“Gimme Danger,” Jim Jarmush’s documentary on the Stooges, the entire first season of Rooster Teeth’s new comedic series “Crunch Time,” and the comedy “Brave New Jersey” are just a few of the films that will play the Austin Film Festival, .
The annual festival, which takes place Oct. 13 to 20, released its first 10 bookings Tuesday.
The complete list of programming, including over 100 more films, will be announced in mid-September.
Here are the first 10, including five world premiers
- 5 Doctors
World Premiere. Writers/Directors: Max Azulay, Matt Porter.
Convinced that he’s dying from a bizarre array of symptoms, struggling comedian Spencer travels to his childhood home to visit five of his doctors in one day, all while trying to hide news of his visit from everyone with the exception of his sweet, emotionally repressed friend Jay.
In Attendance: Writers/directors/actors Max Azulay, Matt Porter.
- Brave New Jersey
World Premiere. Writers: Michael Dowling, Jody Lambert. Director: Jody Lambert.
A small New Jersey town in 1938 is overcome with mass hysteria on the night of Orson Welles’s legendary 1938 ‘War of the Worlds’ radio broadcast, the hoax which fooled millions into believing America was being invaded by Martians.
In Attendance: Writer/Director Jody Lambert; Cast Tony Hale, Anna Camp, Heather Burns, Dan Bakkedahl, Sam Jaeger, Mel Rodriguez, Erika Alexander and others.
- Crunch Time – Season 1
World Premiere. Writers: Andrew Disney, Bradley Jackson. Director: Andrew Disney.
In a highly classified location, a gang of misfit grad students are interrogated by government operatives. Why? Because the world is about to end, and it’s all their fault. How did it all start? With a last ditch effort to win back love… by way of an extremely dangerous, untested, lucid dreaming machine.
- Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse
World Premiere. Writers/Directors: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani.
When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, couple and performing comedy duo Gabe and Etta pack up their troubles and hit the road with their trusty dog, Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event.
In attendance: Writers/Directors/Cast Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani.
- Forushande (The Salesman)
Texas Premiere. Writer/Director: Asghar Farhadi.
After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, and creates a simmering tension between husband and wife.
- Gimme Danger
Texas Premiere. Director: Jim Jarmusch.
Gimme Danger presents the story of iconic punk legends the Stooges and their legendary frontman Iggy Pop. Director Jim Jarmusch tracks their emergence and adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations, challenges, and long-lasting legacy.
- Good Fortune
North American Premiere. Directors: Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell.
Good Fortune tells the heartwarming rags to riches life story of John Paul DeJoria, the poster boy of “conscious capitalism” and follows him as he uses business to make the world a better place.
In Attendance: Directors Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, subject John Paul DeJoria
North American Premiere. Director Tao Ruspoli.
Recovering from a very public divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy in our culture.
In Attendance: Director Tao Ruspoli
World Premiere. Director: Justin Agnew.
ProGamer explores the emerging world of electronic sports by following professional Starcraft II gamers Naniwa and White-Ra, who navigate worldwide gaming tournaments and their own personal lives
In Attendance: Director Justin Agnew.
- Quaker Oaths
World Premiere. Writer/Director: Louisiana Kreutz.
In order for Emily and Joe to get a divorce, they will need to take a trip across the country and convince each wedding guest to cross their name off of the wedding certificate, per Quaker tradition.
In Attendance: Writer/director Louisiana Kreutz, cast Alex Dobrenko, Fede Rangel, other cast and crew.