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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule

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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

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
 
Friday, October 24
 

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
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Michael Dunaway

Director, 21 Years Richard Linklater
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Tara Wood

Director, 21 Years Richard Linklater

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

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
 
Saturday, October 25
 

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

3:30pm

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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Saturday October 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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
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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 →
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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 →
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Dendrie Taylor

Cast/Crew, Dawn Patrol
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Jeff Fahey

Cast/Crew, Dawn Patrol
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Kim Matula

Cast/Crew, Dawn Patrol
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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

7:45pm

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

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

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
 

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
avatar for Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.

Whole Earth Provision Co.

Sunday October 26, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Paramount Theatre
 
Monday, October 27
 

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
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Kieran Fitzgerald

writer The Homesman, P.O.V.



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

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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Filmmakers
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Paula Newsome

actress, Black and White

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Monday October 27, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Paramount Theatre
 
Tuesday, October 28
 

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

Filmmakers
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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

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
 
Wednesday, October 29
 

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
 
Thursday, October 30
 

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