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by Chris Pomorski
September 19, 2012 1:56 PM
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'Not Fade Away' Will Open 2012 Austin Film Festival, 'Flight,' 'Silver Linings,' and 'Fitzgerald Family Christmas' to Follow

The Austin Film Festival released this year's full feature-length film line-up Wednesday. Now in its 19th year, AFF will open its roster of more than 60 titles with "Sopranos" auteur David Chase's feature film debut "Not Fade Away," which will have its world premiere October 6 as the 2012 New York Film Festival's Centerpiece Gala movie.

In the Austin program, Chase is joined by AFF's own previously-announced centerpiece "Flight," Robert Zemeckis's tale of airborne heroism starring Denzel Washington. David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook," which has the Toronto film festival's audience award freshly under its belt, will also screen in Austin.

Other highlights include Dustin Hoffman's first directorial foray "Quartet," about a retirement home for musicians; Edward Burns' "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas"; and the Sundance drama "The Sessions," which stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy, who plays a priest ministering to a paralyzed 38-year-old looking to lose his virginity. The fest's closer remains for now in the wings.        

The festival runs October 18-25 in Austin, Texas.

Click to the next page for the full lineup.

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