The Lone Star Film Festival is now in its 8th year, giving Fort Worth cinephiles front row seats to many of the newest, award-winning films, iconic classics, and up-close conversations and interviews with actors and movie makers each year. The festival is a program of the Lone Star Film Society.

For 2014, the event will feature 35 film showings November 5 through 9 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and AMC Palace 9. If you only catch some of the movies, don't miss The Imitation Game, Wild, Mr. Turner, and Winter Sleep.

The Imitation Game captures the life of famed World War II mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The film was recently awarded the People's Choice Award at both the Tribeca Film Festival the Toronto International Film Festival. Arts fans will appreciate Mr. Turner, based on the life of famed British painter J.M.W. Turner. Timothy Spall, who portrays the artist, won best actor at the recent Cannes Film Festival. Winter Sleep received what is considered possibly the highest honor bestowed on any film, the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

 On October 6, the Lone Star Film Society will award the Achievement in Film Directing Award to Julian Schnabel, who has had a distinguished career, both as a painter and film director. Schnabel will participate in a discussion with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's chief curator Michael Auping and Texas Monthly film critic, Christopher Kelly about his life and career.

For specific scheduling and ticket pricing information, follow the festival's website. Experiencing cinematic greatness amidst a crowd of equally appreciative film lovers is now only weeks away.

2014 Lone Star Film Festival