Teachers and AISD employees can attend screenings for FREE with their AISD issued IDs on Tuesday, November 3rd of the Austin Film Festival. View schedule here.
AISD ID will grant entry into the Film Pass Line. Take advantage of this opportunity! If you’d like to see more films we’re offering a special discount to AISD employees on Film Passes, which give the holder access to all eight days of films. Passes can be purchased at the discounted rate of $50 by clicking here and using the code AISDFP at checkout. Some of the featured films below might be of interest.
In Defense of Food
In Defense of Food tackles a question more and more people around the world have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? Based on award-winning journalist Michael Pollan’s best-selling book, the program explores how the modern diet has been making us sick and what we can do to change it.
A Cincinnati public school fights to break the cycle of poverty in its Urban Appalachian neighborhood, where senior Raven Gribbins aims to become the first in her troubled family to graduate and go to college. When Principal Craig Hockenberry’s job is threatened, it becomes clear it’s a make-or-break year for both of them.
No one exemplifies the motto, “Get busy living, or get busy dying” better than 85-year-old army veteran Clarence Garret. Clarence goes back to college to finish his degree after dropping out of school 50 years earlier to take care of his family. Nothing will stop one of the happiest men you’ll ever meet from fulfilling his life’s passion of learning.
An eight-year-old boy struggles with his newfound status as child genius and where it places him among his family and peers. Ultimately, he becomes faced with the difficult, life-defining question: What does he want to be when he grows up?
When a troubled Finnish teen is threatened with state custody, her equally troubled mother, a pot-smoking teacher, and an alcoholic stranger form a strained alliance to help her.