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Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Austin Film Festival

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Here are a few feature length films creating buzz.

Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Austin Film Festival

Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, is based on Patsy Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt. Store clerk (Rooney Mara) and customer (Cate Blanchett) both dissatisfied with their lives find solace in each other, but then must deal with the consequences that arise because of their relationship.

On Martinez personal “not to be missed list” is a biopic on singer Hank Williams. Starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams and Elizabeth Olsen as Williams’s wife Audrey Mae Williams, I Saw the Light directed by Marc Abraham tells the story of the singer’s rise to fame and the tragic effects it has on his relationships and ultimately, his life.

And finally, The Program directed by Academy Award nominated Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) is another biopic depicting Austin’s own Lance Armstrong (Ben Foster) and how one of the most admired athletes in the world became another fallen star.

Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Austin Film Festival

What’s the Skinny on Tickets?

$65 gets you an Austin Film Festival Pass, an amazing value offering access to all 8 days of films. $12 buys an individual ticket to a screening, but get to the venue at least 20 minutes in advance to purchase your ticket. Varying levels of badges are also available for hard core festival attendees and include access to conferences and parties, as well as films. Some events, such as the Awards Luncheon, require individual ticket purchase. Be aware that badges and pass holders are given priority access to film showings, however, don’t let that deter you from attending. Martinez expects “90% of individual ticket holders will be able to get into the films they want to see.”

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