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Houston Cinema Arts Festival is a five-day, multi-venue festival including over 30 narrative and documentary films, multi-media installations, panel discussions, live music and performance, and free outdoor and student field trip screenings. In its relatively short history, HCAS has brought notable guest artists, such as Guillermo Arriaga, Euzhan Palcy, Tilda Swinton, Shirley MacLaine, Patricio Guzmán, Isabella Rossellini, The Kronos Quartet,Trey Edward Shults, Tracy Letts, John Turturro, Amber Tamblyn, Kimberly Rivers-Roberts, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Clement Mensah, Arthur Jafa, Robert Redford, Joseph Khan, James Ivory, Julie Taymor, Akosua Adoma Owusu, and Adele Pham, in addition to many Texas talents like Ja-Tovia Gary, Patrick Wang, Ivette Lucas and Patrick Bresnan, Lisa E. Harris, Ben DeSoto and DJ Flash Gordon Parks to the festival.

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