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Austin Film Festival Unveils First 10 Films

Presenting the first slate of films for the 22nd Annual Austin Film Festival Anniversary, including five world premieres and marquee titles CarolI Saw the Light, and Youth.

Austin Film Festival

Confirmed guests James Franco and Jason Retiman are slated to attend.



Texas Premiere

Writer: Phyllis Nagy; Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Cory Michael Smith

New Series from Hulu
In attendance: Creator/Executive Producer Zander Lehmann; Executive Producer/Director Jason Reitman; Executive Producer Helen Estabrook; Executive Producer Liz Tigelaar; Cast Tommy Dewey, Michaela Watkins, Tara Lynne Barr


Fallen Stars

World Premiere
Writer/Director: Brian Jett
In attendance: Writer/Director Brian Jett; Cast Ryan O’Nan, Michelle Ang; Producer Stephanie Marin

I Saw the Light
Texas Premiere
Writer/Director: Marc Abraham
Staring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford

World Premiere
Writer/Directors: Vladimir de Fontenay, Nina Ljeti
In attendance: Writers/Directors Vladimir de Fontenay, Nina Ljeti; Cast James Franco, Sam Dillon

North American Premiere
Writer/Director: Kai Barry
In attendance: Writer/Director Kai Barry; Cast Anthony LaPaglia

The Night is Young
World Premiere
Writer/Directors: Matt Jones, Dave Hill
In attendance: Writer/Directors/Cast Matt Jones, Dave Hill

World Premiere
Writer/Director: Adam Bowers
In attendance: Writer/Director Adam Bowers

The Teller and the Truth
World Premiere
Writer/Director: Andrew Shapter
In attendance: Writer/Director Andrew Shapter; All Cast and Crew

Texas Premiere
Writer/Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Starring: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda


Keep checking our website for new film and panelist announcements!

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