Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

John Singleton and Chris Cooper to be honored

With a little over a month away until the Austin Film Festival, the AFF folks released their roster of films and panels today.

Tom Hardy as the brothers Kray in Brian Helgeland's Legend.

Director John Singleton joins actor Chris Cooper for the Extraordinary Contribution to Film and Acting Award, respectively. Singleton will host a screening of his classic film Boyz n the Hood, and Cooper will be on hand at the screening of Coming Through the Rye, in which he portrays reclusive author JD Salinger. The Opening Night film is Brian Helgeland's take on the British gangsters the Kray brothers, Legend, which stars Tom Hardy playing both brothers. The Centerpiece film is Burning Bodhi, starring Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) and Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars) as two of a group of lifelong friends who reunite after one of them dies.

AFF's impressive conference slate, including such panelists as Shane Black, John Lee Hancock, John Ridley, and Jason Reitman is already up online.

The Austin Film Festival runs Oct. 29 through Nov. 5. For badges and info see See below for the full slate.

Austin Film Festival’s 2015 Film Slate:

Marquee Features

The Adderall Diaries
Writers: Stephen Elliott (memoir), Pamela Romanowsky
Director: Pamela Romanowsky

Writer: Nick Hornby
Director: John Crowley

By Sidney Lumet
Director: Nancy Buirski

Burning Bodhi
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Matthew McDuffie

Writer: Phyllis Nagy
Director: Todd Haynes

Go With Me
Writers: Joe Gangemi, Gregory Jacobs
Director: Daniel Alfredson

I Saw the Light
Writers: Marc Abraham, Colin Escott
Directors: Marc Abraham

Last Days in the Desert
Writer/ Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Writer/Director: Brian Helgeland

Man Up
Writer: Tess Morris
Director: Ben Palmer

Miss You Already
Writer: Morwenna Banks
Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Writer/ Director: William Monahan

Writer: Benjamin August
Director: Atom Egoyan

Until 20
World Premiere
Writers: Geraldine Moriba, James Ragan
Director: Jamila Paksima

We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited
World Premiere
Writer/ Director: Antonino D'Ambrosio

Writer/ Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Retrospective Screenings

Boyz n the Hood presented by John Singleton
Writer/Director: John Singleton

Pleasantville presented by Gary Ross
Writer/Director: Gary Ross

Rudy presented by Angelo Pizzo
Writer: Angelo Pizzo
Director: David Anspaugh

The Shining presented by Phil Rosenthal and Leon Vitali
Writers: Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
Director: Stanley Kubrick

The Southerner presented by Charles Burnett
Writer: George Sessions Perry (novel), Hugo Butler, Jean Renoir
Director: Jean Renoir


The Bureau
Writer/Director: Eric Rochant

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having
Creator/Host: Phil Rosenthal

Creator: Zander Lehmann
Director (episodes 1 & 2): Jason Reitman

Narrative Features

Booger Red
North American Premiere
Writers: Berndt Mader, Johnny McAllister
Director: Berndt Mader

Fallen Stars
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Brian Jett

Forward. Side. Close!
Writer/Director: Alexander Peter Lercher

Her Composition
U.S. Premiere
Writer/Director: Stephan Littger

Keep in Touch
Writers: Sam Kretchmar, Michael Angelo Covino
Director: Sam Kretchmar

World Premiere
Writers/Directors: Nina Ljeti, Vladimir de Fontenay

North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Kai Barry

The Exile
North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Arturo Ruiz Serrano

Documentary Features

U.S. Premiere
Director: Antti Haase

World Premiere
Writer/ Director: Scott Haze

No Más Bebés
Director: Renee Tajima-Peña

Of Dogs and Men
World Premiere
Director: Michael Ozias

The Sex Temple
North American Premiere
Director: Johan Palmgren

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
World Premiere
Director: Phil Furey

Sympathy For The Devil: The True Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment
Director: Neil Edwards

TRAFICANT: The Congressman of Crimetown
Writers: Eric Murphy, Salvatore Cardoni
Director: Eric Murphy

Comedy Vanguard

3rd Street Blackout
Writers/ Directors: Negin Farsad, Jeremy Redleaf

Baby, Baby, Baby
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Brian Klugman

North America Premiere
Writer/Director: Antti Heikki Pesonen

The Night is Young
World Premiere
Writers/Directors: Matt Jones, Dave Hill

World Premiere
Writer/Director: Adam Bowers

Dark Matters

After Death
U.S. Premiere
Writer: Andrew Ellard Directors: Gez Medinger, Robin Schmidt

World Premiere
Writers: Shane Dax Taylor, Chad Law
Director: Shane Dax Taylor

The Lion's Path
U.S. Premiere
Writer: Sophie-Anne Beaudry
Director: Stéphan Beaudoin

Writers: Kyle Ham, Steve Timm
Director: Kyle Ham

Sunny Side Up
Writer: Willem Bosch
Director: Lourens Blok

Tear Me Apart
World Premiere
Writer: Tom Kerevan
Director: Alex Lightman

Heart of Film

All Mistakes Buried
Writers: Tim McCann, Shaun Sanghani
Director: Tim McCann

The Bad Guys
World Premiere
Writer: Carlos Rincones, Rock Shaink Jr., Alena Smith
Director: Carlos Rincones

Director: Kristin Catalano

Coming Through the Rye
Writer/Director: James Sadwith

The Great Alone
Director: Greg Kohs

In Defense of Food
Director: Michael Schwarz

In Transit
Directors: Albert Maysles, Lynn True, David Usui, Nelson Walker III, Benjamin Wu

It Had To Be You
Writer/Director: Sasha Gordon

Jeff Lowe's Metanoia
Writer: Jeff Lowe, James Aikman
Director: James Aikman

Director: Amy Scott

A Single Frame
World Premiere
Director: Brandon Dickerson

Upstairs Inferno
Director: Robert L. Camina

The Week
Writers: John W. Mann, Jon Gunn, Rick Gomez
Directors: Jon Gunn, John W. Mann

Zen & the Art of Dying
Director: Broderick Fox

Texas Independent

County Fair, Texas
Writer: Bradford Thomason
Director: Brett Whitcomb

Jack's Apocalypse
World Premiere
Writer: Will Moore, Jonathan Ray Case, Brad Montesi
Director: Will Moore

The Teller and the Truth
World Premiere 
Writers: Andrew Shapter, Nevie Owens
Director: Andrew Shapter

Stories From Abroad

Autumn Fall
North American Premiere
Writer/Director: JanVardøen

Beautiful Girl
North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Dominik Hartl

El Jeremías
Writer: Ana Sofía Clerici
Director: Anwar Safa

Two Lunes
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Huieun Park

U.S. Premiere
Writer/Director: Carolina Hellsgård

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