Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference lifts Hollywood's velvet ropes, giving every writer and filmmaker true access to the top minds in the world of storytelling. Check out over 150 films across 7 venues during the Austin Film Festival including Just Mercy slated for Closing Night on Thursday, October 31. Attending with the film is screenwriter Andrew Lanham, UT Michener Graduate and AFF 2010’s Drama Screenplay Competition winner for The Jumper of Maine.
Directed and co-written by Destin Daniel Cretton, Just Mercy tells the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his fight to defend Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a man wrongfully sentenced to death. The film made its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in September and will be theatrically released by Warner Bros. Pictures, beginning December 25, 2019. Cast member Tim Blake Nelson will also attend with the screening, joining Lanham for a post-film Q&A. Use promo code CHRONFP for $10 off Film Passes!