A slate of famous folks will attend the Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards banquet, which is the unofficial kickoff of South By Southwest Film, in early March at AFS Cinema.
Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates will be here to honor her longtime collaborator, Texas born and raised filmmaker John Lee Hancock, who is being inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. The duo worked together in the Academy Award-nominated film “The Blind Side” and recently collaborated on the upcoming South by Southwest film “The Highwaymen,” also starring Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner.
Actress June Diane Raphael will celebrate her “Grace and Frankie” co-star Brooklyn Decker, who will receive the “Rising Star Award” at the Texas Film Awards.
Actors Ron Livingston, Gary Cole and David Herman will join the Texas Film Awards' 20th Anniversary celebration of “Office Space.” Livingston starred as Peter Gibbons, Cole played his iconic boss Bill Lumbergh (if that character couldn’t kill contrast-collar dress shirts, they are never going to die) and Herman played Michael Bolton.
Comedian Marc Maron, best known for his hit podcast, "WTF with Marc Maron" and the hit Netflix original series, “Glow,” will emcee the event with writer/actor/director Lynn Shelton. Shelton, who directed “Humpday,” “Laggies” and “Your Sister’s Sister,” will premiere her newest film, “Sword of Trust,” at SXSW.
The Texas Film Awards will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the AFS Cinema. The event features red carpet arrivals and a cocktail party, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony in AFS Cinema’s Event Hall.
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