This July, we are partnering with Austin Film Society to present two days of author events at AFS Cinema. On Friday, July 22, director Anne Rapp presents her documentary feature on Texas writer Horton Foote with a panel discussion following the screening featuring Rapp, author Tim O’Brien, and filmmaker Richard Linklater. O’Brien returns the next afternoon on Saturday, July 23, for a screening of the documentary THE WAR AND PEACE OF TIM O’BRIEN with director Aaron Matthews. Tickets are now on sale for both shows.
A documentary that chronicles the creative journey of acclaimed Texas writer Horton Foote. Foote, who was born and raised in Wharton, Texas, went on to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, the winner of two Academy Awards for screenwriting (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and TENDER MERCIES), an Emmy Award for television writing (Adaptation of Williams Faulkner’s “Old Man”), and was the recipient of the National Medal of Arts among numerous other theatrical and literary prizes.
Director Anne Rapp is a Texas-born filmmaker, screenwriter, and script supervisor. She has worked on more than 50 feature films since 1981 and collaborated with filmmaker Robert Altman during the last decade of his career.
Horton Foote is the 1999 recipient of the Texas Writer Award, formerly known as the Bookend Award, which is given to a Texas writer in recognition of outstanding contributions to Texas literature.
Saturday, July 23 at 4:30 PM
Author Tim O’Brien and director Aaron Matthews will join AFS for this special screening of the new film documenting the National Book Award winner’s arduous journey through the writing process of his latest work, his first in twenty years and an immensely painful meditation about a subject he knows only too well—war.
Tim O’Brien has been called “the best American writer of his generation,” and “our poet laureate of war.” A Vietnam veteran, and National Book Award-winner, O’Brien is one of the great voices in modern American literature. The Library of Congress named his groundbreaking novel about the Vietnam War, “The Things They Carried,” one of the 65 most influential books in American history.
Tim O’Brien is the 2012 recipient of the Texas Writer Award.