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Thursday, October 23
 

6:45pm

The Humbling
OPENING NIGHT FILM
(USA) RT: 112 Mins

US PREMIERE

Writers: Buck Henry, Michal Zebede (In Attendance)

Director: Barry Levinson

Cast: Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgwick

Based on Phillip Roth’s final novel, The Humbling tells the story of over-the-hill stage actor Simon Axler (Al Pacino) and his struggles to find his passion for life again. Near his breaking point, he finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian, Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), but as their relationship heats up Simon has a hard time keeping up with the youthful Pegeen. The Humbling is directed by Barry Levinson and also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Dianne Wiest and Nina Arianda.

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Thursday October 23, 2014 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Paramount Theatre

7:10pm

Hardy
(USA) RT:73min

Director: Natasha Verma (in attendance)

WORLD PREMIERE - Hardy is a documentary which offers a glimpse into the world of a female boxer who holds her own when it comes to parenting, providing and kicking ass. She realizes that the secret to her own happiness lies within the promise of success in boxing. Her troubled past and intimate relationship with her trainer portray a dynamic world that compels the audience to fight with her.

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Filmmakers
Sponsors


Thursday October 23, 2014 7:10pm - 8:30pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:10pm

Shorts Program 12: Documentary Shorts
The Next Part US
Runtime: 17 minutes                                      
Director: Erin Sanger (in attendance)  
Synopsis: A collected and confident look at how a double-amputee army bomb tech and his wife grapple with his injuries amid unexpected circumstances.
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Also In Attendance: Chris Ferguson (Producer)

Find Me a Man US       
Runtime: 7 minutes                                        
Director: John Sebelius (in attendance) 
Synopsis: Randy Roy lost her husband of 22 years, Bill, to a drunk driving accident eight years ago. Since his passing, she has found it difficult to find any man that measures up. The film explores the difficulties and humor that comes when trying to find love again, in your 60s, while living in Topeka, Kansas.
Also in Attendance: Brad Roszell (Producer/Editor), Randy Roy (Subject)

Changeover US        
Runtime: 11 minutes                                       
Director: David Ketterer, T, Connor Lynch             
Synopsis: As the days of 35mm film comes to a close, Bill Frankhouser, owner of Super 322 Drive-In in the hills of Pennsylvania, must come to grips with the financial and emotional challenges the industry has forced upon him.
See Trailer 
In Attendance: Chandler Wild (Producer), Scott Dela Cruz (Producer)

A Shot in the Dark US 
Runtime: 7 minutes                                        
Director: Clyde Burley (in attendance) 
Synopsis: A mechanic forced into retirement after a back injury learns to make handcrafted lamps out of what once would have been considered trash.

Slow Season US            
Runtime: 6 minutes                                        
Director: John Fiege (in attendance)
Synopsis: As the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill linger in Louisiana’s bayou country, a way of life begins to slip away for a crab fisherman and his sons.

Albert US       
Runtime: 14 minutes                                      
Director: Daniel Jaffe (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Albert Rizzi, a teacher who is now blind, shares his story of losing his eyesight and how his world has changed since. 
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Stella Walsh US          
Runtime: 15 minutes                                      
Director: Rob Lucas  (in attendance)
Synopsis: Almost fifty years after her stunning gold medal win in the women’s 100 meter dash, Stella Walsh is shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio, exposing the truth about her ambiguous gender.
See Trailer

The Granny Globetrotter
 US
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Vince Williams (in attendance)
Synopsis: Kay Seamayer, a feisty seventy-four-year-old singer and basketball player, lives the dream by battling her way with the All Stars through the Senior Olympic tournament, in hopes for gold.
See Trailer
Also in Attendance: Heather Child (Producer)

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Filmmakers
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Brad Roszell

Producer/Editor, Find Me A Man
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Chandlier Wild

Producer, Changeover
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Chris Ferguson

Next Part, Producer
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Clyde Burley

Director, A Shot in the Dark
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Daniel Jaffe

Director, Albert
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Erin Sanger

Director, Next Part
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Heather Child

Producer, The Granny Globetrotter
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John Fiege

Director, Slow Season
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John Sebelius

Director & Artist
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Randy Roy

Subject, Find Me A Man
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Rob Lucas

The Nightlight
Book editor, film festival coordinator, tired old man. | | I'm still living in Akron, Ohio and have to admit that I'm proud of it. I collect records, help run the Akron Film Festival, and run the blog http://interestingakron.wordpress.com. I'm a book editor for Gray & Company publishers... Read More →
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Scott Dela Cruz

Producer, Changeover
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Vince Williams

Director, The Granny Globetrotter



Thursday October 23, 2014 7:10pm - 9:10pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:30pm

All Relative
(USA) RT: 85 Mins

Writer/Director: J.C. Khoury (in attendance)

Cast: Jonathan Sadowski, Sara Paxton, Al Thompson (all in attendance), Connie Nielsen

When Harry (Jonathan Sadowski), a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace (Sara Paxton), he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorcée (Connie Nielsen), Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he's introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a living nightmare. Forced to survive a weekend riddled with tension and socially awkward moments, the bonds of both couples are tested to their breaking point in this wildly engaging mix of comedy and drama.

Also in Attendance: Andreas von Scheele (Cinematographer)

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Filmmakers
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Al Thompson

Cast, All Relative
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Andreas von Scheele

Cinematographer, All Relative



Thursday October 23, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

7:30pm

The Sideways Light
(USA) RT:85min

Writer/Director: Jennifer Harlow (in attendance)

Cast: Lindsay Burdge (in attendance), Annalee Jefferies (in attendance), Mark Reeb (in attendance), Matthew Newton (in attendance), Rocco Sisto.

Lily (Lindsay Burdge, 'A Teacher') returns home to care for her ailing mother, Ruth (Annalee Jefferies, 'The Girl'). As Ruth's mind unravels,  Lily struggles to understand her and the strange happenings in the house her family has called home for generations. Is Ruth the cause of the disturbances in the house? Or is it something older and more profound hidden there and in Lily's bloodline?

Also in attendance: Jenny Goddard-Garcia (Producer)

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Filmmakers
AJ

Annalee Jefferies

Cast, The Sideways Light
avatar for Jennifer Harlow

Jennifer Harlow

Producer, SHO Pictures, writer/director The Sideways Light
Jennifer Harlow, native Texan, started writing stories between ballet classes as a child. She earned a BA in Theatre, and turned to independent filmmaking soon after moving to Austin. Jennifer acted in several films, including John Bryant's Momma's Boy which played Austin Film Festival... Read More →
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Jenny Goddard-Garcia

Producer, SHO Pictures
The Sideways Light (world premiere) | | Thursday, Oct 23rd @ 7:30pm Bob Bullock Theater | Sunday, Oct. 26th @ 10:30pm Alamo Village | | Watch it!
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Lindsay Burdge

actress The Sideways Light
Lindsay Burdge is an actress, producer, and casting director who has starred in films screened at Tribeca, Sundance, and SXSW Film Festivals. Credits include A Teacher and First Winter as well as the upcoming The Midnight Swim and The Invitation.
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Mark Reeb

Producer, SHO Pictures
MARK REEB is an actor and independent film producer based out of Austin, Texas.  He has performed in more than seventy stage productions. Reeb spent the last thirteen years focused exclusively on movies.  Notable projects include “The Overbrook Brothers”, “Sun Don’t Shine... Read More →
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Matthew Newton

Cast, The Sideways Light
MATTHEW NEWTON is a critically acclaimed award winning actor, writer and director who worked extensively in his native Australia in theater, television and films, before relocating to America. His many leading roles on screen include starring in “Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities... Read More →



Thursday October 23, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
IMAX Theatre

8:00pm

In the Name of the Father, Presented by Terry George
In the Name of the Father, Presented by Terry George


Thursday October 23, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
State Theatre

9:30pm

The Kings Surrender
(Germany) RT:104min
Writer/Director: Philipp Leinemann
Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Frederick Lau, Thomas Thieme

When a police operation goes tragically wrong in a tough neighborhood in Germany, an innocent teenager is made the scapegoat. The Kings Surrender tracks layer after layer of corruption, violence, and revenge between police officers, teenage gangs, and everyone else who gets caught in the crossfire. In a race against time, everybody chases everybody else in order to save their friends, their home and, most importantly, themselves.

In Attendance: Philipp Worm (producer)

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Filmmakers
PW

Philipp Worm

producer, The Kings Surrender

Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 9:30pm - 11:20pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

9:40pm

Shorts Program 2: Back and Forth
1946 UK
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Robert Ford
Synopsis: At the turn of his career, Jimmy Stewart must choose between acting roles that move him and roles that make him money.
See Trailer

The Last Night
 New Zealand
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: David Strong (in attendance)
Synopsis: On his last night in Afghanistan, a United Nations official is compelled to protect a village from the conflict caused by NATO and the local war lord he has befriended.
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Come Fly With Me US
Runtime: 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Christine Boylan (in attendance)
When a con man bluffs his way through the tense, final ten minutes of the biggest con of his life, the recent death of a loved one may trip him up, or be the key to getting away with it all.

Dishes US
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer: Peter Rosemeyer (in attendance)          
Director: Peter Rosemeyer, Billy Kirland (both in attendance)
Synopsis: A guy confronts his roommates about their dirty dishes. Words are said. Fingers are pointed. Things escalate quickly. 
See trailer
Also in Attendance: Mike Rosemeyer (Producer), Tom Demetrio (Producer)

We Have To Talk Sweden
Runtime: 9 minutes           
Writer/Director: Jean-Pascal Strüwer
Synopsis: After a break in their relationship, Fredrik and Caroline meet-up in a cafe, to discuss their future.
See Trailer

El Beso Mexico
Runtime: 12 minutes
Writer: Mark Harvey Levine
Director: Carlos G. Davila (in attendance)
Synopsis: Daniel approaches his platonic friend with a simple request. He wants her to give him an honest, sober appraisal of how he kisses.    
See Trailer

The Way of Tea France
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer/Director: Marc Fouchard
Synopsis: In a provincial French town, after the aggression of a young man, a store owner infuses a pot of tea as a peace offering.

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Filmmakers
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Billy Kirland

Director, Dishes
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Carlos G. Davila

Producer / Director, Reverie Workshop
Carlos G. Dávila (1983, Monterrey, Mexico) graduated as an architect from the University of Monterrey before studying film in New York. | His career in film began as a photographer, later went on to produce the Mexican independent feature film “2xUno”. | Since then, Carlos... Read More →
avatar for Christine Boylan

Christine Boylan

writer/producer Constantine, Once Upon A Time, Castle, Off the Map, Leverage
Twitter: @KitMoxie | Boylan is a television writer/producer who has worked on Leverage (TNT), Off the MapCastle, and Once Upon A Time (ABC). Christine is currently a co-executive producer on NBC’s Constantine. She also writes short stories (such as Hoss at Popcorn Fiction) and plays (The Kid, a one-man show written with Joey McIntyre, premiered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in 2013), and has written comic books for DC, Marvel, Boom, Tokyopop and NBC, including two of the Heroes comics. Christine won the TV drama spec award at the... Read More →
avatar for David J Strong

David J Strong

Writer/Director & Producer, CraftInc. Films (The Last Night - AFF 2014 Shorts Program 2. Pacific Dreams 2011)
New Zealand independent filmmaker with two shorts and currently developing several features. | | "The Last Night" (17mins) is inspired by events I experienced while serving overseas in the Army. It recently won a Festival Director's Award in LA. | | It's great to be... Read More →
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Mike Rosemeyer

Producer, Dishes
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Peter Rosemeyer

Writer/Director, Dishes
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Tom Demetrio

Producer, Dishes



Thursday October 23, 2014 9:40pm - 11:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

9:45pm

The Last Five Years
OPENING NIGHT FILM

(USA) RT: 94 Mins

Writer/Director: Richard LaGravenese (in attendance)

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan

Producers:  Lauren Versel, Kurt Deutsch, Richard LaGravenese, Janet Brenner


A struggling actress (Anna Kendrick) and her novelist lover (Jeremy Jordan) look back on the last half-decade of their relationship from very different viewpoints, in this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical from writer-director Richard LaGravenese.


Thursday October 23, 2014 9:45pm - 11:15pm
Paramount Theatre

9:45pm

Terrible Love
(USA) RT:93min

Writer: Christopher Thomas, Luke Helmer (both in attendance)

Director: Christopher Thomas (in attendance)

Cast: Rufus Burns (in attendance), Kevin Lambert

A bittersweet autopsy of mental illness and lost love, Terrible Love tells the story of Rufus, a wounded veteran returning home from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his devoted wife Amy. They promised themselves never to leave each other, but that promise is put to the ultimate test when Rufus’ PTSD becomes violent.  Terrible Love dives head first into the heart-breaking effects of PTSD, the relationships it hurts, and the lives it threatens.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

Director, Terrible Love
"There's more to life than cheek bones." - Kate Winslet
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Luke Helmer

Helmsman Studios LLC
Co-Writer/Producer of "Terrible Love". | | If there are no ghosts in the dark, there are no fairies in the grass.
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Rufus Burns

Actor, Terrible Love



Thursday October 23, 2014 9:45pm - 11:30pm
IMAX Theatre

10:00pm

The Suicide Theory
(AUS) RT:98min

Writer: Michael J. Kospiah (in attendance)

Director:Dru Brown (in attendance)

Cast: Steve Mouzakis, Leon Cain, Matthew Scully

Percival believes he’s cursed after miraculously surviving each suicide attempt. After jumping from a building and landing on the cab of Steven Ray, an unusual man whose violent and bizarre behavior becomes uncontrollable after losing the love of his life to a hit-and-run incident, Percival hires Steven to assist him in suicide. After Percival continues to miraculously survive each attempt on his life, Steven starts to believe in Percival’s curse, and tries to help Percival figure out ways to overcome it. In the process, they form an unlikely friendship through the common bond of tragedy.

Also in attendance: Jake McCarthy (Producer)  

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Filmmakers
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Dru Brown

director The Suicide Theory
Dru is an award winning Australian filmmaker. Dru began his career based primarily in Asia, and working on both Asian and international productions for The History Channel, HBO and MGM among others. After two years of gaining experience and establishing himself, Dru Returned to Australia... Read More →
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Jake McCarthy

Producer, The Suicide Theory
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Michael J. Kospiah

Writer, The Suicide Theory



Thursday October 23, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
 
Friday, October 24
 

1:00pm

The Twilight Zone, Presented by Matthew Weiner
Episodes: “It’s A Good Life” & “A Stop At Willoughby”

Sponsors

Friday October 24, 2014 1:00pm - 3:15pm
State Theatre

2:30pm

Shorts Program 11: Animated Shorts
Lost Property UK               
Runtime: 7 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Asa Lucander  
Synopsis: A woman approaches a clerk in a lost property office, and together they explore assorted ephemera in search of something she has lost. 
See Trailer 

Pig, US
Runtime: 2 minutes
Writer/Director: Amelia Giller
Synopsis: A pig confronts her body image issues

Fluffo US
Runtime: 13 minutes                     
Writer/Director: Steve McClean               
Synopsis: Stuck in a nightmarish existence where every night he finds himself pulled out of a hat, Fluffo must pull one last magic trick to free himself from humiliation and join his family once again.
See trailer 

The Last Resort UK               
Runtime: 8 Minutes                       
Writer: Gillian Park         
Director: Stephanie Blakey         
Synopsis: Two sisters are left in charge of entertaining one recurring guest at their parent's isolated hotel, but they soon find that their youngest sister is the one that needs entertaining.
See Trailer 

Between Times Netherlands, US            
Runtime: 15 minutes                     
Writer/Directors: Max Porter (in attendance) and Ru Kuwahata (in attendance)  
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
See Trailer 

Mend and Make Do UK       
Runtime: 9 minutes                       
Writer/Director: Bexie Bush       
Synopsis: Told through whimsical stop motion and a soft pastel palate, this is a peak into a once blooming love story that speaks to the beauty of imperfection and the art of loving that imperfection. 
See trailer 

Amigo US       
Runtime: 4 minutes                       
Writer/Director: Celestino Marina (in attendance) 
Synopsis: A young boy becomes best friends with his birthday piñata.

The Dam Keeper US     
Runtime: 18 minutes     
Writer/Directors: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi 
Synopsis: A small town has survived a foreboding environmental threat because it is tirelessly monitored by a young pig.  Accustomed to the indifference of the public and being taunted by his classmates, things begin to change when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class. 
See trailer 
In Attedance: Celestino Marina (animator)  

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Filmmakers
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Max Porter

Writer/Director, Between Times
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Ru Kuwahata

Writer/Director, Between Times



Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

3:15pm

How I Got Over
(USA) RT:87min

Director: Nicole Boxer (in attendance)

Can telling your story save your life? How I Got Over follows 15 formerly homeless women as they craft an original play based on their harrowing true-life stories, to be performed one-night-only at the Kennedy Center. The women of N Street Village—a community for addiction recovery—have never performed on stage in their lives. Yet, guided by teachers from the Theater Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, they discover their untapped artistic talents and reckon with their traumatic histories. Courage is found; a leap of faith is taken. Sharing their pasts to release the potential in their futures, these 15 emboldened women take the stage in front of a packed house, illuminating the transformative power of arts education.

Also in Attendance: Michelle Witten (Editor)

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Filmmakers
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Michelle Witten

Editor, How I Got Over
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Nicole Boxer

director/writer/producer, HOW I GOT OVER
A native of Marin County, California, Nicole Boxer has worked in the film and television industries for over two decades. In 2007, Nicole co-produced the documentary, 14 WOMEN, that raised social awareness about the challenges faced by women serving in the U.S. Senate. Inspired by... Read More →

Sponsors


Friday October 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

4:00pm

Mad Men, Presented by Matthew Weiner
Mad Men, Presented by Matthew Weiner
Episodes: “A Man with a Plan” & “The Phantom”

Sponsors

Friday October 24, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
State Theatre

5:00pm

Shorts Program 1: Big Shoes, Little Feet
The Chicken Croatia
Runtime: 15 minutes
Writer/Director: Una Gunjak
Synopsis: As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma is given a live chicken. After realizing the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the commotion such an action could cause.  
See trailer 

Ruslan Germany, Russian Federation, UK
Runtime: 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Taisia Deeva (in attendance)
Synopsis: While spending time with his grandmother, a small, mischievous boy is confronted with mortality and soon becomes hysterical about the concept.    
See trailer 
Also in Attendance: Wolfgang Boss

Seventh Grade US          
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Stefani Saintonge (in attendance)
Synopsis: Having refused to leave behind her childhood, Patrice is forced to join the party and embrace her adolescence after a raunchy rumor threatens her best friend’s reputation. 
Also In Attendance: Brian Diggs (Cinematographer)

Juan Y La Nube Spain
Runtime: 20 minutes           
Writer: Susana Lopez Rubio
Director: Giovanni Maccelli
Synopsis: Juan is a child who doesn’t have any friends. La Nube is a cloud who doesn’t have any cloud friends. They find each other and become friends. However, Juan grows up and gets lost in the grey adult world.
See trailer 

Billy the Kid Canada
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Matt Pancer
Director: Joshua Amar (in attendance)
Synopisis: Amid the American Civil War, a poverty stricken farmer, Edward McCarty, struggles with the implications of revenging his murdered wife in the face of his adolescent son.
See Trailer

Door God China
Runtime: 24 minutes           
Writer/Director: Yulin Liu
Synopsis: The unrequited sentiment and presence of a special visitor for the Chinese New Year celebration enables Lingli, a young girl, to blossom into a young woman.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Brian Diggs

Brian Diggs

Cinematography
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Joshua Amar

Director
Director of Billy the Kid. | | www.jdamar.com | Insta: JDAmar | Twitter: @JoshuaAmar
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Stefani Saintonge

Writer/Director, Seventh Grade
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Taisia Deeva

Writer/Director
Writer/Director, Ruslan
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Wolfgang Boss

Producer, Ruslan



Friday October 24, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

6:00pm

Listopad
Czech Republic/USA, 90 min

WORLD PREMIERE

Writer/Director: Gary Keith Griffin (in attendance)

Also in Attendance: Jeffrey Brown (Producer)

Petr, Jiri, and Ondrej are an unlikely trio of friends. An artist, a hockey player and a music trader, the boys survive Communism in 1989 Czechoslovakia by playing sports, drinking beer, chasing girls, and listening to underground music. They are bound together by their common desire for freedom and must lean on one another while facing every day family struggles and surviving the Velvet Revolution that has silenced their families for generations.   

