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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule

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Friday, October 24
 

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.   

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today!

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

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.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

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
 
Saturday, October 25
 

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.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today!

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 →
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Matt Letscher

Cast, Teacher of the Year

Sponsors


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:45pm - 11:15pm
State Theatre
 
Sunday, October 26
 

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.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

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 →
avatar for Robert  Campos

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

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.    

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today!

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

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)

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Filmmakers
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writer/producer "Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero"
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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
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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

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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) 

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Filmmakers
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Cyle

Cinematographer, Having Fun Up There
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Frankie Frain

Director, Having Fun Up There
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Geoff Tarulli

Writer, Having Fun Up There

Sponsors


Sunday October 26, 2014 9:30pm - 10:40pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill
 
Monday, October 27
 

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)

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 


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

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.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 


Monday October 27, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
 
Tuesday, October 28
 

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)  

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Sponsors


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

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

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 →
avatar for Robert  Campos

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 →

Sponsors
Community Partners
avatar for The New Movement

The New Movement

Comedy conservatory


Tuesday October 28, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill
 
Wednesday, October 29
 

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.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

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 →

Sponsors


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