Join Austin Film Festival on Sunday, August 21st for a conversation with award-winning screenwriter and playwright, John Patrick Shanley, whose film credits include Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano, Congo, Five Corners, Alive, and many others, as well as adapting and directing his own play, Doubt, for the screen. Shanley will explore working in both film and theatre, how the two mediums inform and affect his approach to the craft, and the primal themes that inhabit his characters and storytelling.
Following the conversation, we’ll be migrating the discussion to a more informal setting. All ticket holders are welcome to join us for a post panel happy hour with John Patrick Shanley.*
Tickets are only $10 ($5 for AFF Members)!
*Drinks not included.
John Patrick Shanley is from The Bronx. His plays include Prodigal Son, Outside Mullingar (Tony nomination), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, Italian-American Reconciliation, Welcome to the Moon, Four Dogs and a Bone, Dirty Story, Defiance, and Beggars in the House of Plenty. His theatrical work is performed extensively across the United States and around the world. For his play, Doubt, he received both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the arena of screenwriting, he has nine films to his credit, most recently Doubt, with Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis; Doubt, directed by Mr. Shanley, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay. Other films include Five Corners (Special Jury Prize, Barcelona Film Festival), Alive, Joe Versus the Volcano (which he also directed), and Live From Baghdad for HBO (Emmy nomination). For his script of Moonstruck he received both the Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for best original screenplay. In 2009, The Writers Guild of America awarded Mr. Shanley the Lifetime Achievement In Writing.