Directors David and Nathan Zellner in attendance!
On the outskirts of Austin, 10-year-old Annie tears around on her BMX bike, hurls dough at cars, and smashes thingsup with her baseball bat. Her father, a goat-farmer-cum-demolition-derby driver, does little parenting. Annie has no friends her age, so her daily routine is filled with solitary mischief. Playing in the woods one day, she hears a woman’s plaintive call for help from an abandoned well. Though Annie feels driven to visit the well daily, she is unsure about how to deal with the woman’s plight.
Brothers David and Nathan Zellner have made an exciting discovery in Sydney Aguirre, an extraordinary child actor who gives Annie a rich inner life. The Zellners return with a carefully observed film that is both harsh and poignant, but one that retains their idiosyncratic humor—you will learn how to “blow a chicken’s mind.” Atmospheric and visually striking, KID-THING is a haunting fable that explores the choices an isolated child might make when left to her own morality-free devices.
(credit - Sundance Film Festival)
KID-THING preview clip from Zellner Bros. on Vimeo.
Monday, October 8, 7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Village
(2700 West Anderson Lane)
2011 TFPF RECIPIENT
$5000 for post-production & distribution
82 min narrative
2009 TFPF RECIPIENT
$5,750 in Kodak film stock
$2,260 in Alpha Cine Labs services
Online registration closes at 3 PM on the day of show and the form will disappear. Remaining tickets are available at the theater.
Austin Film Society Members must be logged in to view free or discounted ticket options. Log in >>
Not a member? Join now!
Create a website account here and click on "New User Registration."
Questions? Check out Help or call our office at 512-322-0145.