‘La La Land,’ ‘Wakefield’ will screen at Austin Film Fest; full lineup out now

images“La La Land,” with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, “Trespass Against Us,” starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, “Wakefield,” starring Brian Cranston and Jennifer Garner, and “Nerdland,” an animated feature starring Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt, are a few of the marquee titles headlining the Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference (AFF), it was announced Wednesday.

At the same time, AFF busted out its full lineup, including 20 world premieres, a retrospective series guest programmed by Jason Segel, Paul Feig, Phil Rosenthal, and others. “Wakefield” writer/director Robin Swicord will attend as will “Nerdland” writer Andrew Kevin Walker, the latter of whom wrote “Se7en.”

Producer Frank Marshall (“Indiana Jones,” “Back to the Future”) joins director Ryan Suffern for finding-oscar-posterthe documentary screening of “Finding Oscar,” chronicling the search for two small children who offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government with the devastating Dos Erres Massacre.

Marshall will also take part in a conversation that explores his journey as a producer, his philosophy on storytelling and his long-time collaborations with Steven Spielberg and other writers and directors.

Other world premieres include “One Night,” an indie-romance with Anna Camp and writer/director Minhal Baig attending, attendance), the Spanish thriller “The Writer’s Burrow,” “The Big Flip—Stories from the Modern Household,” a documentary about families and gender roles and Austin-based comedy “Hot Air.”

AFF also revealed its full Screenwriters Conference schedule, which will take place the first four days of the Festival, October 13-16. The Conference features a roster of prominent screenwriters in film and television, including Jason Segel, Paul Feig, Marta Kauffman, Nancy Meyers, Scott Alexander, Michelle Ashford, Kent Alterman, Carter Bays and many more.

Man alive, that is an awesome poster

Man alive, that is an awesome poster

But let’s not kid ourselves: All some people care about is Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges documentary “Gimme Danger.”

The full Film and Conference schedule can be found at www.austinfilmfestival.com.

Austin Film Festival’s 2016 slate:

Marquee Features

Loving Writer/Director: Jeff Nichols

Crunch Time: Episodes 1-6 Writers: Andrew Disney, Bradley Jackson Director: Andrew Disney

Gimme Danger Director: Jim Jarmusch

 Good Fortune Directors: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell

 La La Land Writer/Director: Damien Chazelle

Lion Writer: Luke Davies Director: Garth Davis

My Scientology Movie Director: John Dower

 Nerdland Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker Director: Chris Prynoski

 The Salesman Writer/Director: Asghar Farhadi

The Thinning Writers: Michael J. Gallagher, Steve Greene Director: Michael J. Gallagher

Trespass Against Us Writer: Alastair Siddons Director:  Adam Smith

 Wakefield Writer/Director: Robin Swicord

Retrospective Programming:

 Happy Gilmore (1996), presented by Tim Herlihy Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler Director: Dennis Dugan

The Last Supper (1996), presented by Dan Rosen Writer: Dan Rosen Director: Stacy Title

A Little Princess (1995), presented by Richard LaGravenese and Mark Johnson Writers: Elizabeth Chandler, Richard LaGravenese Director: Alfonso Cuaron

 The Muppets (2011), presented by Jason Segel Writers: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stroller, Jim Henson Director: James Bobin

The Producers (1967), presented by Phil Rosenthal Writer/Director: Mel Brooks

What’s U,p Doc? (1972), presented by Paul Feig Writers: Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton, Peter Bogdanovich

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Narrative Features

 Blood Stripe Writers: Remy Auberjonois, Kate Nowlin Director: Remy Auberjonois

Boys in the Trees Writer/Director: Nicholas Verso

Chronesthesia Director/Writer: Hayden Weal

 Holding Patterns Writer/Director: Jake Goldberger (World Premiere)

No Retreat Writers: J.D. Singer Nicholas, Zafonte Director: Nicholas Zafonte (World Premiere)

