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More than 60 reasons to celebrate at Houston Cinema Arts Fest launch

Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Jeff Koffler, Al Farb, Ernie Manouse
Jeff Koffler, Al Farb, Ernie Manouse. Photo by Anna Veselova
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Trish Rigdon, Andrea White, Richard Herskowitz
Trish Rigdon, Andrea White, Richard Herskowitz. Photo by Anna Veselova
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Brian Kelly, Kelley Evans
Brian Kelly, Kelley Evans. Photo by Anna Veselova
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Karen Fang, Jason Raschen
Karen Fang, Jason Raschen. Photo by Anna Veselova
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Skyler Gray, Liz Frankel
Skyler Gray, Liz Frankel. Photo by Anna Veselova
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Marian Luntz, Todd Green, Paul Richardson
Marian Luntz, Todd Green, Paul Richardson. Photo by Anna Veselova
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Don Pettit, Micki Pettit
Don Pettit, Micki Pettit. Photo by Anna Veselova
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Guy Cohen, Jeremy Niederheiser.
Guy Cohen, Jeremy Niederheiser. Photo by Anna Veselova
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Jeff Koffler, Al Farb, Ernie Manouse
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Trish Rigdon, Andrea White, Richard Herskowitz
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Brian Kelly, Kelley Evans
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Karen Fang, Jason Raschen
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Skyler Gray, Liz Frankel
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Marian Luntz, Todd Green, Paul Richardson
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Don Pettit, Micki Pettit
Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Festival Announces Lineup, October 2015, Guy Cohen, Jeremy Niederheiser.

What: The Houston Cinema Arts Society Official launch of the 7th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival.

Where: The Alley Theatre's Texas Room.

The scoop: Houston Cinema Arts Society executive director Trish Ridgon and festival artistic director Richard Herskowitz welcomed more than 250 film enthusiasts and revealed the full line-up of more than 60 films that will be screened November 12-19.

In further news of the night, Dan Jacobs, manager of International Partners for the International Space Station Program at NASA, revealed the 16 finalists for the inaugural CineSpace short film competition. Key guests joining him were NASA astronaut Don Pettit, who helped judge the CineSpace submissions, and Michael Suffredini, former manager of the space station program who facilitated the partnership with the festival.

Who: Ernie Manouse, Vance Muse and Carl Palozzolo, Andrea White, Sharon Adams, Kevin Rigdon, Mark Wawro, Ranial Daniel, Sarah Rothenberg, Sima Ladjevardian, Margarita De La Vega-Hurtado, Marian Luntz, Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin.

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