The Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference is just a few weeks away, and the program outlined the films and projects that will screen at this year’s event. The festival recognizes the writers’ contributions to film, television, theatre and new media, and outlined the big titles coming to the 26th annual festival.
Actress, comedienne, producer, writer and director Catherine Reitman, who is set to receive the festival’s inaugural New Voice Award at the annual Awards Luncheon, will be attending this year as well. Reitman is best known as the creator and star of the two-time International Emmy Award-nominated series “Workin’ Moms,” which originally aired on CBC in Canada and can now be seen internationally as a Netflix Original. She has also appeared in “Black-ish,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “I Love You, Man,” and “Knocked Up.”
The feature film slate includes 23 World, North American, and US Premieres. This year attendees can catch the World Premiere of Lawrence and Meg Kasdan’s “Last Week at Ed’s,” and “Yellow Rose” with Dale Watson. Writer and director Diane Paragas will also be in attendance at this screening. “Honey Boy,” based on a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, will also screen at the festival. Other titles include Edward Norton’s detective drama “Motherless Brooklyn,” in which he stars with Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, and Willem Dafoe, and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” with Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta. “The Two Popes,” from Fernando Meirelles and Anthony McCarten, is also screening at the event. That project stars Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.
AFF also announced the World Premiere of “Pilgrim,” the upcoming edition of Hulu and Blumhouse Television’s “Into The Dark” series. Writer and director Marcus Dunstan will present this addition to the feature-length horror anthology series.
Other World Premieres include “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain,” “Not To Be Unpleasant But We Need To Have A Serious Talk,” “This Might Hurt,” and “I’ve Got Issues.” The Austin Film Festival begins on October 24th, and runs through October 31st.
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