The Austin Film Festival has announced its first wave of programming for its 24th year. This first wave of titles includes television, new films and retrospectives at the film festival centered on celebrating writers.
AFF will host the season finale of HBO’s new drama The Deuce, a television show about the rise of the porn industry in New York from the 1970s through the mid-1980s. The show stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal and was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon. Pelecanos and Simon will be on hand at the screening to answer questions.
Looking to the films, AFF will host the world premiere of Amanda & Jack Go Camping, about a married couple (David Arquette and Amy Acker) who try to save their marriage with an isolated retreat only to be double booked with honeymoon hipsters, written and directed by Brandon Dickerson (Sironia). AFF will also screen the world premiere of Flock of Four, written and directed by Gregory, Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End, a documentary about American cartoonist Mr. Fish, and The Outdoorsman, a comedy about a man determined to cut ties with society until he meets a woman that may change his mind.
AFF will also screen An Ordinary Man, starring Ben Kingsley; Permanent, starring Kira McLean, Rainn Wilson and Patricia Arquette; Please Stand By, starring Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, and Alice Eve; Touched, a psychological drama written/directed by Karl R. Hearne; and 24 Hours to Live, starring Ethan Hawke, Liam Cunningham and Rutger Hauer.
They’ll also host a retrospective screening of 1985’s Confessions of a Serial Killer, though details on who will be in attendance are still to come.
The Austin Film Festival takes place in Austin, Texas, October 26 through November 2.