A documentary feature that feels like a narrative, Rainbows End is all adventure, albeit humorously so. In their bus, “Green Hell,” a gaggle of East Texan natives set out on a journey to California to achieve their dreams! Country Willie is a talented musician who is invited to record with the Legendary Stardust Cowboy in San Jose. This prompts the group’s ramshackle journey. The group includes “austintatious” Audrey Dean, Brian “Birdman” Birdwell, a cock-fighting entrepreneur who wants to expand his business, and Peter Guzzino, a high school valedictorian who is more character than musical talent. This somewhat chaotic journey has a bittersweet ending that brings out the voyager in all of us.
5:15 PM Sat, Oct 23 – Austin Convention Center
10:00 PM Wed, Oct 27 – Texas Spirit Theater
Institutional change comes in many forms. Rubble Kings, directed by AFF alum Nicholson, documents the courageous movements that combated the widespread gang scene in New York during the late sixties and early seventies and provided the inspiration for Walter Hill’s cult classic The Warriors. Outside of the civil rights movement, people fought for their rights in the street. From the eventual end of these violent times came the birth of a new cultural movement, hip-hop. Nicholson delicately documents a world-changing era that spread a beat from the streets of New York around the globe and brought the city out of an era of gang violence.
8:15 PM Sat, Oct 23 – Rollins Theater
10:00 PM Mon, Oct 25 – Alamo Lake Creek
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