Internationally known as ‘The Live Music Capital of the World,’ Austin’s music culture has led it to become one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. As nearly two dozen high-rise buildings pop up throughout the city amidst economic downfall, how does the working musician get along? Following artists like rising star soul revivalist Black Joe Lewis (who is selling out concert halls by night and delivering fish by day), the film interweaves the tales of young artists to form a mosaic illustrating the universal struggle many contemporary fringe cultures are experiencing. Directed by AFF Alum Nathan Christ and beautifully photographed by Robert Garza, Echotone is a cultural portrait of the modern American city examined through the lyrics and lens of its creative class.
1:00 PM Sat, Oct 23 – Alamo Ritz
10:00 PM Tue, Oct 26 – Texas Spirit Theater
Ultimate Guide to Flight
Long time Assistant Director Scott Myers takes an ambitious jump to the director’s chair with the story of one day at a Texas Hill Country area disc-golf park. Following the parks and rec staff and patrons, Myers interweaves several stories and characters as they “play through” the course. Taking a satirical outlook on daily life and man’s relationship to nature, characters flow in and out of conversations and storylines in a Robert Altman-esque manner. The cast reads as a practical “who’s who” of Austin stand-up comedians, improv actors and hippie philosophers.
10:00 PM Sat, Oct 23 – Rollins Theater
9:15 PM Mon, Oct 25 – Rollins Theater
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