Two acclaimed directors with contrasting styles will headline the sixth annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival, organizers announced at a launch party at the Sam Houston Hotel Tuesday night.

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James Ivory, whose much praised drawing room films include Room With a View and Howard’s End, will receive the festival’s Levantine Cinema Award on Nov. 14, where he will showcase his newest film, City of Your Final Destination.James Ivory_photo credit Francesca Lanaro

Julie Taymor, the director of Broadway’s cutting-edge The Lion King, will open the festival on Nov. 12 with her new film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and discuss it afterward with Alley Theatre artistic director Greg Boyd.