Special Event

THE WAR AND PEACE OF TIM O’BRIEN with Tim O’Brien and Aaron Matthews

Directed by Aaron Matthews

USA, 2020, 1h 23min, DCP

Special Event

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Sat, Jul 23


General Public
$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

We will be joined by author Tim O’Brien and director Aaron Matthews for this special screening of the new film documenting the National Book Award winner’s arduous journey through the writing process of his latest work, his first in twenty years and an immensely painful meditation about a subject he knows only too well—war.

Tim O’Brien has been called “the best American writer of his generation,” and “our poet laureate of war.” A Vietnam veteran, and National Book Award-winner, O’Brien is one of the great voices in modern American literature. The Library of Congress named his groundbreaking novel about the Vietnam War, “The Things They Carried,” one of the 65 most influential books in American history.

Tim O’Brien is the 2012 recipient of the Texas Writer Award, formerly known as the Bookend Award, which is given to a Texas writer in recognition of outstanding contributions to Texas literature.



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