Closing night flick
The opening night selection of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival remains a closely guarded secret, but CultureMap has learned a well-received documentary on fashion legend Diana Vreeland will close the festival on Nov. 11.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel examines the 50-year career of the "Empress of Fashion," who advised Jacqueline Kennedy, launched the supermodel Twiggy's career and was the arbiter of trends during much of the last half of the 20th century as editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines.
Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland will be on hand for a question-and-answer session prior to the movie with Houston fashion icon Lynn Wyatt.
Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland will be on hand for a question-and-answer session prior to the movie with Houston fashion icon Lynn Wyatt at the Museum of Fine Arts Brown Auditorium. Immordino Vreeland is married to Vreeland's grandson.
The movie will essentially usher in Fashion Houston, which kicks off Nov. 12 at the Wortham Theater Center with designers Max and Lubov Azria and Georges Chakra among the designers showcasing their spring 2013 collections. Fashion Houston runs through Nov. 15.
As previously announced, the Houston Cinema Arts Festival will honor Robert Redford on Nov. 9. The acclaimed actor/director will engage in a 90-minute discussion with Channel 8 host Ernie Manouse at the Sundance Cinemas in Bayou Place. Tickets will be available on the HCAF website on Wednesday.
The festival, which runs Nov. 7-11, also includes the American premiere of Supereverything*, a live multimedia performance orchestrated by The Light Surgeons, at Asia Society Texas Center; a salute to women directors; a Cinema on the Verge gallery with six media installations; a series of experimental programs in 16-millimeter film; and documentaries on notorious pimp Iceberg Slim and influential 20th century author James Joyce.