Bears Rebecca Fonte,
Other Worlds Austin
SciFi Film Festival and
Sundance Film Festival 2019 Report
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival featured numerous entries with Austin ties, including the narrative drama Sister Aimee, the documentaries The Infiltrators, Pahokee and Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, and the shorts The Phantom 52, Reneepoptosis, and Everything You Wanted to Know About Sudden Birth* (*But Were Afraid to Ask). In addition, film distributor Neon, cofounded by the Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League, picked up four films during the festival: Little Monsters, The Lodge, Luce, and Monos. The festival also served as a possible preview of films that will be screened at various Austin film festivals over the course of this year, including Adam, After the Wedding, Animals, Blinded by the Light, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Honey Boy, The Mustang, Native Son, The Souvenir, and the very expensive Amazon acquisitions Brittany Runs a Marathon, Late Night, and The Report. Another film with Austin ties, Seadrift, premiered during the Slamdance Film Festival, which runs concurrent to Sundance. Bears Rebecca Fonte, the Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival founder and artistic director, covered the Sundance Film Festival for AMFM Magazine and gave this report for Lights Camera Austin during the second half of the festival.
Aired: Jan. 31, 2019