For the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020, Houston Cinema Arts Society features virtual and drive-in screenings of films in addition to live stream performances, interactive experiences, and Q&A and panels. This year, HCAF celebrates “Urbana,” inspired by the globally popular Spanish-language genre música Urbana, which has its origin in African and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
As a part of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020 (Nov 12 – Nov 22), the virtual screening of Smooth Talk will be available for 48 hours from Nov 21, 7:30 PM. Academy Award-winning Laura Dern’s breakout performance captures the nostalgia of the 1980s in this cult classic. Directed by Joyce Chopra, based on the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, this film is a haunting vision of innocence lost as it portrays the unsettling awakening of a young woman suspended between a carefree youth and the harsh realities of the adult world.
The ticket price is $10.00 for the full 48-hour access. Tickets are available for purchase through the website.