Partner Events


Directed by Ty Roberts

USA, 2019

Partner Events

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Tue, Feb 26


General Admission: $15
Members: $13

Director Ty Roberts, lead actor Lane Garrison, and producers Camille Scioli Chambers, Houston Hill, and George Sledge will be in attendance. Austin Chronicle Screens Editor Richard Whittaker moderates a Q&A after the film. Enjoy $2 off Old Fashioned cocktails at the screening.

Join local cast and crew for a special Austin theatrical screening of THE IRON ORCHARD, an entirely Texas-made film about a young man trying to make his fortunes in the early days of oil exploration in the Great Permian Basin. Based on the Tom Pendleton novel which would influence generations of Texas oilmen, the film details an era of Texas history that continues to influence life in our state today.


Jim McNeely (Lane Garrison) is a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939. Hoping to make something of himself in a land of opportunity, McNeely carves an unlikely path to fortune as his path is riddled with obstacles: the backbreaking work in the fields, overbearing bosses who try to keep him down, and powerful oilmen who are reluctant to invest in a fresh face. THE IRON ORCHARD harkens back to a time of unfulfilled dreams and tarnished spirits that would either break men unworthy of admiration, or shower them with riches that could corrupt even the most righteous of us all.


This screening is presented in conjunction with a partner organization. Through partnerships, AFS cultivates new communities to appreciate the art of film.


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