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Thursday, October 13
 

7:00pm CDT

Loving
(USA, 123 min)
Writer/Director: Jeff Nichols (in attendance)
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, and Michael Shannon
“Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

Sponsors


Thursday October 13, 2016 7:00pm - 9:23pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

7:10pm CDT

ProGamer
(USA, 72 min)
World Premiere

Director: Justin Agnew

ProGamer explores the emerging world of electronic sports by following professional Starcraft II gamers Naniwa and White-Ra, who navigate worldwide gaming tournaments and their own personal lives

In Attendance: Director Justin Agnew

Community Partners


Thursday October 13, 2016 7:10pm - 8:42pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

7:10pm CDT

Shorts Program 1: Letting Go
(82 min)

The Art of Not Appearing
(NORWAY, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Pernille Rivedal Hellevik
After years of solitude and obsession, two ghosts cross paths and are forced to question their reasons for haunting.

Past the Second Stage
(AUSTRALIA, 6 min)
Writer: Samuel Hunter Galloway
Director: Samuel Hunter Galloway, Peter Camilleri
Old family resentments are uncovered as a man cleans his dead brother's derelict house.

The Boy by the Sea
(NETHERLANDS, 7 min)
Writer: Andreas Illmer
Director: Vasily Chuprina
A young brooding boy and an old lighthouse keeper form an unlikely bond while gazing out over the shore, each finding a different truth beyond the water.

The Law of Averages
(CANADA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Rose
Death waits for no woman.
In a secluded winter home, a mother and daughter are forced to confront their relationship while dealing with the passing of a family member.

Not Real
(AUSTRALIA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Michael Nicholls
When an imaginative 8-year-old boy learns the truth about Santa, he must choose between keeping his younger sister in the dark, or waking her up to their parents' lies.

Shy Guys
(USA, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Fredric Lehne
Two strangers bravely confront and resolve one of the most terrifying and perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind… all while standing at neighboring urinals.

Las Cenizas
(USA, 7 min)
Writer: Jacob Kirby, Fiona Gorman
Director: Jacob Kirby
In the wake of a domestic tragedy, a turbulent pair of siblings travel to Cuba in hopes of finding peace with their estranged father in his homeland.

Hidden
(USA, 20 min)
Writer/Director: Farzad Ostovarzadeh
After losing his younger half-brother, 12-year-old Parham experiences a battery of conflicting emotions regarding his brother’s death, and his new position in the family.


Thursday October 13, 2016 7:10pm - 8:52pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

7:15pm CDT

Finding Oscar
(USA, 99 min)
Director: Ryan Suffern (in attendance)
Producers: Ryan Suffern, Frank Marshall (both in attendance)
The investigation of the Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala leads to the trail of two little boys, Oscar and Ramiro, who were abducted during the slaughter and raised by some of the very soldiers who murdered their families. These boys offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre. It will take a dedicated team—from a forensic anthropologist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor—to uncover the truth. In a country built on impunity, finding justice will be a decades-long road.


Thursday October 13, 2016 7:15pm - 9:14pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

7:15pm CDT

Wakefield
(USA, 106 min)
Writer/Director: Robin Swicord (in attendance)
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Ian Anthony Dale
In Robin Swicord’s adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s short story, successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner) and children and neighbors. “Wakefield” becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.


Thursday October 13, 2016 7:15pm - 9:21pm CDT
State Theatre

7:30pm CDT

The Big Spoon
(USA, 119 min)
World Premiere
Writers: Mallory Culbert, Carlyn Hudson (both in attendance)
Director: Carlyn Hudson
Cast: Mallory Culbert, Zach Knighton (both in attendance), Agustín Silva, Isabelle McNally, Nick Stevenson (in attendance)
Mallory and her long-term boyfriend Ben are looking forward to having the house to themselves until Mallory’s flighty roommate comes home early with a surprise lover in tow. Four people in one tiny house proves more stressful than anyone bargained for and each has to decide which relationships are worth holding onto and which are not.

Community Partners


Thursday October 13, 2016 7:30pm - 9:49pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

9:30pm CDT

Happy Gilmore Presented by Tim Herlihy
(USA, 93 min)
Writers: Tim Herlihy (in attendance), Adam Sandler
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen
Sandler's second popular starring vehicle after Billy Madison is a goofy lowbrow paean to golf, hockey, and the comic hysterics of its childlike star. In Happy Gilmore, Sandler plays the title character, a raw, determined, but ultimately untalented hockey player who keeps trying out for the pros. When Happy discovers his grandmother (Frances Bay) will lose her home if she doesn't fork over 270,000 dollars to the IRS, he tries to figure out how he can possibly scrounge up the cash. An idea strikes during a game of one-upmanship with a couple furniture movers stripping his grandmother's home: On his first-ever swing, he drives a golf ball farther than the movers have ever seen. 

Panelists
avatar for Tim Herlihy

Tim Herlihy

writer Saturday Night Live, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Pixels, The Ridiculous Six
TIM HERLIHY has written or co-written the feature films Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, Bedtime Stories, Grown Ups 2 and Pixels. These films have grossed over one billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue. He... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:30pm - 11:42pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

9:45pm CDT

Shorts Program 2: Dangerous Streets
(85 min)

A New Civilization
(USA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Williams Naranjo
A young group of volunteers are about to deliver presidential ballots during the 2013 Venezuelan Elections when a group of suspicious warrant-wielding officials appear.

Mala
(USA, 19 min)
Writer: Stephen Schuyler
Director: Marly Hernandez Cortes
Young migrant worker Lucinda tries to navigate a balance between her teenage independence and the demands of work on a farm.

And Then, Violence
(USA/FRANCE, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Jordan Goldnadel
While trying to reconnect with her ex-boyfriend, Rebecca finds her life interrupted by an ambient anti-Semitism that has infiltrated French society.

Weg Met Willem
(NETHERLANDS, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Willem Bosch
After being left with two unhygienic strangers, six-year-old Willem believes he has been abandoned by his parents and decides to make his own way home on foot.

Friday Night
(FRANCE, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Alexis Michalik
Thrown into the midst of a city-wide attack, Claire is forced to navigate the French metropolis in a desperate search to find her daughter and ensure her safety.

My Viola
(CANADA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Shawn Gerrard
A sixteen year old viola protégé’s mixed racial background suddenly comes to the forefront after his mother is held up at gunpoint by an unidentified assailant.



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:45pm - 11:30pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

10:00pm CDT

Electric Nostalgia
(USA, 93 min)
Writer/Director: Jacob Leighton Burns (in attendance)
Cast: Lauren Analla, Stephen Goodman, Page Tudyk, J. Alan Davidson (all in attendance)
After dying in a car accident, a young woman is brought back to life in an artificial body, thanks to Project Lazarus and its founder, Leland Helm. As she struggles to deal with her new life, she begins to experience a phenomenon known as Electric Nostalgia, where memories of a previous body inhabitant present themselves as dreams or visions. Things spiral out of control as she learns more about the mysterious Leland Helm, her new body, and the faceless man who haunts her.


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:00pm - 11:51pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

10:15pm CDT

Desierto
(MEXICO, 94 min)
Writer/Director: Jonás Cuarón
Writer: Mateo Garcia
From Jonás Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed filmmakers of Gravity, comes a unique, modern vision of terror.  Desierto is a visceral, heart-pounding suspense-thriller packed with tension and suspense from start to finish, starring Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries and Y Tu Mamá También) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen).


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:15pm - 11:49pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

10:30pm CDT

Friends Presented by Marta Kauffman
Friends
"The Pilot" & "The Last One"

Created by: David Crane and Marta Kauffman
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

This year's Outstanding Television Writer and co-creator of Friends, Marta Kauffman, joins our Retrospective Series with a presentation of the pilot and finale episodes from the acclaimed series, Friends. Kauffman will take us on a stroll down memory lane and share all the central perks of creating this beloved show.

Panelists
avatar for Marta Kauffman

Marta Kauffman

2016 Outstanding Television Writer award recipient
Marta Kauffman is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning television writer, producer and showrunner. Having earned her BA in Theater Arts at Brandeis University, Kauffman and then-writing partner David Crane – whom she met at Brandeis – got their big break in the early 1990s after... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30pm - Friday October 14, 2016 11:30pm CDT
State Theatre

11:00pm CDT

The Cliff
(SPAIN, 99 min)
Writers: Natxo Lopez, Andres Martorell, Helena Taberna
Director: Helena Taberna (in attendance)
Cast: Daniel Grao, Juana Acosta, Goya Toledo Gabriel is a promising attorney whose life is turned upside down when he receives a phone call from the police. A sect has committed mass suicide in the Canary Islands and his sister Cordelia was one of the followers. Her cadaver has yet to be found. Having not seen her for years, Gabriel sets out to the Canary Islands in search of her, longing to know the truth of her fate. Subtitles

Community Partners


Thursday October 13, 2016 11:00pm - Friday October 14, 2016 12:39am CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint
 
Friday, October 14
 

2:00pm CDT

The Producers (1967) Presented by Phil Rosenthal
(USA, 90 min)
Writer/Director: Mel Brooks
After failing as a Broadway producer, Max Bialystock is forced into a life of fulfilling the sexual fantasies of elderly women make ends meet. His luck takes a turn for the better after meeting Leo Bloom, a neurotic accountant who unknowingly inspires Max with a crazy idea of how to turn failure into fortune – secure a huge financial investment for a play, and pocket the investors’ money after producing a sure-fire flop. Their secret weapon: Springtime for Hitler – the worst play they could ever hope to find. Convinced the play will close within one night, the duo sets out to get rich quick. 

Panelists
avatar for Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal

creator/executive producer/host I'll Have What Phil's Having, Everybody Loves Raymond; writer/director Exporting Raymond
Phil Rosenthal is the creator and host of “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” a new series that combines his love of food and travel with his unique brand of humor. Rosenthal was born in Queens, New York and moved with his parents and brother to New City, New York in Rockland... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 2:00pm - 3:48pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

2:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 11: Documentary Shorts 1
(89 min)

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
(USA, 40 min)
Director: Frank Stiefel
Previously trapped in a life of darkness and isolation, Mindy Alper’s psychologically powerful and emotionally honest art pieces have allowed her to emerge into a brighter life.

Bike Love
(USA, 12 min)
Director: Kara Minnehan
Bike Love explores car-free living, new modes of transportation, and the city of Portland’s bike culture firsthand.

All the Presidents' Heads
(USA, 8 min)
Director: Adam Roffman
A short documentary about the rise and fall of Presidents Park, and one man's quest to bring the giant presidential busts back into the public eye.

Mile 19
(USA, 10 min)
Director: Vincent DeLuca
Johnnie Jameson returned from the Vietnam War seeking peace andfound it in the LA Marathon. Preparing for his 30th consecutive race, Johnnie must face his aging body and dig deeper than ever before to push forward.

Heavy Fog Tonight
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Nathan Reich
Chief engineer since 1967 at NYC’s last steam driven power plant, Conrad will have to face his fear of retirement and start making new plans for his future.


Friday October 14, 2016 2:00pm - 3:49pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

4:30pm CDT

Shorts Program 12: Documentary Shorts 2
(85 min)

A House Without Snakes
(USA/BOTSWANA, 29 min)
Writer/Director: Daniel Koehler
In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures in the wake of their people’s relocation from their ancestral homeland.

Fragile
(USA, 10 min)
Director: Nilo Batle
Using the transformative power of art, Gil Batle carves images of his twenty-year incarceration onto delicate ostrich eggs.

Soul City
(USA, 20 min)
Directors: Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol, Gini Richards
Civil rights activists attempt to build a multiracial utopia in the heart of Klan County – North Carolina in the 1970s. Faced with difficult obstacles, they are forced to balance idealism with the hostile reality of the times. 

Well Groomed
(USA, 9 min)
Director: Rebecca Stern
Well Groomed is a psychedelically hued journey into the colorful world of competitive creative dog grooming - diving deep into the passion these specialized groomers bring to their competitions.

The Soul of a Tree
(USA, 17 min)
Director: Mari Walker
World famous woodworker George Nakashima's path crosses twice with a man in Eden, Idaho named Bill Vaughn: once when George was interned during World War II... and decades later, when Bill picked up the book The Soul of a Tree.


Friday October 14, 2016 4:30pm - 6:15pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

5:00pm CDT

Blood Stripe
(USA, 92 min)
Writers: Remy Auberjonois, Kate Nowlin (in attendance)
Director: Remy Auberjonois
Cast: Kate Nowlin, Tom Lipinski, Chris Sullivan, Rusty Schwimmer, René Auberjonois
A U.S. Marine sergeant returns home from her third tour of duty in Afghanistan unable to sleep and wracked by paranoia and anxiety. Feeling disconnected from her home life with her husband and friends and frustrated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, she retreats deep into Minnesota’s North Woods. There she seeks refuge at a picturesque summer camp with a plainspoken overseer and a local fisherman, but her deep emotional wounds continue to overwhelm and traumatize her.

Community Partners


Friday October 14, 2016 5:00pm - 6:52pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

6:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 13: Animated Shorts
(96 min)

Moon of a Sleepless Night
(JAPAN, 26 min)
Writer/Director: Takeshi Yashiro
In a thick forest full of giant trees, a boy lives modestly with his family until a squirrel invites him on an adventure to free the moon, which is stuck high in a tree.

The Treehouse
(MEXICO, 6 min)
Writers: Adan Díaz de León, Emilio Anaya Acosta, Rubén Rodríguez Pérez
Director: Adan Díaz de León
Molière is the son of a strict luthier who wants him to play a string instrument just like him. One day at the market, Molière discovers a new instrument: the trumpet.

Taking Flight
(USA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Brandon Oldenburg
What begins as a small boy’s boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey, narrowly escaping wild monkeys and battling aliens to save the universe.

Mothers
(BULGARIA, 18 min)
Writer/Director: Lubomir Yotov
On a cold, wet autumn night Philip needs a woman—someone to give him all her love. So he hires Agathe—a mother for a night.

Hugo Bumfeldt
(HUNGARY, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Eva Katinka Bognar
Hugo, an alien boy on a tiny far-away planet, finally gets his first pet: a scuba diver. Swept away by his childlike excitement, Hugo doesn't recognize his plaything is an actual human being.

Hey Deer!
(HUNGARY, 7 min)
Writer/Director: Örs Bárczy
A cocoa-drinking deer has his foundation shaken by an earthquake that persistently upsets his tidy work.

Pearl
(USA, 6 min)
Writers: Alexis Harte, Scot Stafford, Patrick Osborne, JJ Wiesler
Director: Patrick Osborne
Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country, chasing their dreams.

Welcome to My Life
(FRANCE, 9 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Ito
Monster –American teenager Douglas, aka T-Kesh, is doing his best to fit in and make it through high school. Life can be hard when you’re so very much not like the others.

Burnt
(USA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Devin Bell
In a scorched desert forest, three burnt plant creatures encounter something green.


Friday October 14, 2016 6:00pm - 7:56pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

6:30pm CDT

Crunch Time (Episodes 1-2)
Writer/Director: Andrew Disney
Writer: Bradley Jackson
In a highly classified location, a gang of misfit grad students are interrogated by government operatives. Why? Because the world is about to end, and it’s all their fault. How did it all start? With a last ditch effort to win back love… by way of an extremely dangerous, untested, lucid dreaming machine.


