"AUSTIN, TEXAS - September 24th, 2008 - The 'poignant and haunting' documentary Six Man, Texas will celebrate it's Austin Premiere at the upcoming Austin Film Festival. Screenings are scheduled for 5:30 pm Sunday, October 19th at the Alamo Drafthouse LakeCreek and at 7 pm Thursday, October 23rd at the Arbor Theater. The film captures the struggle of rural communities to keep their small schools open and to keep playing their unique six-man version of football. A team of Austin Filmmakers, created by the collaboration of NEVERTOOLATE Films and Visual Vagos, spent over 7 years chronicling small Texas towns and a heart-wrenching Cinderella championship season.
'We are excited to be screening during the prestigious Austin Film Festival,' said Alan Barber, producer and director of Six Man, Texas. 'We know Austin's diverse and vital film community will connect with our story, and we feel like we are finally coming home.' "
As we sent our acceptance confirmation and information to the Austin Film Festival we were notified that we had also been accepted to the Rockport Film Festival in early November. Couple that with a few 'invites to submit - fee waived' from other festivals and it feels like a fall roll for our little film. Additionally, we will be working through a rep to get our film in front of acquisition execs at the American Film Market in LA during November.
Soooo - will we make the playoffs? Check our website for additional screenings and stay tuned!