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Filmmakers
avatar for Gary Keith Griffin

Gary Keith Griffin

Gary K. Griffin is an award winning cinematographer whose work includes Educating Peter (Academy Award 1992), Autism is a World (Academy Award nominee 2005), The Education of Shelby Knox (Sundance Cinematographer Award, 2005) Shut Up and Sing, (Toronto Film Festival 2006... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

producer Listopad, Punk In Africa; co-producer No No: A Dockumentary
Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning films in Europe, Africa and the USA. His Czech narrative feature Mamas & Papas won Best Film and Best Script at the 2010 Hamptons IFF while Shut Up and Shoot Me, a Czech–British co-production, won Best Narrative Feature at... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

6:00pm

Tomorrow We Disappear
(India) RT: 84 Mins

Director: Jimmy Goldblum

When their home is sold to real-estate developers, the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers of Delhi's Kathputli Colony must find a way to unite or splinter apart forever.

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Friday October 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

6:00pm

Nightfall in India
(SPAIN) RT:95mins

Writer: Chema Rodriguez

Director: Chema Rodriguez

Cast: Juan Diego Ruiz, Clara Voda

Nostalgic for his youthful days of fun and love, Ricardo decides to travel from Spain to India, just like he used to in the old days. However, the situation is different now. Ricardo is confined to a wheelchair, suffering from a degenerative disease now in its final stage. He plans on this being his final journey. Accompanied by his Romanian housekeeper, Dana, he sets off. Life owes something to these two lonely beings, and their journey will eventually become the alibi for paying it off.

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Friday October 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

6:15pm

Braveheart presented by Randall Wallace
Braveheart, Presented by Randall Wallace


Austin Film Festival’s Retrospective Screenings allow veteran screenwriters and filmmakers to present their own films or works that have inspired their careers.  The main function of the program is to connect the public and the filmmaker, open the dialogue between artist and audience, and provide a platform for film-lovers and makers to learn about classic films.

Guest programmers will present retrospective films followed by extended post-screening discussions on why these pieces were influential not only to their own work, but the landscape of cinema as a whole.

The aim is to introduce new audiences to great films by inviting contemporary filmmakers and screenwriters to present a film of their choice.

Friday October 24, 2014 6:15pm - 10:00pm
Texas Spirit Theater

6:45pm

Phantom Halo
(USA) RT:87min

Writer: Antonia Bogdanovich, Anne Heffron (both in attendance)

Director: Antonia Bogdanovich (in attendance)

Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Luke Kleintank (in attendance), Sebastian Roche (in attendance), Rebecca Romijn, Jordan Dunn (in attendance), Tobin Bell, Ashley Hamilton, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson long ago found a way to keep their family afloat despite their drunken father's nasty gambling habit: While Samuel distracts crowds of passerby with his Shakespearian monologues, Beckett, a master pickpocket, makes his way through the unsuspecting crowd. And then their small, impoverished world crumbles when their father gets in over his head with a dangerous loan shark. Shakespeare and petty thievery are abandoned for Samuel's belief in the super powers of his comic book hero, Phantom Halo, and Beckett's friend’s ability to counterfeit the perfect $100 note. Suddenly, the small-time world as the Emerson family knew it is turned upside down as the brothers do all they can to break free from the mud that traps them.

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Filmmakers
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Anne Heffron

Writer, Phantom Halo
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Antonia Bogdanovich

CEO/Owner, STATION 8 FILMS
Antonia Bogdanovich is a writer, director, and actress who has accrued an impressively long and varied resume. Even before attending UCLA where she wrote her first screenplay, Antonia worked as a production assistant on George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick, was an assistant editor... Read More →
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Jordan Dunn

Cast, Phantom Halo
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Luke Kleintank

Cast, Phantom Halo
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Sebastian Roche

Cast, Phantom Halo

Sponsors


Friday October 24, 2014 6:45pm - 8:15pm
State Theatre

7:00pm

21 Years Richard Linklater
(USA) RT: 78 Mins

Writer/Director: Michael Dunaway, Tara Wood (In attendance)

Cast: Jay Duplass (in attendance)

A spirited look at the first 21 years of writer/director Richard Linklater's remarkable career, featuring interviews with collaborators Matthew McConaughey, Jay Duplass, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Billy Bob Thornton, Keanu Reeves, Jack Black, and more.

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Filmmakers
MD

Michael Dunaway

Director, 21 Years Richard Linklater
TW

Tara Wood

Director, 21 Years Richard Linklater

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Friday October 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Paramount Theatre

7:00pm

The Last Time You Had Fun
(USA) RT: 85 Mins


Writer: Hal Haberman


Director: Mo Perkins (in attendance)


Cast: Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Demetri Martin, Kyle Bornheimer, Eliza Coupe


When Clark and Will meet Alison and Ida in a wine bar, the foursome struggle to have the most fun that four, bickering, barely married, pre-middle-aged, decidedly dysfunctional adults are capable of having.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Mo Perkins

Mo Perkins

Feature film director, The Last Time You Had Fun and A Quiet Little Marriage



Friday October 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
IMAX Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 10: Texas Shorts
dawn. US         
Runtime: 19 minutes     
Writer/Director: Ya'Ke Smith (in attendance)      
Synopsis: Dawn, a young woman recently released from prison, finds the adjustment to a life of freedom daunting and insurmountable, and must decide if she is resolute in her new life path. 
See trailer 

Once Again US         
Runtime: 19 minutes                     
Writer/Director: John Moore (in attendance)     
Synopsis: This story allows you to follow the creative, yet plagued, mind behind one young man's struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder.
See Trailer

Neighbors US         
Runtime: 11 minutes                     
Writer/Director: Alison Boland (in attendance)  
Synopsis: The unofficial mayor of a gentrifying street unwittingly ignites cultural conflict when he makes it his personal mission to bring his neighbors together for a block party.
Also in Attendance: Matt Koshmrl (Director of Photography), James Griffin (Subject)

Stroker US         
Runtime: 19 minutes                     
Writer/Director: Austin Nichols (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Phil Stroker, a young man finished with his numbing career and stale marriage, reevaluates his existence and takes solace in a new, refreshing surrounding.

Skunk US    
Runtime: 16 minutes                     
Writer/Director: Annie Silverstein (in attendance)
Synopsis: When her pit bull is stolen by an amateur dog fighter, 14-year old Leila is forced to stand up for herself, at the cost of her own innocence.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Monique Walton (Producer)

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Filmmakers
AB

Alison Boland

Writer/Director, Neighbors
AN

Austin Nichols

Writer/Director, Stroker
JG

James Griffin

Subject, Neighbors
JM

John Moore

Writer/Director, Once Again
MK

Matt Koshmrl

Director of Photography, Neighbors
MW

Monique Walton

Producer, Skunk
YS

Ya'Ke Smith

Writer/Director, dawn.



Friday October 24, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

8:15pm

Taking it Back
(Austria) RT: 94 Mins

Writer/Director: Andreas Schmied (in attendance)

Cast: Michael Ostrowski, Hilde Dalik

Patrick Angerer is not especially impressed when his co-workers at Steelworks Falkendorf begin to protest the new wages set by Inneholm, a Swedish private equity firm that recently assumed responsibility of the factory. However, when his ex, Babs Brossmann, shows up in town with her new partner and arrogant boyfriend, Ulf, on behalf of the workers union, Patrick decides to take action. As negotiations take a dive and replacement workers are assembled, it is up to Patrick and his FC Steelworks football team to save the factory for the shady corporate sharks, whose only concern is draining the last few profits out of the business. Taking It Back is a whimsical look at corporate politics, blue-collar perseverance, and reconciling old love.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Andreas Schmied

Andreas Schmied

writer/director Taking It Back
Andreas Schmied spent his childhood in a small village in the austrian mountains. He began his directing career in his teens, shooting shorts with his friends and music videos for local musicians. | Moving to Vienna in 1998 Schmied shot dozens of low budget videos where he served... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 8:15pm - 9:55pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

8:45pm

MYSTERY SCREENING
Join us for this never-before-seen film starring a few familiar faces. That's all we can say for now but keep your eyes and ears open around the Festival for further clues!

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Friday October 24, 2014 8:45pm - 10:15pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

9:15pm

WildLike
(USA) RT: 98 Mins

Writer: Frank Hall Green (in attendance)

Director: Frank Hall Green (in attendance)

Cast: Ella Purnell (in attendance), Bruce Greenwood (in attendance), Brian Geraghty, Teddy Kyle Smith, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ann Dowd, Diane Farr, Joshua Leonard

Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom’s phone calls become less frequent and her uncle’s care is not what it seemed, she must flee. While on the run, a chance connection with a loner backpacker, Bart, proves to be her only lifeline. As Mackenzie shadows Bart across the last true frontier, she thwarts his efforts to cut her loose until Bart has no choice but to help her survive in the wilderness. Against the backdrop of spectacular Alaskan landscape, Mackenzie and Bart prove to be the unlikely salve for each other’s scars, until the damage Mackenzie carries with her threatens to destroy her newfound sanctuary.

Also in Attendance: Joseph Stephans (Producer), Hillary Spera (Director of Photography)

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Filmmakers
avatar for Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood

actor I, Robot, Star Trek, Flight, Wildlike
Bruce Greenwood is a Canadian actor and producer known for numerous films such a I,Robot (2004),Star Trek (2009) and Flight (2012). He was last seen in Universal’s Endless Love (2014), and he will next be seen in Andrew Niccol’s Military drama-thriller Good Kill opposite Ethan... Read More →
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Ella Purnell

actress Wildlike
Born on September 17, 1996 in London, England, Ella can currently be seen playing the young Angelina Jolie in Disney's Maleficent and will also appear in the lead role of the feature film Wildlike. Ella's also due to portray a young Jane in the upcoming remake of Tarzan. In 2008... Read More →
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Frank Hall Green

Partner/Producer, Catch & Release Films
Frank Hall Green is a film producer, writer and director. His directorial debut feature WILDLIKE is produced by Christine Vachon/Killer Films, Tandem Pictures and Joseph Stephans. It was filmed on 35mm in Alaska and stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard... Read More →
HS

Hillary Spera

Director of Photography, Wildlike

Sponsors
Community Partners
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Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.


Friday October 24, 2014 9:15pm - 11:10pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

9:20pm

By the Gun
(USA) RT: 105 Mins
Writer: Emilio Mauro
Director: James Mottern
Cast: Ben Barnes, Leighton Meester, Harvey Keitel, Kenny Wormald, Toby Jones

Nick Tortano (Ben Barnes) is a young and ambitious mafia criminal whose life spirals out of control once he becomes a made man. With Nick's girlfriend (Leighton Meester), family, and friend's lives at risk, he is faced with a difficult decision; continue to pursue his criminal ambitions or concentrate on the ones he loves.  He can't have both, but Nick is determined to gun down anyone in his path.  By the Gun is directed by James Mottern and also stars Harvey Keitel, Toby Jones, Slaine, Kenny Wormald, Paul Ben-Victor, and Jay Giannone

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Friday October 24, 2014 9:20pm - 11:15pm
Paramount Theatre

9:30pm

One Eyed Girl
(AUS) R:101min

Writer: Nick Matthews, Craig Behenna (both in attendance)

Director: Nick Matthews (in attendance)

Cast: Mark Leonard Winter, Steve Le Marquand, Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Travis is a psychiatrist in a public hospital: a man stuck in a nightmarish vortex of daily neurotic diatribes and the memories of a patient who took her own life. It's getting the better of him. Grace is a young woman from an alternative community who knows that she can make the world a better place. They meet on the train where Grace is handing out fliers. She knows someone in trouble when she sees one. She gives Travis a lifeline: Come tonight and watch our film. In his desperation and vulnerability, Travis is led deeper and deeper into the underworld of a doomsday cult where he’s given one last chance for redemption. One Eyed Girl is about identity, sexuality, and the abuse of power in all its guises. It’s about two lost people who might be able to help each other find the truth about themselves and the world they live in. How can they find love in a world of fear?

Also in Attendance: David Ngo (Producer)

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Filmmakers
CB

Craig Behenna

Writer, Wildlike
avatar for Nick Matthews

Nick Matthews

writer/director One Eyed Girl
Nick Matthews ACS is an AFI award winning filmmaker who trained in Europe in camera departments on productions including the Steven Spielberg produced HBO series Band of Brothers and Working Title's About a Boy. Since returning to Australia, he has produced, edited, and photographed... Read More →

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Friday October 24, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
State Theatre

9:30pm

The Sound and The Shadow
(USA) RT:90min

Writer: Justin Paul Miller, Sam Zvibleman (both in attendance)

Director: Justin Paul Miller (in attendance)

Cast: Joseph Murray (in attendance), Mary Kate Wiles, Alex Anfanger (in attendance)

When the 6-year-old girl next door goes missing, HAROLD realizes that his secret audio recordings of the neighborhood may provide clues to the case. But when his overzealous new roommate ALLY pushes him into a dangerous investigation, Harold's world is turned upside down. Against the backdrop of an urban community's mystery, The Sound and the Shadow examines the perceptions and stories we create from the sounds of our neighbors -- and the secrets we hide behind our own walls.

Also in Attendance: Michael Dwyer (Cinematographer)

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Filmmakers
AA

Alex Anfanger

Cast, The Sound and The Shadow
JM

Joseph Murray

Cast, The Sound and The Shadow
avatar for Justin Miller

Justin Miller

Director/Producer
MD

Michael Dwyer

Cinematographer, The Sound and The Shadow
SZ

Sam Zvilbleman

Writer, The Sound and The Shadow



Friday October 24, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
IMAX Theatre

10:00pm

Shorts Program 8: An Unfortunate Encounter
Siren Canada 
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Alex Clark (in attendance)
Producer: Chris Luckhardt (in attendance)         
Synopsis: Ambulance paramedics, Mills and Anderson, answer a 911 call after stopping to deal with personal problems, but what they believed to be a routine case turns into a deadly race against time.

Held Together by Venom US       
Runtime: 10 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Michael Gonzales (in attendance)
Synopsis: When Victor visits an old friend in her noticeably bare apartment, an awkward conversation pursues and he makes motions to leave, but not before witnessing the peculiar relationship his friend has with her landlord.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Nicodemus Antonio Montez (Producer)

Redaction US       
Runtime: 10 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Tim Sanger (in attendance)
Synopsis: In a future where victims of traumatic crimes have their memory erased like it never happened, one woman finds herself struggling for her right to refuse the process. 
See trailer 

MOTH (Man of the House) UK                     
Runtime: 11 minutes                      
Writer/Director: O-T Fagbenle  
Synopsis: A survivor in a post-apocalyptic world comes across a mysterious nine-year-old boy.
See trailer

Best friends forever Sweden               
Runtime: 17 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Henrik Sundgren            
Synopsis: A developmentally disabled, middle-aged man confuses confinement of another person with friendship. 

An Outside Force US       
Runtime: 17 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Josh Ryder
Synopsis: While driving down a country road, recently sober Riley reveals to addicted friend Ben what he has found as a better—and more dangerous—high. 

Lightning in the Hand US       
Runtime: 16 minutes                     
Writers: Andrew Reuland, Joey Grossfield (both in attendance)          
Director: Joey Grossfield (in attendance)             
Synopsis: The Apache say it is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

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Filmmakers
AC

Alex Clark

Writer/Director, Siren
AR

Andrew Revland

Writer, Lightning in the Hand
avatar for Chris Luckhardt

Chris Luckhardt

Producer, Blacktail Productions
Chris is an established Toronto based film and television producer. With a physics and astronomy degree from York University, he has managed to excel in both television and film market as a producer and production manager. He produced the hit Canadian superhero TV series Team Epic... Read More →
JG

Joey Grossfield

Writer/Director, Lightning in the Hand
MG

Michael Gonzales

Writer/Director, Held Together by Venom
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Tim Sanger

Writer/Director
My film REDACTION is having its US Premiere at AFF -- it's in competition as well. You should come see it.



Friday October 24, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre

10:45pm

Muutoksii
(Finland) RT: 90 Mins

Writer/Director: Sami Laitinen (in attendance)

Cast: Tiitus Rantala, Sami Hussein, Milana Novokmet

Living in the Herttoniemi suburb in Eastern Helsinki, 12-year-olds Antti and Muhis have been best friends since kindergarten. Even with the underlying racism and anti-Somali sentiments that plague the community, the boys’ friendship has never been challenged, despite Muhis’ Somali background. That is until one night, when the boys find themselves in the middle of an unexpected confrontation that ends in a local drunk and racist being pushed off a cliff. Antti and Muhis must now hold onto the terrible secret of that night while navigating the dangerous town shaken by this accident and maintaining their friendship at the same time.

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Friday October 24, 2014 10:45pm - Saturday October 25, 2014 12:25am
Alamo Drafthouse Village
 
Saturday, October 25
 

10:00am

Young Filmmakers Shorts Program
Conscription
USA, 4 min
Writer/Director: Nick Ramey

What does it mean to ‘see your life flash before your eyes?’ This experimental film captures that moment in an incredible way.

 

Fred
USA, 9 min
Writer/Director: Sarti Sandler

The impossible true story of a Jewish man who lived through the Holocaust and now makes it his life’s work to discover beauty everywhere.

 

Uncollared
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Tyler Johns

A powerful look at what it’s like to pursue the American Dream in the face of poverty in one of the roughest cities in America.

 

Stay
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Gabrielle Giacomo

An intimate sister-relationship comes to an abrupt end. This short film explores what it means to move on from mourning and grief to remembering happier times.

 

Special is Just a Word
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Abby Thompson

Everybody knows love can be confusing. But this Bermuda Triangle of young love will prove it can be even more complicated than you can imagine.

 

Sometimes I Dream
USA, 5 min
Writer/Director: Clay Bloodworth

An inspiring and hope-filled documentary following a rising gridiron star in the ultra-competitive world of Florida football.

 

Reality TV
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Travis Daves

Television might be getting a little too real. Watch as your average viewer becomes literally wrapped up in his viewing selections.

 

Plastic Bag
USA, 10 min
Writer/Director: Elisabetta Diorio

When you’re buried beneath disappointment and failure, there’s no telling what will make you snap. Or just how sweet small victories can be.

 

Tight Jeans and Broken Dreams: The Rebirth of Mickey Ross
USA, 11 min
Writer: Joseph Duncan
Director: Raphael Krigel

A washed-up, rock and roll has-been tries to get the band back together. The catch: everyone else has moved on. Way on.

 

Gifted
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Grace Doyle

Uber-competitive friends try to give their friend the best birthday gift in the world. Things get a little carried away.

 

Vandals
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Dalton Cheatham

Two misdemeanor punks hold a philosophical debate on what it means to be a rebel in front of a blank brick wall begging to be tagged. Think Clerks meets puberty.

 

Alex and Eve
USA, 2 min
Writer/Director: Joe Shaffer

An over-anxious, would-be lothario tries to overcome the insurmountable pedestal he’s placed his lady love on to tell her how he really fills. Will he or won’t he?

 

Cleveland
USA, 5 min
Writer/Director: Jonah Goldberg

What do your friends say behind your back? Prepare to laugh, and prepare to be surprised.

 

Home
USA, 11 min
Writer/Director: Caitlin O’Brien

A heartbreaking drama about loneliness and finding solace in the least likely of places. Based on Ray Bradbury’s short story “There Will Come Soft Rains.”

 

Spark
USA, 2 min
Writer/Director: Kunal Dixit

A stop-motion short that explores fear, fright, and the power of light.

 

The Curse of the Mummy Queen
USA, 12 min
Writer: Joseph Duncan
Director: Raphael Krigel

A slightly misogynist archaeologist and Egyptologist sets off on an adventure to uncover an historical find. But the curse of the Mummy Queen might prove too much for him – or any man – to handle.

 

Reynold
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Cole Forson

A stop-motion wonder that follows a little guy trying to find his way—and a friend—in the big world.


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Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

11:45am

Satellite Beach and The Pope of Greenwich Village presented by Luke Wilson
Satellite Beach
USA, 27 min

Writer: Luke Wilson (in attendance)

Directors: Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson

Also in attendance: Steve Eckelman (producer)

Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center.  Watch as Warren Flowers, a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement.


The Pope of Greenwich Village

Austin Film Festival’s Retrospective Screenings allow veteran screenwriters and filmmakers to present their own films or works that have inspired their careers.  The main function of the program is to connect the public and the filmmaker, open the dialogue between artist and audience, and provide a platform for film-lovers and makers to learn about classic films.

