WAXAHACHIE — Year four of the four-day Crossroads of Texas Film Festival is more than planned — it is quickly approaching. The City of Waxahachie, along with the Waxahachie Convention and Visitors Bureau, have proudly announced the lineup for the 2017 Crossroads of Texas Film Festival, which will be held April 20-23 and include an all-star lineup of Texas-made films.

The festival's theme this year is “Trailblazers and Outlaws.” In addition to the film screenings, the festival will also include live music, panel discussions with industry professionals, the Waxahachie Walk of Fame dedications, and VIP receptions and parties for VIP pass holders.

“This is the fourth year of the festival, and we are extremely excited about how well it has been received. In paying tribute to films that are made in Texas, or by Texans, I feel we are doing something truly special and unique that people can get excited about,” said Amy Hollywood, Director of Communications and Marketing.

Paul Stevens, Waxahachie City Manager, is just one of the city leaders who is excited to host this event and watch it grow.

"The first three years of the festival have been very successful, and we look forward to seeing it grow in the coming years. Not only is this an opportunity for our local residents to celebrate our rich film heritage, but it also brings in visitors from all over, including film industry professionals who may at some point bring a project back to Waxahachie," Stevens said.

The lineup

 

Thursday, April 20:

 

6 p.m.: BUDDY HOLLY STORY (Texas Theater) and opening night VIP party after on City Hall Landing with live music from the Vinyl Stripes

 

Friday, April 21:

 

11 a.m.: THE NEWTON BOYS (Texas Theater)

 

2 p.m.: TBD Film Panel Discussion (Sims Library Lyceum)

 

5-7 p.m.: VIP Reception at Doves Nest

 

8 p.m.: CRAZY HEART (Texas Theater)

 

8 p.m.: BAD GIRLS free outdoor screening at Getzendaner Park – bring lawn chairs or blankets

 

Saturday, April 22:

 

10 a.m.: Dedication of Walk of Fame Stones for Denver Pyle, Bill Ham, John Borders

 

11 a.m.: LONE STAR (Texas Theater)

 

2 p.m.: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (Texas Theater)

 

3 p.m.: Classic Car Show downtown and live music on the square (free to the public)

 

5 p.m.: A SONG FOR YOU: 40 YEARS OF AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (Texas Theater)

 

8:30 p.m.: Texas Tornados (With Shawn Sahm, Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers) at the Chautauqua Auditorium

 

Sunday, April 23:

 

10 a.m.: VIP “Sunday Morning Coming Down” Brunch

 

Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 on the festival website at www.crossroadsoftxff.com. Ticket options include the all-inclusive VIP Pass or individual screening tickets.

Anticipated talent to attend screenings will be announced closer to the festival as commitments are made. For more information on the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival, visit the festival website at www.crossroadsoftxff.com, or call 469-309-4012.