Austin Film Festival Reveals First Wave Of Screenings

Austin Film Festival (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing writers’ and filmmakers’ contributions to film, television, and new media, has announced the first wave of screenings in their 2019 film slate, taking place October 24-31.

Titles include A Hidden Life, Harriet, Macabre, The Truth, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Oh My God I think It’s Over.

World Premieres include Cowboys, Sleeping in Plastic, The Animal People, and The VICE Guide to Bigfoot.

The complete list of programming will be announced in late September.


A Hidden Life
Writer/Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuhäuser, Ulrich Matthes

A Patient Man
Texas Premiere
Writer/Director: Kevin Ward

World Premiere
Writer/Director: John Langmore, Bud Force

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Oh My God I Think It’s Over
Director: Katie Hyde
Starring: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna

Writers: Gregory Allen Howard, Kasi Lemmons
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters

North American Premiere
Writer: Lucas Paraizo and Rita Gloria Curvo
Director: Marcos Prado

Sleeping in Plastic
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Van Ditthavong

The Animal People
World Premiere
Writers: Cassandra Suchan, Denis Henry Hennelly, Sasha Perry, Brian Palmer
Directors: Cassandra Suchan, Denis Henry Hennelly
Executive Producer: Joaquin Phoenix

The Truth
Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda, Adaption by Lea Le Dimna
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Ludivine Saginer, Roger Van Hool

The VICE Guide to Bigfoot
World Premiere
Writer: Zach Lamplugh, Brian Emond
Director: Zach Lamplugh

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