Guest programmers will present retrospective films followed by extended post-screening discussions on why these pieces were influential not only to their own work, but the landscape of cinema as a whole.

The aim is to introduce new audiences to great films by inviting contemporary filmmakers and screenwriters to present a film of their choice.

Filmmakers
avatar for Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

actor Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, The Skeleton Twins; writer/director The Wendell Baker Story, Satellite Beach
Luke Wilson has established himself as of one of the most versatile actors of his generation with his indelible performances in broad comedies, thoughtful dramas and provocative independent features.This fall, Wilson co-stars in the emotionally charged comedy, The Skeleton Twins... Read More →
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Steve Eckelman

Producer, Satellite Beach | | Steve Eckelman is a producer, writer and actor. He has worked on over 20 feature films, including Rushmore, Wedding Crashers, Cars, Marley & Me, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Stark & Hutch, Shanghai Knights, and The Darjeeling Limited... Read More →

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Saturday October 25, 2014 11:45am - 2:30pm
State Theatre

12:00pm

Shorts Program 3: The Lost & The Young
La Carnada Mexico/US
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: Josh Soskin
Synopsis: A teenage boy deals with his mother's fight against diabetes while lacking the money to pay for insulin.  He decides to take on a job that proves bigger than he realizes.  
See trailer

Eleven New Zealand
Runtime: 13 minutes           
Writer: Kate Prior
Director: Abigail Greenwood
Synopsis: Caught in between friends, Emily must choose whether or not to join Brooke and her giggling group of friends, but her acceptance depends upon an act betrayal.  
See Trailer

one afternoon in summer Germany
Runtime: 18 minutes           
Writer/Director: Lilli Tautfest
Synopsis: During the last week of the summer, two sisters, one discovering herself as a young woman and the other still reveling in her innocence, spend the afternoon together.  

Fitted US
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Auriel Rudnick (in attendance)
Synopsis: A teenage girl's integrity is challenged during a moment of artistic self-expression.    See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Mallory Schwartz (Producer)
Zoe Robyn (1st AC)

Detour Singapore
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Michael Kam (in attendance)
Synopsis: A taxi driver has trouble controlling his young sons, fighting in the back seat.  In a moment, a stranger accosts the youngest son, and what occurs thereafter shatters the brother’s innocence forever.
See trailer
Also In Attendance: Saiful Azri (Assistant Director)

How I Didn’t Become a Piano Player UK           
Runtime: 18 minutes           
Writer/Director: Tommaso Pitta
Synopsis: A talentless, yet tenacious, young boy decides to take piano lessons despite his consistent belabored performance. 
See trailer 

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Filmmakers
MS

Mallory Schwartz

Producer, Fitted
SA

Saiful Azri

Assistant Producer, Detour



Saturday October 25, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

12:30pm

Shipwrecked in 4D!
This Family Film is free and open to the public. Seating is based on a first come first serve basis.
Runtime: 21 MIN

USA

Producer: John Lewis (in attendance)

Shipwrecked is a new 4D immersive theater experience produced by the Bullock Texas State History Museum in conjunction with award-winning production house Cortina Productions. Shipwrecked follows the perilous journey of the French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle who sailed west to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River in 1684. Commissioned by King Louis XIV, the expedition could have given the French a stronger presence in North America if successful, but piracy, poor navigation, and murder eventually doomed the expedition. In response, Spain renewed its interest in what would become Texas, changing the course of history. Dramatizing the story of La Salle’s ill-fated venture, the film reveals the personalities and struggles that beset the colony, all through the eyes of one of the few survivors of the expedition, 14-year old Pierre Talon. Premiering in the Bullock Museum's Texas Spirit Theater, Shipwrecked uses 4D effects felt by the audience to create a dynamic film experience. The film opens in conjunction with a new special exhibition, La Belle: The Ship That Changed History, on view at the Bullock Museum through May 17, 2015. The exhibition features the live-action reassembly of La Belle's 300 year-old hull, new media interactives, and rare artifacts excavated from this incredible 17th-century find in Matagorda Bay, Texas, often described as one of the most important shipwreck discoveries in North America.  (All audiences: 21 min.)

Also in attendance: Kate Parr (Project Manager/Associate Producer), Brent Feito (Associate Producer)

Filmmakers
BF

Brent Feito

Associate Producer, Shipwrecked in 4D!
JL

John Lewis

Producer, Shipwrecked in 4D!
KP

Kate Parr

Project Manager/Associate Producer Shipwrecked in 4D!


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 12:51pm
Texas Spirit Theater

1:00pm

Nightfall in India
(SPAIN) RT:95mins

Writer: Chema Rodriguez

Director: Chema Rodriguez

Cast: Juan Diego Ruiz, Clara Voda

Nostalgic for his youthful days of fun and love, Ricardo decides to travel from Spain to India, just like he used to in the old days. However, the situation is different now. Ricardo is confined to a wheelchair, suffering from a degenerative disease now in its final stage. He plans on this being his final journey. Accompanied by his Romanian housekeeper, Dana, he sets off. Life owes something to these two lonely beings, and their journey will eventually become the alibi for paying it off.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

2:00pm

Spoke
(USA, 21 min)

Director: Henry Horenstein (in attendance)

Spoke chronicles The Broken Spoke, one of Austin, Texas’ last true country dance halls.

 

SCREENS WITH:

Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs: An Austin Love Story 

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Filmmakers
HH

Henry Horenstein

Director, Spoke


Saturday October 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

2:00pm

Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story
(USA) RT: 50 mins


Director: Mike Woolf (In Attendance)

Also in Attendance: Crazy Carl Hickerson and Charlotte Ferris


Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story is an enlightening tale about one of Austin, Texas' most eccentric personalities who is still 'Keeping Austin Weird."  A hippie, flower spinner and perennial city council candidate, Crazy Carl Hickerson was on the front row during the decade that defined  the free-spirited and fun-loving Austin.  He is the perfect character through which to experience the cultural, economic and psychedelic forces that came together in the 1970's to make Austin, Austin.  Crazy Carl reminds us of the old Austin before it spins away.


SCREENING WITH
Spoke

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Filmmakers
CF

Charlotte Ferris

Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story
CC

Crazy Carl Hickerson

Subject, Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story
MW

Mike Woolf

Director, Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story

Sponsors
Community Partners

Saturday October 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

2:30pm

Showrunners
(Ireland/USA) RT: 90 Mins

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Writer/Director: Des Doyle

Showrunners explores the fascinating world of the US television showrunner and the creative forces around them, as they battle daily between art and commerce to deliver television comedies and dramas to audiences worldwide.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

3:00pm

Big Hero 6
This Family Film is free and open to the public. Seating is based on a first come first serve basis.


(USA)

Director: Don Hall & Chris Williams

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:48pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

3:15pm

I'm You, Dickhead
Writer: Larry Boxshall
Director: Lucas Testro

In order to come across as more attractive to women, a man travels back in time to force his 10-year-old self to learn guitar.

SCREENING WITH:
The History of Time Travel

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Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

3:15pm

The History of Time Travel
(USA) RT: 72 Mins


Writer: Ricky Kennedy (In Attendance)


Director: Ricky Kennedy (In Attendance)


Cast: Trey Cartwright, Bill Small, Michael Tubbs, Peyton Paulette (In Attendance), Jody Ryan, Garland Buffalo, Fazia Rizvi, Krista Ales, Dudley May, Daniel W. May, Herbert Midgley, Ben Everett, Elizabeth Ann Lestina, Micah Scott, Fazia Rizvi, Hannah Patton, Roy May, Stephen Adami, David Raine, Christopher Fenley, Valerie Black, Noah LaRive, Cater Cartwright, Peter Calvin, Ricky Kennedy, Tim Hogle, Justin Lee Hughes, Ryan Blackburn

'The History of Time Travel' is the story of two men, Edward Page and his son Richard. The father, Edward, works for a secret government program during World War II. His goal is to create a time machine before the Nazis do. Personal tragedy would lead him to spend the rest of his life to try and create the machine. When he fails his son Richard takes it upon himself to complete his father's work. His success changes the course of history forever.

SCREENING WITH
I'm You, Dickhead

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Filmmakers
PP

Peyton Paulette

Cast, History of Time Travel
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Ricky Kennedy

Writer and Director



Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:40pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

3:30pm

That Which I Love Destroys Me
(USA) RT: 65 Mins

*This film is Free for anyone with a Military ID.Those with Military ID will stand in the Film Pass Line
Director: Ric Roman Waugh in attendance

That Which I Love Destroys Me is a unique and powerful film by director Ric Roman Waugh that offers an uncensored look at the current epidemic of PTSD.  A five-year labor of love, Waugh's cameras capture two Special Operations soldiers' firsthand accounts of returning home after fighting in the longest combat campaign in American history only to face a new battle; the effects and stigma of PTSD and reintegration as a whole.  But more importantly, how both warriors are proactively overcoming these issues.

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Community Partners

Saturday October 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
State Theatre

4:15pm

Atomic City
(USA, 32 min)

Director: David McMurry (in attendance)

Atomic City is a meditation on the town of Arco, Idaho, the first city in the world lit electrically with atomic power. Once on the glowing edge of the nuclear future, Arco is a town of just under 1000 residents, struggling to resist fading into the backdrop of the west. Atomic City weaves together ethereal portraits and astrological archetypes to create a melancholy collage of a forgotten town on the atomic frontier.


Screening with:

61 Bullets

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Filmmakers
DM

David McMurry

Director, Atomic City


Saturday October 25, 2014 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

4:15pm

61 Bullets
USA, 58 min

Directors: David Modigliani, Louisiana Kreutz (both in attendance)

Populist Louisiana Senator Huey Long and his alleged assassin Dr. Carl Weiss die in a hail of bullets. Without physical evidence or a clear motive, the doctor’s family doubts his guilt. 75 years later, Weiss's son and his family delve into an intriguing past to question the official story.

Also in Attendance: Yvonne Boudreaux (Producer)



SCREENING WITH:
Atomic City (32 min)

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Filmmakers
DM

David Modigliani

Director, 61 Bullets
LK

Louisiana Kreutz

Director, 61 Bullets
YB

Yvonne Boudreaux

Producer, 61 Bullets

Sponsors


Saturday October 25, 2014 4:15pm - 5:20pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

5:00pm

Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce
USA, 43 min

Executive Producer/Creator: Marti Noxon 

Cast: Lisa Edelstein, Paul Adelstein

Bravo’s first original scripted series, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein, House), a self-help book author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie.  After publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein, Private Practice), America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends, rather than her married ones, for advice.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

5:30pm

#chicagoGirl -- The Social Network Takes on a Dictator
(USA) RT: 74 Mins


Director: Joe Piscatella (In Attendance)


Against the backdrop of the Syrian Uprising in 2012, a 19-year-old college freshman in Chicago becomes one of the most important communication coordinators for Syrian activists on the ground. In the face of death threats, Ala'a Basatneh sacrifices her friends and school work to spread awareness of protests online. Along the way, Ala'a befriends hundreds of protestors in her support for the cause, compiling a list of people and locations she hopes to visit after the violence. For many of them, Ala'a is the only friend they can fully trust, and they must rely upon her to help them build the numbers to shield off Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime. A powerful and gripping documentary, #ChicagoGirl tells the story of a generation compelled to end the terror and violence within their home country.

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Filmmakers
JP

Joe Piscatella

Director, #chicagoGirl -- The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

Sponsors


Saturday October 25, 2014 5:30pm - 6:50pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

5:30pm

Patong Girl
(Germany) RT: 95 Mins

Writer: Susanna Salonen (In Attendance), Florian Garetner (In Attendance)

Director: Susanna Salonen (In Attendance)

Cast: Max Mauff, Aisawanya Areyawattana, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, uwe preuss, Marcel Glauche

While spending Christmas vacation on the Thai island of Phuket with his family, Felix meets and falls in love with a gorgeous Thai girl named Fai deep within the sleazy tourist bars and alleys of Patong. Felix may be hiding from Fai the fact that he has a girlfriend back home, but Fai also has a secret that may jeopardize their impromptu relationship. Beneath the exotic locale of Patong Girl lies a universal story of young love, identity, and acceptance.

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Filmmakers
FG

Florian Garetner

Writer, Patong Girl
SS

Susanna Salonan

Writer/Director, Patong Girl



Saturday October 25, 2014 5:30pm - 7:10pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

6:30pm

Skin Deep
(AUS) RT:72min

Writer: Monica Zanetti (in attendance)
Director: Jonnie Leahy (in attendance)
Cast: Elizabeth Blackmore, Jeanie Drynan, Zara Zoe (in attendance)
Also in Attendance: Adrian Powers (Editor), Rosie Lourde (Producer)

Leah and Caitlin couldn't be more different: one a straight-laced girl-next-door in fierce denial of being diagnosed with terminal melanoma, the other an off-the-rails grungy lesbian toying with death. Their chance meeting quickly spirals into a tumultuous night of adventure, pushing them both beyond their comfort zones.


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Filmmakers
AP

Adrian Powers

Editor, Skin Deep
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jonnie leahy

Film and theatre maker, Freelance
First time feature director. Our film SKINDEEP is premiering at AFF this year. | Looking forward to meeting like minded film nuts. | And getting some BBQ
MZ

Monica Zanetti

Writer, Skin Deep
avatar for Rosie Lourde

Rosie Lourde

Producer, Starting From Now Pty Ltd
ZZ

Zara Zoe

Cast, Skin Deep



Saturday October 25, 2014 6:30pm - 7:50pm
Texas Spirit Theater

6:45pm

ONCE UPON A CRIME: The Borrelli - Davis Conspiracy
(USA) RT:108min

Director: Sheldon Wilson (in attendance) 

Seven years ago director Sheldon Wilson set out to tell a story involving crooked cops, a mafia godfather, murder, a public poisoning, Elvis Presley, prison gang leaders and a cocaine-addicted newspaper editor who printed it all. As it turns out, this was just the beginning. This film follows the extraordinary story of two innocent men whose lives are torn apart solely because of their race. Mike Borrelli, an Italian-American NYPD detective and his partner Bob Davis, one of the first African-American detectives in New York, are convicted of first-degree murder. But Borrelli and Davis are innocent. Law enforcement agents know it too, but they are hell bent to connect the murder to the mafia. Incredibly, they give the real killer immunity and place him into witness protection in exchange for his false testimony against the two officers. This incredibly moving story is a testament to their courage and a friendship that has spanned over 50 years.

http://onceuponacrimedoc.com/

Also In Attendance: Steve London (Producer/Composer), Joe Jenckes (Producer), Marie-Lou Gingras (Editor/Associate Producer), Mike Borrelli (subject), Bob Davis (subject), Alan Dill (subject, defense attorney), Kim Peterson (subject, defense attorney)

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Filmmakers
AD

Alan Dill

Subject/Defense Attorney, ONCE UPON A CRIME: The Borrelli - Davis Conspiracy
JJ

Joe Jenkes

Producer, ONCE UPON A CRIME: The Borrelli - Davis Conspiracy
KP

Kim Peterson

Subject/Defense Attorney, ONCE UPON A CRIME: The Borrelli - Davis Conspiracy
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Marie-Lou Gingras

editor Once Upon A Crime: The Borrelli – Davis Conspiracy
Before embarking on a career as a film editor, Marie-Lou studied graphic design for six years in Montreal then went on to work as a web and graphic designer. A life long passion for filmmaking eventually lead Marie-Lou to the film program at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver where... Read More →
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Mike Borrelli

Subject, ONCE UPON A CRIME: The Borrelli - Davis Conspiracy
RB

Robert B. Davis

Owner, Robert B. Davis Counseling
Against all odds, I have been able to build a personal and professional life after being falsely accused and incarcerated for 12 1/2 years. Prison did not destroy me. It delayed my development, but I did not allow it to take away my humanity.
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Sheldon Wilson

Writer - Director
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Steve London

Producer/Composer, 10-13 Productions

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Saturday October 25, 2014 6:45pm - 8:30pm
State Theatre

7:00pm

Dawn Patrol
WORLD PREMIERE
USA 87 min

Writer: Rachel Long, Brian Pittman (In attendance)
Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. (In attendance)
Cast:Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson
Cast in Attendance: Jeff Fahey Chris Brochu, Kim Matula, Dendrie Taylor, Matt Meola 

A surfer-turned-Marine (Scott Eastwood) held at gunpoint tells his tragic story of revenge-gone-wrong to stall his execution. With the screenplay originating out of Austin Film Festival’s 2008 Screenplay Competition, Dawn Patrol (formerly Stranded) was acquired by Dan Petrie Jr and Rick Dugdale at Enderby Entertainment and makes its way back to Texas this October for its World Premiere.

Also in attendance: Rick Dugdale (producer)

Filmmakers
avatar for Brian Pittman

Brian Pittman

writer Silver Falls, Dawn Patrol (2015), Incarnate, The Civilian (The Blacklist 2013), 1950, Codename: Jolanta (all upcoming)
Twitter: @thesurfwriter | Brian Pittman and Rachel Long are a prolific writing team with multiple produced credits and projects in development. Most recently, they sold their script Incarnate to CBS Films and their spy script The Civilian (The Blacklist 2013) to Millennium Films, both this year. Their pr... Read More →
CB

Chris Bochu

Cast/Crew, Dawn Patrol
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Daniel Petrie Jr.

Enderby Entertainment; writer Beverly Hills Cop, The Big Easy; director/producer Dawn Patrol; executive producer/showrunner Combat Hospital; co-writer/director Toy Soldiers; former WGAw President
Twitter: @ENDERBYENT | Screenwriter, producer and director Daniel Petrie, Jr. was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Screenplay category for his first produced script, the box-office hit Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy.  Next came Petrie’s original screenplay of the romantic t... Read More →
DT

Dendrie Taylor

Cast/Crew, Dawn Patrol
JF

Jeff Fahey

Cast/Crew, Dawn Patrol
KM

Kim Matula

Cast/Crew, Dawn Patrol
MM

Matt Meola

Cast/Crew, Dawn Patrol
avatar for Rachel Long

Rachel Long

writer Silver Falls, Dawn Patrol (2015), Incarnate, The Civilian (The Blacklist 2013), 1950, Codename: Jolanta (all upcoming)
Twitter: @praisenonsense  | Rachel Long and Brian Pittman are a prolific writing team with multiple produced credits and projects in development. Most recently, they sold their script Incarnate to CBS Films and their spy script The Civilian (The Blacklist 2013) to Millennium Films, both this year. Their... Read More →
avatar for Rick Dugdale

Rick Dugdale

president Enderby Entertainment; producer Rosemont, Dawn Patrol, About Cherry
Twitter: @enderbyent | Enderby Entertainment President Rick Dugdale oversees all aspects of finance and physical production for Enderby.  He serves as producer on all Enderby Entertainment projects, including About Cherry, starring James Franco and Heather Graham, Dawn Patrol, written by Austin Film Festi... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Paramount Theatre

7:00pm

Flutter
(USA) RT: 96 Mins

Writer: Eric Hueber (in attendance)

Director: Eric Hueber (in attendance)

Cast: Lindsay Pulsipher, Glenn Morshower, Johnathan Huth Jr. (all in attendance)

Two months after her husband walked out on her to become a musician, single mother JoLynn struggles to support her son Johnathan in the face of poverty and his troubling glaucoma. To make up for the fact that his prescribed medicine only causes further irritation, JoLynn turns to cultivating her own hydroponic marijuana to combat his symptoms. After Johnathan is left home with his pet pig WeeWee, problems arise which raise the concern of Johnathan's grandparents. With the help of Curtis, an unexpected role model, JoLynn will fight to keep her son close. Flutter wonderfully displays the unyielding love a mother has for her son and the wild dreams a young boy has for adventure.

Also in Attendance: Andy Cope (Producer)

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Filmmakers
A

AndyCope

Partner, Alonestar Films
Join us for FLUTTER at the Rollins Theater, downtown Austin at 7pm on Saturday October 25th! If that showing doesn't fit your schedule, see FLUTTER at the Alamo Village at 4pm on Tuesday the 28th!
EH

Eric Hueber

Writer/Director, Flutter
JH

Johnathan Huth Jr.

