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Artist Spotlight: Ethan Hawke – BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD (35mm) and Artist Spotlight conversation, moderated by Richard Linklater

February 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - February 18, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

Ethan Hawke will be in attendance at both events. Richard Linklater will moderate the Artist Spotlight conversation on February 18.

BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD (Wednesday, February 17, 7:30 PM)

Artist Spotlight: Ethan Hawke (Thursday, February 18, 6:30 PM)
Discounted ticket packages are available to attend both the Artist Spotlight and the BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD screening. Packages can be purchased here: austinfilm.org/ethanhawke

Members get the best deal (1/3 off ticket packages). Become a member here: austinfilm.org/join

Film and theater legend, author, and Texas Film Hall of Fame member Ethan Hawke returns to Austin for special events in February. On Wednesday, February 17th, AFS presents a special 35mm screening of BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD with Ethan Hawke. The following evening, Hawke will be the featured guest at this year’s AFS Artist Spotlight where he will participate in a live on-stage conversation about his life and work, featuring a dynamic clip presentation. Frequent collaborator Richard Linklater will moderate the conversation. Tickets for these events benefit AFS’s film programs, and special pricing is available to members.


Directed by Sidney Lumet
2007, USA, 117 min, 35mm

In BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD, two Long Island born brothers (played by Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman) plan a jewel heist that goes horribly wrong. This crime epic is the last film from the late, great director Sidney Lumet, and a great example of the fabulous storytelling Lumet was famous for, balancing suspense and his characters’ moral crises with great humanity and humor. Lumet was a great master of the American political and crime drama. He was a five-time Academy Award Nominee for the classics 12 ANGRY MEN, DOG DAY AFTERNOON, NETWORK, PRINCE OF THE CITY (for best screenplay) and THE VERDICT.


AFS is also planning an intimate reception where Hawke will be the honored guest. A limited number of tickets are available, and Premiere members will have advance access. For more info about purchasing reception tickets, contact Lauren Alexander-Labahn at [email protected] or 512.322.0145. To purchase tickets to the screening and Artist Spotlight, visit austinfilm.org.


February 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
February 18, 2016 @ 10:00 pm


The Marchesa Hall & Theatre
6406 N IH-35, Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752 United States

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