Friday October 14, 2016 6:30pm - 7:12pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

6:45pm CDT

Middle Man
(USA, 101 min)
Writer/Director: Ned Crowley (in attendance)
Cast: Jim O’Heir, Andrew J. West (both in attendance), Josh McDermitt, Anne Dudek
Straight-laced accountant Lenny Freeman dreams of becoming a famous comedian. There's only one problem. Lenny's not funny. Still, he hits the road to audition for a Vegas stand-up contest and along the way picks up a mysterious traveler named “Hitch.” When Lenny tests his act at a small town open-mic, a run-in with a heckler leads to murder. And as the body count piles up, Lenny discovers the dark truth -- all the violence and mayhem is actually improving his comedy.


Friday October 14, 2016 6:45pm - 8:46pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

6:45pm CDT

Holding Patterns
(USA, 102 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Jake Goldberger (in attendance)
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush, Christopher Meloni, Haley Joel Osment, Rita Volk
Mid-twenties, unmotivated, and still living at home with his mother and stepfather, Charlie Brenner is given a surprising boost of confidence when he meets Amber, a local barista. As they become closer, the line between friendship and intimacy is blurred, and the situation forces both of them to examine where they are in their respective lives. Charlie’s situation is further complicated by the sudden appearance of his estranged father.



Friday October 14, 2016 6:45pm - 8:47pm CDT
State Theatre

7:00pm CDT

The Big Flip - Stories from the Modern Home Front
(USA, 65 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Izzy Chan (in attendance)
Over 18 months, The Big Flip follows the lives of four “flipped” families where the wife is the primary breadwinner and the husband takes care of the home and kids. In a society where the majority of Americans still believe kids are better off with Mom at home instead of at work, and divorce is 40% more likely when the wife is the breadwinner, this documentary follows their quest to redefine love, purpose and happiness when traditional gender roles are reversed.


Friday October 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:25pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

7:00pm CDT

Good Fortune
(USA, 86 min)
World Premiere

Writer: Johnny O'Hara
Directors: Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell

Born into humble beginnings, at times homeless, John Paul DeJoria is the poster boy of “conscious capitalism” (a.k.a. “the triple bottom line” – people, planet and profit). GOOD FORTUNE tells his heartwarming life story and follows him as he does business as a means to make the world a better place. A self-confessed product of the motorcycle gangs of which he was once a member, JP lives an extraordinary life spreading his messages of “success unshared is failure” and “peace, love and happiness” wherever he goes. From helping to create back-to-work programs for the homeless to fighting whale poachers in the Arctic - this is the fascinating life story of a man whose passions for people and planet are deeply intertwined. 


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Friday October 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:45pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

7:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 3: Rising To The Challenge
(95 min)

Maartin
(FINLAND, 21 min)
Writers: Joel Rahkonen and Sonia Stenius
Director: Joel Rahkonen
A police officer gets an opportunity to show what he’s made of when the Norwegian bicycle mafia kidnaps Pierre, the son of his sweetheart.

Zaire
(UK, 16 min)
Writer: George Kellock
Director: Joshua Benson
A scientist struggles to bring organic life to a remote planet. Forced to face the prospect of failure after months of unsuccessful attempts, he seeks the hope needed to persevere.

The Bathtub
(AUSTRIA, 13 min)
Writers: Tim Ellrich and Dominik Huber
Director: Tim Ellrich
Three brothers try to dive back into their childhood by recreating an old family picture in the bathtub.

The Blondes
(SPAIN, 17 min)
Writer/Director: Carlota Martínez Pereda
After coming into possession of another woman’s credit card, Marta dyes her hair blonde to engage in some light identity theft. With the help of fellow blonde Pepa, Marta’s crime spree goes a little too far.

Capes
(AUSTRALIA, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Lucas Testro
When the city's superhero finds himself short of a sidekick, he comes up with an unlikely solution to his staffing problems.

That Kinda Night
(USA, 20 min)
Writers: Jeremy King and Chelsey Cummings
Director: Clayton Witmer
Kev always thought that there was only one girl for him. When an alien invasion destroys the city, he begins to realize how right he was.


Friday October 14, 2016 7:00pm - 9:02pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

7:30pm CDT

My Life as a Film
(SWITZERLAND, 77 min)
North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Eva Vitija (in attendance)
For her whole life, Eva Vitija saw her father from behind a camera. An obsessive videographer and documenter, he spent the majority of his time recording and later archiving his family. After he died, Eva decided to turn the camera around, taking over his extensive archive and weaving together footage and family interviews to better understand the man that raised her. My Life as a Film is a personal search for the surprising truths hidden behind a father’s pictures.
 


Friday October 14, 2016 7:30pm - 9:07pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

8:45pm CDT

Nerdland
(USA, 85 min)
Director: Chris Prynoski
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker (in attendance)
Aspiring screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt) and aspiring actor John (Paul Rudd) are best friends whose dreams of super-stardom have fizzled. With their 30th birthdays looming and their desperation growing, John and Elliot decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to become famous -- or infamous -- than ever before.

Panelists
avatar for Andrew Kevin Walker

Andrew Kevin Walker

writer Se7en, Sleepy Hollow, Nerdland
Andrew Kevin Walker wrote SE7EN, Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW, and rewrote THE GAME and FIGHT CLUB.  He wrote scripts for HBO's TALES FROM THE CRYPT and PERVERSIONS OF SCIENCE, as well as THE FOLLOW and AMBUSH for the BMW Short Film Series, THE HIRE.  His movie treatment REMEMBER... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 8:45pm - 10:10pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

8:45pm CDT

Two Trains Runnin'
(USA, 82 min)
Writer: Benjamin Hedin (in attendance)
Director: Sam Pollard
Cast: Common, Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams
In June of 1964, two groups of young men made up of musicians, college students, and record collectors traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Narrated by Common and featuring new music by Gary Clark Jr., Two Trains Runnin’ revisits an important moment when America's cultural and political institutions were dramatically transformed.

Community Partners


Friday October 14, 2016 8:45pm - 10:25pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

9:15pm CDT

11:55
(USA, 80 min)
Writers: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder (both in attendance), Victor Almanzar
Directors: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder
Cast: Victor Almanzar, Shirley Rumierk, Elizabeth Rodriguez, John Leguizamo, Julia Stiles
US Marine Nelson Sanchez has run out of time. Upon returning to his hometown, Nelson is immediately faced with the dire consequences of the troubled past he had tried to escape. Hoping desperately to survive the day, Nelson must chart an unlikely path in order to survive. In a place where the only options appear to be the street or the military, 11:55 captures a young man struggling to break the cycles of violence that have defined him.


Friday October 14, 2016 9:15pm - 10:55pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

9:30pm CDT

One Night
(USA, 72 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Minhal Baig (in attendance)
Cast: Anna Camp (in attendance), Isabelle Fuhrman, Justin Chatwin, Kyle Allen
Bea, a worrisome teenager, reconnects with her introverted childhood friend, Andy. The two overcome their differences in social status one night after their high school prom. Thirty-something Elizabeth must decide whether to salvage her relationship with Drew after much personal disappointment. Past and present collide as two couples explore love over the course of one night at a hotel.


Friday October 14, 2016 9:30pm - 11:02pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

9:45pm CDT

Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse
(USA, 90 min)
World Premiere

Writers/Directors: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani
When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, couple and performing comedy duo Gabe and Etta pack up their troubles and hit the road with their trusty dog, Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event.

In attendance: Writers/Directors/Cast Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani

Community Partners
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Friday October 14, 2016 9:45pm - 11:35pm CDT
State Theatre

9:45pm CDT

Delinquent
(USA, 97 min)
Writer/Director: Kieran Valla (in attendance)
Cast: Alex Shaffer, Bill Sage, Sam Dillon, Erin Darke
Joey’s on the verge of getting kicked out of high school and can’t wait. All he wants is to work for his father, a tree cutter by day and the leader of a gang of small-time thieves by night. So when Joey’s father asks him to fill in as lookout, Joey is thrilled—until a routine robbery goes very wrong. Caught between loyalties to family and a childhood friend in mourning, Joey has to deal with paranoid accomplices, a criminal investigation, and his own guilt.

Community Partners


Friday October 14, 2016 9:45pm - 11:42pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

9:45pm CDT

Shorts Program 4: Young & Old
(103 min)

Fanny Pack
(USA, 11 min)
Writer/Director: Uttera Singh
A young Indian-American woman wants to follow her dreams, but her fanny pack clad Indian father would much rather have her follow his own.

The Obituary
(USA, 14 min)
Writer: Norm Leonard
Director: Jonathan Thompson
An aspiring writer pens obituaries to pay the bills, but when he shows up to a man's home for a statement regarding someone's passing, he's confronted with a life-or-death situation of his own.

Off Track Betty
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Clayton Dean Smith
A woman struggling with her neighborhood being torn down is given a link to her past when a boy shows up outside her door.

Piece of Wood
(EGYPT, 16 min)
Writer: Michael Blankenship
Director: Yassin Koptan
Adam is an Egyptian teenager that only wants to land his skateboarding trick at a local mall. When his skateboard is confiscated by mall security, it's up to him and his best friend George to retrieve it.

A Man Like a Tree
(GERMANY, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Sylvia Borges
An elderly man’s quest to buy a Christmas tree forces him to confront the fact that, even during the holiday season, things continue to change.

Dance Card
(AUSTRALIA, 7 min)
Writer/Director: Renee Crea
Cara has something important to tell her grandfather, but she's worried he might find it a bit shocking. It turns out he has some surprises for her, too.

Lucy in My Eyes
(CANADA, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Megan Park
On the eve of her wedding, Lucy has a conversation with her six year old self.

Boutik
(MAURITIUS, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Damien Dittberner
Gaetan has lost his toy soldier and seeks help from the adults around him to get a new one. Once Gaetan realizes the adults are no help at all, he begins to meddle in their already difficult lives.


Friday October 14, 2016 9:45pm - 11:48pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

11:30pm CDT

The Writer's Burrow
(SPAIN, 102 min)
World Premiere
Writers: Francisco Conde, Kurro González (both in attendance)
Director: Kurro González
Successful writer Carlos has lost his will to write after a tragic event, but his publishers insist that he fulfills his contract. To help with the process, his editor decides to send him Caterina, a young assistant and admirer of his work. Her presence makes Carlos regain some order, and he makes genuine efforts to overcome the fears that paralyze him. He sees Caterina as a unique opportunity to finish his novel, and is not willing to lose her… ever.
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Friday October 14, 2016 11:30pm - Saturday October 15, 2016 1:32am CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint
 
Saturday, October 15
 

11:00am CDT

A Little Princess Presented by Richard LaGravenese and Mark Johnson
(USA, 97 MIN)
Writers: Elizabeth Chandler, Richard LaGravenese
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
A privileged, free-spirited young girl tries to adapt to life in a strict boarding school in this charming, critically acclaimed children's fantasy. Adapting a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, also the author of The Secret Garden, the film shifts the story's setting to World War I. 10 year-old Sara Crewe (Liesel Matthews) has been left in a respected New York City boarding school while her British father heads overseas to fight. Filled with wild stories and a playful attitude, the unconventional Sara becomes popular amongst her classmates but quickly comes into conflict with the harsh headmistress, Miss Minchin (Eleanor Bron), who attempts to quash the child's individuality. The young girl's situation takes a serious turn for the worse when she unexpectedly receives word of her father's death, and, suddenly impoverished, is forced into life as a servant. Treated as a lesser class of person by her former companions, Sara instead befriends her fellow servants and turns to the power of imagination in order to maintain hope for the future. In addition to changing the story's setting, screenwriters Richard LaGravenese and Elizabeth Chandler add a layer of Indian mythology to the tale, allowing director Alfonso Cuaron the chance to punctuate the riches-to-rags fable with a series of lush, imaginative fantasy sequences. 

Panelists
avatar for Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson - Gran Via Productions; executive producer Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Halt & Catch Fire, Rectify; producer Downsizing, Rain Man, A Little Princess, Galaxy Quest, The Notebook, The Chronicles of Narnia franchise
Mark Johnson is both an Oscar (Rain Man) and an Emmy (Breaking Bad) winner who has produced over forty films and television shows. Johnson produced all of the writer-director Barry Levinson’s films from 1982-1994. In addition to Rain Man, their diverse slate of acclaimed features... Read More →
avatar for Richard LaGravenese

Richard LaGravenese

writer/director/producer; credits include: The Last Five Years, P.S. I Love You, Behind The Candelabra, The Fisher King, Unbroken, Water for Elephants, Freedom Writers, Living Out Loud, The Bridges of Madison County, A Little Princess, The Horse Whisperer, The Ref, The Divide, A Decade Under The Influence
Richard LaGravenese is a writer, director and producer. Writing credits include: “Behind The Candelabra”, (Emmy Nomination for Best Writing in Television Movie/Mini Series, BAFTA nomination Best Screenplay). “The Fisher King” (AcademyAward®, BAFTA and WGA award nominations... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 1:57pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

12:00pm CDT

Wrestling Alligators
(USA, 90 min)
Writers: Udy Epstein, Tchavdar Georgiev, Andrew Shea
Director: Andrew Shea (in attendance)
James Billie is the charismatic leader of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, an alligator wrestler, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, and the father of Indian gaming. He also sits at the head of one of the biggest gaming operations in the world. Controversial both inside and outside his tribe, James Billie has used his charm and wits to beat the white man, time and again, at his own game. Now, faced with new battles, James and his tribe once again find their way of life challenged.


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

12:00pm CDT

The Last Supper (1996) presented by Dan Rosen

The Last Supper (1996) Presented by Dan Rosen

(USA, 92 min)

Writers: Dan Rosen (in attendance)

Director: Stacy Title

Stranded student Pete (Ron Eldard) gets a lift from racist trucker Zack and repays the favor by inviting him in for dinner with his roommates, Jude (Cameron Diaz), Luke (Courtney B. Vance), Marc (Jonathan Penner) and Paulie (Annabeth Gish). When Zack praises Hitler and pulls a knife at the table, the roommates kill him. Rationalizing their actions as a favor to humanity, they bury Zack in the yard and begin to invite other offensive types to a string of similarly murderous meals.


Panelists
avatar for Dan Rosen

Dan Rosen

writer The Last Supper; writer/director Freeloaders; writer/producer The First Family
Dan Rosen’s first screenplay was the critically acclaimed cult favorite, “The Last Supper” starring Cameron Diaz, Anabeth Gish, Ron Pearlman, and Bill Paxton. Debuting at the Toronto Film Festival, The Last Supper was a crowd favorite at The London Film Festival, South By Southwest... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

1:00pm CDT

An Acquired Taste
(USA, 70 min)
Writer/ Director: Vanessa Lemaire (in attendance)
Why kill your own food? A new mindful generation of teens defy factory farming and turn to hunting as a way of connecting with the source of their sustenance. Nick, Alex and Ashlie leave behind their modern lives and embark on a journey that is foreign to their parents. To make a humane kill, these animal lovers confront tormenting ethics and their worst nightmares, partly to eat dinner, and partly to carve out their own identities in a world increasingly at odds with reality and nature.


Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

1:00pm CDT

Imperfections

Imperfections

(USA, 109 min)

Writer/Director: David Singer (in attendance)

Cast: Virginia Kull, Ed Begley, Jr., Marilu Henner, Ashton Holmes

Desperate to save enough money to move to Hollywood, struggling actress Cassidy takes a job working as a runner for an importer in Chicago’s diamond district. When she realizes the money is trickling in too slowly for her to put a stake together, she conspires with the owner’s son to stage a robbery and keep the diamonds—using her former boyfriend as the fall guy.



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 3:09pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

2:30pm CDT

The Viagra Chronicles
(GERMANY/ITALY/USA, 88 min)
Writer/Director: Chiara Sambuchi (in attendance)
The Viagra Chronicles follows four men: an Italian gigolo, the head chef of a well-known restaurant in Washington, a young IT specialist, and a sixty-year old from Cologne, Germany. Each from different places and backgrounds, they all have something in common: the regular use of Viagra or similar medication. This documentary examines the culture of sexuality, performance, and expectations through the lives of these four protagonists.

Community Partners


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 4:18pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

2:30pm CDT

My Mother's Wound
(TURKEY, 120 min)
North American Premiere
Writers: Ozan Aciktan, Ozan Guven, Fethi Kantarci, Uygar Sirin, Mehmet Turgut, Funda Çetin
Director: Ozan Aciktan (in attendance)
Cast: Ozan Guven, Meryem Uzerli (in attendance), Belcim Bilgin (in attendance), Bora Akkas
Upon turning 18, Salih leaves his orphanage behind in the hopes of finding his mother and father, but after discovering the brutal nature of his birth, his intentions turn dark. With vengeance in his heart, Salih continues to track down his father and stumbles upon a farm in Serbia, where he is given work, food, and a place to call home. Struggling with his new found happiness and the tragedy of his past, Salih begins to learn that sometimes the wounds of war never heal.


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 4:50pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

3:00pm CDT

No Retreat
(USA, 78 min)
World Premiere
Writers: J.D. Singer, Nicholas, Zafonte (in attendance)
Director: Nicholas Zafonte
Cast: Samantha Soule, Josh Tyson
Two college friends reconnect 15 years later for a weekend writer's retreat. This last attempt for these two failed artists to do something creative with their lives falls apart as the drama of old regrets, insecurity, and unfinished romantic business rears its ugly head.


Saturday October 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:38pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

3:15pm CDT

Almost Adults
(CANADA, 90 min)
Writer: Adrianna DiLonardo
Director: Sarah Rotella
Cast: Natasha Negovanlis, Elise Bauman, Justin Gerhard, Winny Clarke
Cassie and Mackenzie are two best friends in their final year of college and transitioning into adulthood. Mackenzie, recently out, embraces her sexuality and tries to catch up on everything she has missed during her teenage years, while Cassie ends a long term relationship with her boyfriend and discovers her life isn’t going as planned. Both struggle to keep their friendship together as they begin growing apart.


Saturday October 15, 2016 3:15pm - 5:05pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

4:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 10: Everything’s Shorter in Texas
(88 min)

The Lemon Tree
(USA, 11 min)
Writer/Director: Amanda Yam
A young girl comes to terms with her father’s impending death as they spend their last few remaining days together. His ailment? A lemon tree growing from his stomach.

Lavoyger
(USA, 23 min)
Director: Rachel Bardin
This documentary chronicles El Tuche Ranch, a host to oil tycoons and powerful men and also a waypoint for illegal immigrants crossing the border.

Makeup
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Hannah Whisenant
A young girl tries to get close to her absent mother by putting on her makeup, but she begins to realize why she shouldn't emulate her.

Game Night
(USA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Joel Fendelman
When a lonely taxi driver happens upon a football field, he falls into a memory of his past.

Mosca

(USA, 9 min)
Writer: Lizette Barrera, Renier Murrilo
Director: Lizette Barrera
A wayward teen revisits her hometown to reconnect with her cousin, despite her aunt’s wishes.

Hit & Run
(USA, 13 min)
Writer/Director: Jason Neulander
Katie's brother John thinks he's run over someone. What the siblings find instead will change their lives forever. And not for the better.

Flush
(USA, 6 min)
Writers: Matt Cooper, Will Witwer
Director: Matt Cooper
A business traveller with bad karma gets what's coming to him in the form of an automatic flush toilet.

That Day
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Stephanie Mishelle Ard
While friends and family mourn her father’s passing, 15-year-old Mishelle needs to deals with grieving in her own way.



Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:48pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

4:15pm CDT

5 Doctors
(USA, 92 min)
World Premiere

Writers: Phil Primason, Max Azulay, Matt Porter
Directors: Matt Porter, Max Azulay
Cast: Max Azulay, Matt Porter, Emily Walton, Bobby Moynihan, Eddie Pepitone

Convinced that he's dying from a bizarre array of symptoms, struggling comedian Spencer Kaminsky returns home to visit his five childhood doctors in a single day, all while desperately trying to avoid the friends and family that he left behind.

In Attendance: Writer/Director/Actor Matt Porter, Writer/Director/Actor Max Azulay, Writer/Exec. Producer Phil Primason

 


Saturday October 15, 2016 4:15pm - 5:07pm CDT
State Theatre

4:30pm CDT

Crunch Time (Episodes 3-6)
Episodes 3-6
World Premiere of Episode 6

Writer/Director: Andrew Disney
Writer: Bradley Jackson

In a highly classified location, a gang of misfit grad students are interrogated by government operatives. Why? Because the world is about to end, and it’s all their fault. How did it all start? With a last ditch effort to win back love… by way of an extremely dangerous, untested, lucid dreaming machine.

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Saturday October 15, 2016 4:30pm - 7:10pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

5:00pm CDT

Quaker Oaths
(USA, 88 min)
World Premiere

Writer/Director: Louisiana Kreutz (in attendance)

Cast: Alex Dobrenko, Fede Rangel (both in attendance)

When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. It’s a sweet tradition that signifies the importance of community. But when Joe and Emily want to get divorced, that sweet tradition creates an unexpected challenge: now every guest must cross off their name to make the split official. In this off-beat comedy, these two would-be divorcees hit the highway to track down friends and relatives, revisiting old feelings, and discovering new ones along the way.


In Attendance: Writer/director Louisiana Kreutz, cast Alex Dobrenko, Fede Rangel, other cast and crew

Community Partners


Saturday October 15, 2016 5:00pm - 6:48pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

5:30pm CDT

They Call Us Monsters

They Call Us Monsters

(USA, 82 min)

Director: Ben Lear

In California, violent juveniles between 14-17 years old can be tried as adults. Typically, they are accused of heinous crimes—murders and attempted murders—that leave their victims’ families shattered. And yet, they are still kids, with a greater capacity to change and one day return to society. Behind the walls of their prison, three violent juvenile offenders are writing a movie as they await their trials. It’s the story of their childhoods with the ending rewritten.


Community Partners


Saturday October 15, 2016 5:30pm - 7:12pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

6:00pm CDT

The Harvest Run
(USA, 84 min)
World Premiere
Writers/Directors: Steven Balvanz, Aaron McAdams (both in attendance)
For three generations, the Beckley family has made their living harvesting crops for farmers in the Great Plains. Every spring, the Beckleys and their crew hit the road with a fleet of equipment, following the ripening crops from Texas all the way to the Canadian border. This is the story of the Beckleys' struggle to hold on to their way of life while facing the seemingly insurmountable hardships of economics, Mother Nature, and the changing American work ethic.

Community Partners


Saturday October 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:44pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

6:00pm CDT

The Tiger Hunter
(USA, 94 min)
Writers: Sameer Gardezi, Lena Khan (in attendance)
Director: Lena Khan
Cast: Danny Pudi, Karen David, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder
Young Indian Sami Malik travels to America in the 1970s to become an engineer in order to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father—a legendary tiger hunter. When Sami's job falls through, he joins with a gang of oddball friends in the hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he's far more successful than he truly is…or perhaps ever could be.


Saturday October 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:54pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

6:30pm CDT

Shorts Program 5: A Stranger Comes To Town
(85 min)

Killing Thyme
(GREAT BRITAIN, 23 min)
Writer: Natalie Malla
Director: M.J. McMahon
Eight-year-old Sam is desperate for an allotment. When he meets Norma, a curmudgeonly old man with a neglected allotment and a death wish, Sam thinks he has the solution to both of their problems.

Upside Down Feeling
(AUSTRALIA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Eddie White
With the help of a strange visitor from another time, young and imaginative Arthur begins to explore mortality after the passing of a classmate.

Turnings
(USA, 9 min)
Writer: Robert Herzog, Thomas Mentel
Director: Robert Herzog
When Kenny is passed over for a promotion, he makes a decisive choice that puts a co-worker into the hospital and leaves him to suffer with the moral consequences.

The Universe of Scotch and Haagen-Dazs
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Jonathan Todd Ross
When Dan Levy goes to get his snoring, pregnant wife a glass of water, he meets an alternate version of himself who has an offer this Dan might not be able to refuse.

Pretty M. John
(PHILIPPINES, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Enrique Unzueta
A boy explores his gender identity through a brief but touching friendship with a transgender boxer who comes to stay at his mother’s guesthouse.

Vali
(BELGIUM, 10 min)
Writers/Directors: François Mercier, Hans Vercauter
After a wild night, Vali decides the time is right to settle a score with her lover Marco.

Big City
(AUSTRALIA, 9 min)
Writer/Director: Jordan Bond
A lonely Indian taxi driver is befriended by an enigmatic passenger, who tries to coax him out of his shell.


Saturday October 15, 2016 6:30pm - 8:15pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

7:00pm CDT

Brave New Jersey
(USA, 86 min)
World Premiere

Writers: Michael Dowling, Jody Lambert

Director: Jody Lambert

A small New Jersey town in 1938 is overcome with mass hysteria on the night of Orson Welles's legendary 1938 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast, the hoax which fooled millions into believing America was being invaded by Martians.

In Attendance: Writer/Director Jody Lambert; Cast Tony Hale, Anna Camp, Heather Burns, Dan Bakkedahl, Sam Jaeger, Mel Rodriguez, Erika Alexander and others


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
State Theatre

7:30pm CDT

The Man Who Was Thursday
(USA/HUNGARY, 95 min)
North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Balazs Juszt (in attendance)
Cast: François Arnaud and Ana Ularu (both in attendance), Jordi Mollà
Following a disgraceful turn at his local parish Father Smith is called to Rome for spiritual rehabilitation. Upon his arrival Charles, the man who introduced him to the faith, reveals the real reason Smith was brought to Rome: to go underground and ascertain the mysterious leader of an anarchist group of renegades. The rift between reality and fantasy is blurred as Smith finds himself going further and further down the rabbit hole in this surreal thriller.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:30pm - 9:25pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

8:00pm CDT

La La Land
(USA, 126 min)
Writer/Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.



Saturday October 15, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

8:00pm CDT

Middle Man
(USA, 101 min)
Writer/Director: Ned Crowley (in attendance)
Cast: Jim O’Heir, Andrew J. West (both in attendance), Josh McDermitt, Anne Dudek
Straight-laced accountant Lenny Freeman dreams of becoming a famous comedian. There's only one problem. Lenny's not funny. Still, he hits the road to audition for a Vegas stand-up contest and along the way picks up a mysterious traveler named “Hitch.” When Lenny tests his act at a small town open-mic, a run-in with a heckler leads to murder. And as the body count piles up, Lenny discovers the dark truth -- all the violence and mayhem is actually improving his comedy.


Saturday October 15, 2016 8:00pm - 10:01pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

8:30pm CDT

Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer?
(USA, 85 min)
Writer: Mark Monroe
Director: Eve Marson (in attendance)
Dr. William Hurwitz was a preeminent pain specialist infamous for prescribing excessive amounts of pain medication to patients—tens of thousands of pills a year in some cases. Hurwitz was later sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking, but were his actions actually immoral? Dr. Feelgood tracks the controversial career of Hurwitz and provides a window into the ethical conflict of opioid prescriptions.

Saturday October 15, 2016 8:30pm - 10:16pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

8:45pm CDT

Pushing Dead
(USA, 111 min)
Writer/Director: Tom E. Brown (in attendance)
Cast: James Roday (in attendance), Danny Glover, Robin Weigert, Khandi Alexander
Living paycheck to paycheck at a San Francisco dive bar, Dan’s life has come to a halt ever since his HIV diagnosis 22 years earlier. He struggles to find the companionship he desires, fearing the inevitable “Hi, I’m positive,” talk. After accidentally depositing a $100 birthday check, Dan is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. Now the daily grind and constantly living ten pills away from death just got a little more nerve-wracking.

Community Partners


Saturday October 15, 2016 8:45pm - 10:56pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

9:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 6: Boy Meets Girl/Boy Meets Boy/Girl Meets Microwave
(94 min)

Fish & Chicks
(FRANCE, 19 min)
Writers/Directors: Elise McLeod and Julie Grumbach
Responding to a history question written on his desk with a joke, Erwan initiates an increasingly intriguing game of graffiti tag with an unknown student from a different class period.

As If To Say
(USA, 3 min)
Writer/Director: Kerry Bishé
A young woman struggles to find the right way to describe how she feels.

Swipe Right
(USA, 9 min)
Writer/ Director: Kendall Goldberg
After Katie is stood up by her tinder date, she meets Levi and they hit it off. When things take a turn for the worst, Katie can once again rest her case that she is horrible at dating.

Wannabe
(USA, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Matthew Manson
New York City, 1991: In order to win over his crush, a neurotic Jewish boy must first impress her skeptical Jamaican family.

Take With Water
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Tara O'Sullivan
After her first one night stand, Emma navigates the awkward and unfamiliar world of casual sex and learns to embrace her sexuality.

Gorilla
(FRANCE, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Tibo Pinsard
Henry Corso performs as a costumed gorilla in several different Hollywood horror films in 1952. Despite falling for an actress in his most recent project, he’ll remain committed to his terrifying role. 

Les Hommes Sans
(USA, 5 min)
Writers: Drew Freed, Kevin Masterson
Director: Matt Laud
During a campfire heart-to-heart, two men realize they share something in common.

Ping
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Phil Traill
An overlooked and overworked teacher (played by Kristen Schaal) finds herself in a surprising new relationship…with a microwave.



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00pm - 10:54pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

9:30pm CDT

Canine Soldiers
(USA, 65 min)
World Premiere
Director: Nancy Schiesari
Canine Soldiers explores the experience of war from the perspective of Military Working Dogs and two handlers, SSGT Marcin Radwin and SGT Danielle Jennings, who must find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) before they injure, maim, or kill troops. In a war where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, the quest to find explosives weighs heavily on a dog team, as both become prime targets. The film ultimately speaks to our co-evolution with canines and the powerful bond that keeps us human in the most inhuman of circumstances.

Community Partners


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:30pm - 10:52pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

9:45pm CDT

Hot Air
(USA, 86 min)
Writers: Jeremy M. Goldstein and Derek Sieg (both in attendance)
Director: Derek Sieg
Cast: Jere Burns, Matthew Gray Gubler, Schuyler Fisk, Gary Cole, Christa Miller, Jackson Hurst
A young man attends the funeral of his biological father, a man he never knew, only to meet a mysterious, quirky stranger who claims to have been best friends with his dad. The two set out on a comic adventure, helping one pursue the love of his life while the other leaves a trail of broken hearts and bank accounts in his wake.


