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AFS Presents: Pete’s Dragon (2016)

July 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

The Austin Film Society and The Paramount Theater present a special advance benefit screening of PETE’S DRAGON, with the director, AFS Grant-supported filmmaker David Lowery, in attendance! All proceeds from this special screening will support AFS’s Artist Services programs, including the AFS Grant, the annual cash fund for emerging Texas filmmakers.


A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, PETE’S DRAGON is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.


$64 GA / $60 Mem – VIP Experience
$42 GA / $38 Mem – Orch
$33 GA / $31 Mem – Mezz
$20 GA / $18 Mem – Balc Lower
$14 GA / $12 Mem – Balc Upper

AFS Member Presale: June 28 at 9 AM.
General Public: June 30 at 9 AM

VIP Experience includes:
Early Entry to the Event
Premium Orchestra Seating
Access to Dragon’s Lair Lounge
Photo Opportunity
Special Treats
Meet Director David Lowery
Gift Bag with goodies including a signed mini poster!

Buy tickets: https://austinfilm.org/petesdragon


July 31, 2016
1:00 pm


Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States

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