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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.

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

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
 
Friday, October 14
 

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

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

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.

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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
 
Saturday, October 15
 

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

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
 
Sunday, October 16
 

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

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

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.


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Sunday October 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:25pm CDT
Paramount Theatre
 
Monday, October 17
 

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
 
Tuesday, October 18
 

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

7:30pm 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.

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Tuesday October 18, 2016 7:30pm - 9:39pm CDT
Paramount Theatre
 
Wednesday, October 19
 

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
 
Thursday, October 20
 

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

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.


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