Cast, Flutter

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Saturday October 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:00pm

The Texas Promise
(USA) RT: 88 Mins


Director: Vanessa Roth (In Attendance)


When Texas cut $5.4 billion from public schools, affecting 5 million students, Texans protested and districts sued the state and won. The Texas Promise is the gripping story of equity, politics, money, and our children as Texas and the nation make historic decisions about opportunity, the economy, and our democracy.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Vanessa Roth

Vanessa Roth

director Aging Out, Close To Home, The Untouchables, American Teacher
Twitter: @thetexaspromise | Producer/Director, Vanessa Roth has written, produced and directed award-winning non-fiction films and headed up social issue reform efforts through storytelling for nearly 20 years. Roth’s work has earned her dozens of honors including an Academy Award, two Sundance Special Ju... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:45pm
IMAX Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 6: Odd Jobs
everything & everything & everything USA
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Alberto Roldán
Synopsis: Morgan leads an oppressive and vapid life, but when a mystical blue prism—that inexplicably produces doorknobs—appears in his apartment, a personal transformation ensues.
See trailer

Green Thumb USA
Runtime: 11 minutes           
Writer/Director: Phil Lorin & Kiel Murray           
Synopsis: When busy parents discover their six-year-old son's lovingly maintained marijuana plant in the backyard, they disagree on what to do about it.
See trailer
Also in Attendance: Susan Brunig (Colorist)

A Late Man USA
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer/Director: Fidel Ruiz-Healy (in attendance)
Synopsis: Securitech Security Services is trying to fill an office position and takes a liking to a man who isn't who he appears.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Tyler Walker (Producer)

The Polterman USA
Runtime: 14 minutes           
Writer/Director: Shane Ware (in attendance)
Synopsis: Horace, a spirit cleanser for the community, is assigned a young offender by a local judge to spend the afternoon performing an exorcism on a woman's home, but soon the delinquent becomes suspicious of their actions.  

Paradise Males UK
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer: Michael Spicer
Director: Andy Devonshire
Synopsis: Pam—who has awoken under strange circumstances—experiences temporary amnesia, and after piecing together her shattered memory, she soon realizes a deadly decision must be made. 
See Trailer

Future Hero USA
Runtime: 7 minutes           
Writer/Director: Ramin Serry    
Synopsis: This short film tells the story of a dad, a son, and a time-traveling killer android.

Simon Says USA
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer: Steve Storm, Jamie Sterba (both in attendance)
Director: Jamie Sterba (in attendance)
Synopsis: Plagued by the disconcerting thoughts inside his head, a self-doubting entrepreneur begins to suspect that they may not be his own.
Also in Attendance: Boo Arnold (Producer)
See Trailer

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Filmmakers
BA

Boo Arnold

Producer, Simon Says
FR

Fidel Ruiz Healy

Writer/Director, A Late Man
JS

Jamie Sterba

Writer/Director, Simon Says
KM

Kiel Murray

Writer/Director, Green Thumb
PL

Phil Lorin

Writer/Director, Green Thumb
RS

Ramin Serry

Writer/Director, Future Hero
SW

Shane Ware

Writer/Director, The Polterman
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Steve Storm

Writer/Producer, Simon Says
I tell stories, both real and imagined.
SB

Susan Brunig

Colorist, Green Thumb
TW

Tyler Walker

Producer, A Late Man



Saturday October 25, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:45pm

Red Army
(USA) RT: 76 Mins

Writer: Gabe Polsky

Director: Gabe Polsky

Red Army is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

8:00pm

Efficiency
(USA) RT: 91 Mins

Writer: Steven Molony (in attendance) 

Director: Kate Enge

Cast: Steven Molony (in attendance), Beth Moline, Domonique Young, Dayna Del Val, Paul Vonasek

A pair of irresponsible twin brothers struggle to keep their close bond intact when an unexpected tragedy threatens to tear them apart. Derrick and Patrick are identical twin brothers, recently out of college and with little prospects for the future. When Derrick and his girlfriend Christine learn they have an unexpected child on the way, they're forced to adapt and accept this overwhelming, new responsibility. Just as the young couple discovers joy in their fast approaching parenthood, they find their world crumbling around them in an ill-fated tragedy that will ultimately test the love of the young couple, and of the brothers themselves.

Also In Attendance: Janek Ambros (Producer), Asko Akopyan (EP)  

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Filmmakers
AA

Asko Akopyan

EP, Efficiency
JA

Janek Ambros

Producer, Efficiency
SM

Steven Molony

Actor, Fear Bhriste Cinema

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Saturday October 25, 2014 8:00pm - 9:40pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

8:30pm

The Living
(USA) RT:91min

Writer: Jack Bryan (in attendance)

Director: Jack Bryan (in attendance)

Cast: Fran Kranz, Jocelin Donahue, Kenny Wormald, Chris Mulkey, Joelle Carter, Erin Cummings, Nicole Robinson, Andy Sandberg

After an alcohol-induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself, Molly must decide whether or not to take him back. All the while, her brother Gordon, humiliated by his inability to take care of his sister or to confront her husband, falls in over his head as he hires ex-con Howard to kill Teddy. Actions spiral out of control and all parties find themselves making fateful decisions they will never be able to take back.

Also in Attendance: Laura DuBois (Producer), John Snyder (Producer)

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Filmmakers
JB

Jack Bryan

Writer/Director, The Living
I am a producer and the writer/director of the feature film The Living playing in the Austin Film Festival. It's noir thriller set in rural Pennsylvania. I think the film turned out really well, but come by, check it out, and let me know what you think. Excited to get to Austin, meet... Read More →
JS

John Snyder

Producer, The Living
KW

Kenny Wormald

Cast, The Living
LD

Laura DeBois

Producer, The Living



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Texas Spirit Theater

9:30pm

Poverty, Inc.
(USA) RT: 95 Mins

Director: Michael Matheson Miller (in attendance)

Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we are all too tempted to ignore. The film invites the viewer to step into the shoes of local entrepreneurs and their colleagues, parents and families, with expert commentary from public leaders, development economists, anthropologists, and others. From TOMS Shoes to international adoptions, solar panels to US agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

Also in Attendance: Mark R. Weber (Co-Producer), Simon Scionka (Director of Photography / Editor)

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Filmmakers
MR

Mark R. Weber

Co-Producer, Poverty, Inc.
MM

Michael Matheson

Director, Poverty, Inc.
SS

Simon Scionka

Director of Photography/Editor, Poverty, Inc.

Community Partners


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:30pm - 11:10pm
IMAX Theatre

9:30pm

Miss Julie
(Norway/United Kingdom) RT: 129 Mins

Writer/Director: Liv Ullman

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton

The film, an adaptation of the classic Strindberg play, is set during the course of a midsummer night in Ireland in 1890. It centers around the unsettled daughter (Chastain) of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, who encourages her father’s valet (Farrell) to seduce her. The valet is already engaged to the cook (Morton), which complicates matters even more.


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:30pm - 11:45pm
Paramount Theatre

9:45pm

Teacher of the Year
USA, 82 min

Writer/Director: Jason Strouse (in attendance)


Cast: Matt Letscher (in attendance), Sunny Mabrey, Keegan-Michael Key, Randy and Jason Sklar

Recently named California Teacher of the Year, Mitch Carter (Matt Letscher, "Her") shares the halls of Truman High with the school’s eccentric faculty: ambitious Principal Ron Douche (Keegan-Michael Key, "Key & Peele"), stern Dean of Students Marv Collins, hyper-competitive Robotics teacher Stephen Queeg, and incompetent twin college counselors Clive and Lowell Hammer. Soon after winning the award, Mitch receives an attractive job offer which will force him to quit his job, and finds himself torn between financial security for his family and his love of teaching.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Jason Strouse

Jason Strouse

writer/director Teacher of the Year
Jason began his writing career on NBC’s Caroline in the City. He then returned to his first love, stand-up comedy, and appeared regularly at the Laugh Factory, The Improv and The Comedy Store before leaving the stage and becoming a teacher in Los Angeles. As Head Coach of Varsity... Read More →
ML

Matt Letscher

Cast, Teacher of the Year

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Saturday October 25, 2014 9:45pm - 11:15pm
State Theatre

9:45pm

Morphine: Journey of Dreams
USA, 91 min

Director: Mark Shuman (in attendance)

The Boston-born 'Low Rock' band Morphine blazed like a comet across the international music scene in the 1990s, rising from local small clubs to indie and major label record deals, high and wide critical acclaim, and packed shows. That is, until its surprising and untimely end. Morphine: Journey of Dreams is the in-depth tale of this unique musical act's compelling career and life together and their resonant musical creativity.

Also In Attendance: Jerome Deupree (subject, Morphine Drummer), Sabin Hrechdakian (subject, Mark Sandman's girlfriend), Mark Hamilton (subject, Morphine's tour manager), Mike Mariconda (editor)

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Filmmakers
JD

Jerome Deupree

Subject/Morphine's Drummer, Morphine: Journey of Dreams
MH

Mark Hamilton

Subject/Morphine's Tour Manager, Morphine: Journey of Dreams
MS

Mark Shuman

Director, Morphine: Journey of Dreams | | Austin/New York based filmmaker Mark Shuman, Director/Producer of "Morphine: Journey of Dreams," came to the film with a unique affinity for his subject. He has worked on movies, television series and specials, commercials and music videos... Read More →
MM

Mike Mariconda

Editor, Morphine: Journey of Dreams
SH

Sabin Hrechdakian

Subject/Mark Sandman's Girlfriend, Morphine: Journey of Dreams

Sponsors


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:45pm - 11:20pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

10:00pm

Shorts Program 9: Family Scars
Keys of Heaven Finland
Runtime: 29 minutes                     
Writers: Hamy Ramezan, Ilmari Aho       
Director: Hamy Ramezan
Synopsis: Set in 1984 Iran, homeless brothers Majid (15) and Adel (11) try to survive their daily lives in a war-torn country.

Goodbye Papa Germany             
Runtime: 27 minutes                      
Writers: Matthias Krumrey, Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt                
Director: Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Synopsis:A young boy goes on a quest to recover his deceased father’s old medieval armor, and learns what it means to be a true knight.

BAD HUNTER Belgium               
Runtime: 15 minutes                     
Writers: Sahim Omar Kalifa, Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem             
Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Synopsis: While hunting in rural Kurdistan, young Bahoz saves a woman from being raped by an older man and helps her conceal the rape from her family.  However, things escalate that evening when Bahoz receives some unexpected visitors. 

This Way Up US       
Runtime: 27 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Jeremy Cloe (in attendance)
Synopsis: A homeless man living in the storm drains beneath the Las Vegas strip must create a fake life to keep the truth hidden from his daughter.
See Trailer 

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Filmmakers
JC

Jeremy Cloe

Writer/Director, This Way Up



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre

10:15pm

X/Y

(USA) RT: 82 Mins

Writer/Director: Ryan Piers Williams (in attendnace)

Cast: Ryan Piers Williams, America Ferrera

Writer/Director Ryan Piers Williams stars alongside America Ferrera in a character-driven drama centered around four restless New Yorkers and their shifting sexual and romantic relationships as they search for a sense of intimacy and self-identity.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Ryan Piers Williams

Ryan Piers Williams

writer/director The Dry Land, X/Y (2014); producer Kilimanjaro
Twitter: @rpierswilliams | Ryan Piers Williams was born and raised in El Paso, TX. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, he worked for Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney on several producti... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
 
Sunday, October 26
 

10:45am

Young Filmmakers Shorts Program
Conscription
USA, 4 min
Writer/Director: Nick Ramey

What does it mean to ‘see your life flash before your eyes?’ This experimental film captures that moment in an incredible way.

 

Fred
USA, 9 min
Writer/Director: Sarti Sandler

The impossible true story of a Jewish man who lived through the Holocaust and now makes it his life’s work to discover beauty everywhere.

 

Uncollared
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Tyler Johns

A powerful look at what it’s like to pursue the American Dream in the face of poverty in one of the roughest cities in America.

 

Stay
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Gabrielle Giacomo

An intimate sister-relationship comes to an abrupt end. This short film explores what it means to move on from mourning and grief to remembering happier times.

 

Special is Just a Word
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Abby Thompson

Everybody knows love can be confusing. But this Bermuda Triangle of young love will prove it can be even more complicated than you can imagine.

 

Sometimes I Dream
USA, 5 min
Writer/Director: Clay Bloodworth

An inspiring and hope-filled documentary following a rising gridiron star in the ultra-competitive world of Florida football.

 

Reality TV
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Travis Daves

Television might be getting a little too real. Watch as your average viewer becomes literally wrapped up in his viewing selections.

 

Plastic Bag
USA, 10 min
Writer/Director: Elisabetta Diorio

When you’re buried beneath disappointment and failure, there’s no telling what will make you snap. Or just how sweet small victories can be.

 

Tight Jeans and Broken Dreams: The Rebirth of Mickey Ross
USA, 11 min
Writer: Joseph Duncan
Director: Raphael Krigel

A washed-up, rock and roll has-been tries to get the band back together. The catch: everyone else has moved on. Way on.

 

Gifted
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Grace Doyle

Uber-competitive friends try to give their friend the best birthday gift in the world. Things get a little carried away.

 

Vandals
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Dalton Cheatham

Two misdemeanor punks hold a philosophical debate on what it means to be a rebel in front of a blank brick wall begging to be tagged. Think Clerks meets puberty.

 

Alex and Eve
USA, 2 min
Writer/Director: Joe Shaffer

An over-anxious, would-be lothario tries to overcome the insurmountable pedestal he’s placed his lady love on to tell her how he really fills. Will he or won’t he?

 

Cleveland
USA, 5 min
Writer/Director: Jonah Goldberg

What do your friends say behind your back? Prepare to laugh, and prepare to be surprised.

 

Home
USA, 11 min
Writer/Director: Caitlin O’Brien

A heartbreaking drama about loneliness and finding solace in the least likely of places. Based on Ray Bradbury’s short story “There Will Come Soft Rains.”

 

Spark
USA, 2 min
Writer/Director: Kunal Dixit

A stop-motion short that explores fear, fright, and the power of light.

 

The Curse of the Mummy Queen
USA, 12 min
Writer: Joseph Duncan
Director: Raphael Krigel

A slightly misogynist archaeologist and Egyptologist sets off on an adventure to uncover an historical find. But the curse of the Mummy Queen might prove too much for him – or any man – to handle.

 

Reynold
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Cole Forson

A stop-motion wonder that follows a little guy trying to find his way—and a friend—in the big world.


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Sunday October 26, 2014 10:45am - 12:30pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

12:00pm

Mentor
(USA) RT:80min

Director: Alix Lambert (in attendance) 

In 2006 and 2010, Mentor, Ohio was selected as one of America's Top 100 Cities to Live, but over those five years, an alarming number of teens from this proud upper-class enclave committed suicide. Mentor follows the families of two victims as they uncover the shocking history of bullying at Mentor High School. They begin to realize what many of their children already knew: going to class meant a daily battle to simply survive. Families join forces in search of answers and justice, and eventually file an unprecedented lawsuit against the school district for the death of their children. Their attempt is met with willful denial and destroyed evidence. Through unflinching storytelling, Mentor captures just how disturbing and dangerous protecting the status quo can be.

Co-presented by Austin Gay and Lesbian Independent Film Festival. Entry is available to all 2014 AGLIFF Badge Holders. AGLIFF members must abide by AFF badge policy.

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Filmmakers
AL

Alix Lambert

Director, Mentor

Sponsors
Community Partners


Sunday October 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

1:00pm

Whit Stillman presents excerpts from The Cosmopolitans
Whit Stillman presents a Special Sneak Preview of The Cosmopolitans, a Paris-set original program from Amazon Studios starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny.


Sunday October 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

2:00pm

Network, Presented by Jenny Lumet
Network, Presented by Jenny Lumet
Written by: Paddy Chayefsky

Sunday October 26, 2014 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Paramount Theatre

2:30pm

Shorts Program 4: Mothers, Fathers, Sons, and Daughters
I Don't Care UK
Runtime: 14 minutes          
Writer/Director: Carolina Giammetta
Synopsis: Ollie, an uncertain and discouraged mother-to-be, befriends an unlikely young girl who helps her face her misgivings and find joy in what the future holds.  
See trailer 

Fault Lines US
Runtime: 11 minutes          
Writer: Marisa Christine Medina (in attendance), Andrew Duncan Visser
Director: Marisa Christine Medina (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Headstrong eleven-year-old Nina is hesitant to have her seemingly hostile and irresponsible father watch over her and her younger brother after school.

Full-Windsor US
Runtime: 6 minutes
Writer/Director: Faraday Okoro (in attendance)
Synopsis: A young boy defies his mother by wearing a garment she has openly disapproved. 
See trailer 

Tracks UK
Runtime: 13 minutes          
Writer/Director: Claire Oakley (in attendance)
Synopsis: When his father takes Ed on his inaugural hunt, their relationship is tested after Ed doesn’t react as expected, and their wider connection with Nature is brought into question.
See Trailer 

Osmonde UK
Runtime: 22 minutes
Writer: Tessa Nichols
Director: Elsa Bauverd
Synopsis: Antoine's relationship with his grandmother is put to the test when she asks him to teach her how to write so she can apply to an assisted suicide organization.  

Mimi & Me Canada
Runtime: 16 minutes
Writer/Director: Marly Reed
Synopsis: A teenage wallflower gets sex advice from her alcoholic, gambling-addicted grandma and then heads to her first party to win over the guy of her dreams.

Luke Ireland          
Runtime: 12 minutes          
Writer/Director: Conor Hamill (in attendance)
Synopsis: After years of being the sole caregiver for his dementia stricken mother, Luke must now also cope with the return of his older brother.
See Trailer  

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Filmmakers
CO

Claire Oakley

Writer/Director, Tracks
CH

Conor Hamill

Writer Director from Dublin, Ireland. My debut short film, 'Luke' is in competition and you can catch it in the Shorts Programme 4: Mothers, Fathers, Sons, and Daughters.
MC

Marisa Christine Medina

Writer/Director, Fault Lines



Sunday October 26, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

3:15pm

3 Still Standing
(USA) RT: 90 Mins

Director: Robert Campos, Donna LoCicero (in attendance)

Cast: Will Durst (in attendance), Johnny Steele, Larry 'Bubbles' Brown, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Rob Schneider, Debi Durst, Bobby Slayton

30 years after starting their careers, comedians Will Durst, Johnny Steele and Larry “Bubbles” Brown continue to search for their big break. Beginning in the bustling stand-up comedy renaissance of San Francisco in the ‘80s, this film follows these three comedians as they slowly climb the rungs of the show business ladder, making strides and missteps along the way. Including interviews from friends and fellow comics such as Robin Williams and Dana Carvey, 3 Still Standing offers a funny and moving portrait of the challenges and struggles that come with making people laugh.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Donna LoCicero

Donna LoCicero

director/producer, 3 STILL STANDING
Donna LoCicero is a writer, producer and documentary filmmaker with more than 15 years’ experience working on dozens of ground-breaking film projects for network, cable and international television. | | A true innovator, Donna brought shark conservation to the Discovery Channel’s... Read More →
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Robert Campos

director/producer, 3 STILL STANDING
Robert Campos is an award-winning journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. As a staff producer for ABC News he covered the civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. For ABC’s PrimeTime Live he investigated contamination at the largest meat processors in America. “Unkindest... Read More →
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Will Durst

Cast, 3 Still Standing



Sunday October 26, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

3:15pm

Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West
This Family Film is free and open to the public. Seating is based on a first come first serve basis.
(USA) RT: 90 Mins

Writer: Mike Thompson, Jerry Thompson, Gregory Popovich (all in attendance)

Director: Mike Thompson, Jerry Thompson

Cast: Gregory Popovich, Sebastian (cat) (both in attendance)

An ex circus legend, known as Popovich, is struggling as a street performer but content to come home to his junkyard full of furry friends. After a disingenuous neighbor surreptitiously calls animal control on him, Popovich must find a way to stay true to his calling, and save his loyal family of animal friends from a sad fate. Understanding the brevity of the situation, Popovich and his animal buddies use all their circus tricks to save their home and stay together.

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Filmmakers
GP

Gregory Popovich

Cast, Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West
JT

Jerry Thompson

Writer/Director, Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West
MT

Mike Thompson

Writer/Director, Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West
SC

Sebastian (Cat)

Cast, Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West



Sunday October 26, 2014 3:15pm - 4:55pm
State Theatre

4:30pm

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young
(USA) RT:91min

Director: Annika Iltis, Timothy Kane (both in attendance)

Every year 40 runners come from around the world to a small town in Tennessee to test their limits at a cult-like, quirky, and virtually impossible trail race. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and a course that changes every year, The Barkley Marathons has only had 10 people finish in 25 years. Inspired by a historic prison escape gone awry, what follows is an oddly inspiring story where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60.