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:45pm - 11:31pm CDT
State Theatre

10:00pm CDT

Suburban Cowboy
(USA, 92 min)
World Premiere
Writer: Ryan Colucci (in attendance)
Directors: Ryan Colucci, Dragan Roganovic
Cast: Frank Raducz Jr, Alandrea Martin, Louie Iaccarrino, Matty Finocchio (all in attendance)
In this gritty story based on real events, a Long Island drug dealer finds himself in over his head when one of his soldiers robs a dealer with a connection to ruthless Serbian gangsters. Now responsible for the debt, he is forced to take drastic measures.

Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00pm - 11:52pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

11:45pm CDT

Found Footage 3D
(USA, 99 min)
Writer/Director: Steven DeGennaro (in attendance)
Cast: Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien
When he's hired to document the behind-the-scenes action of the ultralow-budget horror movie Spectre of Death ("the first 3D found-footage horror film"), an aspiring filmmaker packs up his camera and travels with the film's crew to a creepy cabin in the woods. But when the fictional evil presence from their film begins appearing in his behind-the-scenes footage, he has to figure out how to stop it from entering the real world.


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:45pm - Sunday October 16, 2016 1:41am CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint
 
Sunday, October 16
 

12:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 11: Documentary Shorts 1
(89 min)

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
(USA, 40 min)
Director: Frank Stiefel
Previously trapped in a life of darkness and isolation, Mindy Alper’s psychologically powerful and emotionally honest art pieces have allowed her to emerge into a brighter life.

Bike Love
(USA, 12 min)
Director: Kara Minnehan
Bike Love explores car-free living, new modes of transportation, and the city of Portland’s bike culture firsthand.

All the Presidents' Heads
(USA, 8 min)
Director: Adam Roffman
A short documentary about the rise and fall of Presidents Park, and one man's quest to bring the giant presidential busts back into the public eye.

Mile 19
(USA, 10 min)
Director: Vincent DeLuca
Johnnie Jameson returned from the Vietnam War seeking peace andfound it in the LA Marathon. Preparing for his 30th consecutive race, Johnnie must face his aging body and dig deeper than ever before to push forward.

Heavy Fog Tonight
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Nathan Reich
Chief engineer since 1967 at NYC’s last steam driven power plant, Conrad will have to face his fear of retirement and start making new plans for his future.


Sunday October 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:29pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

1:00pm CDT

The Golden Rut
(USA, 78 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Directors: Nick and Josh Holden (both in attendance)
Cast: Josh Holden, Nick Holden, Laura Flannery, Bill Wise, Marco Perella (all in attendance)
Austin actor Scottie Johnson is loving life until his new girlfriend Ebby tells him she can’t date another broke artist. In an attempt to secure her love, he makes a promise to take his career to the next level. Around the same time, Ebby’s wild, identical twin sister shows up. As Scottie gets closer to the biggest audition of his career, he also gets closer to Ebby’s sister. Soon Scottie has to decide: What is he going to do with his life, and which sister does he really love?


Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:38pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

1:00pm CDT

The Muppets (2011) Presented by Jason Segel
(USA, 109 MIN)
Writers: Jason Segel (in attendance), Nicholas Stroller, Jim Henson
Director: James Bobin
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.

Panelists
avatar for Jason Segel

Jason Segel

actor The End of the Tour, I Love You, Man, Knocked Up, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Freaks and Geeks, How I Met Your Mother; writer/actor The Muppets, The Five Year Engagement, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; author Nightmares! book series
Jason Segel last starred in James Ponsoldt’s critically acclaimed dramatic biopic, The End of the Tour, in which he starred as writer David Foster Wallace opposite Jesse Eisenberg. The film recounts the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Eisenberg) and... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00pm - 3:23pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

1:15pm CDT

The Salesman
(IRAN/FRANCE, 125 min)
Texas Premiere

Writer/Director: Asghar Farhadi

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, and creates a simmering tension between husband and wife.


Sunday October 16, 2016 1:15pm - 3:20pm CDT
State Theatre

2:00pm CDT

The Thinning

(USA, 90 min)

Writers: Michael Gallagher, Steve Greene

Director: Michael Gallagher

Cast: Logan Paul, Peyton List, Lia Marie Johnson, Calum Worthy

The Thinning is set in a dystopian future where population control is dictated by an aptitude test in high school.  When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is all smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must go against the system to expose it and take it down.  

 



Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

2:00pm CDT

What’s Up, Doc? Presented by Paul Feig
(USA, 94 min)
Writers: Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton, Peter Bogdanovich            
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn
With Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby (1938) as his blueprint, Peter Bogdanovich resurrected and payed homage to 1930s screwball comedy in What's Up, Doc? (1972). When wacky co-ed Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand, in the Katharine Hepburn part) spies nebbishy musicologist Howard Bannister (Ryan O'Neal in bespectacled Cary Grant mode) in a San Francisco hotel lobby, she decides that Howard and his precious igneous rocks are right up her alley. Too bad Howard already has a fiancée, the propriety-fixated Eunice (Madeline Kahn in her film debut). 

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Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 4:14pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

2:30pm CDT

Shorts Program 12: Documentary Shorts 2
(85 min)

A House Without Snakes
(USA/BOTSWANA, 29 min)
Writer/Director: Daniel Koehler
In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures in the wake of their people’s relocation from their ancestral homeland.

Fragile
(USA, 10 min)
Director: Nilo Batle
Using the transformative power of art, Gil Batle carves images of his twenty-year incarceration onto delicate ostrich eggs.

Soul City
(USA, 20 min)
Directors: Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol, Gini Richards
Civil rights activists attempt to build a multiracial utopia in the heart of Klan County – North Carolina in the 1970s. Faced with difficult obstacles, they are forced to balance idealism with the hostile reality of the times. 

Well Groomed
(USA, 9 min)
Director: Rebecca Stern
Well Groomed is a psychedelically hued journey into the colorful world of competitive creative dog grooming - diving deep into the passion these specialized groomers bring to their competitions.

The Soul of a Tree
(USA, 17 min)
Director: Mari Walker
World famous woodworker George Nakashima's path crosses twice with a man in Eden, Idaho named Bill Vaughn: once when George was interned during World War II... and decades later, when Bill picked up the book The Soul of a Tree.


Sunday October 16, 2016 2:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

3:00pm CDT

Santoalla
(USA/SPAIN, 82 min)
Directors: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer
Progressive Dutch couple Martin and Margo had only one dream: to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance. As this once forgotten landscape is thrust into the center of controversy, Margo finds herself searching not only for answers, but for the strength to persevere.


Sunday October 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:43pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

3:30pm CDT

Homestate
(USA, 85 min)
World Premiere
Writers: David Hickey, Blaise Miller, (both in attendance)
Director: David Hickey
Cast: Blaise Miller, Grace Love, Shaneye Ferrell, David Hickey (all in attendance)
During a week in the life of a seemingly run-of-the-mill family, Harvey struggles to keep his new business afloat while Crystal manages household responsibilities and takes care of their ten-year-old daughter. When Crystal’s troubled brother shows up with no place to go, the balance of the family’s routine is thrown into disarray. This unexpected addition to the family sets off a series of events that exposes underlying issues, inadequacies, and suspicions which threaten the foundation of their family ties.

Community Partners


Sunday October 16, 2016 3:30pm - 5:15pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

4:30pm CDT

Gimme Danger
(USA, 108 min)
Texas Premiere

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Gimme Danger presents the story of iconic punk legends the Stooges and their legendary frontman Iggy Pop. Director Jim Jarmusch tracks their emergence and adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations, challenges, and long-lasting legacy.


Sunday October 16, 2016 4:30pm - 6:18pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

4:30pm CDT

The Tiger Hunter
(USA, 94 min)
Writers: Sameer Gardezi, Lena Khan (in attendance)
Director: Lena Khan
Cast: Danny Pudi, Karen David, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder
Young Indian Sami Malik travels to America in the 1970s to become an engineer in order to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father—a legendary tiger hunter. When Sami's job falls through, he joins with a gang of oddball friends in the hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he's far more successful than he truly is…or perhaps ever could be.


Sunday October 16, 2016 4:30pm - 6:24pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

5:00pm CDT

Chronically Metropolitan
(USA, 90 min)
Writer: Nicholas Schutt
Director: Xavier Manrique
Cast: Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Benson, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris Noth, Josh Peck
Young novelist Fenton Dillane returns home to New York City unannounced to confront his adulterous father and reclaim his lost love, who unbeknownst to him, is engaged to be married. Fenton enlists his head strong sister and his drug dealing best friend to win her back. His actions set in motion a chain of events that affect the lives of everyone around him for better and for worse.


Sunday October 16, 2016 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
State Theatre

5:00pm CDT

Digital Series 1
(92 min)

The Benefits of Gusbandry (Episodes 1-3)
(USA, 35 min)
Writers: Alicia J. Rose, Courtenay Hameister
Director: Alicia J. Rose
At her debaucherous 40th birthday party, serial relationship-killer Jackie Rosenblum meets handsome and charming River Manning. Their ensuing adventures in self-medication, late-blooming, and questionable judgment lead them to discover a raucous new kind of “significant otherness.”

The Come Up (Episode 1)
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Ben Snyder
The Come Up focuses on the gatekeepers of New York City’s nightlife. These men guard the doors to the hottest nightspots in the city and then lead their own hilarious and heartfelt lives at home while off the clock.

Brothers (Season 2 Episode 1)
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Emmett Lundberg
Brothers follows a group of transgender male friends struggling to live in a society where they are breaking traditional gender expectations.

Guest Appearances (Episodes 1-2)
(USA, 28 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Guest
Too many boyfriends, too many friends, too many parents, too many anxiety-riddled self-conscious moments - Lydia has choices to make but no decisions yet.


Sunday October 16, 2016 5:00pm - 6:52pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

5:30pm CDT

The Load
(MEXICO, 94 min)
Writers: Alan Jonsson Gavicia, Arturo Ruiz Serrano
Director: Alan Jonsson Gavicia
Cast: Maria Valverde, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Gerardo Taracena
After witnessing the crimes her father committed against an indigenous tribe, a noble Spanish woman is determined to testify against him and bring him to justice. To help her reach the trial unharmed, a priest hires an indigenous man to help him safely transport her to the trial. As the indigenous man and the noble woman rely on one another during their frantic journey, the boundaries of their cultures dissolve, and an intimate bond forms between them.


Sunday October 16, 2016 5:30pm - 7:24pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

6:00pm CDT

Berlin Rebel High School
(GERMANY, 91 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Alexander Kleider
Alex, Mimy, and Hanil have registered themselves into one of Germany’s most ambitious and unique high schools, one that is entirely organized by its students without any outside funding. The pupils pay their own teachers and decide what they want to learn. No headmaster, no hierarchy, and no pressure. But they still only have two years to prepare for the final test administered and required by the government. A tribute to curiosity, Berlin Rebel High School is a film about the true meaning of learning.


Sunday October 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:51pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

6:00pm CDT

The Big Spoon
(USA, 119 min)
World Premiere
Writers: Mallory Culbert, Carlyn Hudson (both in attendance)
Director: Carlyn Hudson
Cast: Mallory Culbert, Zach Knighton (both in attendance), Agustín Silva, Isabelle McNally, Nick Stevenson (in attendance)
Mallory and her long-term boyfriend Ben are looking forward to having the house to themselves until Mallory’s flighty roommate comes home early with a surprise lover in tow. Four people in one tiny house proves more stressful than anyone bargained for and each has to decide which relationships are worth holding onto and which are not.

Community Partners


Sunday October 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:19pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

6:15pm CDT

American Wrestler: The Wizard
(USA, 118 min)
Writer: Brian Rudnick
Director: Alex Ranarivelo
Cast: William Fichtner, George Kosturos, Ali Afshar (all in attendance), Jon Voight
Facing certain death on the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War, 17 year-old Ali Jahani is smuggled out of Iran and sent to live with his uncle in Petaluma, California, where he faces a different kind of adversity: racial discrimination and bullying. Determined to fit in and make a new life for himself, Ali tries out for sports teams and impresses Coach Plyler who gives him a spot on the school's floundering wrestling team, against the wishes of strong-handed Principal Skinner.


Sunday October 16, 2016 6:15pm - 8:32pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

7:15pm CDT

Shorts Program 7: Trouble In Paradise
(93 min)

Other People's People
(USA, 17 min)
Writers: Carlee Briglia and Mike Lavoie
Director: James Fauvell
Nerves abound in the hours before Jesse and Caleb’s wedding.

Vows
(ISRAEL, 14 min)
Writer: Tal Miller
Director: Tal Zagreba
Amos arrives home to inform his wife he is leaving her, and walks into his own surprise vow renewal party.

Run Free
(NETHERLANDS, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Raynor Arkenbout
Escaping his execution at the hands of Nazi Soldiers, a rebellious Dutch teenager writes a brutally honest love letter to the girl who changed his life.

The Audition
(AUSTRALIA, 9 min)
Writers: Jasmine Roth and Ben Ridgwell
Director: James Thompson
A casual breakfast rendezvous between two housemates quickly descends into an interrogative and sinister exchange when one asks the other to help him read an audition script.

The Goodnight Kiss
(CANADA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Laura Adkin
Amy and Brandon have just ended what appears to be a very good first date. As they kiss we flash through their entire relationship. Which begs the question: If you knew how a relationship would end, would you start it in the first place?

I Know Jake Gyllenhaal is Going to Fuck My Girlfriend
(USA, 16 min)
Writer: Sean Wing
Director: Nino Mancuso
After seeing a Jake Gyllenhaal movie, Sean becomes convinced his girlfriend is infatuated with the actor. As his paranoia continues, his fear seems to manifest the chance encounter.

Red Apples
(USA, 15 min)
Writer: Ophelia Harutyunyan
Director: George Sikharulidze
On their first day of marriage, a young Armenian bride’s relationship with her husband is tested by the interference of her mother-in- law.

Grand Opening
(USA, 4 min)
Writers: Timothy Reckart and Hana Kitasei
Director: Timothy Reckart
A husband and wife try to spare each other from disappointment when their family restaurant has its anticlimactic Grand Opening.


Sunday October 16, 2016 7:15pm - 9:08pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

7:30pm CDT

Digital Series 2
(90 min)

Cold (Episodes 1-2)
(USA, 20 min)
Writer/Director: Emily Diana Ruth
In her efforts to uncover what happened to her birth parents, a teenage girl explores the quaint-seeming town where she would have grown up, which holds many secrets.

Craigslist Therapy (Episode 1)
(USA, 9 min)
Writer: Dean Cates
Director: Dan Gregor
Facing divorce and financial ruin, failed burrito-truck owner Steven Wellish steals his ex-wife’s identity in an attempt to mount a successful therapy practice.

Coded (Episodes 1-3)
(CANADA, 27 min) 
Writer: Steve Neufeld
Directors: Gary Harvey, Nigel Edwards
A new teacher, dogged by a violent past, risks everything to reach his students, five tenth-grade misfits who just don’t care.

The Listening Box (Episode 1)
(USA, 23 min)
Writer/Director: Westin Ray
A Catholic priest makes an unusual discovery in a confessional booth, setting off a chain of events that not only affects the lives of his parishioners, but also tests his own sense of right and wrong.

