Russell) spends her life savings to travel to a Jane Austen theme park in search of her perfect gentleman. Jane Seymour, James Callis, and Jennifer Coolidge co-star. Written and directed by Jerusha Hess of Napolean Dynamite fame. Rated PG-13.
In A World: Oct. 6-10
Written and directed by Lake Bell, who won the Sundance 2013 Screenwriting Award for the script; In a World, a hilarious and heart-felt comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers; only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king — her father. Rated R.