The Austin Film Festival has announced the complete line-up of films and speakers for its 2019 iteration. The festival takes place Oct. 24-31. The writer-centric conference portion happens Oct. 24-27; film screenings continue through Oct. 31. Both conference panels and film screenings take place at different venues around Austin.
The fest has a slew of feature film premieres including Lawrence and Meg Kasdan’s “Last Week at Ed’s”; “Yellow Rose,” starring Austin native Dale Watson with writer/director Diane Paragas in attendance; and “Honey Boy,” from a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf based on his own experience, in which he also stars alongside Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, and FKA twigs.
Independent Texas-made films include psychological thriller “Apartment 413,” and Steve Collins’ “I’ve Got Issues” a quirky comedic collage of intertwining stories about characters swallowed in darkness, yet still finding hope.
Documentaries include “The Animal People,” a chilling portrait of what happens when activism rattles the institutions of power; “Cowboys” and “Cows With No Name,” Hubert Charuel’s tender portrait of his parent’s retirement from their dairy farm, as his mother comes to terms with letting go of her beloved animals.
You can buy a festival film pass for $75. General admission tickets are only sold 20 minutes before the film starts if there is capacity. Individual movie tickets cost $12 per screening and are cash only. Movie tickets are $13 at the Paramount and State Theatres and can be purchased at the box office.
All festival and conference information can be found at austinfilmfestival.com/