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The Austin Film Festival kicks off its 25 thyear tomorrow and once again the little festival that could has a great slate of movies, panels, and parties. Earlier this week, it was announced that Natalie Portman will be attending the screening of the festival’s opening night film, Vox Lux. anxieux synonyme Directed by Brady Corbet, the film stars Portman as a pop star dealing with a traumatic past. You may recall, the actor has visited Austin before, having shot the Terrence Malick music-themed movie Song to Song. (Flashback to when she and co-star Michael Fassbender attended a University of Texas football game.) Of course, what this festival is really about is the screenwriter, and there are some great ones in the lineup.


Here are the films and panels that we look forward to checking out at this year’s AFF, which runs Oct. 25 through Nov. 1.

Short films can often get short shrift at film festivals, but there a few promising ones worthy checking out. Max and the Monster is about a woman in college dealing with “a monster. ” According to the filmmaker, Jenna Kanell, her short “dips a toe into dark comedy, a tool for accessibility so as to encourage dialogue without isolating anyone in the audience.” During this time of the MeToo movement, we could use a little levity, even if it’s dark. anoxic encephalopathy symptoms Also intriguing to us is a documentary short about Dan Jenkins, one of America’s greatest sportswriters. The legend covered golf and football and grew up in Texas and talks about how sports influenced his life.

Hollywood may not hold Roger Corman in as high esteem as it does other filmmakers, although he did receive an honorary Oscar in 2009. Still, his reputation for turning odd stories into even odder films, including the original film version of the musical Little Shop of Horrors and horror tale Frankenstein Unbound, made him a rebel and influenced generations of young filmmakers. As a director, he helped many of the greatest directors and actors get their start, including Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Martin Scorcese, Jack Nicholson, and Dennis Hopper. The 92-year-old director is receiving the festival’s Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award and probably has tons of odd stories to share.

The whole dysfunctional gang is back! Part of the film festival’s television track, this Netflix series is about the trials and tribulations and really bad decision-making of a group of college friends now in their 40s. It stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, and Fred Savage, and this season will bring in guests stars Billy Eichner and Sarah Chalke. separation anxiety disorder icd 10 On hand at the premiere of Season 2 will be co-creators Francesca Delbanco and Nicholas Stoller.

Looking for a film about Texas? The Ir on Orchard, based on the acclaimed 1966 novel by Tom Pendleton, has the kind of big aspirations that fit right in with the ethos of the Lone Star State. Directed by Austinite Ty Roberts, the story centers on a young man (Lane Garrison) seeking fortune in the oil industry of 1930s West Texas. anxiété définition With romance and tragedy adding twists to the plot, plus quality production value, as seen in the beautifully recreated set design and costuming, this film is an epic in the same vein as Giant.

If you saw this Netflix documentary series about an Indian cult that takes over a small town in Oregon, you’ll want to know just how these brothers went about making this project. Weaving together present-day interviews with old videos of the cult, this story was as gripping as it was bizarre.

Family is important and sometimes people go to great lengths to please their loved ones. That’s the theme behind this dark comedy about a bickering brother and sister who travel to Poland to dig up the remains of their dying grandmother’s beloved pet dog and bring him home. This could be the little film that has folks talking at the festival this year.

Listen up, aspiring screenwriters. If you really want to know how to write a screenplay that will get you noticed, attend this panel with Jill Chamberlain. The Austin-based script fixer teaches the Screenplay Workshop (having taken her course, I highly recommend it) and wrote The Nutshell Technique, a manual with insightful tips and guidelines that truly makes the challenges of writing a screenplay surmountable.

“If you summon the devil, he will show up,” says a character in this thriller/horror flick about a detective on the trail of a killer. We won’t tell you if the devils shows up, but we figured a little scary stuff this time of year should be on your film festival agenda, and this one from Venezuela, directed by Carl Zitelmann, may be just the ticket you need to a sleepless night.

Of the marquee film screenings, this one has us most intrigued. Set in the 18th century, it stars Emma Stone as a new servant in the household of Olivia Colman’s conniving, temper-tantrum-throwing Queen Anne. Colman has become one of the most sought after actors today, taking over for Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown and being cast in two other anticipated miniseries, Watership Down and Les Misérables. Early reviews says she’s “dazzling” in this. Also starring Rachel Weisz, the film is written and directed by The Lobster’s Yorgos Lanthimos and has been described as an All About Eve in corsets. anxiety test for teens It comes out later in November, but we’re not waiting until then.

Hugh Jackman as a politician caught up in scandal? Yes please! This Jason Reitman–directed movie closes out the festival, and we can’t wait! Seeing Jackman portray 1988 presidential nominee Gary Hart, who had to leave the race after his affair with Donna Rice was exposed, is candy to our political-scandal-loving sweet tooth.