The North Door
"...The Toronto Film Festival may be the first stop for many of the fall film calendar’s biggest, most award-baity releases, but for local audiences, the Austin Film Festival is your best bet for an early look at your future Oscar pool picks. Today’s full lineup announcement includes plenty of bold-faced names, as well as under-the-radar indies...."
"...Austin Film Festival just announced its full film lineup, and the roster includes one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, both already gaining Oscar speculation: The Steve McQueen directed, Gillian Flynn-penned remake of British crime drama Widows>...."
"...Sing it loud: Austin Film Festival has announced that Vox Lux, the new film from Natalie Portman, will be the opening night title for this year's festival...."
"...Get ready to rub shoulders with some Oscar nominees and winners at this year's Austin Film Festival. The festival dedicated to the work of the screenwriter just unleashed its second wave, including new films by Jason Reitman, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Asghar Farhadi...."
"...Youth in Oregon, the closing night film of the Austin Film Festival, turned out to be a disappointing family dramedy. Yet the oodles of Dove chocolates the festival sponsor handed out to patrons as they departed the Paramount Theatre had everyone ending the fest on a sweet note...."
"...Shortly after being presented with an Extraordinary Contribution to Film award by the Austin Film Festival on Saturday, actor Chris Cooper joined moderator Michael Noll for an hour of conversation and questions from the audience...."
"...Though the 20th anniversary Austin Film Festival runs through Thursday, Oct. 31, you don't have to wait for some of the biggest news...."
"...The Austin Film Festival’s full slate drops in mid-September, but the screenwriting-centric fest served up a 10-film teaser today, as well as a quartet of retrospective screenings...."
"...From Rosemary's Baby to The Sacrament, filmmakers have been obsessed with the twisted vision of cults. Austin Film Festival Dark Matters Features competition jury award winner The Cliff (aka Acantilado) continues the tradition with a distinctly Iberian twist...."
"...With a little over a month away until the Austin Film Festival, the AFF folks released their roster of films and panels today...."
"...With just over five weeks to go before the Austin Film Festival kicks off, the AFF team today released the lineup for their big, 20th anniversary gig...."
"...On the day that Warner Bros. announces it will be building inclusion riders into all its future projects, there's a reaffirmation that Austin Film Festival is already leading the way on diversity, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made it a FilmCraft Grant recipient for the second year in a row...."
"...On Story, the Austin Film Festival's ongoing project exploring the craft and the art of visual storytelling, has become an unmatched record of modern film and TV. That legacy has now received recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, with the announcement that the festival has been awarded $15,000 toward the archive...."
"...As the producer of House of Cards, writer of the Bourne trilogy, and director of Michael Clayton, he's been omnipresent as a creative force and script fixer. Now he's Austin Film Festival's latest honoree...."
"...While the Austin Film Festival's full slate of films and panels doesn't drop until mid-September, today they provided a preview by announcing 10 films to be screened at the fest known as "the writer's festival."..."
"...The Austin Film Festival dropped more of its 2016 lineup today, announcing eight titles, many of which are world premieres...."
"...The Austin Film Festival has just announced its first wave of films for its 2014 gathering, with new movies starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, James Franco, and (calm yourselves) Benedict Cumberbatch. Plus, Austin's most famous director finds himself on the other side of the lens for once...."
"...From mega-franchises like Star Wars to the smallest indie projects, diversity and representation have become the keywords in contemporary cinema culture. As the Austin Film Festival enters its 25th year, the writer-focused fest has recommitted to its program to bring traditionally overlooked artists center stage...."
"...Austin Film Festival has always emphasized itself as putting the spotlight on the scriptwriter, but there's more than a few recognizable actors and directors in the first wave of films announced this morning...."
"...The Austin Film Festival has already made some big announcements, but the reveal today of their full feature lineup for 2016 saved the biggest for last. The list includes new features starring Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Patton Oswalt, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling, plus a special talk with legendary producer Frank Marshall...."
"...The Austin Film Festival revealed its Closing Night film today, The Program, a biopic of controversial cyclist and local resident Lance Armstrong...."
"...With its prime perch in late October, the Austin Film Festival traditionally has gifted local audiences with their first shot at seeing the year’s Oscar bait...."
"...Just when you thought you were nearing the end, just when you were patting yourself on the back for your near-weeklong stamina, along comes the Austin Film Festival's announcement of three freshly slotted encore screenings for Thursday, Oct. 30...."
"...Half the fun of any film festival is the, you know, films, but never forget that a strong conference slate can really make or break the event too...."
"...Is it just us or does Austin now have more film festivals per capita than Smurfville had little blue not-so-meanies? Here we are with aGLIFF barely behind us, Fantastic Fest is currently, gloriously redefining the limits of our imaginations (and livers), and as of yesterday the Austin Film Festival, which this year runs Oct. 16-23, has just announced their initial lineup of films, filmmakers, and a handful of the many events that continue to make it one of best fests in the country...."
"...Austin Film Festival is just around the corner. But in between major international screenings like Natalie Portman in opening night pop drama Vox Lux, and Hugh Jackman closing the event as Gary Hart in The Front Runner, there's a strong showing as always from Texas filmmakers...."
"...Okay, that last one wasn't actually three names, but you get the idea. The Austin Film Festival is here, starting Thursday, Oct..."
