Back in January, the Austin Film Society revealed the 2015 Texas Hall of Fame Honorees. Inductees included honorary Texan Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Dallas native Luke Wilson (Bottle Rocket), Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men), producer Bonnie Curtis (Saving Private Ryan) and L.M. Kit Carson (Paris, Texas), who will be posthumously inducted. Now, with the 15th Annual Texas Film Awards just right around the corner, Austin Film Society unveils this year’s Master of Ceremonies, presenters, musical guests and last but not least, a special, additional honoree.
|L.M. Kit Carson||Bonnie Curtis||Guillermo del Toro||Tommy Lee Jones||Luke Wilson|
The lineup continues to grow and anticipation for the celebration gala continues to build. The festivities begin with a special screening of Jim McBride and inductee L.M. Kit Carson’s David Holzman’s Diary the evening before the awards with a discussion of Carson’s career and legacy following the film. The awards ceremony and official after party takes place March 12th with musical guests Elijah Wood, Zach Cowie’s DJ group Wooden Wisdom, Adrian Quesada and more. Texas filmmaker and animator Mike Judge will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies. He’ll also honor Silicon Valley actor Christopher Evan Welch posthumously, presenting the special tribute to Welch’s family, and Luke Wilson, whom he directed in the classic IDIOCRACY. Presenters also include acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, actress Jess Weixler, writer and producer Bill Wittliff and Austin Chronicle editor and SXSW co-founder Louis Black, who will join Guillermo Del Toro in presenting the posthumous award to writer, actor and producer L.M. Kit Carson.
Following the celebration will be The Texas Party, the official after party and unofficial SXSW kick-off. The after party features music, cocktails and Texas cuisine with proceeds benefiting Austin Film Society’s artistic and educational programs. The Texas Party will also serve as a celebration of the Texas hit film BOYHOOD, with a cast and crew reunion at the party. BOYHOOD to also set to receive the Variety’s Creative Impact in Cinema Award.
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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)