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Thursday, October 13
 

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
 
Saturday, October 15
 

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

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
 
Sunday, October 16
 

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

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

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
 
Monday, October 17
 

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
 
Tuesday, October 18
 

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
 
Wednesday, October 19
 

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

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
 
Thursday, October 20
 

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