AUSTIN -- The Austin Film Festival is not just die hard cinephiles and budding screenwriters. The festival is continuing its tradition of offering a film program tailored for families.
The Family Film Series is free and open to the public on a first-come, first serve basis.
Saturday, October 26, 11:30 AM
Worlds collide when Disney princess Giselle (Amy Adams) is sent to present day New York by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon). Forced to cope with the hustle and bustle of modern-day society she soon meets a handsome lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) who challenges her views on life and love. Heart of film awardee and Producer Barry Josephson will help present and attend this unique take on a classic fairytale.
My Dog the Champion
Saturday, October 26, 1:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Village
When Cattle dog Scout goes into depression and refuses to do her job, she leaves Billy (Lance Henriksen) no choice but to get a new dog for his ranch. But when Billy’s granddaughter Madison (Dora Madison Burge) is forced to stay with him for the Summer, both Billy and Scout find a kindred spirit in her, and all three teach each other a thing or two about life. Experience a heartfelt underdog story that teaches us generation gaps are excuses and everyone has the potential to be a champion. Screenwriter Richard Dane Scott will be in attendance.
Kix Brooks Presents: A Country Christmas
Sunday, October 27, 1:00 PM
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre
When a wealthy, disgruntled politician, Senator Max Schmucker (Kevin Pollack), leads a global campaign to ban the myth of Santa Claus, the world joins his movement, causing Santa Claus to lose his magical powers. As Christmas approaches and Santa and his lead Elf, Elliot, are making their final rounds around the world, they get stranded in a small farming community. They’re soon discovered by Miley (Caitlin Carmichael) and her older brother Zach (Benjamin Stockham). Miley and Zach go on a wild escapade to hide Santa and Elliot from their parents, Joe (William Shockley) and Renae (Joey Lauren Adams), while at the same time, attempt to help Santa Claus regain his magical powers before Christmas is lost.
If You Build It
Tuesday, October 29,7:15 PM
The film follows Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller as they teach the fundamentals of design, architecture, and construction to a class of high school juniors in rural North Carolina. Faced with rising unemployment rates, a struggling educational system, and simmering racial tension, the people of Bertie County, North Carolina, turn to Pilloton, Miller, and their students for help. We discover that what the class designs and builds for their hometown has a chance to transform their community for generations to come.
Get more information at www.austinfilmfestival.com.