Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
New films from Jeff Nichols, Alexander Payne on the schedule
By Richard Whittaker,
12:00PM, Wed. Sep. 27, 2023
The Bikeriders, the eagerly awaited new film from Jeff Nichols, is just one of the films just announced as part of the complete feature lineup at Austin Film Festival 2023.
Based on the photojournalism of Danny Lyon, Nichols' newest follows a biker couple (Jodie Comer and Austin Butler) as they navigate the chicanes of 1960s biker culture, and the shift from the freewheeling rebelliousness of the post-war era to darker times. Also starring Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, and Norman Reedus, it premiered at Telluride last month but puts down the kickstand in Austin af AFF (Oct. 26- Nov. 3) before its award season release on Dec. 1.
Known as the writers festival (and probably breathing a sigh of relief that the Writers Guild of America strike looks closer than ever to being resolved), AFF is also programming works by noteworthy directors, including Hirokazu Kore-eda (Monster), Brian Helgeland (FinestKind), Alexander Payne (The Holdovers), and David Duchovny (Bucky F*cking Dent). Additionally, the festival has confirmed that Emerald Fennell, director of opening night selection Saltburn, will be in attendance.
Austin Film Festival runs Oct. 26-Nov. 3. Badges available now at austinfilmfestival.com. Now here's today's announced titles, including Comedy Vanguard, Dark Matters, Texas Features, and more.
Writer/Director: Emerald Fennell (in attendance)
Writer/Director: Lena Headey (in attendance)
Day of the Fight
Writer/Director: Jack Huston (in attendance)
Writer/Director: Jeff Nichols (in attendance)
Writer/Director: Cord Jefferson (in attendance)
Problem With People
Writers: Paul Reiser, Wally Marzano-Lesnevich, Director: Chris Cottam (all in attendance)
Writer: David Hemingson. Director: Alexander Payne
All of Us Strangers
Writer/Director: Andrew Haigh
Writer/Director: Brian Helgeland (in attendance)
Not an Artist
Writers: Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher, Matt Walsh. Directors: Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher.
Writer/Director: So Young Shelly Yo (in attendance)
Bucky F*cking Dent
Writer/Director: David Duchovny
Writer/Director: Jac Cron
Writer/Director: Christos Nikou
Writer: Taylor Sardoni. Director: Alan Scott Neal
Lawmen: Bass Reeves
Writer/Creator: Chad Feehan. Director: Christina Alexandra Voros
The Promised Land
Writer: Nikolaj Arcel, Anders Thomas Jensen. Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Writer: Yûji Sakamoto. Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu
Writer/Director: Pablo Berger
Directors: Lucas de Barros, Mariana Robles Thome
The Disappearance of Shere Hite
Director: Nicole Newnham
Writer/Director: Chase Joliet
Writer/Director: António Sequeira
Bolt from the Blue
Writer/Director: Jack Martin
Writer/Director: Heath Davis
Invaders from Proxima B
Writer/Director: Ward Roberts
Writer/Director: Jeremy Curl
Writer/Director: Laura Adkin
Midnight at the Paradise
Writer: Bill Robertson. Director: Vanessa Matsui.
Secret Art of Human Flight
Writer: Jesse Orenshein. Director: H.P. Mendoza.
Summer of Violence
Writer/Director: Nicki Micheaux
Writer: Ailbhe Keogan. Director: Claire Dix.
Writer/Director: Vera Egito
Born To Fly
Director: Brennan Robideaux
North American Premiere
Studio One Forever
Director: Marc Saltarelli
The Philadelphia Eleven
Director: Margo Guernsey
This Is Not Financial Advice
Director: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci
First We Bombed New Mexico
Writer: Joel Marcus. Director: Lois Lipman
Home Is A Hotel
Director: Kevin Wong
Susan Feniger. FORKED
Director: Liz Lachman
Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun
Director: Banchi Hanuse
Wild Eyed and Wicked
Writer/Director: Gordon Shoemaker Foxwood
Writer/Director: Matt McClung
Writer/Director: Cameron Beyl
Writers: Trevor Vandelac, Ben Van Kleek. Director: Ben Van Kleek
Unfinished Business from Beyond
Writer: Eduardo Espindola. Director: Ian Martin.
North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Aimee Kuge
Don't Tell Larry
Writers/ Directors: Greg Porper, John Schimke.
For When You Get Lost
Writer: Jennifer Sorenson. Director: Michelle Steffes.
Writer/Director: Brad Katzen
Egghead & Twinkie
Writer/Director: Sarah Kambe Holland
Writers: Matt Moen, Jason Gray, Jeremy Warner. Director: Jeremy Warner.
Writers/Directors: Amanda Drexton, Michael A. Drexton
All the Wrong Ingredients
Writer/Director: Nicholas Livanos
I'll Be There
Writer: Cindy McCreery. Director: Andrew Shea.
The Stars At Night
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Buckley
Writers: Brandon Lewis, Seckita Lewis. Director: Seckita Lewis.
Writer: Lenny Barszap. Director: Aaron Brown.