More News From the Local Film Fests Front


The Austin Film Festival, which is coming up (Oct. 23-30), has announced its full lineup. Highlights include Wild, which stars Reese Witherspoon as hiker Cheryl Strayed in Nick Hornby's adaptation of Strayed's autobiography and is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (of Dallas Buyers Club fame); Disney animated film Big Hero 6; and The Imitation Game, the story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), the brilliant mathematician who cracked the Enigma Code, which helped the Allies win World War II, although he was later imprisoned for his homosexuality.

Also newly announced: Debut feature Time Lapse will serve as the centerpiece film for the Other Worlds Austin Science Fiction Film Festival, which takes place Dec. 4-6 at the Galaxy Highland.

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