Cybill Shepherd to be honored at 2017 Lone Star Film Festival Ball

FORT WORTH, Texas (September 5, 2017) – The Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square will open its eleventh season with the Lone Star Film Festival Ball taking place at Bass Performance Hall on November 8th.

Cybill Shepherd headshot 10' hi res

Three-time Golden Globe winning and four-time Emmy nominated actress Cybill Shepherd will be honored in Fort Worth at the Lone Star Film Festival Ball with the inaugural Bill Paxton Achievement in Film Award for Acting. Shepherd is well known for iconic roles in such notable films as The Last Picture Show, The Heartbreak Kid and Taxi Driver, to name a few, as well as the successful television series Moonlighting and Cybill. A fixture of the American entertainment industry since the 1970’s, Shepherd will also be in attendance for the world premiere of her latest feature film, Rose, which will debut on Thursday, November 9th at Four Day Weekend in Sundance Square.

“I’m so humbled and flattered to receive this inaugural award, which is all the more special for being named after Bill, of whom I was a huge fan and admirer”, said Ms. Shepherd. “I’m also thrilled to be premiering Rose, a film of which I’m immensely proud, at the Lone Star Film Festival.”

“It’s quite an honor for us to be presenting Cybill Shepherd with the Bill Paxton Achievement in Film Acting Award”, explains Lone Star Film Society Executive Director, Chad Mathews. “Shepherd has been a part of some memorable Texas films.  Having her in Fort Worth should be an incredible experience for our moviegoers and film society supporters.”

The LSFF Ball will feature dinner, awards and a special tribute to Fort Worth’s very own Bill Paxton. As one of the founding members of the Lone Star Film Society, Paxton will be remembered for his work on the big screen and his commitment to LSFF, along with his love for his hometown.


WHAT:
The 11th annual Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square opens November 8th with film screenings, film competition, panel discussions, guest speakers, awards and parties.

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 8th thru Sunday, November 12th.

WHERE: 
AMC Palace Theater, Four Day Weekend Theater, Sundance Square, Sundance Pavilion, Bass Performance Hall, The Worthington Renaissance Hotel

COST:                                                                                                   
Table options for the LSFF Ball vary.  Individual seats start at $600 http://bit.ly/2gqfmfl

All-Access Badges (regular price $300) are currently available online at a discounted rate of $255 http://bit.ly/2nsqhdz [Film Festival access only – does not include admittance to the LSFF Ball]

Individual screening tickets are available at-the-door for $10

TWEET:                                                                                              
Cybill Shepherd to be presented award at the #LSFF Ball on Nov 8th at Bass Hall. http://bit.ly/2evZGKW 

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