Also in Attendance: John Fegyveresi (subject)

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Filmmakers
avatar for Annika Iltis

Annika Iltis

Codirector / Coproducer, The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young
JF

John Fegyveresi

Subject, The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young
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Timothy Kane

Coproducer/Codirector of the documentary film, The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young.

Sponsors
Community Partners
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Bearded Brothers

Bearded Brothers, A Wholesome Snackfood Company
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Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.


Sunday October 26, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

5:00pm

Shorts Program 5: Into the Unknown
Entrain Canada
Runtime: 7 minutes
Writer: Adrien Benson (in attendance)
Director: Adrien Benson & Elaine Poon (both in attendance)
Synopsis: Absorbed in his own world, Laurent draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm despite their obvious language barrier. 
Also in Attendance: Farah Merani (Producer)
See Trailer

A Day in Eden Germany, US
Runtime: 11 minutes           
Writer/Director: Assal Ghawami (in attendance)
Synopsis: A somewhat incapacitated elderly man, in a nursing home, finds himself pursuing a wayward action for personal comfort.  While encountering a visit from a young woman, the two find themselves presented with a sudden and unfortunate occurrence that forces them both to confront a moral complexity. 
See Trailer     
Also In Attendance: Alex Trebby (Producer)

Remission Singapore
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Annalise Leonelli (in attendance)
Synopsis: A lonely breast cancer survivor seeks intimacy for the first time since her surgery. 

Escape US
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: Zia Islam (in attendance)
Synopsis: A paramedic faces an ethical dilemma, deciding whether or not to assist his partner in helping a group of undocumented immigrants escape from a police raid. 
See Trailer 

Zwei Zucker Germany
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Suzanne Riley
Director: Thore Schwemann (in attendance)
Synopsis: Klara and her husband, Anton, have been independent for years, but as Anton's health begins to decline, Klara struggles to hold onto her autonomy and emphasize to their son that she's capable of taking care of Anton alone. 

Under UK
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Dean Loxton (in attendance)
Synopsis: Connection can be revealed in mysterious ways, and for Kerry--a train operator struggling to deal with a traumatic event-- solace is found with a stranger.
See Trailer 

This Is Normal US
Runtime: 20 minutes           
Writer/Director: Ryan Welsh & Justin Giddings
Synopsis: A young, deaf woman struggles to deal with the ramifications of a regenerative surgery that could correct her ability to hear.
See Trailer 

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Filmmakers
AB

Adrien Benson

Writer/Director, Entrain
AT

Alex Trebby

Producer, A Day in Eden
AL

Annalise Leonelli

Writer/Director, Remission
AG

Assal Ghawami

Writer/Director, A Day in Eden
DL

Dean Loxton

Writer/Director, Under
avatar for Elaine Poon

Elaine Poon

Director/Executive Producer, Entrain
Director/Producer, Entrain
FM

Farah Merani

Producer, Entrain
TS

Thore Schwemann

Director, Zwei Zucker
ZI

Zia Islam

Writer/Director, Escape



Sunday October 26, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

5:15pm

All Relative
USA, 85 min

Writer/Director: J.C Khoury (in attendance)

Cast: Connie Nielsen, Jonathan Sadowski, Sara Paxton

When Harry (Jonathan Sadowski), a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace (Sara Paxton), he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorcée (Connie Nielsen), Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he's introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a living nightmare. Forced to survive a weekend riddled with tension and socially awkward moments, the bonds of both couples are tested to their breaking point in this wildly engaging mix of comedy and drama.

Also in Attendance: Andreas von Scheele (Cinematographer)

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Filmmakers
AV

Andreas von Scheele

Cinematographer, All Relative

Sponsors


Sunday October 26, 2014 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

5:30pm

Listopad
Czech Republic/USA, 90 min

WORLD PREMIERE

Writer/Director: Gary Keith Griffin (in attendance)

Also in Attendance: Jeffrey Brown (Producer)

Petr, Jiri, and Ondrej are an unlikely trio of friends. An artist, a hockey player and a music trader, the boys survive Communism in 1989 Czechoslovakia by playing sports, drinking beer, chasing girls, and listening to underground music. They are bound together by their common desire for freedom and must lean on one another while facing every day family struggles and surviving the Velvet Revolution that has silenced their families for generations.    

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Filmmakers
avatar for Gary Keith Griffin

Gary Keith Griffin

Gary K. Griffin is an award winning cinematographer whose work includes Educating Peter (Academy Award 1992), Autism is a World (Academy Award nominee 2005), The Education of Shelby Knox (Sundance Cinematographer Award, 2005) Shut Up and Sing, (Toronto Film Festival 2006... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

producer Listopad, Punk In Africa; co-producer No No: A Dockumentary
Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning films in Europe, Africa and the USA. His Czech narrative feature Mamas & Papas won Best Film and Best Script at the 2010 Hamptons IFF while Shut Up and Shoot Me, a Czech–British co-production, won Best Narrative Feature at... Read More →


Sunday October 26, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

6:00pm

American Crime Special Sneak Preview
USA

Writer/Director/Executive Producer: John Ridley (in attendnance)

Cast: Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown

Austin Film Festival (AFF) will present a special preview of ABC’s American Crime at the State Theatre, starring Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, and W. Earl Brown among others in a talented ensemble cast. American Crime was written, directed and executive produced by Oscar® winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and is produced by ABC Studios. 



Filmmakers
MM

Michael McDonald

Executive Producer, American Crime
RN

Ramsey Nickell

Director of Photography, American Crime



Sunday October 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
State Theatre

6:15pm

Looking for Lions
(USA) RT:85min

Writer: Norman Lesperance (in attendance)

Director: Brad Ragland (in attendance)

Cast: Todd Julian (in attendance), Chelsea Gilligan (in attendance), Conrad Goode, Norman Lesperance, Lauren Maher (in attendance)

A naive young couple looking for work find themselves immersed in the dangerous and clandestine world of the black market organ trade. At the same time, a devoted husband has his world turned upside down when his wife falls ill with heart disease. At the end of his rope, he is shown an opportunity to save his wife, and he is just desperate enough to take it. His last ditch effort sends the new couriers on a harrowing job that will put their love to the ultimate test and leave them changed forever. A story that confronts the broken health care system in this country by showing the lengths people will go to save the ones they love.


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Filmmakers
avatar for Brad Ragland

Brad Ragland

director Looking for Lions
Since graduating in 2001 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Bradley W. Ragland has been working in the industry producing various music videos (Stephen Curtis Chapman, Jump5, Helmet), commercials (IFC's SXSW campaign, Partnership for Drug Free America) and web series... Read More →
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chelsea gilligan

Executive Producer/Actress | | A star on the rise, Gilligan made her series regular debut on The CW's "Star-Crossed" where Gilligan portrayed "Teri," a tough as nails high school student, who also happens to be an alien. Her past credits include guest-starring roles on shows... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Maher

Lauren Maher

Lauren Maher is an actress with a varied body of work in film and theatre. In addition to her appearances as Scarlett in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and Tales of the Code: Wedlocked, Maher's other work in film includes the sci-fi mindbender Coherence and festival favorite... Read More →
avatar for Norman Lesperance

Norman Lesperance

writer Looking for Lions
Tenacity and resilience have been the hallmarks of Norman Lesperance’s career. While studying at Brooks Institute of Photography, Lesperance co-wrote, produced and directed his first feature film as well as writing and producing a Vietnam/Twilight Zone-style short.Following a grueling... Read More →
avatar for Todd Julian

Todd Julian

Cast, Looking for Lions



Sunday October 26, 2014 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Texas Spirit Theater

6:30pm

WildLike
(USA) RT: 98 Mins

Writer: Frank Hall Green (in attendance)

Director: Frank Hall Green (in attendance)

Cast: Ella Purnell (in attendance), Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Teddy Kyle Smith, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ann Dowd, Diane Farr, Joshua Leonard

Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom’s phone calls become less frequent and her uncle’s care is not what it seemed, she must flee. While on the run, a chance connection with a loner backpacker, Bart, proves to be her only lifeline. As Mackenzie shadows Bart across the last true frontier, she thwarts his efforts to cut her loose until Bart has no choice but to help her survive in the wilderness. Against the backdrop of spectacular Alaskan landscape, Mackenzie and Bart prove to be the unlikely salve for each other’s scars, until the damage Mackenzie carries with her threatens to destroy her newfound sanctuary.

Also in Attendance: Joseph Stephans (Producer), Hillary Spera (Director of Photography)

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Filmmakers
avatar for Ella Purnell

Ella Purnell

actress Wildlike
Born on September 17, 1996 in London, England, Ella can currently be seen playing the young Angelina Jolie in Disney's Maleficent and will also appear in the lead role of the feature film Wildlike. Ella's also due to portray a young Jane in the upcoming remake of Tarzan. In 2008... Read More →
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Frank Hall Green

Partner/Producer, Catch & Release Films
Frank Hall Green is a film producer, writer and director. His directorial debut feature WILDLIKE is produced by Christine Vachon/Killer Films, Tandem Pictures and Joseph Stephans. It was filmed on 35mm in Alaska and stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard... Read More →
HS

Hillary Spera

Director of Photography, Wildlike
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Joseph Stephans

Producer, Wildlike
I like homeless people.

Community Partners
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Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.


Sunday October 26, 2014 6:30pm - 8:15pm
IMAX Theatre

7:00pm

Something, Anything
(USA) RT: 89 Mins


Writer: Paul Harrill (In Attendance)


Director: Paul Harrill (In Attendance)


Cast: Ashley Shelton, Bryce Johnson, Linds Edwards, Amy Hubbard


In the wake of a life-altering tragedy, Southern newlywed Peggy confronts a profound spiritual crisis and sets out on a quest to discover a higher purpose. Without knowing what she seeks, Peggy jeopardizes her marriage, career, and friendships to find fulfillment. Paul Harrill’s debut feature is a meditative and quietly transfixing study of a woman attempting to put her life back together.

Filmmakers
PH

Paul Harrill

Writer/Director, Something, Anything

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Sunday October 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:35pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:30pm

Wild
(USA) RT: 115 Mins

Writer: Nick Hornby, Cheryl Strayed

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffman, Laura Dern, W. Earl Brown (in attendance)

In Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures --as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

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Filmmakers
Community Partners
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Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.

Sunday October 26, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Paramount Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 7: You Do You
Please Hand Stamp US
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Lauren Pence & Jeff Jenkins
Directors: Jeff Jenkins
Synopsis: An apprehensive young man sells his soul to the devil in an attempt to win the woman of his dreams. 
See trailer 

Bunion US
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer: Avi Rothman (in attendance)
Director: Jessica Sanders (in attendance)
Synopsis: The story of a man, his foot, and finding happiness.   
See Trailer

Manny Gets Censored Australia
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Graeme Robertson
Synopsis: Manny wakes up to find his life has been censored by the film classification board. Angry, confused, and now rated G, Manny tries to adjust to his confusing new life and fix a broken heart.
See Trailer

Leonard in Slow Motion Canada, US, UK
Runtime: 9 minutes           
Writer/Director: Peter Livolsi (in attendance)
Synopsis: Leonard exists in slow motion but lives in a regular speed world.  When he discovers his office crush is getting transferred to Florida, Leonard decides he must somehow become regular speed to win her heart before she leaves town for good.
See Trailer

Chum Iceland           
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Jorundur Ragnarsson & Elizabeth Blau Rose
Director: Jorundur Ragnarsson  
Synopsis: Uggi and Kiddi, both bachelors pushing seventy, have their friendship threatened when they find Rosa, a buxom and beautiful woman their own age, soaking serenely in their hot tub.
See Trailer

NENA Spain
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Synopsis: Sixteen years after he broke Ana’s heart, Javier reappears. Now Ana must decide whether to give him another chance by debating the issue with her teenaged self. 
See trailer 

In the Clouds Argentina
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer/Director: Marcelo Mitnik (in attendance)
Synopsis: The difference between how we think romance should work and how it actually does is at the comedic heart of EN LAS NUBES, an exploration of cultural disagreements about intimacy, love, and marriage proposals in the age of YouTube. 

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Filmmakers
AR

Avi Rothman

Writer, Bunion
JS

Jessica Sanders

Director, Bunion
MM

Marcelo Mitnik

Writer/Director, In the Clouds



Sunday October 26, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:45pm

Terrible Love
(USA) RT:93min

Writer: Christopher Thomas, Luke Helmer (both in attendance)

Director:Christopher Thomas (in attendance)

Cast: Rufus Burns (in attendance), Kevin Lambert

A bittersweet autopsy of mental illness and lost love, Terrible Love tells the story of Rufus, a wounded veteran returning home from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his devoted wife Amy. They promised themselves never to leave each other, but that promise is put to the ultimate test when Rufus’ PTSD becomes violent.  Terrible Love dives head first into the heart-breaking effects of PTSD, the relationships it hurts, and the lives it threatens.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

Director, Terrible Love
"There's more to life than cheek bones." - Kate Winslet
LH

Luke Helmer

Helmsman Studios LLC
Co-Writer/Producer of "Terrible Love". | | If there are no ghosts in the dark, there are no fairies in the grass.
RB

Rufus Burns

Actor, Terrible Love

Sponsors


Sunday October 26, 2014 7:45pm - 9:40pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

8:00pm

Beast of Cardo
(Dominican Republic) RT: 99 Mins

Writer: Virginia Sanchez Navarro (in attendance)

Director: Virginia Sanchez Navarro (in attendance)

Cast: Jorge Luis Moreno (in attendance), Virginia Sanchez Navarro (in attendance), Angelica Aragon

Bestia de Cardo tells the story of Moira, a wealthy, Dominican young woman, who is forced to return permanently to her asphyxiating hometown, Cardo, and to the double-faced society that she had left behind. It all seems lost until she starts an unlikely friendship with an enigmatic tailor, Hermes, who tells her of supernatural ways in which she could flee the town.As they put their plans in action, Moira and Hermes will learn just how unforgiving the people of Cardo are and how distant the possibility of escaping seems.

Also in Attendance: Starsha Gill (Producer)

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Filmmakers
JL

Jorge Luis Moreno

Bestia de Cardo
SG

Starsha Gill

Producer, Beast of Cardo
VS

Virginia Sanchez Navarro

Writer/Director, Beast of Cardo



Sunday October 26, 2014 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

8:30pm

7 Minutes
USA, 93 min

Writer/Director: Jay Martin (in attendance)

Cast: Jason Ritter, Luke Mitchell, Zane Holtz, Leven Rambin, Kevin Gage (all in attendance)

Three high school friends, Sam, Mike, and Owen, fallen on hard times, are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan—“in and out in seven minutes”—quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher and the simple plan ultimately turns into a struggle for survival.

Also in Attendance: Noah Rosenthal (Cinematographer), Rick Rosenthal (Producer), Jim Hart (Producer), Bert Kern (Co-Producer)

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Filmmakers
BK

Bert Kern

Co-Producer, 7 Minutes
JR

Jason Ritter

Cast, 7 Minutes
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Jay Martin

writer/director 7 Minutes
7 Minutes is Jay Martin’s first feature. He has directed music videos for Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Plain White T’s, Kid Rock, Melissa Etheridge, Christina Perri and Dashboard Confessional, among many others. He’s been directing music videos and commercials since 2003. Jay started... Read More →
JH

Jim Hart

Producer, 7 Minutes
KG

Kevin Gage

Cast, 7 Minutes
LR

Leven Rambin

Cast, 7 Minutes
LM

Luke Mitchell

Cast, 7 Minutes
NR

Noah Rosenthal

Cinematographer, 7 Minutes
RR

Rick Rosenthal

Producer, 7 Minutes
ZH

Zane Holtz

Cast, 7 Minutes



Sunday October 26, 2014 8:30pm - 10:15pm
State Theatre

9:00pm

JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO
USA) RT: 84 Mins

Writer: Amir Ohebsion, Maz Jobrani (both in attendance)

Director: Jonathan Kesselman (in attendance)

Cast: Maz Jobrani, Sheila Vand, Deanna Russo , Marshall Manesh (in attendance), John Heard, Waleed Zuaiter, Navid Negahban, Chris Williams (in attendance), Niousha Jafarian (in attendance), Sam Golzari (in attendance)

A bumbling yet lovable Iranian immigrant named Jamshid Fakhredinpour aka Jimmy Vestvood (Maz Jobrani) wins the Green Card Lottery and moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an American hero. Jimmy aspires to be a cool cop like his childhood idol, Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt, but soon discovers that the best job he can obtain is as a security guard at a Persian grocery store. Through a series of comically fateful events, Jimmy's naiveté is exploited by a corrupt arms dealer (John Heard) and Jimmy unwittingly finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start World War III. With the help of his seventh cousin, Leila (Sheila Vand), Jimmy must save the day and avert the imminent war while keeping his overprotective mother in the dark.
"Jimmy Vestvood" playfully skewers American preconceptions of the Middle East and breaks new ground through its depiction of the first hero of Middle-Eastern descent in an American comedy.

Also in Attendance: Ray Moheet (Producer)

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Filmmakers
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amir o

writer/producer "Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero"
CW

Chris Williams

Cast, JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO
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Jonathan Kesselman

Director, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, The Worldwide Media Conspiracy
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Marshall Manesh

Cast, JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO
MJ

Maz Jobrani

Stand-up Comedy
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Niousha Jafarian

actress Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero
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Ray Moheet

Producer, JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO
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Sam Golzari

actor Jimmy Vestvood;



Sunday October 26, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
IMAX Theatre

9:30pm

Having Fun Up There
(USA) RT: 66 Mins

Writer: Geoff Tarulli (in attendance)

Director: Frankie Frain (in attendance)

Cast: Jon Ryan, Hana Carpenter (in attendance), Maria Natapov, Frankie Frain, Luisa Maria Badaracco, Michael Brunetto, Charlie Tacker, Melissa Campbell, Michael Labreque-Jessen, Lisa Dempsey, Geoff Tarulli, Rhiannon Angell, John Parker Northrup, Mike Gowell, Mary Timmons, Keith Sadeck, Nina Szulewski, Steve Trenholme, Molly Coombs, Will Rogan, EJ Massa, John Swain, Yuval Bibi, Joe Butler, Sophia Cacciola, Amber Moses, Scott Tarulli, Chris Barrett, Jason Baldock, Aurora Grabill, Derrick McKean

Mark is a 37-year-old musician in crisis. He has long since given up on the idea of being successful with his music, but his relationships, job prospects, and self-esteem are strained as his art continues to both destroy and sustain him. These complications keep him caught between doing what he loves and embracing adulthood.

Also In Attendance: Cyle (Cinematographer) 

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Filmmakers
C

Cyle

Cinematographer, Having Fun Up There
FF

Frankie Frain

Director, Having Fun Up There
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Geoff Tarulli

Writer, Having Fun Up There

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Sunday October 26, 2014 9:30pm - 10:40pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

9:30pm

Black Mountain Side
(Canada) RT:99min

Writer: Nick Szostakiwskyj

Director: Nick Szostakiwskyj

Cast: Shane Twerdun, Carl Toftfelt, Marc Williams, Michael Dickson (in attendance), Timothy Lyle (in attendance), Andrew Moxham, Steve Bradley, Bryce McLaughlin, Kelvin Bonneau

After a northern archaeological camp begins to uncover a strange structure in the Yukon Mountains, the local crew hired by the camp to assist in excavating the site mysteriously disappears after a member of the group sickens and the camp cat is found dead at the dig site. Tension begins to escalate when radio communication with the ranger station fails to work and the archaeologist’s illness begins to worsen. It is not long before the members of the crew begin to feel the effects of the isolation and solitude.

Also In Attendance: Samantha McDonald (Executive Producer), Cameron Tremblay (Producer/DOP) 

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Filmmakers
MD

Michael Dickson

Cast, Black Mountain Side
SM

Samantha McDonald

Producer, A Farewell to Kings Entertainment Company
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Timothy Lyle

Cast, Black Mountain Side



Sunday October 26, 2014 9:30pm - 11:15pm
Texas Spirit Theater

10:30pm

The Sideways Light
(USA) RT:85min

Writer/Director: Jennifer Harlow (in attendance)

Cast: Lindsay Burdge (in attendance), Annalee Jefferies, Mark Reeb (in attendance), Matthew Newton (in attendance), Rocco Sisto.

Lily (Lindsay Burdge, 'A Teacher') returns home to care for her ailing mother, Ruth (Annalee Jefferies, 'The Girl'). As Ruth's mind unravels,  Lily struggles to understand her and the strange happenings in the house her family has called home for generations. Is Ruth the cause of the disturbances in the house? Or is it something older and more profound hidden there and in Lily's bloodline?