Suburban Cowboy Writer: Ryan Colucci Directors: Ryan Colucci, Dragan Roganovic (World Premiere)

The Tiger Hunter Writers: Sameer Gardezi, Lena Khan Director: Lena Khan


Documentary Features

Berlin Rebel High School Writer/Director: Alexander Kleider (World Premiere)

Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? Writer: Mark Monroe Director: Eve Marson

The Harvest Run Writers/Directors: Steven Balvanz, Aaron McAdams (World Premiere)

Monogamish Director: Tao Ruspoli

My Life as a Film Writer/Director: Eva Vitija

ProGamer Director: Justin Agnew (World Premiere)

Santoalla Directors: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer


Dark Matters Features

The Cliff Writers: Natxo Lopez, Andres Martorell, Helena Taberna Director: Helena Taberna

 Electric Nostalgia Writer/Director: Jacob Leighton Burns

Found Footage 3D Writer/Director: Steven DeGennaro

Middle Man Writer/Director: Ned Crowley

The Man Who Was Thursday Writer/Director: Balazs Juszt

The Writer’s Burrow Writers: Francisco Conde, Kurro González Director: Kurro González (World Premiere)


Comedy Vanguard Features

5 Doctors Writers: Max Azulay, Matt Porter, Phil Primason Directors: Max Azulay, Matt Porter (World Premiere)

Brave New Jersey Writers: Michael Dowling, Jody Lambert Director: Jody Lambert (World Premiere)

Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse Writer/Directors: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani (World Premiere)

The Golden Rut Writer/Directors: Nick and Josh Holden (World Premiere)

Hot Air Writers: Jeremy M. Goldstein and Derek Sieg Director: Derek Sieg (World Premiere)


Heart of Film Features

 11:55 Writers: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder, Victor Almanzar Directors: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder

 An Acquired Taste Writer/ Director: Vanessa Lemaire

Almost Adults Writer: Adrianna DiLonardo Director: Sarah Rotella

American Wrestler: The Wizard Writer: Brian Rudnick Director: Alex Ranarivelo

The Big Flip—Stories from the Modern Home Front Writer/Director: Izzy Chan (World Premiere)

Chronically Metropolitan Writer: Nicholas Schutt Director: Xavier Manrique

Delinquent Writer/Director: Kieran Valla

Finding Sofia Writer/Director: Nico Casavecchia

Finding Oscar Writers: Frank Marshall, Ryan Suffern Director: Ryan Suffern

Imperfections Writer/Director: David Singer

One Night Writer/Director: Minhal Baig (World Premiere)

Pushing Dead Writer/Director: Tom E. Brown

They Call Us Monsters Director: Ben Lear

 Two Trains Runnin’ Writer: Benjamin Hedin Director: Sam Pollard

The Viagra Chronicles Writer/Director: Chiara Sambuchi North American Premiere

Wrestling Alligators Writers: Udy Epstein, Tchavdar Georgiev, Andrew Shea Director: Andrew Shea

Texas Independent Features

The Big Spoon Writers: Mallory Culbert, Carlyn Hudson Director: Carlyn Hudson (World Premiere)

 Canine Soldiers – The Militarization of Love Director: Nancy Schiesari (World Premiere)

Funniest Director: Katie Pengra, Dustin Svehlak (World Premiere)

Homestate Writers: David Hickey, Blaise Miller Director: David Hickey (World Premiere)

Quaker Oaths Writer/Director: Louisiana Kreutz Cast: Alex Dobrenko, Fede Rangel (World Premiere)

Stories from Abroad Features

The Load Writers: Alan Jonsson Gavicia, Arturo Ruiz Serrano Director: Alan Jonsson Gavicia

Long Live Death Writer: Erol Yesilkaya Director: Sebastian Marka

My Mother’s Wound Writers: Ozan Aciktan, Ozan Guven, Fethi Kantarci, Uygar Sirin, Mehmet Turgut, Funda Çetin Director: Ozan Aciktan


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