When I arrived in Austin I had two main things that I wanted to accomplish during my time there – visit as many food trucks as possible and listen to a lot of live music (and maybe take a quick swim in Barton Springs Pool). But my plan was quickly thrown into disarray on the first evening when I happened upon the opening night party for the Austin Film Festival at The Driskill Hotel. I had heard of other Austin based festivals such as South By Southwest and Austin City Limits, but the Austin Film Festival (AFF) seemed to fly under the radar. The AFF is known as ‘The Writer’s Festival.’ Many of the workshops are given by famous and accomplished writers and many people in the industry were in attendance specifically for these workshops.
Although I am not in the film industry, I eventually got the badge that would give me access to all the events that would be going on that week. In this episode, I take you through my time at the festival – the workshops, the movies, the parties – discussing things that I learned and found interesting along the way. If you’re looking for some potentially lesser known but really interesting documentaries, I discuss a few of my favorites. If you write or have an inkling to start, I share some of the great tips that I learned from the screenwriting workshops. Thanks for tuning in!
If you only want to listen to the discussion of a specific movie in this episode, the starting time of that discussion is listed next to the links to the movies below.
Austin Film Festival
Hardy – 12:38
Taking It Back – 27:15
Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story – Trailer – 41:03
61 Bullets – 43:44
The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young – 51:04
Wild – 59:14
Tomorrow We Disappear – 1:04:44
How I Got Over – 1:08:09
The Texas Promise – 1:10:40
Morphine: Journey of Dreams – 1:14:16