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Saturday, October 28 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Once Upon a Time in the West

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Saddle up yer horse, harness your writing weapon, and get ready for an exploration of the great Western frontier. Truly a quintessential American genre, the art of the Western requires true grit so you can navigate the good, the bad, and the ugly in your writing. Come learn the ropes and lasso the truth about the common pitfalls to avoid, world-building techniques to embrace, and how to craft a story that could survive any shoot-out.

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Barbara Morgan

Executive Director, Austin Film Festival

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Scott Frank

writer Dead Again, Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Minority Report, Logan; writer/director The Lookout, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Godless
Scott Frank graduated from UCSB in 1982 with a degree in Film Studies. Since then, he has written and or directed over fifteen feature films and television programs.In 2008, Scott Frank’s directorial debut, The Lookout, won the Independent Spirit award for “Best First Feature... Read More →
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Walter Hill

2017 Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award Recipient
During the course of his notable career, Walter Hill has been a writer, director and producer on projects ranging from classic westerns to action-packed thrillers and buddy comedies, all marked with his unique visceral style. A veteran director of twenty feature films, he has also... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary