Celebrating it's 30th anniversary David Lynch's Blue Velvet will screen as part of the Cinema Hooligante program. The unforgetable film is bizarre and has come to define what makes a Lynchian film. If your looking for something a little less bizarre try Beauty and the Beast as part of the Rated K: For Kids program. The 1991 film became the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture and has earned a spot as a Disney classic.
If your looking for something even older don't worry they have you covered. The Festival is bringing back the Alloy Orchestra to perform live during the silent classic Metropolis. The 1927 movie is probably one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time and it's a great opportunity to see it on the big screen with live music. Think of it as a movie and concert all in one.
And one of the things we love about the film festival are the great documentaries and this year looks like Yarn is going to be one of the strangest ones. How do you make a documentary about knitting interesting? Well check out the trailer and see for yourself. vimeo.com/150597564. The movie will be playing in the Art and Artist program.
One of the most popular programs they have is Sound Vision which always feature interesting stories about the music world. This year they will be bringing a documentary about Austin City Limits TV show. The documentary has interviews with many musicians about how the show and their experience with it.
The other 3 films announced today range from a documentary about drugs (California Sunshine), a drama about being on the Afghan-Pakistani border (Neither Heaven nor Earth), and a coming of age story with a twist (The Fits)
The festival will run from September 22nd - October 6th.
Full descriptions of each film below with a link to their trailers.