Wednesday, July 16, 2008

St. Nick Screening at AFS

I can't recommend enough going to see this. I haven't seen the film, but I'm a big fan of David Lowery both as a filmmaker and as a human being. That combination makes for great art.

AFS Narratives-in-Progress Screening: ST. NICK

Monday, July 21, 7 PM
Austin Studios Screening Room (1901 E. 51st Street)

Presented by David Lowery

Post-screening discussion moderated by Bryan Poyser

Reserve Tickets

Attendance limited to AFS Filmmaker level members and above. Because seating is limited, you must register to attend the screening (no exceptions).

If you are experiencing problems registering for tickets, please call 512.322.0145 for assistance.

About ST. NICK:
ST. NICK is the story of a brother and sister on the run. He's eleven, she's eight. They've left their home for some unknown reason and are living in the woods, hiding in barns and sheds, doing what they can to survive. As the bitter Texas winter sets in, they strike up residence in an abandoned country house and, for a brief, happy period, manage to escape the harsh realities of their circumstances. An elegiac look at childhood, ST. NICK is by turns elliptical and pragmatic; mysterious and funny; exciting and sad. It is a kids' film for adults - specifically for adults who remember all the confusion, wonder and loneliness that are part of growing up.

About the filmmaker:
David Lowery is a filmmaker from Texas. His work includes the award-winning short A CATALOG OF ANTICIPATIONS and the acclaimed essay film SOME ANALOG LINES. His work has screened at festivals worldwide, including Slamdance and SXSW, as well as on IFC, PBS and at Wholphin. He is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus and a two-time recipient of a TFPF Production Grant. ST. NICK is his first feature.

About the Narratives-in-Progress screening series:

Filmmakers screen their "rough cuts" (or "near-fine-cuts") for a filmmaker-member audience, and receive constructive comments and feedback. The meetings will be moderated by experienced Austin filmmakers. Participants will be expected to agree to confidentiality regarding the film and the comments received, as the films to be screened have not been finalized.

For more information on Narratives-in-Progress, please click here.

-- Bryan Poyser, Director of Artist Services, Austin Film Society

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