2017 Austin Film Festival

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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Current War
The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will be the Centerpiece film at the 2017 Austin Film Festival. Photo by Dean Rogers/The Weinstein Company

The 2017 Austin Film Festival will feature hundreds of screenings, panels, roundtables, script readings, parties, and other special events.

Among the big films screening this year include opening night film Lady Bird, with writer/director Greta Gerwig in attendance; centerpiece film The Current War, starring Katherine Waterston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Shannon; closing night film Chappaquiddick, starring Kata Mara and Ed Helms; closing night film I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney; The Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman; The Upside, starring Bryan Cranston; Call Me By Your Name, starring Armie Hammer; and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson. Dan Rather will also be on hand to help present the world premiere of the documentary Fail State, chronicling the rise of predatory for-profit colleges.

For a full schedule of events, go to the festival website.

Event Details


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Stateside at the Paramount
719 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

Galaxy Highland 10
6700 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752

The Hideout Theatre
617 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Alamo Drafthouse - Village
2700 W. Anderson Ln.
Austin, TX 78757

Ticket Info

$65-$625 for festival badges.