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Fort Worth film festival locks down schedule with nerds and Nicole Kidman

Fort Worth film festival locks schedule with nerds and Nicole Kidman

Nerdland
The Lone Star Film Festival will screen the adult animated feature Nerdland. Photo courtesy of Nerdland

The 2016 Lone Star Film Festival, Fort Worth's annual film event, has finalized its schedule, snagging a screening of Nerdland, an adult animated feature with Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Hannibal Burress, and Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge, who plays a role.

This year's festival runs from November 10-13 and will screen more than 50 films, and include a competition, panel discussions, guest speakers, and parties. It's the 10th anniversary of the event.

"Our programmers did an outstanding job compiling a diverse lineup of films for our 10th anniversary film festival," says festival director Chad Mathews.

The festival will also feature documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, featuring clips with Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Nerdland is directed by Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse) and was one of the attention-grabbers at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in April. It will come out in theaters in December.

The festival will close with Lion, an Australian-American drama based on the nonfiction book A Long Way Home, starring Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, and Dev Patel, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016. It'll be shown at the AMC Palace on November 13 at 6:30 pm.

All screenings are held in Sundance Square at the AMC Palace Theater and Four Day Weekend Theater. Additional activities will be held at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel and Sundance Plaza Pavilion. The full schedule is at lonestarfilmfestival.com. All-access badges are $200. Single tickets are $10.

The Lone Star Film Festival is the signature event of the Lone Star Film Society.