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Austin Film Festival Anncs Schedule, Catherine Reitman, Edward Norton, Lawrence Kasdan

Austin Film Festival Anncs Schedule, Catherine Reitman, Edward Norton, Lawrence Kasdan

Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference (AFF), the prominent celebration respecting the authors’ commitments to film, TV, and new media, releases their full schedule of movies and events for the 26th annual Festival, this October 24-31.

AFF likewise reported the participation of actress, comedienne, producer, writer and director Catherine Reitman, who is set to get the Festival’s debut New Voice Award at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday October 26 and take an interest in additional programming at the Festival’s Writers Conference.

Catherine Reitman

Reitman is best known as the creator and star of the acclaimed 2-time International Emmy Award-nominated Workin’ Moms, which initially aired on CBC in Canada and would now be able to be seen universally as a Netflix Original. She has had jobs in other prominent film and TV projects, including Blackish; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; How I Met Your Mother; Real Wedding Crashers; I Love You, Man; and Knocked Up. Reitman’s writing and producing credits include CBC’s Workin’ Moms, VH1’s Miss You Much, and the web arrangement Breakin’ it Down with Catherine Reitman.

AFF’s feature movie schedule involves 23 World, North American, and US Premieres, and profoundly anticipated marquee titles, including the world debut of Lawrence and Meg Kasdan’s Last Week at Ed’s; Yellow Rose, featuring Austin native Dale Watson with writer/director Diane Paragas in participation; and Honey Boy, from a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf based on his life, in which he likewise stars with Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, and FKA twigs. Other marquee titles are Edward Norton’s detective drama Motherless Brooklyn, where he additionally stars with Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, and Willem Dafoe; Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, featuring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta; and The Two Popes, from Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nommed chief of City of God, and three-time Academy Award-nommed screenwriter Anthony McCarten, featuring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.

“Motherless Brooklyn” with Edward Norton, Bruce Willis

AFF likewise declared the World Premiere of Pilgrim, the up and coming version of Hulu and Blumhouse Television’s Into The Dark. Writer and Director Marcus Dunstan will exhibit this expansion to the full length horror anthology series. Motivated by true eventsIn an attempt to remind her family of their privilege and help them bond, Ms. Anna Barker invites Pilgrim reenactors to stay with them over Thanksgiving. When the “actors” refuse to break character, the Barker family learns that there is such a thing as too much gratitude. AFF will likewise show free unique content from its Scripted Digital Series competition.

Other World Premieres include The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (based on the true events – an elderly African-American vet with bipolar disorder is killed during a conflict with police), Not To Be Unpleasant But We Need To Have A Serious Talk (a man’s darkly comedic tour through past relationships to find who’s contracted fatal STD), This Might Hurt (a documentary about three chronic pain patients on a ‘mind-body medicine’ program), and Texas Independent I’ve Got Issues (deadpan collage of stories about human suffering).

Austin Film Festival additionally uncovered their full Writers Conference plan, which will occur during the initial four days of the Festival, October 24-27. The Conference includes a program of screenwriters in film and TV, including Megan Amram, Ron Bass, David Benioff, Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna, Sarah Green, James Ivory, Nicole Perlman, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Ed Solomon and more.

The full Film and Conference timetable can be found at www.austinfilmfestival.com.

Austin Film Festival’s 2019 slate:

 

Marquee Features

A Hidden Life

Writer/Director: Terrence Malick

 

Clemency

Writer/Director: Chinonye Chukwu

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Oh My God I Think It’s Over

Director: Katie Hyde (in attendance)

 

Ford v Ferrari

Writer: Jez & John Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller

Director: James Mangold

 

Harriet

Writer: Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons

Director: Kasi Lemmons

 

Honey Boy

Writer: Shia LaBeouf

Director: Alma Har’el

 

Last Week At Ed’s (World Premiere)

Director: Meg Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan (in attendance)

 

Marriage Story

Writer/Director: Noah Baumbach

 

Motherless Brooklyn

Writer: Edward Norton (Screenplay), Jonathan Lethem (based on the novel by)

Director: Edward Norton

 

Peace (World Premiere)

Writer/Director: Robert Port (in attendance)

 

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Writer/Director: Céline Sciamma

 

Rattlesnake (World Premiere)

Writer/Director: Zak Hilditch (in attendance)

 

Skyman (World Premiere)

Writer/Director: Daniel Myrick (in attendance)

 

The Kill Team

Writer/Director: Dan Krauss

 

The Report

Writer/Director: Scott Z. Burns

 