Also in attendance: Jenny Goddard-Garcia (Producer)

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Filmmakers
avatar for Jennifer Harlow

Jennifer Harlow

Producer, SHO Pictures, writer/director The Sideways Light
Jennifer Harlow, native Texan, started writing stories between ballet classes as a child. She earned a BA in Theatre, and turned to independent filmmaking soon after moving to Austin. Jennifer acted in several films, including John Bryant's Momma's Boy which played Austin Film Festival... Read More →
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Jenny Goddard-Garcia

Producer, SHO Pictures
The Sideways Light (world premiere) | | Thursday, Oct 23rd @ 7:30pm Bob Bullock Theater | Sunday, Oct. 26th @ 10:30pm Alamo Village | | Watch it!
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Lindsay Burdge

actress The Sideways Light
Lindsay Burdge is an actress, producer, and casting director who has starred in films screened at Tribeca, Sundance, and SXSW Film Festivals. Credits include A Teacher and First Winter as well as the upcoming The Midnight Swim and The Invitation.
avatar for Mark Reeb

Mark Reeb

Producer, SHO Pictures
MARK REEB is an actor and independent film producer based out of Austin, Texas.  He has performed in more than seventy stage productions. Reeb spent the last thirteen years focused exclusively on movies.  Notable projects include “The Overbrook Brothers”, “Sun Don’t Shine... Read More →
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Matthew Newton

Cast, The Sideways Light
MATTHEW NEWTON is a critically acclaimed award winning actor, writer and director who worked extensively in his native Australia in theater, television and films, before relocating to America. His many leading roles on screen include starring in “Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities... Read More →



Sunday October 26, 2014 10:30pm - Monday October 27, 2014 12:00am
Alamo Drafthouse Village
 
Monday, October 27
 

2:30pm

Shorts Program 6: Odd Jobs
everything & everything & everything USA
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Alberto Roldán
Synopsis: Morgan leads an oppressive and vapid life, but when a mystical blue prism—that inexplicably produces doorknobs—appears in his apartment, a personal transformation ensues.
See trailer

Green Thumb USA
Runtime: 11 minutes           
Writer/Director: Phil Lorin & Kiel Murray           
Synopsis: When busy parents discover their six-year-old son's lovingly maintained marijuana plant in the backyard, they disagree on what to do about it.
See trailer
Also in Attendance: Susan Brunig (Colorist)

A Late Man USA
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer/Director: Fidel Ruiz-Healy (in attendance)
Synopsis: Securitech Security Services is trying to fill an office position and takes a liking to a man who isn't who he appears.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Tyler Walker (Producer)

The Polterman USA
Runtime: 14 minutes           
Writer/Director: Shane Ware (in attendance)
Synopsis: Horace, a spirit cleanser for the community, is assigned a young offender by a local judge to spend the afternoon performing an exorcism on a woman's home, but soon the delinquent becomes suspicious of their actions.  

Paradise Males UK
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer: Michael Spicer
Director: Andy Devonshire
Synopsis: Pam—who has awoken under strange circumstances—experiences temporary amnesia, and after piecing together her shattered memory, she soon realizes a deadly decision must be made. 
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Future Hero USA
Runtime: 7 minutes           
Writer/Director: Ramin Serry    
Synopsis: This short film tells the story of a dad, a son, and a time-traveling killer android.

Simon Says USA
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer: Steve Storm, Jamie Sterba (both in attendance)
Director: Jamie Sterba (in attendance)
Synopsis: Plagued by the disconcerting thoughts inside his head, a self-doubting entrepreneur begins to suspect that they may not be his own.
Also in Attendance: Boo Arnold (Producer)
See Trailer

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Monday October 27, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

4:00pm

Poverty, Inc.
(USA) RT: 95 Mins

Director: Michael Matheson Miller (in attendance)

Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we are all too tempted to ignore. The film invites the viewer to step into the shoes of local entrepreneurs and their colleagues, parents and families, with expert commentary from public leaders, development economists, anthropologists, and others. From TOMS Shoes to international adoptions, solar panels to US agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

Also in Attendance: Mark R. Weber (Co-Producer), Simon Scionka (Director of Photography / Editor)

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Monday October 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

5:00pm

Shorts Program 3: The Lost & The Young
La Carnada Mexico/US
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: Josh Soskin
Synopsis: A teenage boy deals with his mother's fight against diabetes while lacking the money to pay for insulin.  He decides to take on a job that proves bigger than he realizes.  
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Eleven New Zealand
Runtime: 13 minutes           
Writer: Kate Prior
Director: Abigail Greenwood
Synopsis: Caught in between friends, Emily must choose whether or not to join Brooke and her giggling group of friends, but her acceptance depends upon an act betrayal.  
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one afternoon in summer Germany
Runtime: 18 minutes           
Writer/Director: Lilli Tautfest
Synopsis: During the last week of the summer, two sisters, one discovering herself as a young woman and the other still reveling in her innocence, spend the afternoon together.  

Fitted US
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Auriel Rudnick (in attendance)
Synopsis: A teenage girl's integrity is challenged during a moment of artistic self-expression.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Mallory Schwartz (Producer)
Zoe Robyn (1st AC)

Detour Singapore
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Michael Kam (in attendance)
Synopsis: A taxi driver has trouble controlling his young sons, fighting in the back seat.  In a moment, a stranger accosts the youngest son, and what occurs thereafter shatters the brother’s innocence forever.
See trailer
Also In Attendance: Saiful Azri (Assistant Director)

How I Didn’t Become a Piano Player
 UK           
Runtime: 18 minutes           
Writer/Director: Tommaso Pitta
Synopsis: A talentless, yet tenacious, young boy decides to take piano lessons despite his consistent belabored performance. 
See trailer 

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Monday October 27, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

5:00pm

Tomorrow We Disappear
(India) RT: 84 Mins

Director: Jimmy Goldblum

When their home is sold to real-estate developers, the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers of Delhi's Kathputli Colony must find a way to unite or splinter apart forever.

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Monday October 27, 2014 5:00pm - 6:40pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

6:30pm

ONCE UPON A CRIME: The Borrelli - Davis Conspiracy
(USA) RT:108min

Director: Sheldon Wilson (in attendance) 

Seven years ago director Sheldon Wilson set out to tell a story involving crooked cops, a mafia godfather, murder, a public poisoning, Elvis Presley, prison gang leaders and a cocaine-addicted newspaper editor who printed it all. As it turns out, this was just the beginning. This film follows the extraordinary story of two innocent men whose lives are torn apart solely because of their race. Mike Borrelli, an Italian-American NYPD detective and his partner Bob Davis, one of the first African-American detectives in New York, are convicted of first-degree murder. But Borrelli and Davis are innocent. Law enforcement agents know it too, but they are hell bent to connect the murder to the mafia. Incredibly, they give the real killer immunity and place him into witness protection in exchange for his false testimony against the two officers. This incredibly moving story is a testament to their courage and a friendship that has spanned over 50 years.

http://onceuponacrimedoc.com/

Also In Attendance: Steve London (Producer/Composer)
     Marie-Lou Gingras (Editor/Associate Producer)

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avatar for Marie-Lou Gingras

Marie-Lou Gingras

editor Once Upon A Crime: The Borrelli – Davis Conspiracy
Before embarking on a career as a film editor, Marie-Lou studied graphic design for six years in Montreal then went on to work as a web and graphic designer. A life long passion for filmmaking eventually lead Marie-Lou to the film program at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver where... Read More →
avatar for Sheldon Wilson

Sheldon Wilson

Writer - Director



Monday October 27, 2014 6:30pm - 9:15pm
IMAX Theatre

6:45pm

Efficiency
(USA) RT: 91 Mins

Writer: Steven Molony (in attendance) 

Director: Kate Enge (in attendance)

Cast: Steven Molony (in attendance), Beth Moline, Domonique Young, Dayna Del Val, Paul Vonasek

A pair of irresponsible twin brothers struggle to keep their close bond intact when an unexpected tragedy threatens to tear them apart. Derrick and Patrick are identical twin brothers, recently out of college and with little prospects for the future. When Derrick and his girlfriend Christine learn they have an unexpected child on the way, they're forced to adapt and accept this overwhelming, new responsibility. Just as the young couple discovers joy in their fast approaching parenthood, they find their world crumbling around them in an ill-fated tragedy that will ultimately test the love of the young couple, and of the brothers themselves.

Also In Attendance: Janek Ambros (Producer), Asko Akopyan (EP) 

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Monday October 27, 2014 6:45pm - 8:25pm
Texas Spirit Theater

7:00pm

JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO
(USA) RT: 84 Mins

Writer: Amir Ohebsion, Maz Jobrani (both in attendance)
Director: Jonathan Kesselman (in attendance)
Cast: Maz Jobrani, Sheila Vand, Deanna Russo (in attendance), Marshall Manesh (in attendance), John Heard, Waleed Zuaiter, Navid Negahban, Chris Williams (in attendance)

A bumbling yet lovable Iranian immigrant named Jamshid Fakhredinpour aka Jimmy Vestvood (Maz Jobrani) wins the Green Card Lottery and moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an American hero. Jimmy aspires to be a cool cop like his childhood idol, Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt, but soon discovers that the best job he can obtain is as a security guard at a Persian grocery store. Through a series of comically fateful events, Jimmy's naiveté is exploited by a corrupt arms dealer (John Heard) and Jimmy unwittingly finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start World War III. With the help of his seventh cousin, Leila (Sheila Vand), Jimmy must save the day and avert the imminent war while keeping his overprotective mother in the dark.
"Jimmy Vestvood" playfully skewers American preconceptions of the Middle East and breaks new ground through its depiction of the first hero of Middle-Eastern descent in an American comedy.

Also in Attendance: Ray Moheet (Producer)

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Monday October 27, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

7:00pm

Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West
This Family Film is free and open to the public. Seating is based on a first come first serve basis.
(USA) RT: 90 Mins

Writer: Mike Thompson, Jerry Thompson, Gregory Popovich (all in attendance)

Director: Mike Thompson, Jerry Thompson

Cast: Gregory Popovich, Sebastian (cat) (both in attendance)

An ex circus legend, known as Popovich, is struggling as a street performer but content to come home to his junkyard full of furry friends. After a disingenuous neighbor surreptitiously calls animal control on him, Popovich must find a way to stay true to his calling, and save his loyal family of animal friends from a sad fate. Understanding the brevity of the situation, Popovich and his animal buddies use all their circus tricks to save their home and stay together.

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Monday October 27, 2014 7:00pm - 8:40pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

7:00pm

The Homesman
(USA) RT: 122 Mins

Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver (both in attendance)

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Tim Blake Nelson 

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven to the brink, the task of saving them from their surroundings falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a feisty low-life drifter, George Biggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

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Filmmakers
KF

Kieran Fitzgerald

writer The Homesman, P.O.V.



Monday October 27, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
State Theatre

7:15pm

Shorts Program 10: Texas Shorts
dawn. US          
Runtime: 19 minutes      
Writer/Director: Ya'Ke Smith       
Synopsis: Dawn, a young woman recently released from prison, finds the adjustment to a life of freedom daunting and insurmountable, and must decide if she is resolute in her new life path. 
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Once Again US          
Runtime: 19 minutes                      
Writer/Director: John Moore (in attendance)     
Synopsis: This story allows you to follow the creative, yet plagued, mind behind one young man's struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder.
See Trailer

Neighbors US          
Runtime: 11 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Alison Boland (in attendance)  
Synopsis: The unofficial mayor of a gentrifying street unwittingly ignites cultural conflict when he makes it his personal mission to bring his neighbors together for a block party.
Also in Attendance: Matt Koshmrl (Director of Photography), James Griffin (Subject)

Stroker US          
Runtime: 19 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Austin Nichols (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Phil Stroker, a young man finished with his numbing career and stale marriage, reevaluates his existence and takes solace in a new, refreshing surrounding.

SKUNK US    
Runtime: 16 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Annie Silverstein (in attendance)           
Synopsis: When her pit bull is stolen by an amateur dog fighter, 14-year old Leila is forced to stand up for herself, at the cost of her own innocence.
See trailer 
Monique Walton (Producer)

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Monday October 27, 2014 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:30pm

Black or White
(USA) RT: 121 Mins

Writer/Director: Mike Binder (In attendance)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell (in attendance), Anthony Mackie, Paula Newsome (in attendance)

Starring Academy Award-winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, Black or White is the story of a widowed grandfather (Costner) who is left to raise his bi-racial granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Spencer) seeks custody, a bitter legal battle ensues that forces the uneasy family members to have an honest conversation about life, death, anger and America’s racial divide. Also starring Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Ehle, Gillian Jacobs, Bill Burr, Andre Holland, and introducing Jillian Estell.

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PN

Paula Newsome

actress, Black and White

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Monday October 27, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Paramount Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 11: Animated Shorts
Lost Property UK               
Runtime: 7 minutes                         
Writer/Director: Asa Lucander   
Synopsis: A woman approaches a clerk in a lost property office, and together they explore assorted ephemera in search of something she has lost. 
See Trailer


Pig, US
Runtime: 2 minutes
Writer/Director: Amelia Giller
Synopsis: A pig confronts her body image issues

Fluffo US
Runtime: 13 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Steve McClean                
Synopsis: Stuck in a nightmarish existence where every night he finds himself pulled out of a hat, Fluffo must pull one last magic trick to free himself from humiliation and join his family once again.
See trailer  

The Last Resort UK               
Runtime: 8 Minutes                        
Writer: Gillian Park          
Director: Stephanie Blakey          
Synopsis: Two sisters are left in charge of entertaining one recurring guest at their parent's isolated hotel, but they soon find that their youngest sister is the one that needs entertaining.
See Trailer 

Between Times Netherlands, US            
Runtime: 15 minutes                      
Writer/Directors: Max Porter (in attendance) and Ru Kuwahata (in attendance) 
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
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Mend and Make Do UK       
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Bexie Bush        
Synopsis: Told through whimsical stop motion and a soft pastel palate, this is a peak into a once blooming love story that speaks to the beauty of imperfection and the art of loving that imperfection. 
See trailer 

Amigo US       
Runtime: 4 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Celestino Marina            
Synopsis: A young boy becomes best friends with his birthday piñata

The Dam Keeper US     
Runtime: 18 minutes      
Writer/Directors: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi  
Synopsis: A small town has survived a foreboding environmental threat because it is tirelessly monitored by a young pig.  Accustomed to the indifference of the public and being taunted by his classmates, things begin to change when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class.
See trailer 
In Attedance: Celestino Marina (animator)

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Monday October 27, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

9:30pm

How I Got Over
(USA) RT:87min

Director: Nicole Boxer (in attendance)

Can telling your story save your life? How I Got Over follows 15 formerly homeless women as they craft an original play based on their harrowing true-life stories, to be performed one-night-only at the Kennedy Center. The women of N Street Village—a community for addiction recovery—have never performed on stage in their lives. Yet, guided by teachers from the Theater Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, they discover their untapped artistic talents and reckon with their traumatic histories. Courage is found; a leap of faith is taken. Sharing their pasts to release the potential in their futures, these 15 emboldened women take the stage in front of a packed house, illuminating the transformative power of arts education.

Also in Attendance: Michelle Witten (Editor)

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Monday October 27, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
IMAX Theatre

9:30pm

Beast of Cardo
(Dominican Republic) RT: 99 Mins

Writer: Virginia Sanchez Navarro (in attendance)

Director: Virginia Sanchez Navarro (in attendance)

Cast: Jorge Luis Moreno (in attendance), Virginia Sanchez Navarro (in attendance), Angelica Aragon

Bestia de Cardo tells the story of Moira, a wealthy, Dominican young woman, who is forced to return permanently to her asphyxiating hometown, Cardo, and to the double-faced society that she had left behind. It all seems lost until she starts an unlikely friendship with an enigmatic tailor, Hermes, who tells her of supernatural ways in which she could flee the town.As they put their plans in action, Moira and Hermes will learn just how unforgiving the people of Cardo are and how distant the possibility of escaping seems.

Also in Attendance: Starsha Gill (Producer)

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Monday October 27, 2014 9:30pm - 11:15pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

9:30pm

The Suicide Theory
(AUS) RT:98min

Writer: Michael J. Kospiah 

Director:Dru Brown (in attendance)

Cast: Steve Mouzakis, Leon Cain, Matthew Scully

Percival believes he’s cursed after miraculously surviving each suicide attempt. After jumping from a building and landing on the cab of Steven Ray, an unusual man whose violent and bizarre behavior becomes uncontrollable after losing the love of his life to a hit-and-run incident, Percival hires Steven to assist him in suicide. After Percival continues to miraculously survive each attempt on his life, Steven starts to believe in Percival’s curse, and tries to help Percival figure out ways to overcome it. In the process, they form an unlikely friendship through the common bond of tragedy.

Also in attendance: Jake McCarthy (Producer) 

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Monday October 27, 2014 9:30pm - 11:15pm
Texas Spirit Theater

9:45pm

Phantom Halo
(USA) RT:87min

Writer: Antonia Bogdanovich, Anne Heffron (both in attendance)

Director: Antonia Bogdanovich (in attendance)

Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Luke Kleintank, Sebastian Roche, Rebecca Romijn, Jordan Dunn, Tobin Bell, Ashley Hamilton, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson long ago found a way to keep their family afloat despite their drunken father's nasty gambling habit: While Samuel distracts crowds of passerby with his Shakespearian monologues, Beckett, a master pickpocket, makes his way through the unsuspecting crowd. And then their small, impoverished world crumbles when their father gets in over his head with a dangerous loan shark. Shakespeare and petty thievery are abandoned for Samuel's belief in the super powers of his comic book hero, Phantom Halo, and Beckett's friend’s ability to counterfeit the perfect $100 note. Suddenly, the small-time world as the Emerson family knew it is turned upside down as the brothers do all they can to break free from the mud that traps them.

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avatar for Antonia Bogdanovich

Antonia Bogdanovich

CEO/Owner, STATION 8 FILMS
Antonia Bogdanovich is a writer, director, and actress who has accrued an impressively long and varied resume. Even before attending UCLA where she wrote her first screenplay, Antonia worked as a production assistant on George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick, was an assistant editor... Read More →

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Monday October 27, 2014 9:45pm - 11:15pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

10:00pm

The Last Time You Had Fun
(USA) RT: 85 Mins

Writer: Hal Haberman

Director: Mo Perkins (in attendance)

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Demetri Martin, Kyle Bornheimer, Eliza Coupe

When Clark and Will meet Alison and Ida in a wine bar, the foursome struggle to have the most fun that four, bickering, barely married, pre-middle-aged, decidedly dysfunctional adults are capable of having.

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Monday October 27, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

10:00pm

Shorts Program 8: An Unfortunate Encounter
Siren Canada 
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Alex Clark (in attendance)
Producer: Chris Luckhardt (in attendance)         
Synopsis: Ambulance paramedics, Mills and Anderson, answer a 911 call after stopping to deal with personal problems, but what they believed to be a routine case turns into a deadly race against time.

Held Together by Venom US       
Runtime: 10 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Michael Gonzales (In Attendance)        
Synopsis: When Victor visits an old friend in her noticeably bare apartment, an awkward conversation pursues and he makes motions to leave, but not before witnessing the peculiar relationship his friend has with her landlord.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Nicodemus Antonio Montez (Producer)

Redaction US       
Runtime: 10 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Tim Sanger (In Attendance)   
Synopsis: In a future where victims of traumatic crimes have their memory erased like it never happened, one woman finds herself struggling for her right to refuse the process. 
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MOTH (Man of the House) UK                     
Runtime: 11 minutes                      
Writer/Director: O-T Fagbenle  
Synopsis: A survivor in a post-apocalyptic world comes across a mysterious nine-year-old boy.
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Best friends forever Sweden               
Runtime: 17 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Henrik Sundgren            
Synopsis: A developmentally disabled, middle-aged man confuses confinement of another person with friendship. 

An Outside Force US
Runtime: 17 minutes
Writer/Director: Josh Ryder
Synopsis: While driving down a country road, recently sober Riley reveals to addicted friend Ben what he has found as a better—and more dangerous—high. 

