STX; Open Road
The 23rd annual Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference has made two new additions to its impressive film slate. For the fest’s centerpiece film, they have selected STX’s coming-of-age dramedy THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson while the closing night film will be Open Road’s boxing biopic BLEED FOR THIS starring Miles Teller. Both films appeared earlier in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Edge of Seventeen director Kelly Fremon Craig and producer James L. Brook are expected to attend the AFF and take part in a post-screening conversation. Bleed For This writer-director Ben Younger is also scheduled to appear to talk about his film based on the true story of world champion boxer Vinny Paz.
The Edge of Seventeen is slated to open in theaters on November 18 and Bleed For This has a November 4 release date. Desierto opens on October 14. Youth in Oregon premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, with a TBD wide release date.
The Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference runs October 13-20.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer