Austin Film Festival presents Script-To-Screen: Hustle and Flow with Writer/Director Craig Brewer

Austin Film Festival presents Hustle and Flow
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The Austin Film Festival and writer/director Craig Brewer will present an in-depth exploration of bringing Hustle & Flow to the big screen.

Before Luscious and Cookie Lyon, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson first tested their musical chops in this Oscar nominated film following a Memphis pimp attempting to become a successful hip-hop artist. And though Brewer did in fact direct an episode of Empire, for this panel he will focus on his 2005 Sundance film. Brewer will reference specific scenes as examples – with clips projected on the screen– to highlight the process of directing his own script, what worked from the original screenplay, what needed to change for production, and why.

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4.24.16 | 4:00 pm


Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st St. University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


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