Silver Linings Playbook

While most of Austin, Texas is currently busy gearing up for Fantastic Fest (including our own Fantastic Fest Death Squad), we’d be remiss to not mention that another one of ATX’s homegrown film festivals, the concisely-named Austin Film Festival, has just released their lineup. And it’s a real beauty!

The festival, kicking off in just under a month, will open with David Chase’s Not Fade Away and will also include screenings of such buzzed-about titles as Flight, Silver Linings Playbook, The Sessions, Quartet, and The Sapphires. The festival has yet to announce their Closing Night Film, but with such an already-strong lineup, it should be a doozy. After the break, take a look at the current feature-length lineup for the 2012 Austin Film Festival and Conference, including listings for their comedy and documentary sections.

MARQUEE SCREENINGS:

NOT FADE AWAY – David Chase (Writer/Director); David Chase in attendance

FLIGHT – John Gatins (Writer), Robert Zemeckis (Director)

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – David O. Russell (Writer/Director); Julia Stiles in attendance

THE SESSIONS – Ben Lewin (Writer/Director)

QUARTET – Ronald Harwood (Writer), Dustin Hoffman (Director)

SHADOW DANCER – Tom Bradby (Writer), James Marsh (Director)

THE SAPPHIRES – Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson (Writers), Wayne Blair (Director)

A LATE QUARTET – Seth Grossman, Yaron Zilberman (Writers), Yaron Zilberman (Director)

IT’S A DISASTER – Todd Berger (Writer/Director); Julia Stiles and America Ferrera in attendance

THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS – Edward Burns (Writer/Director), Edward Burns in attendance

FREE SAMPLES – Jim Beggarly (Writer), Jay Gammill (Director)

A.K.A. DOC POMUS – William Hechter, Peter Miller (Directors)

ANN RICHARDS’ TEXAS – Keith Patterson (Writer), Jack Lofton, Keith Patterson (Directors)

CONGRATULATIONS – Juan Cardarelli, Brian Dietzen, Eric M. Levy, Abby Miller (Writers), Juan Cardarelli, Eric M. Levy (Directors) – World Premiere

THE EYES OF THAILAND – Windy Borman, Tim O’Brien (Writers), Windy Borman (Director)

GLOW: THE STORY OF THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING – Bradford Thomason (Writer), Brett Whitcomb (Director)

I DO – David W. Ross (Writer), Glenn Gaylord (Director)

IDOL IS DEAD – Yukihiro Katô (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

THE KITCHEN – Jim Beggarly (Writer), Ishai Setton (Director)

LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT – Laura Wilson, Lisa Wilson (Directors) – US Premiere

ONLY THE YOUNG – Elizabeth Mims, Jason Tippet (Directors)

THE REP – Morgan White (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

SAMPLE THIS – Robert Burris, Dan Forrer (Writers), Dan Forrer (Director) – World Premiere

SPINNING PLATES – Joseph Levy (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

TO KILL A MEMORY – Dustin Rikert, William Shockley, Philip Tiboni (Writers), Dustin Rikert (Director) – World Premiere; star and musician Kix Brooks (of the country music duo Brooks and Dunn) in attendance

 

GUEST PROGRAMMERS

Chris Carter (2012 Outstanding Television Writer Awardee) presents… Murder by Decree; episodes from “The X-Files” and “Millennium”

Eric Roth (2012 Distinguished Screenwriter Awardee) presents… The Insider

Paul Feig presents… The Human Tornado

Phil Rosenthal presents… Broadway Danny Rose

 

COMEDY VANGUARD

BAD PARENTS – Caytha Jenkins (Writer/Director)

THE BITTER BUDDHA – Steven Feinartz (Director)

EX-GIRLFRIENDS – Alexander Poe (Writer/Director) – World Premiere; Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”) in attendance

THE EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT – Adam Conover, Chioke Nassor, Dave Segal, Joel Clark, Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Writers), Ben Popik (Director)

LAST MAN(S) ON EARTH – Aaron Hultgren (Writer/Director)

MISSED CONNECTIONS – Kenny Stevenson (Writer), Eric Kissack (Director)

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! – Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah (Directors)

PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES – Don Swaynos (Writer/Director)­ – World Premiere

 

DARK MATTERS

BONEBOYS – Kim Henkel (Writer), Duane Graves, Justin Meeks (Directors)

IT’S IN THE BLOOD – Scooter Downey, Sean Elliot (Writers), Scooter Downey (Director)

SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE – Jory Balsimo, Aaron Leggett, Jason Wehling (Writers), Spencer Parsons (Director)

VAMPIRA AND ME – R.H. Greene (Director)

 

FAMILY FILMS

FLATLAND 2: SPHERELAND – Dano Johnson (Writer/Director)

MURT RAMIREZ WANTS TO KICK MY ASS – Dan Lee (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

R.L. STINE’S THE HAUNTING HOUR – Episodes presented by Billy Brown and Dan Angel (Writers/Producers)

 

PASSPORT TO AFRICA

THE FADE – Andy Mundy-Castle (Director)

FINDING MERCY – Robyn Paterson (Director)

PUNK IN AFRICA – Keith Jones, Deon Maas (Writers/Directors)

RISING FROM ASHES – T.C. Johnstone (Director)

 

TEXAS INDEPENDENTS

THE GIRL – David Riker (Writer/Director)

SATELLITE OF LOVE – Jonathan Case, Will Moore (Writers). Will Moore (Director)

SPRING EDDY – George Anson (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

 

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

ALLEGIANCE – Michael Connors (Writer/Director)

COME MORNING – Derrick Sims (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

JUNCTION – Tony Glazer (Writer/Director)

JUNK – Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao (Writers), Kevin Hamedani (Director) – World Premiere

LAST STOP: SALVATION – Baris Pirhasan (Writer), Yusuf Pirhasan (Director)

LIARS FIRES AND BEARS – Jeremy Cloe (Writer), Jeremy Cloe, Lundon Boyd (Directors)

MAR DEL PLATA – Ionathan Klajman (Writer), Ionathan Klajman, Sebastian Dietsch (Directors) – World Premiere

SPARROWS DANCE – Noah Buschel (Writer/Director)

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

ELEMENTAL – Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee (Director)

THE FOUR HORSEMEN – Ross Ashcroft (Director) – US Premiere

INFORMANT – Jamie Metzger (Director)

LAST DAY AT LAMBEAU – Michael Neelsen (Director)

THE MISSING PIECE: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MAN WHO STOLE THE MONA LISA – Joe Medeiros (Director)

MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON – S. Leo Chiang (Director)

PLIMPTON! STARRING GEORGE PLIMPTON AS HIMSELF – Thomas Bean (Director)

WHERE HAVE ALL THE MERMAIDS GONE? – Nathaniel Kramer (Director) – US Premiere

The Austin Film Festival will take place October 18th through the 25th.


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