Filmmaker James Ivory and Tony-winning theater director Julie Taymor will be featured guests at the 2014 Houston Cinema Arts Festival, which runs Nov. 12-16.

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“One of the most distinctive qualities of this film festival is it’s not just film. It’s a cinema arts festival, and we focus on film in relation to all the other arts,” Richard Herskowitz, the event’s artistic director, said at a kick-off event Tuesday night at the Sam Houston Hotel. “Every year we have live cinema performances, in which cinema interacts with other art forms.”

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