Girl Band (Episode 1)
(USA, 11 min)
Writers/Directors: Cailin Lowry, Kerry Furrh and Olivia Mitchell
Four delusionally persistent childhood friends slash bandmates tackle the music industry, Los Angeles, and early adulthood.


Sunday October 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:20pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

7:30pm CDT

Jackie

(USA, 95 min)

Writer: Noah Oppenheim
Director Pablo Larrain
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).  JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination.  Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.


Community Partners


Sunday October 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:25pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

8:00pm CDT

Chronesthesia
(NEW ZEALAND, 92 min)
World Premiere
Director/Writer: Hayden Weal
Cast: Hayden Weal, Michelle Ny, Abby Damen, Acushla Sutton
Dan Duncombe is an emotionally isolated barista whose life is interrupted when he starts receiving strange messages on the inside of his bedroom window. What follows is a journey that intertwines him with the people around him and leads him to discover a web of relationships that unites them all. Chronesthesia is a movie about love, relationships, and time travel of the mind.


Sunday October 16, 2016 8:00pm - 9:53pm CDT
State Theatre

8:15pm CDT

Finding Sofia
(USA/ARGENTINA, 103 min)
US Premiere
Writer/Director: Nico Casavecchia (in attendance)
Cast: Sam Huntington, Andrea Carballo, Rafael Spregelburd, Sofía Brihet
Alex is a conflicted filmmaker struggling to rise above his reputation as a viral video creator. Pressured to sell out and sign a big corporate contract, Alex impulsively (and drunkenly) buys a ticket to Argentina. His plan? Find Sofia, a mysterious internet fling whom he's never met. His search for love and substance is challenged after finding Sofía living on a rural island with her intimidating artist boyfriend Víctor. Will Alex capture Sofia’s interest, or return to the US to sell his soul?

Community Partners


Sunday October 16, 2016 8:15pm - 10:27pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

8:30pm CDT

Monogamish
(USA, 73 min)
North American Premiere

Director Tao Ruspoli

Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy in our culture.

In Attendance: Director Tao Ruspoli

Community Partners


Sunday October 16, 2016 8:30pm - 10:03pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

9:15pm CDT

Funniest
(USA, 92 min)
World Premiere
Director: Katie Pengra, Dustin Svehlak (both in attendance)
The Funniest Person in Austin contest has been held for over 30 years to determine the best stand-up comedian in the city. This documentary follows the preparations, worries, and hopes of six comedians all looking to take the crown during the 2015 contest. Funniest is an intimate, behind the scenes look at funny people competing to get the last laugh.



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:15pm - 11:05pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

9:15pm CDT

Boys in the Trees
(AUSTRALIA, 112 min)
US Premiere
Writer/Director: Nicholas Verso
Cast: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Justin Holborow, Mitzi Ruhlmann
It’s Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and the rest of their skater gang. When Corey encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend now victimized by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical. On the night of the grave’s delight, even the most buried truths will surface.

Community Partners


Sunday October 16, 2016 9:15pm - 11:27pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

9:45pm CDT

Shorts Program 8: A Reunion
(97 min)

The Homecoming
(USA, 18 min)
Writer/Director: Paulina Bugembe
Andy returns to Milwaukee to celebrate her estranged brother’s release from prison. Getting the rest of the family on board with her welcome plans, however, presents a challenge.

Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby
(CANADA, 11 min)
Writer: Clara Altimas
Director: Daniel Beirne
Margot has agreed to be a surrogate for her friend Jeremy and his partner Cruz. However, when they decide to make a baby the old fashioned way, Margot's already strong feelings for Jeremy become even stronger.

VHS Boy
(BRAZIL, 18 min)
Writer/Director: Carlos Daniel Reichel
A boy decides to give a special gift to the girl he loves before she leaves town. A familiar tale, except this boy has a camera as a head which he uses to record everything.

Goodbye, My Big Cat
(USA, 11 min)
Writer/Director: Oates Yinchao Wu
Harry, a young Chinese man, travels to America in attempt to reunite with his first lover.

Life on Mars
(SPAIN, 16 min)
Writer/Director: Jose Manuel Carrasco
Once-lovers have an overdue reunion where they examine past desires with the benefit of hindsight and the tarnish of lost time.

Happily Ever After
(BRAZIL, 15 min)
Writer: Lucas Paraizo
Director: Joao Prado
Hugo and Eva cross paths constantly but never meet. An accident will change this.

First & Second
(AUSTRALIA, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Kacie Anning
When a courier delivers a package to an old friend from primary school, unexpected emotions arise when the pair reminisces about their first kiss.


Sunday October 16, 2016 9:45pm - 11:42pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

10:00pm CDT

Long Live Death
(GERMANY, 89 min)
North American Premiere
Writer: Erol Yesilkaya
Director: Sebastian Marka
Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Jens Harzer, Ygal Gleim
Seasoned detective Lieutenant Murot searches for a dangerous serial killer whose murders are staged to appear as suicides. When a breakthrough clue is found at the next victim’s crime scene, Murot is finally able to track the killer down. As the suspect is questioned, it becomes clear that he intended to be captured, and that Murot is now a part of his master plan. Murot must face his own past and discover the killer’s secrets before another victim meets her fate.


Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00pm - 11:49pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

11:15pm CDT

Shorts Program 9: Are You Afraid Of The Shorts?
(100 min)

Son
(LUXEMBOURG, 14 min)
Writers: Guillaume Levil, Cyrus Neshvad
Director: Cyrus Neshvad
Stricken with guilt after a tragic accident leaves his son in a coma, Sebastian’s nightshift at a children’s psychiatric hospital is plagued by visions of his child.

Trunk Space
(USA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Max Silver
When Anna and Priss pick up a hitchhiker in the middle of the desert, their road trip takes a turn for the worse.

Leonarda
(ITALY/USA, 11 min)
Writer: Rosaria Cianciulli
Director: Luca Brinciotti
Based on the true story of the serial killer, Leonarda Cianciulli sacrifices three women in order to save her children’s lives, and makes soap and cookies out of their bodies to dispose of the evidence.

Menina
(PORTUGAL, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Simão Cayatte
Set in Lisbon in 1971, a young housewife has the courage to find out if there is more to her world than her husband, her baby, and her home. What she discovers is a reality that will change her forever.

Thresher
(CANADA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Alex Clark
A lone man is terrorized by a masked burglar late one night, but the intruder soon realizes that the man's house is not what it seems.

The Cleansing Hour
(USA, 18 min)
Writer: Aaron Horwitz
Director: Damien LeVeck
Two filmmakers have found success running a webcast that streams live exorcisms, each an elaborate hoax to dupe their global audience. This time their latest subject might actually be demon-possessed.

Antarctica
(USA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Iesh Thapar
A happily married woman encounters a charming stranger and indulges in an adulterous fling.



Sunday October 16, 2016 11:15pm - Monday October 17, 2016 1:15am CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint
 
Monday, October 17
 

12:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 1: Letting Go
(82 min)

The Art of Not Appearing
(NORWAY, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Pernille Rivedal Hellevik
After years of solitude and obsession, two ghosts cross paths and are forced to question their reasons for haunting.

Past the Second Stage
(AUSTRALIA, 6 min)
Writer: Samuel Hunter Galloway
Director: Samuel Hunter Galloway, Peter Camilleri
Old family resentments are uncovered as a man cleans his dead brother's derelict house.

The Boy by the Sea
(NETHERLANDS, 7 min)
Writer: Andreas Illmer
Director: Vasily Chuprina
A young brooding boy and an old lighthouse keeper form an unlikely bond while gazing out over the shore, each finding a different truth beyond the water.

The Law of Averages
(CANADA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Rose
Death waits for no woman.
In a secluded winter home, a mother and daughter are forced to confront their relationship while dealing with the passing of a family member.

Not Real
(AUSTRALIA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Michael Nicholls
When an imaginative 8-year-old boy learns the truth about Santa, he must choose between keeping his younger sister in the dark, or waking her up to their parents' lies.

Shy Guys
(USA, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Fredric Lehne
Two strangers bravely confront and resolve one of the most terrifying and perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind… all while standing at neighboring urinals.

Las Cenizas
(USA, 7 min)
Writer: Jacob Kirby, Fiona Gorman
Director: Jacob Kirby
In the wake of a domestic tragedy, a turbulent pair of siblings travel to Cuba in hopes of finding peace with their estranged father in his homeland.

Hidden
(USA, 20 min)
Writer/Director: Farzad Ostovarzadeh
After losing his younger half-brother, 12-year-old Parham experiences a battery of conflicting emotions regarding his brother’s death, and his new position in the family.


Monday October 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:42pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

1:00pm CDT

The Harvest Run
(USA, 84 min)
World Premiere
Writers/Directors: Steven Balvanz, Aaron McAdams (both in attendance)
For three generations, the Beckley family has made their living harvesting crops for farmers in the Great Plains. Every spring, the Beckleys and their crew hit the road with a fleet of equipment, following the ripening crops from Texas all the way to the Canadian border. This is the story of the Beckleys' struggle to hold on to their way of life while facing the seemingly insurmountable hardships of economics, Mother Nature, and the changing American work ethic.

Community Partners


Monday October 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:44pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

3:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 2: Dangerous Streets
(85 min)

A New Civilization
(USA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Williams Naranjo
A young group of volunteers are about to deliver presidential ballots during the 2013 Venezuelan Elections when a group of suspicious warrant-wielding officials appear.

Mala
(USA, 19 min)
Writer: Stephen Schuyler
Director: Marly Hernandez Cortes
Young migrant worker Lucinda tries to navigate a balance between her teenage independence and the demands of work on a farm.

And Then, Violence
(USA/FRANCE, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Jordan Goldnadel
While trying to reconnect with her ex-boyfriend, Rebecca finds her life interrupted by an ambient anti-Semitism that has infiltrated French society.

Weg Met Willem
(NETHERLANDS, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Willem Bosch
After being left with two unhygienic strangers, six-year-old Willem believes he has been abandoned by his parents and decides to make his own way home on foot.

Friday Night
(FRANCE, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Alexis Michalik
Thrown into the midst of a city-wide attack, Claire is forced to navigate the French metropolis in a desperate search to find her daughter and ensure her safety.

My Viola
(CANADA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Shawn Gerrard
A sixteen year old viola protégé’s mixed racial background suddenly comes to the forefront after his mother is held up at gunpoint by an unidentified assailant.



Monday October 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

4:00pm CDT

Chronically Metropolitan
(USA, 90 min)
Writer: Nicholas Schutt
Director: Xavier Manrique
Cast: Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Benson, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris Noth, Josh Peck
Young novelist Fenton Dillane returns home to New York City unannounced to confront his adulterous father and reclaim his lost love, who unbeknownst to him, is engaged to be married. Fenton enlists his head strong sister and his drug dealing best friend to win her back. His actions set in motion a chain of events that affect the lives of everyone around him for better and for worse.


Monday October 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

4:00pm CDT

Chronesthesia
(NEW ZEALAND, 92 min)
World Premiere
Director/Writer: Hayden Weal
Cast: Hayden Weal, Michelle Ny, Abby Damen, Acushla Sutton
Dan Duncombe is an emotionally isolated barista whose life is interrupted when he starts receiving strange messages on the inside of his bedroom window. What follows is a journey that intertwines him with the people around him and leads him to discover a web of relationships that unites them all. Chronesthesia is a movie about love, relationships, and time travel of the mind.


Monday October 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:53pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

4:00pm CDT

Pushing Dead
(USA, 111 min)
Writer/Director: Tom E. Brown (in attendance)
Cast: James Roday, Danny Glover, Robin Weigert, Khandi Alexander
Living paycheck to paycheck at a San Francisco dive bar, Dan’s life has come to a halt ever since his HIV diagnosis 22 years earlier. He struggles to find the companionship he desires, fearing the inevitable “Hi, I’m positive,” talk. After accidentally depositing a $100 birthday check, Dan is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. Now the daily grind and constantly living ten pills away from death just got a little more nerve-wracking.

Community Partners


Monday October 17, 2016 4:00pm - 6:11pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

5:30pm CDT

Canine Soldiers
(USA, 65 min)
World Premiere
Director: Nancy Schiesari
Canine Soldiers explores the experience of war from the perspective of Military Working Dogs and two handlers, SSGT Marcin Radwin and SGT Danielle Jennings, who must find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) before they injure, maim, or kill troops. In a war where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, the quest to find explosives weighs heavily on a dog team, as both become prime targets. The film ultimately speaks to our co-evolution with canines and the powerful bond that keeps us human in the most inhuman of circumstances.



Monday October 17, 2016 5:30pm - 6:52pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

6:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 3: Rising To The Challenge
(95 min)

Maartin
(FINLAND, 21 min)
Writers: Joel Rahkonen and Sonia Stenius
Director: Joel Rahkonen
A police officer gets an opportunity to show what he’s made of when the Norwegian bicycle mafia kidnaps Pierre, the son of his sweetheart.

Zaire
(UK, 16 min)
Writer: George Kellock
Director: Joshua Benson
A scientist struggles to bring organic life to a remote planet. Forced to face the prospect of failure after months of unsuccessful attempts, he seeks the hope needed to persevere.

The Bathtub
(AUSTRIA, 13 min)
Writers: Tim Ellrich and Dominik Huber
Director: Tim Ellrich
Three brothers try to dive back into their childhood by recreating an old family picture in the bathtub.

The Blondes
(SPAIN, 17 min)
Writer/Director: Carlota Martínez Pereda
After coming into possession of another woman’s credit card, Marta dyes her hair blonde to engage in some light identity theft. With the help of fellow blonde Pepa, Marta’s crime spree goes a little too far.

Capes
(AUSTRALIA, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Lucas Testro
When the city's superhero finds himself short of a sidekick, he comes up with an unlikely solution to his staffing problems.

That Kinda Night
(USA, 20 min)
Writers: Jeremy King and Chelsey Cummings
Director: Clayton Witmer
Kev always thought that there was only one girl for him. When an alien invasion destroys the city, he begins to realize how right he was.


Monday October 17, 2016 6:00pm - 8:02pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

6:30pm CDT

No Retreat
(USA, 78 min)
World Premiere
Writers: J.D. Singer, Nicholas, Zafonte (in attendance)
Director: Nicholas Zafonte
Cast: Samantha Soule, Josh Tyson
Two college friends reconnect 15 years later for a weekend writer's retreat. This last attempt for these two failed artists to do something creative with their lives falls apart as the drama of old regrets, insecurity, and unfinished romantic business rears its ugly head.


Monday October 17, 2016 6:30pm - 8:08pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

6:30pm CDT

Finding Oscar
(USA, 99 min)
Director: Ryan Suffern (in attendance)
Producers: Ryan Suffern, Frank Marshall (both in attendance)
The investigation of the Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala leads to the trail of two little boys, Oscar and Ramiro, who were abducted during the slaughter and raised by some of the very soldiers who murdered their families. These boys offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre. It will take a dedicated team—from a forensic anthropologist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor—to uncover the truth. In a country built on impunity, finding justice will be a decades-long road.


