2014 Austin Film Festival Preview - Part 2


7 MINUTES is the story of three friends – SAM (Luke Mitchell), MIKE (Jason Ritter), and OWEN (Zane Holtz) - forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - "in and out in seven minutes" - quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, another twist is unveiled and the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam's pregnant girlfriend KATE (Leven Rambin) is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive.

Written and directed by Jay Martin, you can see 7 MINUTES at the State Theatre on Sunday (10/26) at 8:30pm. 


 A surfer-turned-Marine held at gunpoint in a distant desert tells his tragic story of revenge gone wrong to stall his execution. DAWN PATROL stars Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Kim Matula and Chris Brochu with Julie Carmen and Jeff Fahey. 

DAWN PATROL is directed by Daniel Petrie Jr. and written by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman, who originally submitted the script to the 2008 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

DAWN PATROL is set to premiere at the Paramount Theatre Saturday (10/25) at 7:00pm. 


Patrick Angerer is not especially impressed when his co-workers at Steelworks Falkendorf begin to protest the new wages set by Inneholm, a Swedish private equity firm that recently assumed responsibility of the factory. However, when his ex, Babs Brossmann, shows up in town with her new partner and arrogant boyfriend, Ulf, on behalf of the workers union, Pat- rick decides to take action. As negotiations take a dive and replacement workers are assembled, it is up to Patrick and his FC Steelworks football team to save the factory for the shady corporate sharks, whose only concern is draining the last few profits out of the business. Taking It Back is a whimsical look at corporate politics, blue-collar perseverance, and reconciling old love.

TAKING IT BACK will play at the Alamo Drafthouse Village on Friday (10/24) at 8:15pm and at the Rollins Theatre on Wednesday (10/29) at 7:00pm. 

Check out the trailer below! 

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Natasha Verma, a UT graduate, wrote and directed the documentary. You can see it tonight at the Rollins Theatre at 7:10pm or at the Alamo Drafthouse Village on Wednesday (10/29) at 4:00pm.


In Joe Piscatella's first feature, he follows Ala'a Basatneh as she organizes non-violent protests in Syria using social media from outside of Chicago. The film plays at the Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre on Saturday (10/25) at 5:30pm and at the IMAX Theatre on Tuesday (10/28) at 7:00pm.