Child Of God, the new film starring Scott Haze and directed by James Franco has been making a big splash on the 2013 fall festival scene after receiving its world premiere at the 70th Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, all to a fantastic array of reviews.
With the film also set to screen as part of the official selection of the prestigious 51st New York Film Festival in less than two weeks time, we are excited to add another destination to Child Of God’s world wide festival tour, with the film officially selected as part of the 2013 Austin Film Festival.
The official synopsis for Child of God, which is based on Pulitzer winning author Cormac McCarthy’s novel, reads:
“Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee in the 1960s, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Deprived of both his parents and a home, and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller, falling deeper into crime and degradation”
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Scott Haze‘s performance as Lester Ballard with comparisons being drawn to Robert De Niro’s performance as Travis Bickel in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, and the Austin Film Festival is another great venue to display Haze’s tour de force depiction of Ballard.
The Austin Film Festival runs from October 24th to 31st.