Monday October 17, 2016 6:30pm - 8:29pm CDT
State Theatre

6:45pm CDT

11:55
(USA, 80 min)
Writers: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder (both in attendance), Victor Almanzar
Directors: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder
Cast: Victor Almanzar, Shirley Rumierk, Elizabeth Rodriguez, John Leguizamo, Julia Stiles
US Marine Nelson Sanchez has run out of time. Upon returning to his hometown, Nelson is immediately faced with the dire consequences of the troubled past he had tried to escape. Hoping desperately to survive the day, Nelson must chart an unlikely path in order to survive. In a place where the only options appear to be the street or the military, 11:55 captures a young man struggling to break the cycles of violence that have defined him.


Monday October 17, 2016 6:45pm - 8:25pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

7:00pm CDT

Blood Stripe
(USA, 92 min)
Writers: Remy Auberjonois, Kate Nowlin (in attendance)
Director: Remy Auberjonois
Cast: Kate Nowlin, Tom Lipinski, Chris Sullivan, Rusty Schwimmer, René Auberjonois
A U.S. Marine sergeant returns home from her third tour of duty in Afghanistan unable to sleep and wracked by paranoia and anxiety. Feeling disconnected from her home life with her husband and friends and frustrated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, she retreats deep into Minnesota’s North Woods. There she seeks refuge at a picturesque summer camp with a plainspoken overseer and a local fisherman, but her deep emotional wounds continue to overwhelm and traumatize her.

Community Partners


Monday October 17, 2016 7:00pm - 8:52pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

7:00pm CDT

Brave New Jersey
(USA, 86 min)
World Premiere

Writers: Michael Dowling, Jody Lambert

Director: Jody Lambert

A small New Jersey town in 1938 is overcome with mass hysteria on the night of Orson Welles's legendary 1938 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast, the hoax which fooled millions into believing America was being invaded by Martians.

In Attendance: Writer/Director Jody Lambert; Cast Tony Hale, Anna Camp, Heather Burns, Dan Bakkedahl, Sam Jaeger, Mel Rodriguez, Erika Alexander and others


Monday October 17, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

7:00pm CDT

The Edge of Seventeen
Centerpiece film

(USA, 102 min)

Writer/Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Producer: James L. Brooks (in attendance)
Cast: Hailee Steinfield, Haley Lu Richardson, Woody Harrelson 

High school junior Nadine is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

 


Monday October 17, 2016 7:00pm - 9:02pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

7:30pm CDT

The Big Flip - Stories from the Modern Home Front
(USA, 65 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Izzy Chan (in attendance)
Over 18 months, The Big Flip follows the lives of four “flipped” families where the wife is the primary breadwinner and the husband takes care of the home and kids. In a society where the majority of Americans still believe kids are better off with Mom at home instead of at work, and divorce is 40% more likely when the wife is the breadwinner, this documentary follows their quest to redefine love, purpose and happiness when traditional gender roles are reversed.


Monday October 17, 2016 7:30pm - 8:55pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

9:00pm CDT

The Writer's Burrow
(SPAIN, 102 min)
World Premiere
Writers: Francisco Conde, Kurro González (both in attendance)
Director: Kurro González
Successful writer Carlos has lost his will to write after a tragic event, but his publishers insist that he fulfills his contract. To help with the process, his editor decides to send him Caterina, a young assistant and admirer of his work. Her presence makes Carlos regain some order, and he makes genuine efforts to overcome the fears that paralyze him. He sees Caterina as a unique opportunity to finish his novel, and is not willing to lose her… ever.
Subtitles


Monday October 17, 2016 9:00pm - 11:02pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

9:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 4: Young & Old
(103 min)

Fanny Pack
(USA, 11 min)
Writer/Director: Uttera Singh
A young Indian-American woman wants to follow her dreams, but her fanny pack clad Indian father would much rather have her follow his own.

The Obituary
(USA, 14 min)
Writer: Norm Leonard
Director: Jonathan Thompson
An aspiring writer pens obituaries to pay the bills, but when he shows up to a man's home for a statement regarding someone's passing, he's confronted with a life-or-death situation of his own.

Off Track Betty
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Clayton Dean Smith
A woman struggling with her neighborhood being torn down is given a link to her past when a boy shows up outside her door.

Piece of Wood
(EGYPT, 16 min)
Writer: Michael Blankenship
Director: Yassin Koptan
Adam is an Egyptian teenager that only wants to land his skateboarding trick at a local mall. When his skateboard is confiscated by mall security, it's up to him and his best friend George to retrieve it.

A Man Like a Tree
(GERMANY, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Sylvia Borges
An elderly man’s quest to buy a Christmas tree forces him to confront the fact that, even during the holiday season, things continue to change.

Dance Card
(AUSTRALIA, 7 min)
Writer/Director: Renee Crea
Cara has something important to tell her grandfather, but she's worried he might find it a bit shocking. It turns out he has some surprises for her, too.

Lucy in My Eyes
(CANADA, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Megan Park
On the eve of her wedding, Lucy has a conversation with her six year old self.

Boutik
(MAURITIUS, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Damien Dittberner
Gaetan has lost his toy soldier and seeks help from the adults around him to get a new one. Once Gaetan realizes the adults are no help at all, he begins to meddle in their already difficult lives.


Monday October 17, 2016 9:00pm - 11:03pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

9:30pm CDT

Santoalla
(USA/SPAIN, 82 min)
Directors: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer
Progressive Dutch couple Martin and Margo had only one dream: to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance. As this once forgotten landscape is thrust into the center of controversy, Margo finds herself searching not only for answers, but for the strength to persevere.


Monday October 17, 2016 9:30pm - 11:13pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

9:30pm CDT

Imperfections

Imperfections

(USA, 109 min)

Writer/Director: David Singer (in attendance)

Cast: Virginia Kull, Ed Begley, Jr., Marilu Henner, Ashton Holmes

Desperate to save enough money to move to Hollywood, struggling actress Cassidy takes a job working as a runner for an importer in Chicago’s diamond district. When she realizes the money is trickling in too slowly for her to put a stake together, she conspires with the owner’s son to stage a robbery and keep the diamonds—using her former boyfriend as the fall guy.



Monday October 17, 2016 9:30pm - 11:19pm CDT
State Theatre

9:30pm CDT

Suburban Cowboy
(USA, 92 min)
World Premiere
Writer: Ryan Colucci (in attendance)
Directors: Ryan Colucci, Dragan Roganovic
Cast: Frank Raducz Jr, Alandrea Martin, Louie Iaccarrino, Matty Finocchio (all in attendance)
In this gritty story based on real events, a Long Island drug dealer finds himself in over his head when one of his soldiers robs a dealer with a connection to ruthless Serbian gangsters. Now responsible for the debt, he is forced to take drastic measures.

Monday October 17, 2016 9:30pm - 11:22pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

9:30pm CDT

Finding Sofia
(USA/ARGENTINA, 103 min)
US Premiere
Writer/Director: Nico Casavecchia (in attendance)
Cast: Sam Huntington, Andrea Carballo, Rafael Spregelburd, Sofía Brihet
Alex is a conflicted filmmaker struggling to rise above his reputation as a viral video creator. Pressured to sell out and sign a big corporate contract, Alex impulsively (and drunkenly) buys a ticket to Argentina. His plan? Find Sofia, a mysterious internet fling whom he's never met. His search for love and substance is challenged after finding Sofía living on a rural island with her intimidating artist boyfriend Víctor. Will Alex capture Sofia’s interest, or return to the US to sell his soul?

Community Partners


Monday October 17, 2016 9:30pm - 11:42pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

10:00pm CDT

Electric Nostalgia
(USA, 93 min)
Writer/Director: Jacob Leighton Burns (in attendance)
Cast: Lauren Analla, Stephen Goodman, Page Tudyk, J. Alan Davidson (all in attendance)
After dying in a car accident, a young woman is brought back to life in an artificial body, thanks to Project Lazarus and its founder, Leland Helm. As she struggles to deal with her new life, she begins to experience a phenomenon known as Electric Nostalgia, where memories of a previous body inhabitant present themselves as dreams or visions. Things spiral out of control as she learns more about the mysterious Leland Helm, her new body, and the faceless man who haunts her.


Monday October 17, 2016 10:00pm - 11:51pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint
 
Tuesday, October 18
 

1:00pm CDT

An Acquired Taste
(USA, 70 min)
Writer/ Director: Vanessa Lemaire (in attendance)
Why kill your own food? A new mindful generation of teens defy factory farming and turn to hunting as a way of connecting with the source of their sustenance. Nick, Alex and Ashlie leave behind their modern lives and embark on a journey that is foreign to their parents. To make a humane kill, these animal lovers confront tormenting ethics and their worst nightmares, partly to eat dinner, and partly to carve out their own identities in a world increasingly at odds with reality and nature.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

1:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 5: A Stranger Comes To Town
(85 min)

Killing Thyme
(GREAT BRITAIN, 23 min)
Writer: Natalie Malla
Director: M.J. McMahon
Eight-year-old Sam is desperate for an allotment. When he meets Norma, a curmudgeonly old man with a neglected allotment and a death wish, Sam thinks he has the solution to both of their problems.

Upside Down Feeling
(AUSTRALIA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Eddie White
With the help of a strange visitor from another time, young and imaginative Arthur begins to explore mortality after the passing of a classmate.

Turnings
(USA, 9 min)
Writer: Robert Herzog, Thomas Mentel
Director: Robert Herzog
When Kenny is passed over for a promotion, he makes a decisive choice that puts a co-worker into the hospital and leaves him to suffer with the moral consequences.

The Universe of Scotch and Haagen-Dazs
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Jonathan Todd Ross
When Dan Levy goes to get his snoring, pregnant wife a glass of water, he meets an alternate version of himself who has an offer this Dan might not be able to refuse.

Pretty M. John
(PHILIPPINES, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Enrique Unzueta
A boy explores his gender identity through a brief but touching friendship with a transgender boxer who comes to stay at his mother’s guesthouse.

Vali
(Belgium, 10 min)
Writers/Directors: François Mercier, Hans Vercauter
After a wild night, Vali decides the time is right to settle a score with her lover Marco.

Big City
(AUSTRALIA, 9 min)
Writer/Director: Jordan Bond
A lonely Indian taxi driver is befriended by an enigmatic passenger, who tries to coax him out of his shell.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

3:30pm CDT

Shorts Program 6: Boy Meets Girl/Boy Meets Boy/Girl Meets Microwave
(94 min)

Fish & Chicks
(FRANCE, 19 min)
Writers/Directors: Elise McLeod and Julie Grumbach
Responding to a history question written on his desk with a joke, Erwan initiates an increasingly intriguing game of graffiti tag with an unknown student from a different class period.

As If To Say
(USA, 3 min)
Writer/Director: Kerry Bishé
A young woman struggles to find the right way to describe how she feels.

Swipe Right
(USA, 9 min)
Writer/ Director: Kendall Goldberg
After Katie is stood up by her tinder date, she meets Levi and they hit it off. When things take a turn for the worst, Katie can once again rest her case that she is horrible at dating.

Wannabe
(USA, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Matthew Manson
New York City, 1991: In order to win over his crush, a neurotic Jewish boy must first impress her skeptical Jamaican family.

Take With Water
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Tara O'Sullivan
After her first one night stand, Emma navigates the awkward and unfamiliar world of casual sex and learns to embrace her sexuality.

Gorilla
(FRANCE, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Tibo Pinsard
Henry Corso performs as a costumed gorilla in several different Hollywood horror films in 1952. Despite falling for an actress in his most recent project, he’ll remain committed to his terrifying role. 

Les Hommes Sans
(USA, 5 min)
Writers: Drew Freed, Kevin Masterson
Director: Matt Laud
During a campfire heart-to-heart, two men realize they share something in common.

Ping
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Phil Traill
An overlooked and overworked teacher (played by Kristen Schaal) finds herself in a surprising new relationship…with a microwave.



Tuesday October 18, 2016 3:30pm - 5:24pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

4:00pm CDT

The Viagra Chronicles
(GERMANY/ITALY/USA, 88 min)
Writer/Director: Chiara Sambuchi (in attendance)
The Viagra Chronicles follows four men: an Italian gigolo, the head chef of a well-known restaurant in Washington, a young IT specialist, and a sixty-year old from Cologne, Germany. Each from different places and backgrounds, they all have something in common: the regular use of Viagra or similar medication. This documentary examines the culture of sexuality, performance, and expectations through the lives of these four protagonists.

Community Partners


Tuesday October 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:48pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

4:00pm CDT

Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse
(USA, 90 min)
World Premiere

Writers/Directors: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani
When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, couple and performing comedy duo Gabe and Etta pack up their troubles and hit the road with their trusty dog, Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event.
In attendance: Writers/Directors/Cast Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani

Community Partners


Tuesday October 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

4:45pm CDT

One Night
(USA, 72 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Minhal Baig (in attendance)
Cast: Anna Camp, Isabelle Fuhrman, Justin Chatwin, Kyle Allen
Bea, a worrisome teenager, reconnects with her introverted childhood friend, Andy. The two overcome their differences in social status one night after their high school prom. Thirty-something Elizabeth must decide whether to salvage her relationship with Drew after much personal disappointment. Past and present collide as two couples explore love over the course of one night at a hotel.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 4:45pm - 6:17pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

5:00pm CDT

Berlin Rebel High School
(GERMANY, 91 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Alexander Kleider
Alex, Mimy, and Hanil have registered themselves into one of Germany’s most ambitious and unique high schools, one that is entirely organized by its students without any outside funding. The pupils pay their own teachers and decide what they want to learn. No headmaster, no hierarchy, and no pressure. But they still only have two years to prepare for the final test administered and required by the government. A tribute to curiosity, Berlin Rebel High School is a film about the true meaning of learning.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:51pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

6:15pm CDT

Shorts Program 7: Trouble In Paradise
(93 min)

Other People's People
(USA, 17 min)
Writers: Carlee Briglia and Mike Lavoie
Director: James Fauvell
Nerves abound in the hours before Jesse and Caleb’s wedding.

Vows
(ISRAEL, 14 min)
Writer: Tal Miller
Director: Tal Zagreba
Amos arrives home to inform his wife he is leaving her, and walks into his own surprise vow renewal party.

Run Free
(NETHERLANDS, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Raynor Arkenbout
Escaping his execution at the hands of Nazi Soldiers, a rebellious Dutch teenager writes a brutally honest love letter to the girl who changed his life.

The Audition
(AUSTRALIA, 9 min)
Writers: Jasmine Roth and Ben Ridgwell
Director: James Thompson
A casual breakfast rendezvous between two housemates quickly descends into an interrogative and sinister exchange when one asks the other to help him read an audition script.

The Goodnight Kiss
(CANADA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Laura Adkin
Amy and Brandon have just ended what appears to be a very good first date. As they kiss we flash through their entire relationship. Which begs the question: If you knew how a relationship would end, would you start it in the first place?

I Know Jake Gyllenhaal is Going to Fuck My Girlfriend
(USA, 16 min)
Writer: Sean Wing
Director: Nino Mancuso
After seeing a Jake Gyllenhaal movie, Sean becomes convinced his girlfriend is infatuated with the actor. As his paranoia continues, his fear seems to manifest the chance encounter.

Red Apples
(USA, 15 min)
Writer: Ophelia Harutyunyan
Director: George Sikharulidze
On their first day of marriage, a young Armenian bride’s relationship with her husband is tested by the interference of her mother-in- law.

