Austin Film Festival on Thursday revealed its opening night film will be "The Obituary of Tunde Johnson." Director Ali LeRoi will be in attendance Oct. 24, along with screenwriter Stanley Kalu.
The festival describes the film as follows: "'The Obituary of Tunde Johnson' follows Tunde Johnson (portrayed by Steven Silver), a gay, black teenager trapped in a time loop that forces him to relive his own brutal murder at the hands of a police officer on duty."
LeRoi and Kalu will participate in a Q&A after the screening. They will also serve as panelists at the AFF Writers Conference.
The festival also announced another addition to its schedule, "Atlantics," described as "a haunting romance set in Senegal." It will screen Oct. 27 at the Alamo Drafthouse Village.
Check the Austin Film Festival website for more films on this year's schedule.
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