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Friday, October 22 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
A Conversation with Peter Hedges

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Join writer/director Peter Hedges (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, About a Boy, Ben is Back) for a conversation on writing and directing and his new film The Same Storm (our 2021 Opening Night Film). Hedges will discuss writing for an ensemble cast, pulling inspiration from your surroundings, and how creativity can flourish even under arduous circumstances.

Must have an Producers or Conference Badge to attend.

Moderators
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Barbara Morgan

Executive Director, Austin Film Festival; Moderator
Barbara Morgan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Austin Film Festival. Since co-founding the organization in 1993, she has shepherded the festival from a weekend of films and panels into a week-long celebration of storytelling through film, television, and other emerging... Read More →

Speakers
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Peter Hedges

writer/director The Same Storm
PETER HEDGES is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.Hedges’ first novel What’s Eating Gilbert Grape was the basis for the 1993 film, which he also wrote. His other novels are An Ocean in Iowa (1998) and The Heights (2010).  His novels have been published... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by International Screenwriters’ Association 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701