Cinema Arts Festival Houston - Day 2: Thunder Soul & Isabella Rossellini

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Houston's Kashmere Stage Band
UPDATE (from Cinema Arts Festival Houston): The free-to-the-public screening of Thunder Soul at Discovery Green scheduled for tonight has been MOVED to Saturday due to inclement weather.

Cinema Arts Festival Houston apologizes for any inconvenience, but has made this decision in the best interest of festival goers.

The screening will now take place on Saturday, November 13 at 6:45pm at Discovery Green.

Tonight's don't-miss event is the festival's screening of Thunder Soul tonight at Discovery Green. The documentary chronicles the '70s funk phenomenon Kashmere Stage Band, from Houston's Kashmere High School. The band went on to become one of the best of its kind in the country. The students are now in their 50s, and Conrad "Prof" Johnson (their director and mentor) is in his 90s, and the students want to give back. Following the screening, the band will reunite for a concert.

6:45 p.m., Discovery Green. Free

(More of tonight's schedule after the jump.)


DOUBLE FEATURE - A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory and Danny Williams: Factory Films
Two documentaries about the film director and ex-lover of Andy Warhol, who mysteriously vanished in 1966. A Walk Into the Sea is Williams' story told from his niece Esther Robinson's POV, and Factory Films contains intimate portraits of Warhol stars like Edie Sedgwick and the earliest-known footage of the Velvet Underground.

6:45 p.m. - A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
8:45 p.m. - Danny Williams: Factory Films
(One ticket good for either or both films)
Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation. Tickets here

Journey to Italy - Introduced by Isabella Rossellini
Directed by her father Roberto Rossellini and starring her mother Ingrid Bergman, Isabella Rossellini will introduce the 1954 film, hailed as "the first work of modern cinema."

8 p.m, Rice Cinema. Tickets here

Double Take
Johan Grimonprez's 2009 film, set during the height of Cold-War "Sputnik" paranoia, utilizes footage from Alfred Hitchcock films.

9:45 p.m., Edwards Greenway Palace. Tickets here

Texas Filmmakers' Showcase
Screening of seven short narrative films by Texas directors.

9:45 p.m., Edwards Greenway Palace. Tickets here


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