Grand Opening
(USA, 4 min)
Writers: Timothy Reckart and Hana Kitasei
Director: Timothy Reckart
A husband and wife try to spare each other from disappointment when their family restaurant has its anticlimactic Grand Opening.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 6:15pm - 8:08pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

6:30pm CDT

The Cliff
(SPAIN, 96 min)
Writers: Natxo Lopez, Andres Martorell, Helena Taberna
Director: Helena Taberna (in attendance)
Cast: Daniel Grao, Juana Acosta, Goya Toledo Gabriel is a promising attorney whose life is turned upside down when he receives a phone call from the police. A sect has committed mass suicide in the Canary Islands and his sister Cordelia was one of the followers. Her cadaver has yet to be found. Having not seen her for years, Gabriel sets out to the Canary Islands in search of her, longing to know the truth of her fate. Subtitles

Community Partners


Tuesday October 18, 2016 6:30pm - 8:17pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

6:45pm CDT

Delinquent
(USA, 97 min)
Writer/Director: Kieran Valla (in attendance)
Cast: Alex Shaffer, Bill Sage, Sam Dillon, Erin Darke
Joey’s on the verge of getting kicked out of high school and can’t wait. All he wants is to work for his father, a tree cutter by day and the leader of a gang of small-time thieves by night. So when Joey’s father asks him to fill in as lookout, Joey is thrilled—until a routine robbery goes very wrong. Caught between loyalties to family and a childhood friend in mourning, Joey has to deal with paranoid accomplices, a criminal investigation, and his own guilt.

Community Partners


Tuesday October 18, 2016 6:45pm - 8:42pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

7:00pm CDT

Trespass Against Us
(UK, 100 min)
Writer: Alastair Siddons
Director:  Adam Smith
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Rory Kinnear
TRESPASS AGAINST US is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain's richest countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age, Chad soon finds himself locked in a battle with his father for the future of his young family. When Colby learns of Chad's dreams for another life he sets out to tie his son and grandson into the archaic order that has bound the Cutler family for generations. He engineers a spectacular piece of criminal business involving a heist, a high-speed car chase and a manhunt, which leaves Chad bruised and bloodied and with his very freedom at stake. With the law cracking down and his father tightening his grip, Chad is forced into increasingly desperate measures. Featuring incredible performances - and an astonishing score by The Chemical Brothers - TRESPASS AGAINST US is at once an exhilarating crime thriller and a profoundly moving story about love and family.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:39pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

7:00pm CDT

Quaker Oaths
(USA, 88 min)
World Premiere

Writer/Director: Louisiana Kreutz (in attendance)

Cast: Alex Dobrenko, Fede Rangel (both in attendance)

When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. It’s a sweet tradition that signifies the importance of community. But when Joe and Emily want to get divorced, that sweet tradition creates an unexpected challenge: now every guest must cross off their name to make the split official. In this off-beat comedy, these two would-be divorcees hit the highway to track down friends and relatives, revisiting old feelings, and discovering new ones along the way.


In Attendance: Writer/director Louisiana Kreutz, cast Alex Dobrenko, Fede Rangel, other cast and crew

Community Partners


Tuesday October 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:48pm CDT
State Theatre

7:00pm CDT

American Wrestler: The Wizard
(USA, 118 min)
Writer: Brian Rudnick
Director: Alex Ranarivelo
Cast: William Fichtner, George Kosturos, Ali Afshar (all in attendance), Jon Voight
Facing certain death on the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War, 17 year-old Ali Jahani is smuggled out of Iran and sent to live with his uncle in Petaluma, California, where he faces a different kind of adversity: racial discrimination and bullying. Determined to fit in and make a new life for himself, Ali tries out for sports teams and impresses Coach Plyler who gives him a spot on the school's floundering wrestling team, against the wishes of strong-handed Principal Skinner.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 7:00pm - 9:18pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

7:15pm CDT

My Life as a Film
(SWITZERLAND, 77 min)
North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Eva Vitija (in attendance)
For her whole life, Eva Vitija saw her father from behind a camera. An obsessive videographer and documenter, he spent the majority of his time recording and later archiving his family. After he died, Eva decided to turn the camera around, taking over his extensive archive and weaving together footage and family interviews to better understand the man that raised her. My Life as a Film is a personal search for the surprising truths hidden behind a father’s pictures.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 7:15pm - 8:52pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

7:30pm CDT

Lion
(USA, 129 min)
Writer: Luke Davies
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
Adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home, Lion follows the challenges a young Indian boy faces after taking a wrong train, being separated from his family, and being adopted by Australians. Twenty-five years later, armed only with sparse information and Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family.

Sponsors


Tuesday October 18, 2016 7:30pm - 9:39pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

9:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 9: Are You Afraid Of The Shorts?
(100 min)

Son
(LUXEMBOURG, 14 min)
Writers: Guillaume Levil, Cyrus Neshvad
Director: Cyrus Neshvad
Stricken with guilt after a tragic accident leaves his son in a coma, Sebastian’s nightshift at a children’s psychiatric hospital is plagued by visions of his child.

Trunk Space
(USA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Max Silver
When Anna and Priss pick up a hitchhiker in the middle of the desert, their road trip takes a turn for the worse.

Leonarda
(ITALY/USA, 11 min)
Writer: Rosaria Cianciulli
Director: Luca Brinciotti
Based on the true story of the serial killer, Leonarda Cianciulli sacrifices three women in order to save her children’s lives, and makes soap and cookies out of their bodies to dispose of the evidence.

Menina
(PORTUGAL, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Simão Cayatte
Set in Lisbon in 1971, a young housewife has the courage to find out if there is more to her world than her husband, her baby, and her home. What she discovers is a reality that will change her forever.

Thresher
(CANADA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Alex Clark
A lone man is terrorized by a masked burglar late one night, but the intruder soon realizes that the man's house is not what it seems.

The Cleansing Hour
(USA, 18 min)
Writer: Aaron Horwitz
Director: Damien LeVeck
Two filmmakers have found success running a webcast that streams live exorcisms, each an elaborate hoax to dupe their global audience. This time their latest subject might actually be demon-possessed.

Antarctica
(USA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Iesh Thapar
A happily married woman encounters a charming stranger and indulges in an adulterous fling.



Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

9:30pm CDT

Holding Patterns
(USA, 102 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Jake Goldberger (in attendance)
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush, Christopher Meloni, Haley Joel Osment, Rita Volk
Mid-twenties, unmotivated, and still living at home with his mother and stepfather, Charlie Brenner is given a surprising boost of confidence when he meets Amber, a local barista. As they become closer, the line between friendship and intimacy is blurred, and the situation forces both of them to examine where they are in their respective lives. Charlie’s situation is further complicated by the sudden appearance of his estranged father.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:30pm - 11:32pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

9:45pm CDT

ProGamer
(USA, 72 min)
World Premiere

Director: Justin Agnew

ProGamer explores the emerging world of electronic sports by following professional Starcraft II gamers Naniwa and White-Ra, who navigate worldwide gaming tournaments and their own personal lives

In Attendance: Director Justin Agnew

Community Partners


Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:45pm - 11:17pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

9:45pm CDT

The Golden Rut
(USA, 78 min)
World Premiere
Writer/Directors: Nick and Josh Holden (both in attendance)
Cast: Josh Holden, Nick Holden, Laura Flannery, Bill Wise, Marco Perella (all in attendance)
Austin actor Scottie Johnson is loving life until his new girlfriend Ebby tells him she can’t date another broke artist. In an attempt to secure her love, he makes a promise to take his career to the next level. Around the same time, Ebby’s wild, identical twin sister shows up. As Scottie gets closer to the biggest audition of his career, he also gets closer to Ebby’s sister. Soon Scottie has to decide: What is he going to do with his life, and which sister does he really love?


Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:45pm - 11:23pm CDT
State Theatre

9:45pm CDT

5 Doctors
(USA, 92 min)
World Premiere

Writers: Phil Primason, Max Azulay, Matt Porter
Directors: Matt Porter, Max Azulay
Cast: Max Azulay, Matt Porter, Emily Walton, Bobby Moynihan, Eddie Pepitone

Convinced that he's dying from a bizarre array of symptoms, struggling comedian Spencer Kaminsky returns home to visit his five childhood doctors in a single day, all while desperately trying to avoid the friends and family that he left behind.

In Attendance: Writer/Director/Actor Matt Porter, Writer/Director/Actor Max Azulay, Writer/Exec. Producer Phil Primason

 


Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:45pm - 11:37pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

10:00pm CDT

Found Footage 3D
(USA, 99 min)
Writer/Director: Steven DeGennaro (in attendance)
Cast: Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien
When he's hired to document the behind-the-scenes action of the ultralow-budget horror movie Spectre of Death ("the first 3D found-footage horror film"), an aspiring filmmaker packs up his camera and travels with the film's crew to a creepy cabin in the woods. But when the fictional evil presence from their film begins appearing in his behind-the-scenes footage, he has to figure out how to stop it from entering the real world.


Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:00pm - 11:56pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate
 
Wednesday, October 19
 

12:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 13: Animated Shorts
(96 min)

Moon of a Sleepless Night
(JAPAN, 26 min)
Writer/Director: Takeshi Yashiro
In a thick forest full of giant trees, a boy lives modestly with his family until a squirrel invites him on an adventure to free the moon, which is stuck high in a tree.

The Treehouse
(MEXICO, 6 min)
Writers: Adan Díaz de León, Emilio Anaya Acosta, Rubén Rodríguez Pérez
Director: Adan Díaz de León
Molière is the son of a strict luthier who wants him to play a string instrument just like him. One day at the market, Molière discovers a new instrument: the trumpet.

Taking Flight
(USA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Brandon Oldenburg
What begins as a small boy’s boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey, narrowly escaping wild monkeys and battling aliens to save the universe.

Mothers
(BULGARIA, 18 min)
Writer/Director: Lubomir Yotov
On a cold, wet autumn night Philip needs a woman—someone to give him all her love. So he hires Agathe—a mother for a night.

Hugo Bumfeldt
(HUNGARY, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Eva Katinka Bognar
Hugo, an alien boy on a tiny far-away planet, finally gets his first pet: a scuba diver. Swept away by his childlike excitement, Hugo doesn't recognize his plaything is an actual human being.

Hey Deer!
(HUNGARY, 7 min)
Writer/Director: Örs Bárczy
A cocoa-drinking deer has his foundation shaken by an earthquake that persistently upsets his tidy work.

Pearl
(USA, 6 min)
Writers: Alexis Harte, Scot Stafford, Patrick Osborne, JJ Wiesler
Director: Patrick Osborne
Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country, chasing their dreams.

Welcome to My Life
(FRANCE, 9 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Ito
Monster –American teenager Douglas, aka T-Kesh, is doing his best to fit in and make it through high school. Life can be hard when you’re so very much not like the others.

Burnt
(USA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Devin Bell
In a scorched desert forest, three burnt plant creatures encounter something green.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:56pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

2:45pm CDT

Shorts Program 8: A Reunion
(97 min)

The Homecoming
(USA, 18 min)
Writer/Director: Paulina Bugembe
Andy returns to Milwaukee to celebrate her estranged brother’s release from prison. Getting the rest of the family on board with her welcome plans, however, presents a challenge.

Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby
(CANADA, 11 min)
Writer: Clara Altimas
Director: Daniel Beirne
Margot has agreed to be a surrogate for her friend Jeremy and his partner Cruz. However, when they decide to make a baby the old fashioned way, Margot's already strong feelings for Jeremy become even stronger.

VHS Boy
(BRAZIL, 18 min)
Writer/Director: Carlos Daniel Reichel
A boy decides to give a special gift to the girl he loves before she leaves town. A familiar tale, except this boy has a camera as a head which he uses to record everything.

Goodbye, My Big Cat
(USA, 11 min)
Writer/Director: Oates Yinchao Wu
Harry, a young Chinese man, travels to America in attempt to reunite with his first lover.

Life on Mars
(SPAIN, 16 min)
Writer/Director: Jose Manuel Carrasco
Once-lovers have an overdue reunion where they examine past desires with the benefit of hindsight and the tarnish of lost time.

Happily Ever After
(BRAZIL, 15 min)
Writer: Lucas Paraizo
Director: Joao Prado
Hugo and Eva cross paths constantly but never meet. An accident will change this.

First & Second
(AUSTRALIA, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Kacie Anning
When a courier delivers a package to an old friend from primary school, unexpected emotions arise when the pair reminisces about their first kiss.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:45pm - 4:42pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

4:00pm CDT

Shorts Program 10: Everything’s Shorter in Texas
(88 min)

The Lemon Tree
(USA, 11 min)
Writer/Director: Amanda Yam
A young girl comes to terms with her father’s impending death as they spend their last few remaining days together. His ailment? A lemon tree growing from his stomach.

Lavoyger
(USA, 23 min)
Director: Rachel Bardin
This documentary chronicles El Tuche Ranch, a host to oil tycoons and powerful men and also a waypoint for illegal immigrants crossing the border.

Makeup
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Hannah Whisenant
A young girl tries to get close to her absent mother by putting on her makeup, but she begins to realize why she shouldn't emulate her.

Game Night
(USA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Joel Fendelman
When a lonely taxi driver happens upon a football field, he falls into a memory of his past.

Mosca

(USA, 9 min)
Writer: Lizette Barrera, Renier Murrilo
Director: Lizette Barrera
A wayward teen revisits her hometown to reconnect with her cousin, despite her aunt’s wishes.

Hit & Run
(USA, 13 min)
Writer/Director: Jason Neulander
Katie's brother John thinks he's run over someone. What the siblings find instead will change their lives forever. And not for the better.

Flush
(USA, 6 min)
Writers: Matt Cooper, Will Witwer
Director: Matt Cooper
A business traveller with bad karma gets what's coming to him in the form of an automatic flush toilet.

That Day
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Stephanie Mishelle Ard
While friends and family mourn her father’s passing, 15-year-old Mishelle needs to deals with grieving in her own way.



Wednesday October 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:48pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

4:30pm CDT

Digital Series 1
(92 min)

The Benefits of Gusbandry (Episodes 1-3)
(USA, 35 min)
Writers: Alicia J. Rose, Courtenay Hameister
Director: Alicia J. Rose
At her debaucherous 40th birthday party, serial relationship-killer Jackie Rosenblum meets handsome and charming River Manning. Their ensuing adventures in self-medication, late-blooming, and questionable judgment lead them to discover a raucous new kind of “significant otherness.”

The Come Up (Episode 1)
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Ben Snyder
The Come Up focuses on the gatekeepers of New York City’s nightlife. These men guard the doors to the hottest nightspots in the city and then lead their own hilarious and heartfelt lives at home while off the clock.

Brothers (Season 2 Episode 1)
(USA, 10 min)
Writer/Director: Emmett Lundberg
Brothers follows a group of transgender male friends struggling to live in a society where they are breaking traditional gender expectations.

