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Sunday, October 28 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
A Conversation with Peter Hedges

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Take part in a conversation with novelist and filmmaker Peter Hedges, author of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Academy Award nominated writer of About a Boy, and the writer/director behind Austin Film Festival’s 2018 Centerpiece film Ben is Back. Join Hedges for a discussion on his process behind writing novels and screenplays and after the panel head over to the Paramount Theatre for a special screening of Hedges’ new film Ben is Back.

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Greg Garrett

moderator; author; Professor, Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a panelist and moderator at the Austin Film Festival for more than fifteen years. At the Festival, he has interviewed luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, James Hart, and Damon Lindelof, and led conversations on craft, genre, adaptation, and narrative. Himself... Read More →

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Peter Hedges

writer/director Ben Is Back
PETER HEDGES (Director, Writer, Producer) is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. In 2003 Hedges made his feature-film directorial debut with Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson and Oliver Platt. The acclaimed film garnered numerous awards... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Ballroom