The Truth

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda, Adaption by Lea Le Dimna

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

 

The Two Popes

Writer: Anthony McCarten

Director: Fernando Meirelles

 

Waves

Writer/Director: Trey Edward Shults (in attendance)

 

Yellow Rose

Writer: Diane Paragas & Annie J. Howell

Director: Diane Paragas (in attendance)

 

Marquee Television

Into the Dark: Pilgrim

Writer/Director: Noah Feinberg and Marcus Dunstan (in attendance) & Patrick Melton

 

Seinfeld Retrospective Presented by Alec Berg & David Mandel

Creators: Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

The Label Maker (1995)

The Bizarro Jerry (1996)

 

Narrative Features

The Bygone

Writer/Director: Graham Phillips, Parker Phillips

 

DC Noir

Writer: George Pelecanos

Director: George Pelecanos, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Nick Pelecanos, Stephen

Kinigopoulos

 

Drowning (North American Premiere)

Writer/Director: Melora Walters

 

Family Obligations

Writer/Director: Kenneth R. Frank

 

The Illegal

Writer/Director: Danish Renzu

 

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (World Premiere)

Writer/Director: David Midell

 

Limbo (North American Premiere)

Writer: Anil Kizilbuga

Director: Tim Dunschede

 

Not To Be Unpleasant But We Need To Have A Serious Talk (World Premiere)

Writer: Giorgos Georgopoulos, Maria Fakinou

Director: Giorgos Georgopoulos

 

Undertow (North American Premiere)

Writer/Director: Miranda Nation

 

Wade in the Water

Writer: Chris Retts

Director: Mark Wilson

 

The Witness (North American)

Writer: Mitko Panov, Wladyslaw Pasikowski, David Riker

Director: Mitko Panov

 

Comedy Vanguard Features

Man Camp

Writers: Daniel Cummings, Scott Kruse, Josh Long

Director: Nate Bakke

 

The Planters

Writer/Director: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder

 

Red Rover (US Premiere)

Writer: Duane Murray, Shane Belcourt

Director: Shane Belcourt

 

Sawah (North American)

Writer: Adolf El Assal, Dennis Foon, Sirvan Marogy

Director: Adolf El Assal

 

The VICE Guide to Bigfoot (World Premiere)

Writer: Zach Lamplugh, Brian Emond

Director: Zach Lamplugh

 

Treasure Trouble

Writer/Director: Dan Erickson

 

Dark Matters Features

A Patient Man

Writer/Director: Kevin Ward

 

Macabre (North American Premiere)

Writer: Lucas Paraizo, Rita Gloria Curvo

Director: Marcos Prado

 

Noise (North American Premiere)

Writer/Director: Jeremy Laval

 

Sleeping in Plastic (World Premiere)

Writer/Director: Van Ditthavong

 

Swing Low

Writer/Director: Teddy Grennan

 

The Wretched

Writer/Director: Brett Pierce, Drew Pierce

 

Documentary Feature

Against The Tides (North American Premiere)

Director: Stefan Stuckert

 

The Animal People (World Premiere)

Writer: Cassandra Suchan, Denis Henry Hennelly, Sasha Perry, Brian Palmer

Director: Cassandra Suchan, Denis Henry Hennelly

 

Cowboys (World Premiere)

Director: John Langmore, Bud Force

 

Cows With No Name (North American Premiere)

Director: Hubert Charuel

 

Flannery

Director: Elizabeth Coffman

 

Guest House

Director: Hannah Dweck, Yael Luttwak

 

Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film

Writer: Thomas R. Burman, William Conlin

Director: William Conlin

 

Paradise Without People

Director: Francesca Trianni

 

Pipe Dreams

Director: Stacey Tenenbaum

 

There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv (North American Premiere)

Director: Duki Dror

 

This Might Hurt (World Premiere)

Director: Marion Cunningham

 

Texas Independent Features

Apartment 413

Writer: Ronald Maede

Director: Matt Patterson

 

A Room Full of Nothing

Writer: Duncan Coe

Director: Elena Weinberg, Duncan Coe

 

I’ve Got Issues (World Premiere)

Writer/Director: Steve Collins

 

When We Last Spoke

Writer: Joanne Hock, Rick Eldridge

Director: Joanne Hock

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Joe Wehinger is the CEO of United Digital & Associates and the Publisher of this magazine Daily Ovation. He enjoys (and writes about) food, wine, spirits, travel, technology and philanthropy. Mostly, he likes to get people excited and curious about the things that get him excited and curious. Thanks for reading!

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