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Showtimes: Thursday October 18, 9:45 p.m., IMAX Theater Saturday October 20, 7:30 p.m., Alamo Village
No matter how hard you try, every parent has that moment when they realize that they are turning into a stereotypical parent. This could be the realization that you’re just a taxi service, or that you are a soccer mom.
“Bad Parents” follows a group of parents who enroll their kids in a youth soccer league. These parents will do anything they can to have their kids have more playing time. Through the course of the film, they become more involved soccer league than their own kids. This can only last so long before someone snaps.
This film has a wonderful comedic cast, including Janeane Garafalo, Christopher Titus and Cheri Oteri, who play parents tuned to 11. The quick, witty dialogue and ridiculous situations will having you laughing at the hard truth of the story brings forward. If you have athletic kids, or niece or nephew, or you have a friend with sports kids, this might just be a harsh look at what you could be turning into.
Showtimes: Thursday October 18, 7:30 p.m., Alamo Ritz
Sunday October 21, 5 p.m., Alamo Village
The Austin Film Festival is not just a festival that showcases indie and up and coming talent, but it’s a celebration of film itself. We each have those movies that speak to us, the ones that leave us breathless as the credits roll, the ones that solidifies our love of film. “The Rep”is a documentary that makes us aware of how precious those experiences are, and how we should cherish them.
“The Rep” follows three Toronto friends, Alex, Charlie and Nigel, who decide to open a repertory cinema house. This film takes you not only on an entrepreneurial business venture, but an adventure with film fans. It’s hard enough opening a business in these times, but even harder when that business is entirely based on a dying art, repertory cinema. “The Rep” will awaken your joy of not only film, but the film experience. By the credits, you will have fallen in love with film all over again.
Lisa Marie Mejia, Film Editor, Writer, has lived in Austin since 1990, having spent the first part of her life as an Air Force brat, but comes from a long line of Texans. She graduated with a film degree from UT Austin, and has dabbled in both the local music and film industries. Lisa finds enjoyment out of a variety of mediums including books, films, music, pop culture, writing, design and comedy.