That Fighting Spirit
The Austin Film Festival comes out swinging
Of course, that's just a drop in the bucket of what AFF has to offer. Why not try on for size Centerpiece Film The Company Men, John Wells' feature-length directorial debut about the pink-slipped corporate class (starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones)? Or the lo-fi, schlubby charmer New Low, about a loser at war with his own inner sloth? Or the Austin-made doc Echotone, in which local musicians shake a fist at the sound ordinance?
Sure, it may be hell up there on the big screen, but for one week in October, AFF means moviegoing heaven.
The Austin Film Festival runs Oct. 21-28. See www.austinfilmfestival.com for full lineup and ticket information.