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The Reno Film Festival celebrates two classic movies as well as puts the spotlight on independent films this week. The festival kicks off Nov. 4 with a screenwriting workshop and a competition of independent short films from around the world. Friday’s events include a filmmaking panel and a screening of George Lucas’ 1973 film, American Graffiti. A party and tribute featuring casting director Fred Roos and American Graffiti stars Cindy Williams, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark and Paul Le Mat follows the film. The screening begins at 5:30 p.m. and the party starts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St. Tickets are $5-$30. Saturday’s events include the Lumière All-School Film Fest Showcase, which features animation, one-minute movies, short features and other media directed by young filmmakers. Other highlights are screenings of The Young Black Stallion (pictured) and the 1979 classic The Black Stallion, starring Kelly Reno and Mickey Rooney. The movies begin at noon and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Eldorado Showroom, 345 N. Virginia St. Tickets are $10. The festival closes Nov. 7 with all-day screenings of independent films by American and Canadian filmmakers. Times, tickets and locations vary. For a complete schedule, visit —Kelley Lang