Lightning in the Hand US
Runtime: 16 minutes
Writers: Andrew Reuland, Joey Grossfield
Director: Joey Grossfield
Synopsis: The Apache say it is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

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Monday October 27, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Tuesday, October 28
 

2:30pm

Shorts Program 5: Into the Unknown
Entrain Canada
Runtime: 7 minutes
Writer: Adrien Benson (in attendance)
Director: Adrien Benson & Elaine Poon (both in attendance)
Synopsis: Absorbed in his own world, Laurent draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm despite their obvious language barrier. 
Also in Attendance: Farah Merani (Producer)
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A Day in Eden Germany, US
Runtime: 11 minutes          
Writer/Director: Assal Ghawami, (In Attendance)
Synopsis: A somewhat incapacitated elderly man, in a nursing home, finds himself pursuing a wayward action for personal comfort.  While encountering a visit from a young woman, the two find themselves presented with a sudden and unfortunate occurrence that forces them both to confront a moral complexity. 
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Also In Attendance: Alex Trebby (Producer)

Remission Singapore
Runtime: 12 minutes          
Writer/Director: Annalise Leonelli (In Attendance) 
Synopsis: A lonely breast cancer survivor seeks intimacy for the first time since her surgery. 

Escape US
Runtime: 17 minutes          
Writer/Director: Zia Islam (in attendance)      
Synopsis: A paramedic faces an ethical dilemma, deciding whether or not to assist his partner in helping a group of undocumented immigrants escape from a police raid. 
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Zwei Zucker Germany
Runtime: 15 minutes          
Writer: Suzanne Riley
Director: Thore Schwemann
Synopsis: Klara and her husband, Anton, have been independent for years, but as Anton's health begins to decline, Klara struggles to hold onto her autonomy and emphasize to their son that she's capable of taking care of Anton alone. 

Under UK
Runtime: 12 minutes          
Writer/Director: Dean Loxton (In Attendance)
Synopsis: Connection can be revealed in mysterious ways, and for Kerry--a train operator struggling to deal with a traumatic event-- solace is found with a stranger.
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This Is Normal US
Runtime: 20 minutes          
Writer/Director: Ryan Welsh & Justin Giddings
Synopsis: A young, deaf woman struggles to deal with the ramifications of a regenerative surgery that could correct her ability to hear.            
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Tuesday October 28, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

4:00pm

Flutter
(USA) RT: 96 Mins

Writer: Eric Hueber (in attendance)

Director: Eric Hueber (in attendance)

Cast: Lindsay Pulsipher, Glenn Morshower, Johnathan Huth Jr. (all in attendance)

Two months after her husband walked out on her to become a musician, single mother JoLynn struggles to support her son Johnathan in the face of poverty and his troubling glaucoma. To make up for the fact that his prescribed medicine only causes further irritation, JoLynn turns to cultivating her own hydroponic marijuana to combat his symptoms. After Johnathan is left home with his pet pig WeeWee, problems arise which raise the concern of Johnathan's grandparents. With the help of Curtis, an unexpected role model, JoLynn will fight to keep her son close. Flutter wonderfully displays the unyielding love a mother has for her son and the wild dreams a young boy has for adventure.

Also in Attendance: Andy Cope (Producer)

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

5:00pm

Shorts Program 7: You Do You
Please Hand Stamp US
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Lauren Pence & Jeff Jenkins
Directors: Jeff Jenkins
Synopsis: An apprehensive young man sells his soul to the devil in an attempt to win the woman of his dreams. 
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Bunion US
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer: Avi Rothman
Director: Jessica Sanders (in attendance)
Synopsis: The story of a man, his foot, and finding happiness.   
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Manny Gets Censored Australia
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Graeme Robertson
Synopsis: Manny wakes up to find his life has been censored by the film classification board. Angry, confused, and now rated G, Manny tries to adjust to his confusing new life and fix a broken heart.
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Leonard in Slow Motion Canada, US, UK
Runtime: 9 minutes           
Writer/Director: Peter Livolsi (in attendance)
Synopsis: Leonard exists in slow motion but lives in a regular speed world.  When he discovers his office crush is getting transferred to Florida, Leonard decides he must somehow become regular speed to win her heart before she leaves town for good.
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Chum Iceland           
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Jorundur Ragnarsson & Elizabeth Blau Rose
Director: Jorundur Ragnarsson   
Synopsis: Uggi and Kiddi, both bachelors pushing seventy, have their friendship threatened when they find Rosa, a buxom and beautiful woman their own age, soaking serenely in their hot tub. 
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NENA Spain
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Synopsis: Sixteen years after he broke Ana’s heart, Javier reappears. Now Ana must decide whether to give him another chance by debating the issue with her teenaged self. 
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In the Clouds Argentina
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer/Director: Marcelo Mitnik (in attendance)
Synopsis: The difference between how we think romance should work and how it actually does is at the comedic heart of EN LAS NUBES, an exploration of cultural disagreements about intimacy, love, and marriage proposals in the age of YouTube. 

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

6:30pm

The Texas Promise
(USA) RT: 88 Mins


Director: Vanessa Roth (In Attendance)


When Texas cut $5.4 billion from public schools, affecting 5 million students, Texans protested and districts sued the state and won. The Texas Promise is the gripping story of equity, politics, money, and our children as Texas and the nation make historic decisions about opportunity, the economy, and our democracy.

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Vanessa Roth

director Aging Out, Close To Home, The Untouchables, American Teacher
Twitter: @thetexaspromise | Producer/Director, Vanessa Roth has written, produced and directed award-winning non-fiction films and headed up social issue reform efforts through storytelling for nearly 20 years. Roth’s work has earned her dozens of honors including an Academy Award, two Sundance Special Ju... Read More →

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:00pm

Having Fun Up There
(USA) RT: 66 Mins

Writer: Geoff Tarulli (in attendance)

Director: Frankie Frain (in attendance)

Cast: Jon Ryan, Hana Carpenter (in attendance), Maria Natapov, Frankie Frain, Luisa Maria Badaracco, Michael Brunetto, Charlie Tacker, Melissa Campbell, Michael Labreque-Jessen, Lisa Dempsey, Geoff Tarulli, Rhiannon Angell, John Parker Northrup, Mike Gowell, Mary Timmons, Keith Sadeck, Nina Szulewski, Steve Trenholme, Molly Coombs, Will Rogan, EJ Massa, John Swain, Yuval Bibi, Joe Butler, Sophia Cacciola, Amber Moses, Scott Tarulli, Chris Barrett, Jason Baldock, Aurora Grabill, Derrick McKean

Mark is a 37-year-old musician in crisis. He has long since given up on the idea of being successful with his music, but his relationships, job prospects, and self-esteem are strained as his art continues to both destroy and sustain him. These complications keep him caught between doing what he loves and embracing adulthood.

Also In Attendance: Cyle (Cinematographer)  

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:00pm - 8:10pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

7:00pm

#chicagoGirl -- The Social Network Takes on a Dictator
(USA) RT: 74 Mins


Director: Joe Piscatella (In Attendance)


Against the backdrop of the Syrian Uprising in 2012, a 19-year-old college freshman in Chicago becomes one of the most important communication coordinators for Syrian activists on the ground. In the face of death threats, Ala'a Basatneh sacrifices her friends and school work to spread awareness of protests online. Along the way, Ala'a befriends hundreds of protestors in her support for the cause, compiling a list of people and locations she hopes to visit after the violence. For many of them, Ala'a is the only friend they can fully trust, and they must rely upon her to help them build the numbers to shield off Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime. A powerful and gripping documentary, #ChicagoGirl tells the story of a generation compelled to end the terror and violence within their home country.

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:00pm - 8:20pm
IMAX Theatre

7:00pm

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
(USA) RT: 116 Mins

Directed by: James Keach (in attendance)

This powerful portrait of the life and career of great American music icon Glen Campbell opens to the viewer the world of the singular talent who created hits like Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman and Gentle on My Mind. Winner of the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Glen was the first country music star to cross over to the pop charts, opening a new realm of opportunity for generations of country musicians. In 2011, when Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made
history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force. This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song. GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME is the true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.

Q&A moderated by Ray Benson

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

7:00pm

The Imitation Game
(USA) RT: 113 Mins

Writer: Andrew Hodges, Graham Moore

Director: Morten Tyldum

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
State Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 4: Mothers, Fathers, Sons, and Daughters
I Don't Care UK
Runtime: 14 minutes           
Writer/Director: Carolina Giammetta
Synopsis: Ollie, an uncertain and discouraged mother-to-be, befriends an unlikely young girl who helps her face her misgivings and find joy in what the future holds.  
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Fault Lines US
Runtime: 11 minutes           
Writer: Marisa Christine Medina (in attendance), Andrew Duncan Visser
Director: Marisa Christine Medina (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Headstrong eleven-year-old Nina is hesitant to have her seemingly hostile and irresponsible father watch over her and her younger brother after school.

Full-Windsor US
Runtime: 6 minutes
Writer/Director: Faraday Okoro (in attendance)
Synopsis: A young boy defies his mother by wearing a garment she has openly disapproved. 
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TRACKS UK
Runtime: 13 minutes           
Writer/Director: Claire Oakley (in attendance)
Synopsis: When his father takes Ed on his inaugural hunt, their relationship is tested after Ed doesn’t react as expected, and their wider connection with Nature is brought into question.
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Osmonde UK
Runtime: 22 minutes
Writer: Tessa Nichols
Director: Elsa Bauverd
Synopsis: Antoine's relationship with his grandmother is put to the test when she asks him to teach her how to write so she can apply to an assisted suicide organization.  

Mimi & Me Canada
Runtime: 16 minutes
Writer/Director: Marly Reed
Synopsis: A teenage wallflower gets sex advice from her alcoholic, gambling-addicted grandma and then heads to her first party to win over the guy of her dreams.

LUKE Ireland           
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Conor Hamill (in attendance)
Synopsis: After years of being the sole caregiver for his dementia stricken mother, Luke must now also cope with the return of his older brother
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Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

8:00pm

Escobar: Paradise Lost
(USA) RT: 120 mins

Writer: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano

Director: Andrea Di Stefano

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Brady Corbet

For Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), family is everything. When young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) falls for Escobar’s niece, he finds his life on the line when he’s pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Paramount Theatre

9:00pm

3 Still Standing
(USA) RT: 90 Mins

Director: Robert Campos, Donna LoCicero (both in attendance)

Cast: Will Durst (in attendance), Johnny Steele, Larry 'Bubbles' Brown, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone,  Rob Schneider, Debi Durst, Bobby Slayton

30 years after starting their careers, comedians Will Durst, Johnny Steele and Larry “Bubbles” Brown continue to search for their big break. Beginning in the bustling stand-up comedy renaissance of San Francisco in the ‘80s, this film follows these three comedians as they slowly climb the rungs of the show business ladder, making strides and missteps along the way. Including interviews from friends and fellow comics such as Robin Williams and Dana Carvey, 3 Still Standing offers a funny and moving portrait of the challenges and struggles that come with making people laugh.

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Donna LoCicero

director/producer, 3 STILL STANDING
Donna LoCicero is a writer, producer and documentary filmmaker with more than 15 years’ experience working on dozens of ground-breaking film projects for network, cable and international television. | | A true innovator, Donna brought shark conservation to the Discovery Channel’s... Read More →
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Robert Campos

director/producer, 3 STILL STANDING
Robert Campos is an award-winning journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. As a staff producer for ABC News he covered the civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. For ABC’s PrimeTime Live he investigated contamination at the largest meat processors in America. “Unkindest... Read More →

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

9:30pm

One Eyed Girl
(AUS) R:101min

Writer: Nick Matthews, Craig Behenna (both in attendance)

Director: Nick Matthews (in attendance)

Cast: Mark Leonard Winter, Steve Le Marquand, Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Travis is a psychiatrist in a public hospital: a man stuck in a nightmarish vortex of daily neurotic diatribes and the memories of a patient who took her own life. It's getting the better of him. Grace is a young woman from an alternative community who knows that she can make the world a better place. They meet on the train where Grace is handing out fliers. She knows someone in trouble when she sees one. She gives Travis a lifeline: Come tonight and watch our film. In his desperation and vulnerability, Travis is led deeper and deeper into the underworld of a doomsday cult where he’s given one last chance for redemption. One Eyed Girl is about identity, sexuality, and the abuse of power in all its guises. It’s about two lost people who might be able to help each other find the truth about themselves and the world they live in. How can they find love in a world of fear?

Also in Attendance: David Ngo (Producer)

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Nick Matthews

writer/director One Eyed Girl
Nick Matthews ACS is an AFI award winning filmmaker who trained in Europe in camera departments on productions including the Steven Spielberg produced HBO series Band of Brothers and Working Title's About a Boy. Since returning to Australia, he has produced, edited, and photographed... Read More →

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 9:30pm - 11:15pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

9:30pm

Muutoksii
(Finland) RT: 90 Mins

Writer/Director: Sami Laitinen (in attendance)

Cast: Tiitus Rantala, Sami Hussein, Milana Novokmet

Living in the Herttoniemi suburb in Eastern Helsinki, 12-year-olds Antti and Muhis have been best friends since kindergarten. Even with the underlying racism and anti-Somali sentiments that plague the community, the boys’ friendship has never been challenged, despite Muhis’ Somali background. That is until one night, when the boys find themselves in the middle of an unexpected confrontation that ends in a local drunk and racist being pushed off a cliff. Antti and Muhis must now hold onto the terrible secret of that night while navigating the dangerous town shaken by this accident and maintaining their friendship at the same time.

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 9:30pm - 11:25pm
IMAX Theatre

10:00pm

Something, Anything
(USA) RT: 89 Mins


Writer: Paul Harrill (In Attendance)


Director: Paul Harrill (In Attendance)


Cast: Ashley Shelton, Bryce Johnson, Linds Edwards, Amy Hubbard


In the wake of a life-altering tragedy, Southern newlywed Peggy confronts a profound spiritual crisis and sets out on a quest to discover a higher purpose. Without knowing what she seeks, Peggy jeopardizes her marriage, career, and friendships to find fulfillment. Paul Harrill’s debut feature is a meditative and quietly transfixing study of a woman attempting to put her life back together.


Tuesday October 28, 2014 10:00pm - 11:35pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

10:00pm

Shorts Program 1: Big Shoes, Little Feet
The Chicken Croatia
Runtime: 15 minutes
Writer/Director: Una Gunjak
Synopsis: As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma is given a live chicken. After realizing the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the commotion such an action could cause.  
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Ruslan Germany, Russian Federation, UK
Runtime: 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Taisia Deeva (in attendance)
Synopsis: While spending time with his grandmother, a small, mischievous boy is confronted with mortality and soon becomes hysterical about the concept.    
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Also in Attendance: Wolfgang Boss

Seventh Grade US          
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Stefani Saintonge (in attendance)
Synopsis: Having refused to leave behind her childhood, Patrice is forced to join the party and embrace her adolescence after a raunchy rumor threatens her best friend’s reputation. 
Also In Attendance: Brian Diggs (Cinematographer)

Juan Y La Nube Spain
Runtime: 20 minutes           
Writer: Susana Lopez Rubio
Director: Giovanni Maccelli
Synopsis: Juan is a child who doesn’t have any friends. La Nube is a cloud who doesn’t have any cloud friends. They find each other and become friends. However, Juan grows up and gets lost in the grey adult world.
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Billy the Kid Canada
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Matt Pancer
Director: Joshua Amar (in attendance)
Synopisis: Amid the American Civil War, a poverty stricken farmer, Edward McCarty, struggles with the implications of revenging his murdered wife in the face of his adolescent son.
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DOOR GOD China
Runtime: 24 minutes           
Writer/Director: Yulin Liu
Synopsis: The unrequited sentiment and presence of a special visitor for the Chinese New Year celebration enables Lingli, a young girl, to blossom into a young woman.

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Matt Pancer

Writer and Executive Producer of "Billy the Kid".



Tuesday October 28, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Wednesday, October 29
 

4:00pm

I'm You, Dickhead
Writer: Larry Boxshall
Director: Lucas Testro

In order to come across as more attractive to women, a man travels back in time to force his 10-year-old self to learn guitar.

SCREENING WITH:
The History of Time Travel

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

4:00pm

Hardy
(USA) RT:73min

Director: Natasha Verma

Hardy is a documentary which offers a glimpse into the world of a female boxer who holds her own when it comes to parenting, providing and kicking ass. She realizes that the secret to her own happiness lies within the promise of success in boxing. Her troubled past and intimate relationship with her trainer portray a dynamic world that compels the audience to fight with her.

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

4:00pm

The History of Time Travel
(USA) RT: 72 Mins

Writer: Ricky Kennedy (In Attendance)

Director: Ricky Kennedy (In Attendance)

Cast: Trey Cartwright, Bill Small, Michael Tubbs, Peyton Paulette (In Attendance), Jody Ryan, Garland Buffalo, Fazia Rizvi, Krista Ales, Dudley May, Daniel W. May, Herbert Midgley, Ben Everett, Elizabeth Ann Lestina, Micah Scott, Fazia Rizvi, Hannah Patton, Roy May, Stephen Adami, David Raine, Christopher Fenley, Valerie Black, Noah LaRive, Cater Cartwright, Peter Calvin, Ricky Kennedy, Tim Hogle, Justin Lee Hughes, Ryan Blackburn


'The History of Time Travel' is the story of two men, Edward Page and his son Richard. The father, Edward, works for a secret government program during World War II. His goal is to create a time machine before the Nazis do. Personal tragedy would lead him to spend the rest of his life to try and create the machine. When he fails his son Richard takes it upon himself to complete his father's work. His success changes the course of history forever.

SCREENING WITH
I'm You, Dickhead 

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

4:15pm

Skin Deep
(AUS) RT:72min

Writer: Monica Zanetti (in attendance)

Director: Jonnie Leahy (in attendance)

Cast: Elizabeth Blackmore, Jeanie Drynan, Zara Zoe (in attendance)

Leah and Caitlin couldn't be more different: one a straight-laced girl-next-door in fierce denial of being diagnosed with terminal melanoma, the other an off-the-rails grungy lesbian toying with death. Their chance meeting quickly spirals into a tumultuous night of adventure, pushing them both beyond their comfort zones.

Also in Attendance: Adrian Powers (Editor), Rosie Lourde (Producer) 

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 4:15pm - 5:35pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

5:00pm

Shorts Program 12: Documentary Shorts
The Next Part US
Runtime: 17 minutes                                      
Director: Erin Sanger       
Synopsis: A collected and confident look at how a double-amputee army bomb tech and his wife grapple with his injuries amid unexpected circumstances.
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Find Me a Man US       
Runtime: 7 minutes                                        
Director: John Sebelius (in attendance) 
Synopsis: Randy Roy lost her husband of 22 years, Bill, to a drunk driving accident eight years ago. Since his passing, she has found it difficult to find any man that measures up. The film explores the difficulties and humor that comes when trying to find love again, in your 60s, while living in Topeka, Kansas.
Also in Attendance: Brad Roszell (Producer/Editor), Randy Roy (Subject)

Changeover US        
Runtime: 11 minutes                                       
Director: David Ketterer, T, Connor Lynch             
Synopsis: As the days of 35mm film comes to a close, Bill Frankhouser, owner of Super 322 Drive-In in the hills of Pennsylvania, must come to grips with the financial and emotional challenges the industry has forced upon him.
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In Attendance: Chandler Wild (Producer), Scott Dela Cruz (Producer)


A Shot in the Dark US 
Runtime: 7 minutes                                        
Director: Clyde Burley (in attendance) 
Synopsis: A mechanic forced into retirement after a back injury learns to make handcrafted lamps out of what once would have been considered trash.

Slow Season US            
Runtime: 6 minutes                                        
Director: John Fiege (in attendance)
Synopsis: As the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill linger in Louisiana’s bayou country, a way of life begins to slip away for a crab fisherman and his sons.

Albert US       
Runtime: 14 minutes                                      
Director: Daniel Jaffe (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Albert Rizzi, a teacher who is now blind, shares his story of losing his eyesight and how his world has changed since. 
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Stella Walsh US          
Runtime: 15 minutes                                      
Director: Rob Lucas         
Synopsis: Almost fifty years after her stunning gold medal win in the women’s 100 meter dash, Stella Walsh is shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio, exposing the truth about her ambiguous gender.
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The Granny Globetrotter
 US
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Vince Williams (in attendance)
Synopsis: Kay Seamayer, a feisty seventy-four-year-old singer and basketball player, lives the dream by battling her way with the All Stars through the Senior Olympic tournament, in hopes for gold.
See Trailer 
Also in Attendance: Heather Child (Producer)

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:00pm

Atomic City
(USA, 32 min)

Director: David McMurry (in attendance)

Atomic City is a meditation on the town of Arco, Idaho, the first city in the world lit electrically with atomic power. Once on the glowing edge of the nuclear future, Arco is a town of just under 1000 residents, struggling to resist fading into the backdrop of the west. Atomic City weaves together ethereal portraits and astrological archetypes to create a melancholy collage of a forgotten town on the atomic frontier.


