Just before ten this morning, dozens gathered into an Austin Studio screening room preparing for one of the biggest announcements of 2015. Austin Film Society then spilled the beans, revealing the 15th Anniversary Texas Film Awards Honorees.
The 2015 inductees to the Texas Film Hall of Fame include Honorary Texan Guillermo Del Toro, known for his critically acclaimed work including Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, The Devil’s Backbone and Blade II, Dallas native Luke Wilson, known for his iconic roles in Bottle Rocket, Old School, The Skeleton Twins and more and Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, who won Oscars for his supporting role in The Fugitive and the Texas-made No Country For Old Men. Film producer Bonnie Curtis, openly a part of the LGBT community and known for her work with Steven Spielberg including award-winning Saving Private Ryan, Artificial Intelligence, and Minority Report will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as well as screenwriter, actor and film producer L.M. Kit Carson, who will be posthumously inducted. Carson, who passed away just last year, is internationally renowned for his influential work including his adaptation of Sam Shepard’s Paris, Texas, the American remake of Jean Luc Godard’s Breathless and the cult classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. In collaboration with producer Cynthia Hargrave, Carson also produced award-winning films Bottle Rocket and Hurricane Streets.
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Save The Date!
The 15th Anniversary Texas Film Awards kicks off with a screening of Jim McBride and L.M. Kit Carson’s David Holzman’s Diary the evening before the awards. The event also features friends and collaborators of Carson, who will be in attendance for a discussion of his career and legacy following the film.
The 2015 Texas Film Awards, a “premier celebration of film and television artists,” honoring distinguished Texans whose work and contributions in the film industry broke through to the world stage, takes place March 12th, followed by the unofficial kick-off to SXSW, The Texas Party. The official after party features local music, cocktails and Texas cuisine with proceeds benefiting Austin Film Society’s artistic and education programs.
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David Holzman’s Diary Screening
Wednesday March, 11th
Thursday, March 12th, 6pm
Gala tickets: $500-2,500, Gala tables: $5,000-25,000
Austin Studios, Stage 7 (1901 E. 51st St.)
The Texas Party
Thursday, March 12th, 9pm-1am
Tickets: $50 (AFS members $35)