Guest Appearances (Episodes 1-2)
(USA, 28 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Guest
Too many boyfriends, too many friends, too many parents, too many anxiety-riddled self-conscious moments - Lydia has choices to make but no decisions yet.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 4:30pm - 6:22pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

5:30pm CDT

Boys in the Trees
(AUSTRALIA, 112 min)
US Premiere
Writer/Director: Nicholas Verso
Cast: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Justin Holborow, Mitzi Ruhlmann
It’s Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and the rest of their skater gang. When Corey encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend now victimized by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical. On the night of the grave’s delight, even the most buried truths will surface.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 5:30pm - 7:42pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

5:30pm CDT

My Mother's Wound
(TURKEY, 120 min)
North American Premiere
Writers: Ozan Aciktan, Ozan Guven, Fethi Kantarci, Uygar Sirin, Mehmet Turgut, Funda Çetin
Director: Ozan Aciktan (in attendance)
Cast: Ozan Guven, Meryem Uzerli (in attendance), Belcim Bilgin (in attendance), Bora Akkas
Upon turning 18, Salih leaves his orphanage behind in the hopes of finding his mother and father, but after discovering the brutal nature of his birth, his intentions turn dark. With vengeance in his heart, Salih continues to track down his father and stumbles upon a farm in Serbia, where he is given work, food, and a place to call home. Struggling with his new found happiness and the tragedy of his past, Salih begins to learn that sometimes the wounds of war never heal.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 5:30pm - 7:50pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

6:30pm CDT

Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer?
(USA, 83 min)
Writer: Mark Monroe
Director: Eve Marson (in attendance)
Dr. William Hurwitz was a preeminent pain specialist infamous for prescribing excessive amounts of pain medication to patients—tens of thousands of pills a year in some cases. Hurwitz was later sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking, but were his actions actually immoral? Dr. Feelgood tracks the controversial career of Hurwitz and provides a window into the ethical conflict of opioid prescriptions.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 6:30pm - 8:14pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

6:30pm CDT

Homestate
(USA, 85 min)
World Premiere
Writers: David Hickey, Blaise Miller, (both in attendance)
Director: David Hickey
Cast: Blaise Miller, Grace Love, Shaneye Ferrell, David Hickey (all in attendance)
During a week in the life of a seemingly run-of-the-mill family, Harvey struggles to keep his new business afloat while Crystal manages household responsibilities and takes care of their ten-year-old daughter. When Crystal’s troubled brother shows up with no place to go, the balance of the family’s routine is thrown into disarray. This unexpected addition to the family sets off a series of events that exposes underlying issues, inadequacies, and suspicions which threaten the foundation of their family ties.

Community Partners


Wednesday October 19, 2016 6:30pm - 8:15pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

6:30pm CDT

Hot Air
(USA, 86 min)
Writers: Jeremy M. Goldstein and Derek Sieg (both in attendance)
Director: Derek Sieg
Cast: Jere Burns, Matthew Gray Gubler, Schuyler Fisk, Gary Cole, Christa Miller, Jackson Hurst
A young man attends the funeral of his biological father, a man he never knew, only to meet a mysterious, quirky stranger who claims to have been best friends with his dad. The two set out on a comic adventure, helping one pursue the love of his life while the other leaves a trail of broken hearts and bank accounts in his wake.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 6:30pm - 8:16pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

7:00pm CDT

Two Trains Runnin'
(USA, 82 min)
Writer: Benjamin Hedin (in attendance)
Director: Sam Pollard
Cast: Common, Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams
In June of 1964, two groups of young men made up of musicians, college students, and record collectors traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Narrated by Common and featuring new music by Gary Clark Jr., Two Trains Runnin’ revisits an important moment when America's cultural and political institutions were dramatically transformed.

Community Partners


Wednesday October 19, 2016 7:00pm - 8:40pm CDT
State Theatre

7:00pm CDT

Digital Series 2
(90 min)

Cold (Episodes 1-2)
(USA, 20 min)
Writer/Director: Emily Diana Ruth
In her efforts to uncover what happened to her birth parents, a teenage girl explores the quaint-seeming town where she would have grown up, which holds many secrets.

Craigslist Therapy (Episode 1)
(USA, 9 min)
Writer: Dean Cates
Director: Dan Gregor
Facing divorce and financial ruin, failed burrito-truck owner Steven Wellish steals his ex-wife’s identity in an attempt to mount a successful therapy practice.

Coded (Episodes 1-3)
(CANADA, 27 min)
Writer: Steve Neufeld
Directors: Gary Harvey, Nigel Edwards
A new teacher, dogged by a violent past, risks everything to reach his students, five tenth-grade misfits who just don’t care.

The Listening Box (Episode 1)
(USA, 23 min)
Writer/Director: Westin Ray
A Catholic priest makes an unusual discovery in a confessional booth, setting off a chain of events that not only affects the lives of his parishioners, but also tests his own sense of right and wrong.

Girl Band (Episode 1)
(USA, 11 min)
Writers/Directors: Cailin Lowry, Kerry Furrh and Olivia Mitchell
Four delusionally persistent childhood friends slash bandmates tackle the music industry, Los Angeles, and early adulthood.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

7:30pm CDT

My Scientology Movie
(UK, 99 min)
Director: John Dower
‘I find that the most inexplicable behavior is motivated by very relatable human impulses’ comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary, in collaboration with director John Dower and double Academy Award winning producer Simon Chinn, exploring the Church of Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is stranger than fiction.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 7:30pm - 9:09pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

8:15pm CDT

The Man Who Was Thursday
(USA/HUNGARY, 95 min)
North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Balazs Juszt (in attendance)
Cast: François Arnaud and Ana Ularu (both in attendance), Jordi Mollà
Following a disgraceful turn at his local parish Father Smith is called to Rome for spiritual rehabilitation. Upon his arrival Charles, the man who introduced him to the faith, reveals the real reason Smith was brought to Rome: to go underground and ascertain the mysterious leader of an anarchist group of renegades. The rift between reality and fantasy is blurred as Smith finds himself going further and further down the rabbit hole in this surreal thriller.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 8:15pm - 10:10pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

8:30pm CDT

The Load
(MEXICO, 94 min)
Writers: Alan Jonsson Gavicia, Arturo Ruiz Serrano
Director: Alan Jonsson Gavicia
Cast: Maria Valverde, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Gerardo Taracena
After witnessing the crimes her father committed against an indigenous tribe, a noble Spanish woman is determined to testify against him and bring him to justice. To help her reach the trial unharmed, a priest hires an indigenous man to help him safely transport her to the trial. As the indigenous man and the noble woman rely on one another during their frantic journey, the boundaries of their cultures dissolve, and an intimate bond forms between them.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 8:30pm - 10:24pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 8 presented by Dove Chocolate

9:00pm CDT

Monogamish
(USA, 73 min)
North American Premiere

Director Tao Ruspoli

Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy in our culture.

In Attendance: Director Tao Ruspoli

Community Partners


Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:00pm - 10:33pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

9:00pm CDT

They Call Us Monsters

They Call Us Monsters

(USA, 82 min)

Director: Ben Lear

In California, violent juveniles between 14-17 years old can be tried as adults. Typically, they are accused of heinous crimes—murders and attempted murders—that leave their victims’ families shattered. And yet, they are still kids, with a greater capacity to change and one day return to society. Behind the walls of their prison, three violent juvenile offenders are writing a movie as they await their trials. It’s the story of their childhoods with the ending rewritten.


Community Partners


Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:00pm - 10:42pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

9:00pm CDT

Wrestling Alligators
(USA, 90 min)
Writers: Udy Epstein, Tchavdar Georgiev, Andrew Shea
Director: Andrew Shea (in attendance)
James Billie is the charismatic leader of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, an alligator wrestler, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, and the father of Indian gaming. He also sits at the head of one of the biggest gaming operations in the world. Controversial both inside and outside his tribe, James Billie has used his charm and wits to beat the white man, time and again, at his own game. Now, faced with new battles, James and his tribe once again find their way of life challenged.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:00pm - 10:50pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate

9:30pm CDT

Almost Adults
(CANADA, 90 min)
Writer: Adrianna DiLonardo
Director: Sarah Rotella
Cast: Natasha Negovanlis, Elise Bauman, Justin Gerhard, Winny Clarke
Cassie and Mackenzie are two best friends in their final year of college and transitioning into adulthood. Mackenzie, recently out, embraces her sexuality and tries to catch up on everything she has missed during her teenage years, while Cassie ends a long term relationship with her boyfriend and discovers her life isn’t going as planned. Both struggle to keep their friendship together as they begin growing apart.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:30pm - 11:20pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

9:30pm CDT

Funniest
(USA, 92 min)
World Premiere
Director: Katie Pengra, Dustin Svehlak (both in attendance)
The Funniest Person in Austin contest has been held for over 30 years to determine the best stand-up comedian in the city. This documentary follows the preparations, worries, and hopes of six comedians all looking to take the crown during the 2015 contest. Funniest is an intimate, behind the scenes look at funny people competing to get the last laugh.



Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:30pm - 11:20pm CDT
State Theatre

11:00pm CDT

Long Live Death
(GERMANY, 89 min)
North American Premiere
Writer: Erol Yesilkaya
Director: Sebastian Marka
Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Jens Harzer, Ygal Gleim
Seasoned detective Lieutenant Murot searches for a dangerous serial killer whose murders are staged to appear as suicides. When a breakthrough clue is found at the next victim’s crime scene, Murot is finally able to track the killer down. As the suspect is questioned, it becomes clear that he intended to be captured, and that Murot is now a part of his master plan. Murot must face his own past and discover the killer’s secrets before another victim meets her fate.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:00pm - Thursday October 20, 2016 12:59am CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint
 
Thursday, October 20
 

12:00pm CDT

JURY AWARD ENCORE SCREENING: Hot Air
(USA, 86 min)
Writers: Jeremy M. Goldstein and Derek Sieg
Director: Derek Sieg
Cast: Jere Burns, Matthew Gray Gubler, Schuyler Fisk, Gary Cole, Christa Miller, Jackson Hurst
A young man attends the funeral of his biological father, a man he never knew, only to meet a mysterious, quirky stranger who claims to have been best friends with his dad. The two set out on a comic adventure, helping one pursue the love of his life while the other leaves a trail of broken hearts and bank accounts in his wake.


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:46pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

2:45pm CDT

JURY AWARD ENCORE SCREENING: Santoalla
(USA/SPAIN, 82 min)
Directors: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer
Progressive Dutch couple Martin and Margo had only one dream: to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance. As this once forgotten landscape is thrust into the center of controversy, Margo finds herself searching not only for answers, but for the strength to persevere.


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:28pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

4:00pm CDT

BUZZ SCREENING: Brave New Jersey
ENCORE BUZZ SCREENING
(USA, 86 min)

Writers: Michael Dowling, Jody Lambert
Director: Jody Lambert

A small New Jersey town in 1938 is overcome with mass hysteria on the night of Orson Welles's legendary 1938 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast, the hoax which fooled millions into believing America was being invaded by Martians.


Thursday October 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

5:30pm CDT

JURY AWARD ENCORE SCREENING: Boys in the Trees
(AUSTRALIA, 112 min)
US Premiere
Writer/Director: Nicholas Verso
Cast: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Justin Holborow, Mitzi Ruhlmann
It’s Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and the rest of their skater gang. When Corey encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend now victimized by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical. On the night of the grave’s delight, even the most buried truths will surface.


Thursday October 20, 2016 5:30pm - 7:42pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

6:00pm CDT

BUZZ SCREENING: Quaker Oaths
ENCORE BUZZ SCREENING
(USA, 88 min)

Writer/Director: Louisiana Kreutz

Cast: Alex Dobrenko, Fede Rangel

When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. It’s a sweet tradition that signifies the importance of community. But when Joe and Emily want to get divorced, that sweet tradition creates an unexpected challenge: now every guest must cross off their name to make the split official. In this off-beat comedy, these two would-be divorcees hit the highway to track down friends and relatives, revisiting old feelings, and discovering new ones along the way.



Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
Hideout Theatre

6:00pm CDT

Youth in Oregon

(USA, 109 min)

Writer: Andrew Eisen
Director: Joel David Moore (in attendance)
Cast: Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate, Mary Kay Place, Josh Lucas

When Brian’s secretly ailing 82-year-old father in law Raymond announces he’s made arrangements to be euthanized in his home state of Oregon, Brian is tasked with chauffeuring him for the trip. Accompanied by Raymond’s wife, Estelle, Brian must convince the old man to forego pre-arranged death before they reach their final destination. The story becomes an intimate trek through the tribulations of Raymond’s life and serves as a wake-up call to Brian in his own journey as a man, father, and husband. ​




Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 8:05pm CDT
State Theatre

6:30pm CDT

JURY AWARD WINNING SHORTS
The Art of Not Apperaing
Narrative Student Short Winner
(NORWAY, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Pernille Rivedal Hellevik
After years of solitude and obsession, two ghosts cross paths and are forced to question their reasons for haunting.

Hugo Bumfeldt
Animated Short Winner
(HUNGARY, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Eva Katinka Bognar
Hugo, an alien boy on a tiny far-away planet, finally gets his first pet: a scuba diver. Swept away by his childlike excitement, Hugo doesn't recognize his plaything is an actual human being.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Documentary Short Winner
(USA, 40 min)
Director: Frank Stiefel
Previously trapped in a life of darkness and isolation, Mindy Alper’s psychologically powerful and emotionally honest art pieces have allowed her to emerge into a brighter life.

Guest Appearances: Episodes 1-2
Scripted Digital Series Winner
(USA, 28 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Guest
Too many boyfriends, too many friends, too many parents, too many anxiety-riddled self-conscious moments - Lydia has choices to make but no decisions yet.

Lucy In My Eyes
Narrative Short Winner
(CANADA, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Megan Park
On the eve of her wedding, Lucy has a conversation with her six year old self.

Thursday October 20, 2016 6:30pm - 8:15pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

7:00pm CDT

BUZZ SCREENING: Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse
ENCORE BUZZ SCREENING
(USA, 90 min)

Writers/Directors: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani

When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, couple and performing comedy duo Gabe and Etta pack up their troubles and hit the road with their trusty dog, Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event.



Thursday October 20, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro

8:30pm CDT

JURY AWARD ENCORE SCREENING: The Cliff
(SPAIN, 96 min)
Writers: Natxo Lopez, Andres Martorell, Helena Taberna
Director: Helena Taberna
Cast: Daniel Grao, Juana Acosta, Goya Toledo Gabriel is a promising attorney whose life is turned upside down when he receives a phone call from the police. A sect has committed mass suicide in the Canary Islands and his sister Cordelia was one of the followers. Her cadaver has yet to be found. Having not seen her for years, Gabriel sets out to the Canary Islands in search of her, longing to know the truth of her fate.


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:30pm - 10:17pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

8:30pm CDT

Bleed for This

Closing Night Film

(USA, 116 min)

Writer/Director: Ben Younger (in attendance)
Cast: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal

BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life.


Sponsors


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:30pm - 10:46pm CDT
Paramount Theatre

9:00pm CDT

BUZZ SCREENING: The Golden Rut
ENCORE BUZZ SCREENING
(USA, 78 min)
Writer/Directors: Nick and Josh Holden
Cast: Josh Holden, Nick Holden, Laura Flannery, Bill Wise, Marco Perella

Austin actor Scottie Johnson is loving life until his new girlfriend Ebby tells him she can’t date another broke artist. In an attempt to secure her love, he makes a promise to take his career to the next level. Around the same time, Ebby’s wild, identical twin sister shows up. As Scottie gets closer to the biggest audition of his career, he also gets closer to Ebby’s sister. Soon Scottie has to decide: What is he going to do with his life, and which sister does he really love?


Thursday October 20, 2016 9:00pm - 10:38pm CDT
Hideout Theatre