Alexis will be one of the honorary co-chair during the Austin Film Festival, starting October 19.
The panels and films of Austin Film Festival don’t start until Thursday, but the party begins Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the 9th Annual Film and Food Gala. This year’s honorary co-chairs are actress Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Sin City, The Conspirator) and writer/director Ryan Piers Williams (The Dry Land).
Offering bites from the city’s best restaurants, silent auctions to raise money for AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program, an open bar, and the chance to bump into various filmmakers and fans, this event is the perfect kick-off for festival goers and an excuse to enjoy an elegant evening at the Driskill Hotel for everyone else.
This year’s participating restaurants include Austin Cake Ball, Whole Foods, Buenos Aires Cafe, Haddington’s, Parkside, Roaring Fork, Mulberry, Truluck’s and many more. Tickets are $90 for the general public or $75 for AFF members and festival badge holders, and ticket proceeds go to the Young Filmmakers Program as well.
Austin Film Festival has continued to make announcements over the last few days about special guests (Mira Sorvino, Jay Duplass and Dennis Quaid are among those attending) and the schedule is now live. Follow AFF on Twitter for all the latest news (the official hashtag this year is #AFF11), and get ready for a great fest.