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Friday, October 30 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
A Conversation with Brian Helgeland

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The versatility of AFF’s 2015 Distinguished Screenwriter Brian Helgeland is pretty incredible. It’s hard to believe that the same writer is responsible for  films as diverse as Mystic River, L.A. Confidential, A Knight’s Tale, 42, Man on Fire, Robin Hood, and the upcoming Legend. And while Helgeland’s scripts inhabit different countries, different eras, different styles, and different sensibilities, they all carry with them his signature broiling intensity and subtle intelligence.  Take part in a conversation with AFF’s awardee himself to find out more about his writing style and how he finds his voice in the unlikeliest of stories.

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Barbara Morgan

Executive Director Austin Film Festival

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Brian Helgeland

2015 Distinguished Screenwriter; writer/director Legend, 42, A Knight’s Tale, Payback; writer L.A Confidential, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123, Conspiracy Theory, Green Zone, Blood Work, Mystic River
Brian Helgeland was born in 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island.  He was raised mainly in New Bedford, Massachusetts where his family made their living in that city’s fishing industry.  After somehow receiving an undergraduate degree in English, Brian took a site as a 'half-share... Read More →

Friday October 30, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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