2015 Festival

Mark your calendar for September 23-26, 2015 for the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival! Get ready to celebrate some of the best Texas-made films and the folks who made them!

This year's lineup promises to be four fun-filled days of Texas-made films, food, music, and more! As cast and special guests are confirmed, more details will be added here.

Tickets will go on sale in early summer and options include:
VIP Pass: $125 each
Individual screening tickets: $10 each
Westerns Luncheon: $15 each
**Must purchase VIP pass for admittance to VIP parties, no exceptions.
 

Wednesday, September 23:

12pm: LONESOME DOVE, Part One: Leaving (Showbiz Cinemas) LONESOME DOVE is often called the best western of all time. It’s a story that every Texan feels defines our state and our people. This is a rare opportunity to see this legendary television miniseries on the big screen. (Screenings spread over four days).

4pm: THE ALAMO (Showbiz Cinemas) The 1960 John Wayne Classic was filmed at the Happy Shahan Ranch in Brackettville, Texas.

7pm: 8 SECONDS (Waxahachie Rodeo Complex) Join us for this nostalgic film about the life and love of legendary late bull rider Lane Frost. Screening will be under the stars at the charming and historic Waxahachie Rodeo Grounds.
 

Thursday, September 24:

12pm: LONESOME DOVE, Part Two: On the Trail (Showbiz Cinemas) LONESOME DOVE is often called the best western of all time. It’s a story that every Texan feels defines our state and our people. This is a rare opportunity to see this legendary television miniseries on the big screen. (Screenings spread over four days).

3pm: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (Showbiz Cinemas) One of Horton Foote's classics, filmed in Ellis County, on the big screen again for the first time in nearly 30 years. Starring Geraline Page, who won an Oscar for her performance.

3pm: PURE COUNTRY (Ellis County Woman's Building) Free screening; Sponsored by Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association, refreshments, fun, and discounts offered at select merchants for those who attend.

6pm: URBAN COWBOY (Showbiz Cinemas) Go back in time and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the movie that celebrated hard-hat days and honky-tonk nights. URBAN COWBOY was more than just a movie, it was a movement that made everyone want to listen to country music, wear a hat and boots, and ride the mechanical bull. And even better, it was based on the stories of real people.Q&A following with anticipated special guests including cast member Barry Corbin, Betty Jones (who was the inspriation for Sissy), Dew Westbrook (who was the inspiration for Bud), and Jessie Mapes (Betty's real-life friend who played herself in the movie), Norman Tucker and Gator Conley (who were both see in many scenes throughout the film). These are the real-life folks that the movie was based on!

VIP Party/Reception following at Webb Art Gallery, featuring the music of James "Slim" Hand, and a DOLLY PARTON print exhibit (35 prints from 35 printmakers with their individual look at Dolly) (VIP pass holders only, no exceptions)
 

Friday, September 25:

12pm: Luncheon Discussion with Industry Professionals on Westerns as an art form(Waxahachie Civic Center) Enjoy a hearty barbecue lunch and discussion with some of our favorite film makers on Westerns as an art form, their favorite movies, and an occasional behind-the-scenes story.

12pm: LONESOME DOVE, Part Three: The Plains (Showbiz Cinemas) LONESOME DOVE is often called the best western of all time. It’s a story that every Texan feels defines our state and our people. This is a rare opportunity to see this legendary television miniseries on the big screen. (Screenings spread over four days).

3pm: TRUE GRIT (Showbiz Cinemas) This re-make of John Wayne's classic was made in 2010 in Granger, Texas. Stars Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeldt.

6pm: A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (Showbiz Cinemas) This Seth MacFarlane film boasts an all star cast, beautiful cinematography, and cutting-edge adult humor. Q&A following with anticipated special guest Art Director Bryan Felty.

VIP Party/Reception following at Tuscan Slice (VIP pass holders only, no exceptions)
 

Saturday, September 26:

10am: Dedication of new granite stars on Waxahachie Walk of Fame Downtown Three new stars will be added to the historic downtown square on Main Street. This year's honorees are L.T. Felty, Horton Foote, and Bob Phillips.

12pm: LONESOME DOVE, Part Four: Return (Showbiz Cinemas) LONESOME DOVE is often called the best western of all time. It’s a story that every Texan feels defines our state and our people. This is a rare opportunity to see this legendary television miniseries on the big screen. (Screenings spread over four days). Q&A following screening with anticipated special guests Barry Corbin and Barry Tubb (Q&A follows Saturday screening only).

3pm: Coffee Talk on Horton Foote, led by Foote Biographer Dr. Marion Castleberry (Sims Library) Dr. Castleberry will provide a discussion on legendary American playwright Horton Foote, who wrote hundreds of screenplays including TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, and TENDER MERCIES. Book signing to follow.

6pm: TENDER MERCIES (Showbiz Cinemas) This 1983 film was made entirely in Ellis County and starred Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Wilford Brimley and Betty Buckley. Duvall won an Oscar for his performance as down-and-out country singer Mac Slegde. Cast Q&A following screening with anticipated special guests Wilford Brimley, Betty Buckley, and Allan Hubbard.

VIP Party/Reception following at The Doves Nest (VIP pass holders only, no exceptions)



 

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