Back to IndieWire

Lance Armstrong Drama ‘The Program’ Unveiled as Austin Film Festival Closing Night Film

Lance Armstrong Drama 'The Program' Unveiled as Austin Film Festival Closing Night Film

READ MORE: 2015 Austin Film Festival Unveils First Slate, Including ‘Carol,’ ‘Youth’ and More

Stephen Frears’ “The Program” has been added to the Austin Film Festival (AFF) as the Closing Night Film. Starring Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong, the drama tracks the meteoric rise and fall of the cycling superstar. The movie also stars Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Dustin Hoffman and Jesse Plemons.

New marquee titles have also been revealed, including “Love the Coopers” and “The 33,” which will be added to the previously announced slate that includes “Carol,” “Brooklyn,” “Miss You Already,” “The Adderall Diaries,” “By Sidney Lumet,” “Go With Me,” “I Saw the Light,” “Last Days in the Desert,” “Man Up,” “Mojave,” “Remember,” “Youth, “Legend” and the world premiere of “Burning Bodhi.” Chris Cooper, AFF’s Extraordinary Contribution to Film Actor award recipient, will present a retrospective screening of “Lone Star,” written and directed by John Sayles.

Kristen Connolly (“House of Cards”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen”), James Moll (“Foo Fighters: Back and Forth”), Mary Kay Place (“Mary Hartman”), Steve Nicolaides (“Boyz n the Hood”), Caroline Thompson (“Edward Scissorhands”) and a Skype conversation with TV Legend Carl Reiner (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”) are also among some of the confirmed guests for the Austin Film Festival 2015.

The 22nd Austin Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, October 29 and comes to a close on Thursday, November 5. More information can be found at this website

READ MORE: Watch: Uncover the Lies of Lance Armstrong in Gripping ‘The Program’ Trailer

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox