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L-R: Michelle Rodriguez, Viola Davis, and Elizabeth Debicki star in Twentieth Century Fox’s WIDOWS. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

Steve McQueen’s and Gillian Flynn’s modern-day thriller Widows, Peter Farrelly’s drama Green Book starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, Mike Leigh’s period piece Peterloo are among the the full schedule of films announced for the 25th Anniversary edition of the Austin Film Festival  taking place this October 25 to November 1. The festival lineup also includes Mickey Rourke-starring boxing drama Tiger, Paul Dano’s Wildlife starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, and Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges family drama Ben is Back bowing as AFF’s Centerpiece selection.

Other World Premieres include The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova (a comedy about estranged siblings traveling to Poland to track down the remains of the their grandmother’s childhood dog), F/11 and Be There (a documentary about famed photographer Burk Uzzle), The Amaranth (a thriller about a mysterious retirement community), A Girl Named C (Emily Kassie’s documentary about a family grappling with the discovery that their 11-year-old daughter was raped), and Waiting for the Miracle to Come (Lian Lunson’s whimsical drama starring Willie Nelson and Charlotte Rampling).

Austin Film Festival’s 2018 slate

Marquee Features

And Breathe Normally
Writer/Director: Isold Uggadottir

Ben is Back
Writer/Director: Peter Hedges

Boy Erased
Writer/Director: Joel Edgerton

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Writers: Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
Director: Marielle Heller

El Chicano
Writers: Ben Hernandez Bray, Joe Carnahan
Director: Ben Hernandez Bray

Everybody Knows
Writer/Director: Asghar Farhadi

The Favourite
Writers: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

The Front Runner
Writers: Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman
Director: Jason Reitman

Director: Todd Sansom

Green Book
Writers: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
Director: Peter Farrelly

Happy as Lazarro
Writer/Director: Alice Rohrwacher

Little Woods
Writer/Director: Nia DaCosta

The Long Dumb Road
Writers: Hannah Fidell, Carson Mell
Director: Hannah Fidell

Writer/Director: Mike Leigh

Writer/Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers: Michael Pugliese, Prem Singh
Director: Alister Grierson

Writers: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen
Director: Steve McQueen

Writers: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan
Director: Paul Dano

Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin
Writer/Director: Arwen Curry

Marquee Television

Counterpart Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere
Creator: Justin Marks
Executive Producer: Jordan Horowitz

Friends from College Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere
Creators: Francesca Delbanco & Nicholas Stoller

Narrative Features

Above the Clouds
Writer: Simon Lord
Director: Leon Chambers

Writers: Akash Sherman, James Ewasiuk
Director: Akash Sherman

The Comet
Writer: Torben Bech
Director: Bård Røssevold

Delia & Sammy
Writer/ Director: Therese Cayaba

Writers: Stephen Kinigopoulos, Piero Iberti
Director: Stephen Kinigopoulos, Alexa Kinigopoulos

Last Summer
Writer/Director: Jon Jones

Laugh or Die
Writers: Heikki Kujanpää, Mikko Reitala
Director: Heikki Kujnapää

Love Goes Through Your Mind
Writers: Shruti Swaminathan, Ronak Shah
Director: Ronak Shah

Major Arcana
Writer/Director: Josh Melrod

Speaking in Tongues
Writers: Nathan Deming, Lawrie Doran
Director: Nathan Deming

Writer: Bruce McLeod
Director: Lisa Mulcahy

Comedy Vanguard Features

Writers: Daniel Campbell, Graham Gordy
Director: Daniel Campbell

The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova
Writer: Michael Whatling
Director: Zack Bernbaum

In Reality
Writers: Ann Lupo, Esteban Pedraza, Aaron Pryka
Director: Ann Lupo

Lost & Found
Writer/Director: Liam O Mochain

Original Sin (Pecado Original)
Writers: Jean Lee, Maia Nikiphoroff
Director: Jean Lee

Simple Wedding
Writers: Sara Zandieh, Stephanie Wu
Director: Sara Zandieh

Dark Matters Features

Writers: Jules Vincent, Chuck McCue
Director: Rob Grant

The Amaranth
Writer: Eileen Shields
Director: Albert Chi

Beyond the Night
Writer/Director: Jason Noto

The Black String
Writers: Brian Hanson, Richard Handley
Director: Brian Hanson

The Dark Red
Writers: Dan Bush, Conal Byrne
Director: Dan Bush

Empathy, Inc.
Writer: Mark Leidner
Director: Yedidya Gorestman

Ghost Light
Writer: John Stimpson, Geoffrey Taylor
Director: John Stimpson

The Lake Vampire
Writer/Director: Carl Zitelmann

Documentary Feature

A Girl Named C
Director: Emily Kassie

Care to Laugh
Director: Julie Getz

F/11 and Be There
Director: Jethro Waters

Fathers of Football
Director: Bradley Beesley

For The Birds
Director: Richard Miron

Director: Ben Lawrence

The Interpreters
Directors: Andres Caballero, Sofian Khan

Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story
Writers: Jon Strong, Ted Haddock, John King, Mike Quinn Jr.
Director: Jon Strong

The Money Stone
Director: Stuart Harmon

Surviving Bokator
Writers: Mark Bochsler, Kevin Schjerning, Fernanda Rossi
Director: Mark Bochsler

Turning Point
Director: James Keach

Texas Independent Features

Also Starring Austin
Writer: Mike Blizzard, Laura Colwell, Lara Morgan
Director: Mike Blizzard

The Iron Orchard
Writer: Gerry De Leon
Director: Ty Roberts

Jules of Light and Dark
Writer/Director: Daniel Laabs

Texas Cotton
Writers: Tyler Russell, Jameel Khaja
Director: Tyler Russell

Waiting for the Miracle to Come
Writer/Director: Lian Lunson

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