Party Watch

Wish upon a star: Houston's film festival gives a celebrity preview on the veranda of a downtown hotel

Houston's film festival gives a celebrity preview at a downtown hotel

News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Lauren Ruben, Trevor Best, Franci Neely Crane
Lauren Ruben, left, Trevor Best and Franci Neely Crane. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Richard Herskowitz, Trish Rigdon
Richard Herskowitz and Trish Rigdon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Charles Dove, Elena Sgarbi
Charles Dove and Elena Sgarbi. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Jessica Brown, Maurice Brown
Jessica and Maurice Brown. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Rania Daniel, Sima Ladjevardian, Gary Tinterow, Marian Luntz
Rania Daniel, from left, Simi Ladjevardian, Gary Tinterow and Marian Luntz. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Gracie Cavnar, Bob Cavnar
Gracie and Bob Cavnar. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Wes Byrd, Jane Wagner, Larry Wagner
Wes Byrd, left, Jane Wagner and Larry Wagner. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Barbara Nagji, Amy Buck, Susan Holcomb
Barbara Nagji, from left, Amy Buck and Susan Holcomb. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Omar Garcia, Jovon Tyler
Omar Garcia, left, and Jovon Tyler. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Rachel Blackney, Delicia Harvey, Martha Finger
Rachel Blackney, from left, Delicia Harvey and Martha Finger. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Jerry Baiamonte, Dani Murphy
Jerry Baiamonte and Dani Murphy. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Mary Einbinder, Malcom Petty
Mary Einbindeer and Malcom Petty. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Marie LeNotre, Cathy Brock
Marie LeNotre, left, and Cathy Brock. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Robert Walton, Cathy Walton, Richard Herskowitz
Robert and Cathy Walton, left, with Richard Herskowitz. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Lauren Ruben, Trevor Best, Franci Neely Crane
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Richard Herskowitz, Trish Rigdon
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Charles Dove, Elena Sgarbi
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Jessica Brown, Maurice Brown
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Rania Daniel, Sima Ladjevardian, Gary Tinterow, Marian Luntz
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Gracie Cavnar, Bob Cavnar
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Wes Byrd, Jane Wagner, Larry Wagner
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Barbara Nagji, Amy Buck, Susan Holcomb
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Omar Garcia, Jovon Tyler
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Rachel Blackney, Delicia Harvey, Martha Finger
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Jerry Baiamonte, Dani Murphy
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Mary Einbinder, Malcom Petty
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Marie LeNotre, Cathy Brock
News, Shelby, Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch, Oct. 2014, Robert Walton, Cathy Walton, Richard Herskowitz

What: Houston Cinema Arts Festival launch party.

Where: The upper level veranda of the Sam Houston Hotel.

The 411: Festival artistic director Richard Herskowitz announced the lineup of 50 films and a handful of celebrities to be featured in various presentations in theaters across the city Nov. 12 to 16. The 300 guests were welcomed by festival founder and board chair Franci Neely Crane and executive director Trish Rigdon.

The Sam Houston Hotel will serve as film festival headquarters where you could probably find famed director James Ivory (Room With a View, Howard's End), who will be in town to receive the Levantine Cinema Award.

Who: Gracie and Bob Cavnar, Gary Tinterow, Sima Ladjevardian, Rania Daniel, Liz Blaine, Jim Nelson, Andrea White, Barbara Davis, Charles Dove, Wendy Waitriss and Fred Baldwin, Ernie Manouse and Elena Sgarbi, Consul General of Italy.

ADVERTISEMENT