Austin Film Festival Unveils Complete Lineup

David Chase's 'Not Fade Away' opens fest

Sopranos creator David Chase will bring his directorial feature debut, the 1960s-set coming-of-age piece Not Fade Away, to the Austin Film Festival in October.


Not Fade Away
Chase has called it a "personal film"; it's steeped in the music of the era and features a soundtrack produced by Steven Van Zandt. It will open the festival on Oct. 18.

AFF, which runs Oct. 18-25, released its entire lineup today. For more info, see www.austinfilmfestival.com.

MARQUEE SCREENINGS:

NOT FADE AWAY - David Chase (Writer/Director); David Chase in attendance
FLIGHT - John Gatins (Writer), Robert Zemeckis (Director)
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - David O. Russell (Writer/Director); Julia Stiles in attendance
THE SESSIONS - Ben Lewin (Writer/Director)
QUARTET - Ronald Harwood (Writer), Dustin Hoffman (Director)
SHADOW DANCER - Tom Bradby (Writer), James Marsh (Director)
THE SAPPHIRES - Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson (Writers), Wayne Blair (Director)
A LATE QUARTET - Seth Grossman, Yaron Zilberman (Writers), Yaron Zilberman (Director)
IT'S A DISASTER - Todd Berger (Writer/Director); Julia Stiles and America Ferrera in attendance
THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS - Edward Burns (Writer/Director), Edward Burns in attendance
FREE SAMPLES - Jim Beggarly (Writer), Jay Gammill (Director)
A.K.A. DOC POMUS - William Hechter, Peter Miller (Directors)
ANN RICHARDS' TEXAS - Keith Patterson (Writer), Jack Lofton, Keith Patterson (Directors)
CONGRATULATIONS - Juan Cardarelli, Brian Dietzen, Eric M. Levy, Abby Miller (Writers), Juan Cardarelli, Eric M. Levy (Directors) - World Premiere
THE EYES OF THAILAND - Windy Borman, Tim O'Brien (Writers), Windy Borman (Director)
GLOW: THE STORY OF THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING - Bradford Thomason (Writer), Brett Whitcomb (Director)
I DO - David W. Ross (Writer), Glenn Gaylord (Director)
IDOL IS DEAD - Yukihiro Katô (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
THE KITCHEN - Jim Beggarly (Writer), Ishai Setton (Director)
LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT - Laura Wilson, Lisa Wilson (Directors) - US Premiere
ONLY THE YOUNG - Elizabeth Mims, Jason Tippet (Directors)
THE REP - Morgan White (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
SAMPLE THIS - Robert Burris, Dan Forrer (Writers), Dan Forrer (Director) - World Premiere
SPINNING PLATES - Joseph Levy (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
TO KILL A MEMORY - Dustin Rikert, William Shockley, Philip Tiboni (Writers), Dustin Rikert (Director) - World Premiere; star and musician Kix Brooks (of the country music duo Brooks and Dunn) in attendance

GUEST PROGRAMMERS:

Chris Carter (2012 Outstanding Television Writer Awardee) presents... Murder by Decree; episodes from The X-Files and Millennium
Eric Roth (2012 Distinguished Screenwriter Awardee) presents… The Insider
Paul Feig presents... The Human Tornado
Phil Rosenthal presents... Broadway Danny Rose


Pictures of Superheroes
COMEDY VANGUARD:

BAD PARENTS - Caytha Jenkins (Writer/Director)
THE BITTER BUDDHA - Steven Feinartz (Director)
EX-GIRLFRIENDS - Alexander Poe (Writer/Director) - World Premiere; Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter") in attendance
THE EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT - Adam Conover, Chioke Nassor, Dave Segal, Joel Clark, Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Writers), Ben Popik (Director)
LAST MAN(S) ON EARTH - Aaron Hultgren (Writer/Director)
MISSED CONNECTIONS - Kenny Stevenson (Writer), Eric Kissack (Director)
THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! - Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah (Directors)
PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES - Don Swaynos (Writer/Director)­ - World Premiere  

DARK MATTERS:

BONEBOYS - Kim Henkel (Writer), Duane Graves, Justin Meeks (Directors)
IT'S IN THE BLOOD - Scooter Downey, Sean Elliot (Writers), Scooter Downey (Director)
SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE - Jory Balsimo, Aaron Leggett, Jason Wehling (Writers), Spencer Parsons (Director)
VAMPIRA AND ME - R.H. Greene (Director)  


Saturday Morning Massacre

FAMILY FILMS:

FLATLAND 2: SPHERELAND - Dano Johnson (Writer/Director)
MURT RAMIREZ WANTS TO KICK MY ASS - Dan Lee (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
R.L. STINE'S THE HAUNTING HOUR - Episodes presented by Billy Brown and Dan Angel (Writers/Producers)  

PASSPORT TO AFRICA:

THE FADE - Andy Mundy-Castle (Director)
FINDING MERCY - Robyn Paterson (Director)
PUNK IN AFRICA - Keith Jones, Deon Maas (Writers/Directors)
RISING FROM ASHES - T.C. Johnstone (Director)  


Rising From Ashes

TEXAS INDEPENDENTS:

THE GIRL - David Riker (Writer/Director)
SATELLITE OF LOVE - Jonathan Case, Will Moore (Writers). Will Moore (Director)
SPRING EDDY - George Anson (Writer/Director) - World Premiere  

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION:

ALLEGIANCE - Michael Connors (Writer/Director)
COME MORNING - Derrick Sims (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
JUNCTION - Tony Glazer (Writer/Director)
JUNK - Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao (Writers), Kevin Hamedani (Director) - World Premiere
LAST STOP: SALVATION - Baris Pirhasan (Writer), Yusuf Pirhasan (Director)
LIARS FIRES AND BEARS - Jeremy Cloe (Writer), Jeremy Cloe, Lundon Boyd (Directors)
MAR DEL PLATA - Ionathan Klajman (Writer), Ionathan Klajman, Sebastian Dietsch (Directors) - World Premiere
SPARROWS DANCE - Noah Buschel (Writer/Director)  

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION:

ELEMENTAL - Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee (Director)
THE FOUR HORSEMEN - Ross Ashcroft (Director) - US Premiere
INFORMANT - Jamie Metzger (Director)
LAST DAY AT LAMBEAU - Michael Neelsen (Director)
THE MISSING PIECE: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MAN WHO STOLE THE MONA LISA - Joe Medeiros (Director)
MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON - S. Leo Chiang (Director)
PLIMPTON! STARRING GEORGE PLIMPTON AS HIMSELF - Thomas Bean (Director)
WHERE HAVE ALL THE MERMAIDS GONE? - Nathaniel Kramer (Director) - US Premiere

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