"Game of Thrones" George R.R. Martin headlining Nacogdoches Film Festival

George R.R. Martin arrives at the Television Academy's 66th Emmy Awards Producers Nominee Reception at the London West Hollywood on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

"Game of Thrones" writer/producer George R.R. Martin, science fiction writer Howard Waldrop and author Joe R. Lansdale will take part in the Nacogdoches Film Festival on Feb. 26-28, organizers announced.

The festival will showcase more than 50 films including:

-- "Road to Austin," chronicling the growth of Austin as music venue. It will be followed by a session with the director, Gary Fortin.

-- "Tomato Republic," which looks at politics in Jacksonville, Texas, as flamboyant restauranteur, good ol' boy and a political ingénue campaign for mayor.

-- "Cold in July," a crime drama based on the book by Joe Lansdale starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Director Jim Mickle and Lansdale will offer their insights following the screening.

-- "By the Hair of the Head," Mike T. Lyddon's adaptation of Joe Lansdale's book and a segment from the anthology film "Creepers." 

Nacogdoches-based film and video producers Andy Cope, Eric Hueber and Remy Carter will premier their dramatic film "Flutter." During a question-and-answer session to follow, Cope will be joined by science fiction writer Waldrop, cinematographer Levie Isaacks, director Gary Fortin, Lansdale and entertainment attorney Lawrence Waks, the announcement said.

Martin will participate in a book-signing event.

To purchase tickets and see a schedule of events, visit nacogdochesfilmfestival.org






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