Screening with:
61 Bullets

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

7:00pm

61 Bullets
(USA) RT: 58 Mins

Directors: David Modigliani, Louisiana Kreutz (both in attendance)
Also in Attendance: Yvonne Boudreaux (Producer)

Populist Louisiana Senator Huey Long and his alleged assassin Dr. Carl Weiss die in a hail of bullets. Without physical evidence or a clear motive, the doctor’s family doubts his guilt. 75 years later, Weiss's son and his family delve into an intriguing past to question the official story.



SCREENING WITH:
Atomic City (32 min)

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 8:05pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

7:00pm

Looking for Lions
(USA) RT:85min

Writer: Norman Lesperance (in attendance)

Director: Brad Ragland (in attendance)

Cast: Todd Julian (in attendance), Chelsea Gilligan (in attendance), Conrad Goode, Norman Lesperance, Lauren Maher (in attendance)

A naive young couple looking for work find themselves immersed in the dangerous and clandestine world of the black market organ trade. At the same time, a devoted husband has his world turned upside down when his wife falls ill with heart disease. At the end of his rope, he is shown an opportunity to save his wife, and he is just desperate enough to take it. His last ditch effort sends the new couriers on a harrowing job that will put their love to the ultimate test and leave them changed forever. A story that confronts the broken health care system in this country by showing the lengths people will go to save the ones they love.

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Filmmakers
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Brad Ragland

director Looking for Lions
Since graduating in 2001 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Bradley W. Ragland has been working in the industry producing various music videos (Stephen Curtis Chapman, Jump5, Helmet), commercials (IFC's SXSW campaign, Partnership for Drug Free America) and web series... Read More →
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Norman Lesperance

writer Looking for Lions
Tenacity and resilience have been the hallmarks of Norman Lesperance’s career. While studying at Brooks Institute of Photography, Lesperance co-wrote, produced and directed his first feature film as well as writing and producing a Vietnam/Twilight Zone-style short.Following a grueling... Read More →



Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
IMAX Theatre

7:00pm

7 Minutes
USA, 93 min

Writer/Director: Jay Martin

Cast: Jason Ritter, Luke Mitchell, Zane Holtz, Leven Rambin, Kevin Gage

Three high school friends, Sam, Mike, and Owen, fallen on hard times, are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan—“in and out in seven minutes”—quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher and the simple plan ultimately turns into a struggle for survival.

Also in Attendance: Noah Rosenthal (Cinematographer), Rick Rosenthal (Producer), Jim Hart (Producer), Bert Kern (Co-Producer)

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Filmmakers
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Jay Martin

writer/director 7 Minutes
7 Minutes is Jay Martin’s first feature. He has directed music videos for Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Plain White T’s, Kid Rock, Melissa Etheridge, Christina Perri and Dashboard Confessional, among many others. He’s been directing music videos and commercials since 2003. Jay started... Read More →



Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

7:00pm

Taking it Back
(Austria) RT: 94 Mins

Writer/Director: Andreas Schmied (in attendance)

Cast: Michael Ostrowski, Hilde Dalik

Patrick Angerer is not especially impressed when his co-workers at Steelworks Falkendorf begin to protest the new wages set by Inneholm, a Swedish private equity firm that recently assumed responsibility of the factory. However, when his ex, Babs Brossmann, shows up in town with her new partner and arrogant boyfriend, Ulf, on behalf of the workers union, Patrick decides to take action. As negotiations take a dive and replacement workers are assembled, it is up to Patrick and his FC Steelworks football team to save the factory for the shady corporate sharks, whose only concern is draining the last few profits out of the business. Taking It Back is a whimsical look at corporate politics, blue-collar perseverance, and reconciling old love.

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Filmmakers
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Andreas Schmied

writer/director Taking It Back
Andreas Schmied spent his childhood in a small village in the austrian mountains. He began his directing career in his teens, shooting shorts with his friends and music videos for local musicians. | Moving to Vienna in 1998 Schmied shot dozens of low budget videos where he served... Read More →

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:00pm

The Sound and the Fury
(USA) RT: 101 Mins

Writer: Matt Rager

Director: James Franco

Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Joey King, Scott Haze (in attendance)

Directed by and starring Academy Award® nominee James Franco, The Sound and The Fury captures the lives and passions of the Compsons, a once proud Southern family caught in a tragic spiral of loss and misfortune. Based on the novel by Noble Prize winner author William Faulkner and considered among the 20th century’s greatest works, The Sound and the Fury encapsulates the universal theme of the death of honor, social injustice, and forbidden love.

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Paramount Theatre

7:15pm

Morphine: Journey of Dreams
USA, 91 min

Director: Mark Shuman (in attendance)

The Boston-born 'Low Rock' band Morphine blazed like a comet across the international music scene in the 1990s, rising from local small clubs to indie and major label record deals, high and wide critical acclaim, and packed shows. That is, until its surprising and untimely end. Morphine: Journey of Dreams is the in-depth tale of this unique musical act's compelling career and life together and their resonant musical creativity.

Also In Attendance: Dana Colley (subject, Morphine saxophone), Jerome Deupree (subject, Morphine Drummer), Deb Klein (subject, Morphine manager), Mark Hamilton (subject, Morphine Tour Manager)

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:15pm - 8:50pm
State Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 2: Back and Forth
1946 UK
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Robert Ford
Synopsis: At the turn of his career, Jimmy Stewart must choose between acting roles that move him and roles that make him money.
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The Last Night New Zealand
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: David Strong (in attendance)
Synopsis: On his last night in Afghanistan, a United Nations official is compelled to protect a village from the conflict caused by NATO and the local war lord he has befriended.
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Come Fly With Me US
Runtime: 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Christine Boylan (in attendance)
When a con man bluffs his way through the tense, final ten minutes of the biggest con of his life, the recent death of a loved one may trip him up, or be the key to getting away with it all.


Dishes US
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer: Peter Rosemeyer (in attendance)          
Director: Peter Rosemeyer, Billy Kirland (both in attendance)
Synopsis: A guy confronts his roommates about their dirty dishes. Words are said. Fingers are pointed. Things escalate quickly. 
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We Have To Talk Sweden
Runtime: 9 minutes           
Writer/Director: Jean-Pascal Strüwer
Synopsis: After a break in their relationship, Fredrik and Caroline meet-up in a cafe, to discuss their future.
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El Beso Mexico
Runtime: 12 minutes
Writer: Mark Harvey Levine
Director: Carlos G. Davila (in attendance)
Synopsis: Daniel approaches his platonic friend with a simple request. He wants her to give him an honest, sober appraisal of how he kisses.    
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The Way of Tea France
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer/Director: Marc Fouchard
Synopsis: In a provincial French town, after the aggression of a young man, a store owner infuses a pot of tea as a peace offering.

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

9:30pm

Teacher of the Year
USA, 82 min

Writer/Director: Jason Strouse (in attendance)


Cast: Matt Letscher (in attendance), Sunny Mabrey, Keegan-Michael Key, Randy and Jason Sklar

Recently named California Teacher of the Year, Mitch Carter (Matt Letscher, "Her") shares the halls of Truman High with the school’s eccentric faculty: ambitious Principal Ron Douche (Keegan-Michael Key, "Key & Peele"), stern Dean of Students Marv Collins, hyper-competitive Robotics teacher Stephen Queeg, and incompetent twin college counselors Clive and Lowell Hammer. Soon after winning the award, Mitch receives an attractive job offer which will force him to quit his job, and finds himself torn between financial security for his family and his love of teaching.

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Filmmakers
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Jason Strouse

writer/director Teacher of the Year
Jason began his writing career on NBC’s Caroline in the City. He then returned to his first love, stand-up comedy, and appeared regularly at the Laugh Factory, The Improv and The Comedy Store before leaving the stage and becoming a teacher in Los Angeles. As Head Coach of Varsity... Read More →

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

9:30pm

The Kings Surrender
(Germay) RT:104min

Writer: Philipp Leinemann

Director: Philipp Leinemann

Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Frederick Lau, Thomas Thieme

When a police operation goes tragically wrong in a tough neighborhood in Germany, an innocent teenager is made the scapegoat. The Kings Surrender tracks layer after layer of corruption, violence, and revenge between police officers, teenage gangs, and everyone else who gets caught in the crossfire. In a race against time, everybody chases everybody else in order to save their friends, their home and, most importantly, themselves.

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 9:30pm - 11:20pm
IMAX Theatre

9:45pm

The Sound and The Shadow
(USA) RT:90min

Writer: Justin Paul Miller, Sam Zvibleman (both in attendance)

Director: Justin Paul Miller (in attendance)

Cast: Joseph Murray (in attendance), Mary Kate Wiles, Alex Anfanger (in attendance)

When the 6-year-old girl next door goes missing, HAROLD realizes that his secret audio recordings of the neighborhood may provide clues to the case. But when his overzealous new roommate ALLY pushes him into a dangerous investigation, Harold's world is turned upside down. Against the backdrop of an urban community's mystery, The Sound and the Shadow examines the perceptions and stories we create from the sounds of our neighbors -- and the secrets we hide behind our own walls.

Also in Attendance: Michael Dwyer (Cinematographer)

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 9:45pm - 11:15pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

10:00pm

Black Mountain Side
(Canada) RT:99min

Writer: Nick Szostakiwskyj

Director: Nick Szostakiwskyj

Cast: Shane Twerdun, Carl Toftfelt, Marc Williams, Michael Dickson (in attendance), Timothy Lyle (in attendance), Andrew Moxham, Steve Bradley, Bryce McLaughlin, Kelvin Bonneau

After a northern archaeological camp begins to uncover a strange structure in the Yukon Mountains, the local crew hired by the camp to assist in excavating the site mysteriously disappears after a member of the group sickens and the camp cat is found dead at the dig site. Tension begins to escalate when radio communication with the ranger station fails to work and the archaeologist’s illness begins to worsen. It is not long before the members of the crew begin to feel the effects of the isolation and solitude.

Also In Attendance: Samanta McDonald (Executive Producer), Cameron Tremblay (Producer/DOP) 

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

10:00pm

Shorts Program 9: Family Scars
Keys of Heaven Finland 
Runtime: 29 minutes                      
Writers: Hamy Ramezan, Ilmari Aho        
Director: Hamy Ramezan
Synopsis: Set in 1984 Iran, homeless brothers Majid (15) and Adel (11) try to survive their daily lives in a war-torn country.

Goodbye Papa Germany             
Runtime: 27 minutes                      
Writers: Matthias Krumrey, Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt                
Director: Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Synopsis:A young boy goes on a quest to recover his deceased father’s old medieval armor, and learns what it means to be a true knight.

BAD HUNTER Belgium                
Runtime: 15 minutes                      
Writers: Sahim Omar Kalifa, Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem              
Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Synopsis: While hunting in rural Kurdistan, young Bahoz saves a woman from being raped by an older man and helps her conceal the rape from her family.  However, things escalate that evening when Bahoz receives some unexpected visitors. 

This Way Up US       
Runtime: 27 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Jeremy Cloe (in attendance)
Synopsis: A homeless man living in the storm drains beneath the Las Vegas strip must create a fake life to keep the truth hidden from his daughter.
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Wednesday October 29, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Thursday, October 30
 

4:00pm

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young
(USA) RT:91min

Director: Annika Iltis, Timothy Kane (both in attendance)

Every year 40 runners come from around the world to a small town in Tennessee to test their limits at a cult-like, quirky, and virtually impossible trail race. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and a course that changes every year, The Barkley Marathons has only had 10 people finish in 25 years. Inspired by a historic prison escape gone awry, what follows is an oddly inspiring story where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60.

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Filmmakers
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Annika Iltis

Codirector / Coproducer, The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young
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Timothy Kane

Coproducer/Codirector of the documentary film, The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young.

Community Partners
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Bearded Brothers

Bearded Brothers, A Wholesome Snackfood Company
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Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.


Thursday October 30, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

7:00pm

Spoke
(USA, 21 min)

Director: Henry Horenstein (in attendance)

Spoke chronicles The Broken Spoke, one of Austin, Texas’ last true country dance halls.

 

SCREENS WITH:

Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs: An Austin Love Story

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Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

7:00pm

Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story
(USA) RT: 50 Mins


Director: Mike Woolf (In Attendance)

Also in Attendance: Crazy Carl Hickerson and Charlotte Ferris

Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story
is an enlightening tale about one of Austin, Texas' most eccentric personalities who is still 'Keeping Austin Weird."  A hippie, flower spinner and perennial city council candidate, Crazy Carl Hickerson was on the front row during the decade that defined  the free-spirited and fun-loving Austin.  He is the perfect character through which to experience the cultural, economic and psychedelic forces that came together in the 1970's to make Austin, Ausitn.  Crazy Carl reminds us of the old Austin before it spins away.


SCREENING WITH
Spoke (21 min)
Director: Henry Horenstein

Spoke chronicles The Broken Spoke, one of Austin, Texas’ last true country dance halls.

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Filmmakers
CC

Crazy Carl Hickerson

Subject, Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story
MW

Mike Woolf

Director, Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story

Community Partners


Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

7:00pm

Encore Screening: Shorts Program 11: Animated Shorts
Lost Property UK               
Runtime: 7 minutes                         
Writer/Director: Asa Lucander   
Synopsis: A woman approaches a clerk in a lost property office, and together they explore assorted ephemera in search of something she has lost. 
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Pig, US
Runtime: 2 minutes
Writer/Director: Amelia Giller
Synopsis: A pig confronts her body image issues

Fluffo US
Runtime: 13 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Steve McClean                
Synopsis: Stuck in a nightmarish existence where every night he finds himself pulled out of a hat, Fluffo must pull one last magic trick to free himself from humiliation and join his family once again.
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The Last Resort UK               
Runtime: 8 Minutes                        
Writer: Gillian Park          
Director: Stephanie Blakey          
Synopsis: Two sisters are left in charge of entertaining one recurring guest at their parent's isolated hotel, but they soon find that their youngest sister is the one that needs entertaining.
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Between Times Netherlands, US            
Runtime: 15 minutes                      
Writer/Directors: Max Porter (in attendance) and Ru Kuwahata (in attendance) 
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
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Mend and Make Do UK       
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Bexie Bush        
Synopsis: Told through whimsical stop motion and a soft pastel palate, this is a peak into a once blooming love story that speaks to the beauty of imperfection and the art of loving that imperfection. 
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Amigo US       
Runtime: 4 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Celestino Marina            
Synopsis: A young boy becomes best friends with his birthday piñata

The Dam Keeper US     
Runtime: 18 minutes      
Writer/Directors: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi  
Synopsis: A small town has survived a foreboding environmental threat because it is tirelessly monitored by a young pig.  Accustomed to the indifference of the public and being taunted by his classmates, things begin to change when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class.
See trailer 
In Attedance: Celestino Marina (animator)

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Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:00pm

Mentor
(USA) RT:80min

Director: Alix Lambert (in attendance) 

In 2006 and 2010, Mentor, Ohio was selected as one of America's Top 100 Cities to Live, but over those five years, an alarming number of teens from this proud upper-class enclave committed suicide. Mentor follows the families of two victims as they uncover the shocking history of bullying at Mentor High School. They begin to realize what many of their children already knew: going to class meant a daily battle to simply survive. Families join forces in search of answers and justice, and eventually file an unprecedented lawsuit against the school district for the death of their children. Their attempt is met with willful denial and destroyed evidence. Through unflinching storytelling, Mentor captures just how disturbing and dangerous protecting the status quo can be.

Co-presented by Austin Gay and Lesbian Independent Film Festival. Entry is available to all 2014 AGLIFF Badge Holders. AGLIFF members must abide by AFF badge policy.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
IMAX Theatre

8:30pm

Rosewater
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
(USA) RT: 103 Mins
Writer/Director: Jon Stewart (in attendance)
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Kim Bodnia
Also in attendance: Maziar Bahari

The feature film Rosewater is based on the New York Times best-selling memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by the BBC journalist Maziar Bahari. A true story, the film marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of The Daily Show host and anchor Jon Stewart, and stars Gael Garcia Bernal, leading an international cast. 

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Thursday October 30, 2014 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Paramount Theatre

9:00pm

Encore: Skunk with Flutter
SKUNK US    
Runtime: 16 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Annie Silverstein (in attendance)           
Synopsis: When her pit bull is stolen by an amateur dog fighter, 14-year old Leila is forced to stand up for herself, at the cost of her own innocence.
See trailer 
Monique Walton (Producer)

Flutter

(USA) RT: 96 Mins
Writer: Eric Hueber
Director: Eric Hueber
Cast: Lindsay Pulsipher, Glenn Morshower, Johnathan Huth Jr.
Also in Attendance: Andy Cope (Producer)

Two months after her husband walked out on her to become a musician, single mother JoLynn struggles to support her son Johnathan in the face of poverty and his troubling glaucoma. To make up for the fact that his prescribed medicine only causes further irritation, JoLynn turns to cultivating her own hydroponic marijuana to combat his symptoms. After Johnathan is left home with his pet pig WeeWee, problems arise which raise the concern of Johnathan's grandparents. With the help of Curtis, an unexpected role model, JoLynn will fight to keep her son close. Flutter wonderfully displays the unyielding love a mother has for her son and the wild dreams a young boy has for adventure.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

9:00pm

Encore: Future Hero with Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero
(USA) RT: 84 Mins
Writer: Amir Ohebsion, Maz Jobrani
Director: Jonathan Kesselman
Cast: Maz Jobrani, Sheila Vand, Deanna Russo, Marshall Manesh, John Heard, Waleed Zuaiter, Navid Negahban, Chris Williams

A bumbling yet lovable Iranian immigrant named Jamshid Fakhredinpour aka Jimmy Vestvood (Maz Jobrani) wins the Green Card Lottery and moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an American hero. Jimmy aspires to be a cool cop like his childhood idol, Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt, but soon discovers that the best job he can obtain is as a security guard at a Persian grocery store. Through a series of comically fateful events, Jimmy's naiveté is exploited by a corrupt arms dealer (John Heard) and Jimmy unwittingly finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start World War III. With the help of his seventh cousin, Leila (Sheila Vand), Jimmy must save the day and avert the imminent war while keeping his overprotective mother in the dark.
"Jimmy Vestvood" playfully skewers American preconceptions of the Middle East and breaks new ground through its depiction of the first hero of Middle-Eastern descent in an American comedy.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00pm - 11:30pm
State Theatre

9:30pm

The Living
(USA) RT:91min

Writer/Director: Jack Bryan (in attendance)

Cast: Fran Kranz, Jocelin Donahue, Kenny Wormald (in attendance), Chris Mulkey, Joelle Carter, Erin Cummings, Nicole Robinson, Andy Sandberg

After an alcohol-induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself, Molly must decide whether or not to take him back. All the while, her brother Gordon, humiliated by his inability to take care of his sister or to confront her husband, falls in over his head as he hires ex-con Howard to kill Teddy. Actions spiral out of control and all parties find themselves making fateful decisions they will never be able to take back.

Also in Attendance: Laura DuBois (Producer), John Snyder (Producer)

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Filmmakers
JB

Jack Bryan

Writer/Director, The Living
I am a producer and the writer/director of the feature film The Living playing in the Austin Film Festival. It's noir thriller set in rural Pennsylvania. I think the film turned out really well, but come by, check it out, and let me know what you think. Excited to get to Austin, meet... Read More →
JS

John Snyder

Producer, The Living
KW

Kenny Wormald

Cast, The Living
LD

Laura DeBois

Producer, The Living



Thursday October 30, 2014 9:30pm - 11:15pm
IMAX Theatre

10:00pm

Patong Girl
(Germany) RT: 95 Mins

Writer: Susanna Salonen (In Attendance), Florian Garetner (In Attendance)

Director: Susanna Salonen (In Attendance)

Cast: Max Mauff, Aisawanya Areyawattana, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, uwe preuss, Marcel Glauche

While spending Christmas vacation on the Thai island of Phuket with his family, Felix meets and falls in love with a gorgeous Thai girl named Fai deep within the sleazy tourist bars and alleys of Patong. Felix may be hiding from Fai the fact that he has a girlfriend back home, but Fai also has a secret that may jeopardize their impromptu relationship. Beneath the exotic locale of Patong Girl lies a universal story of young love, identity, and acceptance.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village