Ok so I have never been to a film festival before so I was really excited that my first one was in Austin at a historic theatre, The Paramount. The first night we attended featured a film called ‘Permanent’ starring Rainn Wilson and Patricia Arquette and it was great! Seriously entertaining. It is a comedy about a young girl who gets a really bad (you guessed it) permanent. The films director, Colette Burson, was actually there to speak about the movie, writing and directing it. And doing it all on a small budget.
The next film we saw was Roman J. Israel, Esq. starring Denzel Washington. Another great film, set to be released around Thanksgiving. It was great to listen to the director’s, Dan Gilroy, point of view on filming with such an icon like Washington.