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Friday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bloodline: The Family Noir

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We all have our demons. The Rayburns seem to have more than most. With their storied, dynastic image of small business success and solid moral fiber, the Rayburns seem like the very picture of the American dream. But veiled beneath gentility and a respectable legacy lurk secrets so dark they could destroy the family reputation for good. With the family’s second son, a detective, as its protagonist and narrator, this critically acclaimed show fuses the family drama with the elements of an ominous television noir. Hear from Bloodline’s co-creator Todd A. Kessler about the genesis and development of this “family noir.”

Moderators
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Greg Garrett

moderator; author; Professor, Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a panelist and moderator at the Austin Film Festival for more than fifteen years. At the Festival, he has interviewed luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, James Hart, and Damon Lindelof, and led conversations on craft, genre, adaptation, and narrative. Himself... Read More →

Panelists
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Todd A. Kessler

co-creator/executive producer Bloodline, Damages
Todd A. Kessler most recently co-created and executive produced the 3 season run of Netflix’s Emmy award-winning Bloodline starring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz and Sissy Spacek. Kessler co-created and executive produced 5 seasons of the FX/DirecTV... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David's Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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