Join Austin School of Film on Wednesday, September 21st from 7:00pm to 8:00pm for an evening talk with Director Matt Johnson as part of our ongoing Film Talks series. Matt Johson will be discussing his latest film Operation Avalanche, that premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and engage in a community Q&A on his work.
Filmmaker Matt Johnson was born in Toronto and studied film at York University. In 2009, he co-created the cult webseries Nirvana the Band the Show. He followed that up with his feature film debut The Dirties (2013) which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize. It went on to screen at over 25 International festivals winning top prizes at Fantastic Fest and the Sarasota Film Festival. His latest film, Operation Avalanche premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was an Official Selection at South by Southwest 2016. He is currently in production on a half-hour television series Nirvana the Band the Show for the newly launched Viceland network.
Austin Release Date: September 30, 2016
This event is free & open to the public but you must RSVP below to attend.
Synopsis: In 1967, during the height of the Cold War, two young CIA agents (Matt Johnson and Owen Williams) go undercover at NASA to investigate a possible Russian mole. In disguise as documentary filmmakers, they tap phones and break into offices while purporting to learn more about the Apollo project. But when they end up uncovering a shocking NASA secret — and a major government cover-up — they decide to embark on a new mission that may put their own lives at risk.
Lionsgate Premiere presents an XYZ Films production, in association with Zapruder Films and Resolute Films and Entertainment.
Directed by: Matt Johnson
Screenplay by: Matt Johnson and Josh Boles
Cast: Matt Johnson, Josh Boles and Owen Williams
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Run time: 1 hour and 33 minutes
September 21 / Wednesday / 7:00pm - 8:00pm / limited seating