The 2012 Houston Cinema Arts Festival will host its Opening Night festivities, including a glitzy Red Carpet Walk, a screening of Love, Marilyn and an after party at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Academy Award nominated director Liz Garbus employs recently unearthed letters and diaries along with newly released outtakes, home movies and photos that document Marilyn Monroe's private life against the backdrop of her very public life and loves. Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Lindsay Lohan, Lili Taylor, Uma Therman, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood each appear on screen.
Houston Cinema Arts Festival is devoted to films by and about artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. The 2012 festival program will involve collaborations among many of Houston's film and arts institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Aurora Picture Show, Asia Society Texas Center, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Sundance Cinemas, Miller Outdoor Theatre and Project Row Houses. The festival it is a vibrant multimedia arts event that breaks out of the confines of the movie theater through live music and film performances, outdoor projections and more.
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