"...Love plays an unfortunately stereotypical character: a quirk-ridden, precociously smart child who makes meaningful drawings of her uncle and represents his ultimate salvation. Yet in her scenes with Miller, who perfectly fits the bill of a sloppy Texan millennial (the decisively dominant character trope at this year’s Austin Film Festival), Love anchors Homestate’s redemption narrative so honestly that we wish Josh the utmost success...."
"...The Austin Film Festival runs Thu., Oct. 13, through Thu., Oct..."
"...Though not technically a documentary, Booger Red, which will have its North American premiere at the Austin Film Festival, explores the true story of a small East Texas community turned upside down when seven adults were accused, tried, and convicted of engaging in horrible acts of child abuse...."
"...Last night, the Austin Film Festival hosted writer/director Jason Reitman and crew members from the 2009 Oscar-nominated film Up In the Air...."
"...The Austin Film Festival announced today that Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan will be honored at this year’s festival and writers conference with the 2017 Distinguished Screenwriter Award. The mission of AFF? To celebrate exceptional screenwriting and the writers who do it..."
"...The Austin Film Festival announced this morning the three big names who will accept awards at the festival's awards luncheon Oct. 26: Jonathan Demme, Vince Gilligan, and Barry Josephson...."
"...But for this film, which received its world premiere this week at Austin Film Festival, Harmon’s eye is a broader one that cares more for what this drive means to the people of Ghana than for the drive itself...."
"...Does it ever end? Just when you think you're done (with SXSW), they pull you back in. Yes, there are plenty of other worthwhile film festivals in this overpopulated, godforsaken town, and a great one just dropped some news...."
"...Austin Film Festival 2018, Oct. 25 - Nov..."
"...See www.austinfilmfestival.com for info and tickets, and follow all of our AFF coverage here...."
"...Jon Stewart completed his takeover of Austin last night at the Paramount Theatre. After a week here shooting episodes of The Daily Show, in which special segments playfully ribbed our city’s weirdo-hipster-foodie ethos, the Austin Film Festival closed out this year's event with a presentation of Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater...."
"...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...."
"...After last week's tease, the Austin Film Festival has announced its official lineup for the 2008 fest, which runs October 16-23. Joining previously announced Marquee Screenings of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York, and Kelly Reichardt's followup to Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, are Paul Schrader's Adam Resurrected (starring Jeff Goldblum), videogame adaptation/fanboy-bait Max Payne (from local screenwriter Beau Thorne), and James Gray's Two Lovers, which netted a lot of attention at Cannes in May and closes out AFF on Oct..."
"...The Austin Film Festival set up a conversation between Duplass and the Austin American-Statesman’s Matthew Odam that spanned several decades, multiple cities, and lots and lots of hard work...."
"...The cinematography and staging of the warfare are magnificently composed. with such stellar production values and terrific performances it is easy to see why this film received th Austin Film Festival's Narrative Feature Jury Award...."
"...“Spoke” is presented by Austin Film Festival as part of a double bill tribute to local institutions. The b-side, so to speak, is Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs, a lighthearted portrait of Austin icon Crazy Carl Hickerson (yes, that’s his legal name)..."
"...Austin Film Festival 2018, Oct. 25 - Nov..."
"...The Austin Film Festival, set to take place October 26-November 2, has announced the first 10 titles scheduled to screen during its 2017 edition, its 24th. Included among the selected works are nine films and one television episode: the season finale of HBO’s The Deuce, created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, who will be in attendance...."
"...Film festival season is almost on us, and in Austin that means a jam-packed schedule for all tastes and genres. With some festivals still to confirm dates (including the Austin Asian-American Film Festival) and several new and revived events, the 2018 calendar is already filling up fast. February..."
"...Having written six entries in the behemoth franchise (all three Captain America films, Thor: The Dark World, plus Avengers: Infinity War and its upcoming, untitled follow-up – and of course creating the Agent Carter show), they know a thing or two about comic book movies. When they discussed their career with the massive franchise at Austin Film Festival on Saturday, they were suitably tight-lipped on even the tiniest hints about what will happen in the eagerly awaited (to say the least) follow-up to their mega smash Avengers: Infinity War – but they had plenty to say about the tricks and secrets of writing a Marvel movie...."
"...Or maybe as the young Brian Wilson in the Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy, or the mute-by-choice older brother in the dark comedy Little Miss Sunshine, or the vengeful slave overseer in 12 Years a Slave? Paul Dano, at the present age of 34, has more terrific film and stage performances to his credit than most actors can hope for in a lifetime. Now Dano has switched things up, moving behind the camera to write and direct his first feature film, Wildlife, which screens this week at the Austin Film Festival..."
"...In what we here at the Chronicle dub the "fall festival convergence," aka overtime, it can get a bit overwhelming hopping from aGLIFF and Fantastic Fest to Austin City Limits and beyond. And now we have arrived at one of the highlights of the season with the Austin Film Festival..."
"...Ostensibly a family film about teenagers learning to hunt in the wilds of North America, Lemaire turns their experiences into a cinematic testing ground for those curious about locavorism, ethical diets, and marksmanship. That this brief feature ultimately becomes an educated advertisement for the firearms industry ensures a long tenure on the national screening circuit, the best evidence to this being its energetic premiere Saturday at the Austin Film Festival...."