Special to the Reporter

The 2010 Neo-Relix Film Festival is shaping up to be an exciting first-year event with the announcement this week that Barry Corbin of “Lonesome Dove” and “Northern Exposure” fame will appear at the festival.

The festival takes place August 26 to 29 at various venues around town.

Starting Monday, Aug. 23, tickets to the festival will be available at the Glen Rose/Somervell County Chamber of Commerce downtown. Prices for the festival range from $15 for a day pass to $40 for an all-weekend event pass. Premium passes with access to the Film Maker lounge are $55.

The "green carpet" grass, donated by Tri-Tex Grass, has benefited from recent rains. A fence also has been constructed on the eastern side of the Up Against the Wall Theater between the chamber and Lane buildings.

Films will be screened at four locations, starting the evening of Thursday, Aug. 26, with an open-air presentation of “Carried Away” and “Crown Thy Good,” both filmed in Glen Rose.

Faith-based films will be screened at the First United Methodist Church. Other screening locations include the former Rustic Rhinestone Building and the Campbell Building.

A schedule of screening times and locations will be in next week's paper and available at the chamber office. Each film will be shown twice during the weekend.

Festival Parties will be held at Hollywood and Vine on Thursday night, The Green Pickle on Friday night and at Barnard's Mill on Saturday Night. The Saturday night party will include “Rellie” awards for the best features and documentaries, long and short, and a special Texas Heritage Award to Corbin for his work ranging from his role as Roscoe Brown in the movie “Lonesome Dove,” to his one-man play, “Charles Goodnight,” of the Goodnight-Loving trail fame.

The film festival is looking for a few more volunteers to help collect tickets and be hosts for out-of-town guests. A briefing for volunteer will take place on Monday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at the chamber office.

The chamber said it expects 75 to 100 out-of-town visitors to attend, exceeding its expectations for a first-year festival.

If you can not attend the volunteer session on Monday night, but still want to be a part of the Neo-Relix festival, contact Angel at the chamber office at 897-2286. Volunteers recieve an all-event pass for the weekend.

Watch the Reporter week for more details.