Watch the award-winning feature film Krisha during HCAF15

Trey Edward Shults in Krishna | Photo courtesy of Houston Cinema Arts Festival

See Levantine Cinema Arts Emerging Artist Award winner Trey Edward Shults’ debut film Krisha during a screening at MFAH on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Krisha – an 83-minute film about a woman battling addiction and self-destruction – will be screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.

In the film, Krisha returns home for Thanksgiving with the goal of making amends with her family, but the tension quickly spirals as wounds are reopened.

Aside from writing, directing, editing and acting in the film, Houston native Trey Edward Shults has deep personal ties to Krisha, including recruiting his actual mother, grandmother and aunt (who plays Krisha) to act in the film as well as using his family home as the setting.

The film originally premiered as a short at SXSW in 2014, and returned earlier this year as a feature – winning both Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Narrative Feature Film.

During this event, director Trey Edward Shults will be given more praise for his debut film, winning the first ever Levantine Cinema Arts Emerging Artist Award.

Director Trey Edward Shults, along with leading actress Krisha Fairchild, will be in attendance during the Krisha film screening.

About Houston Cinema Arts Festival (HCAF)

HCAF is a curated film festival that takes place in mid-November and is organized by the Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS). Started in 2009, the festival has grown and now spans eight days bringing the spotlight to films about the arts to numerous venues around Houston. In addition to screening more than 50 films, the festival also includes art exhibitions, discussion panels, live music performances, red carpet premieres and more.

Krisha Film Screening at MFAH

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