With Houston Cinema Arts Festival just under a month away, the programming lineup has added the biopic “Jackie” from acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín. Starring Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, the film is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

The annual festival – running from November 10 – 17 – will release its full schedule at the HCAF16 Launch Party on October 25 at The Alley Theatre.

Additional films about artistic disciplines screening at HCAF16 include “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” guest filmmaker Beth B’s “Call Her Applebroog” and “Exposed, Argentina, The Architect” with guest director Jonathan Parker as part of the ArCH Film Festival, “Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table” with guest director Leslie Iwerks in conjunction with famed Houston restaurant Brennan’s, “Bird in the Room “and “Yarn.”

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