aGLIFF30’s Secret Screening

aGLIFF30’s Secret Screening

Dir. ??? I 2017 I United States I ??? min. I Texas Premiere I Secret Screening
Friday, September 8th at 9:15pm | Buy Tickets

Writer/Director in attendance

Now in its 4th year, aGLIFF’s Secret Screening is one of the most talked about screenings in the entire festival, and this year the writer/director of the secret film will be in attendance! All we can say is that it is a narrative film (this is your first hint) that premiered earlier this year at a major film festival, and we can’t stop thinking about it. It is sure to be one of the most talked about films at aGLIFF30, and you’ll be the first in Texas to see it on the big screen before it is released in 2018 (that is your second hint.)

Co-Presented by: Alamo Drafthouse


Opening Night Film: God’s Own Country

God’s Own Country

Dir. Frances Lee I 2017 I United Kingdom I 104min. I Texas Premiere I Opening Night Film
Thursday, September 7th at 7pm | Buy Tickets

Set in the rolling hills and meadows of Yorkshire, writer/director Francis Lee’s feature debut stirs echoes of Brokeback Mountain with its torrid depiction of romance between young shepherd Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) and Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), the steamy Romanian hired hand who has come to help while father Martin (Ian Hart) recovers from a stroke. Instead of outside forces, however, it is Johnny’s drunken behavior that threatens to keep them apart as Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny’s life forever. Rich cinematography and a heart-melting turn from Ian Hart complement the nuanced performances of the leads. God’s Own Country has won best film awards at Berlin, Edinburgh, Frameline, and best director award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Co-Presented by: Whole Foods & Hotel San Jose

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Closing Night Film: Becks


Dir: Daniel Powell & Elizabeth Rohrbaugh I 2017 I United States I 90 min. I Texas Premiere
Sunday, September 10th at 6pm | Buy Tickets

Writer & Directors, Daniel Powell & Elizabeth Rohrbaugh will be in attendance.

Winning the Best US Fiction Award at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival, Becks is a charming dramedy about moving on and growing up. Midway between her abandoned life in New York and her cheating girlfriend in LA is Becks’ (Tony winner, Lena Hall) girlhood home in St. Louis where she returns to stay with her ex-nun mother (Oscar winner, Christine Lahti) and get her life back together. As she struggles to resolve her pain and an unexpected relationship blossoms with a married boutique shop owner Elyse (Mena Suvari), Becks learns how her pursuit of happiness can hurt the ones she loves. The extraordinarily talented Lena Hall shines in this musical role accompanied by Suvari, Lahti and Dan Fogler (Kung Fu Panda and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).

Preceded by:

Bird of Prey

Dir: Marion Hill I 2016 I United States I 18 min. I Southwest Premiere

A young girl makes herself indispensable to a woman trapped in a loveless marriage.

Co-Presented by: Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC)