The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $100, you get a one-year three-star membership to the Lone Star Film Society on Forest Park Boulevard (a $250 value).
A nonprofit organization promoting cinematic art, the Lone Star Film Society gives three-star members free admission to select events at the annual Lone Star International Film Festival (LSIFF), 25% off festival passes, entry to year-round panels and classes, and a 2011 LSIFF t-shirt. At the LSIFF, cinephiles can watch new independent films and listen to luminaries like past guests Robert Rodriguez or Harry Dean Stanton speak in the curious tongue of faraway Hollywood. Three-star members also receive advance notice for sneak previews, film retrospectives, or protospectives on high concepts still gestating in the minds of baby producers.
In year-round master classes and discussion panels, directors, writers, and producers teach members how to inspire film crews and convince child actors to be paid in rollycoaster rides. Members also get an 11"x17" poster and 25% off all merchandise. This Groupon is valid only for freshly minted Lone Star Film Society members.