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Houston Cinema Arts Fest is Back in Town!

The Houston Cinema Arts Festival (HCAF) is returning with its usual explosion of films, lectures, and performances. This year, HCAF will present 50 programs in five days (November 12-16), plus eight films that screen during the four-day “Spotlight on Texas” program after the festival (November 17-20).

James Ivory will receive HCAF’s Levantine Cinema Arts Award.

James Ivory will receive HCAF’s Levantine Cinema Arts Award.

This year’s featured guests will be filmmaker James Ivory and Tony-winning theater director Julie Taymor. The venues include Café Brasil, Brandon Gallery, Menil Collection, Rice Cinema, Aurora Picture Show, Project Row Houses/El Dorado Ballroom, Miller Outdoor Theater, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Sundance Cinemas. Like last year, many of the films and documentaries are about art and artists. There are also a number of films and events around the theme of street photography.

The passes are pricey: $600 for an All Access Pass, $150 for a Weekend Pass (which covers a good chunk of the schedule), and $80 for a One Day Pass. But check out the full program of events (some events are free!) to see if you can whittle it down to an affordable movie nerd schedule.

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