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Premieres and Fest Faves on Tap for 17th Austin Film Festival

By Brian Brooks | Indiewire September 21, 2010 at 6:35AM

The Austin Film Festival & Conference unveiled details of its programming lineup today with 60 feature world, U.S., and regional premieres in many genres including drama, comedy, horror, documentary and more on tap for its 17th annual event taking place October 21 - 28. Toronto favorites including Danny Boyle’s "127 Hours," Darren Aronofsky’s "Black Swan," Kelly Reichardt's "Meek’s Cutoff," and Richard Levine's "Every Day" will have their regional debuts at the fest along with a number of world and U.S. premieres.
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The Austin Film Festival & Conference unveiled details of its programming lineup today with 60 feature world, U.S., and regional premieres in many genres including drama, comedy, horror, documentary and more on tap for its 17th annual event taking place October 21 - 28. Toronto favorites including Danny Boyle’s "127 Hours," Darren Aronofsky’s "Black Swan," Kelly Reichardt's "Meek’s Cutoff," and Richard Levine's "Every Day" will have their regional debuts at the fest along with a number of world and U.S. premieres.

In all, 170 films and events are on tap this year. David Peoples, screenwriter of "Blade Runner," "Unforgiven," "Twelve Monkeys," will receive this year’s "Distinguished Screenwriter Award" at the annual award luncheon presented at the Austin Club on Saturday, October 23 alongside this year’s "Outstanding Television Writer Award" recipient, David Simon, best known for his role as creator/executive producer/head writer/show runner for HBO’s “The Wire.”

AFF will unveil its opening, centerpiece and closing night films soon.

2010 Austin Film Festival lineup with information provided by the event:

Marquee Screenings:

"127 Hours" – Danny Boyle (Writer/Director), Simon Beaufoy (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"Black Swan" – Darren Aronofsky (Director), Andres Heinz (Writer), John McLaughlin (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"Peep World" – Barry W. Blaustein (Director), Peter Himmelstein (Writer) – (US Premiere)
"Bloodworth" – Shane Dax Taylor (Director), W. Earl Brown (Writer) – (World Premiere)
"Blue Valentine" – Derek Cianfrance (Writer/Director), Joey Curtis (Writer), Camille DeLavigne (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"Exporting Raymond" – Phil Rosenthal (Director) – (World Premiere)
"Fair Game" – Doug Liman (Director), Jez & John-Henry Butterworth (Writers) – (Regional Premiere)
"High School" – John Stalberg (Writer/Director), Erik Linthorst (Writer), Stephen Susco (Writer) – (Regional Premere)
"Main Street" – John Doyle (Director), Horton Foote (Writer) – (World Premiere)
"Meek’s Cutoff" – Kelly Reichardt (Director), Jonathan Raymond (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"Every Day" – Richard Levine (Writer/Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Sideways" – Cellin Gluck (Writer/Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Raging Boll" – Dan Lee West (Director) – (US Premiere)
"Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story" – Kevin Tostado (Writer/Director), Craig Bentley (Writer) – World Premiere
"Conviction" – Tony Goldwyn (Director), Pamela Gray (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)

AFF Presents...:

Edward Burns presents... "The Brothers McMullen"
Kyle Killen presents... "Lone Star"
Noah Hawley presents... "My Generation"
Kenneth Turan & Harry Ransom Center presents... "Sweet Smell of Success"
David Simon presents... "Treme"
David Peoples presents... "Twelve Monkeys"

Comedy Vanguard:

"Brother’s Justice" – Dax Shepard (Writer/Director), David Palmer (Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Modern Imbecile’s Planet World" – Doug Manley (Writer/Director) – (World Premiere)
"New Low" – Adam Bowers (Writer/Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"S&M Lawn Care" – Mark Potts (Writer/Director), Cole Selix (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)

Dark Matters:

"Bitter Feast" – Joe Maggio (Writer/Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"I Didn’t Come Here to Die" – Bradley Scott Sullivan (Writer/Director) – (World Premiere)
"The Last Lovecraft" – Henry Saine (Director), Devin McGinn (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"El Monstro del Mar" – Stuart Simpson (Writer/Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Re-Cut" – Fritz Manger (Writer/Director), Dylan Manger (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"A Savior Red" – Brian Scott Hunt (Writer/Director) – (World Premiere)

Documentary Feature:

"Ballhawks" – Michael Diedrich (Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan" – Henry Corra (Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Louder Than a Bomb" – Greg Jacobs (Director), Jon Siskel (Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Make Believe" – J. Clay Tweel (Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"My Name is Smith" – James Allen Smith (Director) – (World Premiere)
"Rainbows End" – Eric Hueber (Director) – (World Premiere)
"Rubble Kings" – Shan Nicholson (Director) – (World Premiere)
"Shelter in Place" – Zed Nelson (Director) – (US Premiere)

Narrative Feature Competition:

"Dig" – Stephen Belyeu (Writer/Director) – (World Premeire)
"Dog Sweat" – Hossein Keshavarz (Director), Maryam Azadi (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"Embargo" – Antonio Ferreira (Director), Tiago Sousa (Writer) – (US Premiere)
"Goodbye Cruel World" – Jack Zagha (Writer/Director), Enrique Chmelnik (Writer) – (World Premiere)
"Hello Lonesome" – Adam Reid (Writer/Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Pickin’ & Grinnin’" – Jon Gries (Director), John Dowers (Writer), Garret Mathany (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"Roger’s Pass" – Colin Askey (Writer/Director) – (US Premiere)
"Weakness" – Michael Melamedoff (Writer/Director) – (US Premiere)

Austin Screens:

"Burned: Life in and Out of Texas Youth Prisons" – Emily Pyle (Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Echotone" – Nathan Christ (Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"It’s Whatever" – Eric Presley (Writer/Director), Rudi Daniel Davis (Director), Aaron Gray (Writer) – (World Premiere)
"Paradise Recovered" – Storme Wood (Director), Andie Redwine (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)
"The Spirit Molecule" – Mitch Schultz (Director) – (Regional Premiere)
"Ultimate Guide to Flight" – Scott R. Myers (Writer/Director) – (World Premiere)

[For a complete list of film premieres, events and panels as well as additions and updates, visit the festival's website.]

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