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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule

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Thursday, October 23
 

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)

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

Filmmakers
AT

Al Thompson

Cast, All Relative
AV

Andreas von Scheele

Cinematographer, All Relative



Thursday October 23, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
 
Friday, October 24
 

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)

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

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 →
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 →
avatar for Frank Hall Green

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
avatar for Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.


Friday October 24, 2014 9:15pm - 11:10pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill
 
Saturday, October 25
 

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.

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

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

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)  

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

Filmmakers
AA

Asko Akopyan

EP, Efficiency
JA

Janek Ambros

Producer, Efficiency
SM

Steven Molony

Actor, Fear Bhriste Cinema

Sponsors


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

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)

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

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
 
Sunday, October 26
 

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.

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

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

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)

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

 

Filmmakers
AV

Andreas von Scheele

Cinematographer, All Relative

Sponsors


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

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)

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

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 →
avatar for Frank Hall Green

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
avatar for Joseph Stephans

Joseph Stephans

Producer, Wildlike
I like homeless people.

Community Partners
avatar for Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.


Sunday October 26, 2014 6:30pm - 8:15pm
IMAX Theatre
 
Monday, October 27
 

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)

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


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

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) 

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


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

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.

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

Sponsors


Monday October 27, 2014 7:00pm - 8:40pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre
 
Tuesday, October 28
 

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.

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


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