ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL LATE NIGHT SCREENING & PANEL OF
WILL FERRELL AND KRISTEN WIIG’S ULTIMATE LIFETIME MOVIE,
“A DEADLY ADOPTION,” TAKING PLACE THE FIRST NIGHT OF THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL
April 1, 2017 — Austin, TX — ATX Television Festival announces a special one-time only late night screening of the Lifetime movie “A Deadly Adoption,” starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, which will take place the first night of the festival, on Thursday, June 8, in Austin, TX. A panel will follow with creators Will Ferrell (EP), Andrew Steele (EP/Writer), and Jessica Elbaum (EP).
The film, which Rolling Stone Magazine called “a glorious love letter” to the genre, and the New York Times confusingly admitted, “was either a brilliant example of deadpan humor or a mediocre Lifetime Movie,” aired on Lifetime for one week in 2015, and is no longer available (legally) on any platform. This marks the second time only it will be shown on a big screen format without commercials.
ATX returns for a sixth year June 8-11, 2017, in Austin, Texas.
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About ATX Television Festival
ATX’s focus is the celebration of the television medium – looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Our weekend consists of events in which attendees can interact with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite shows to the small screen. We have all the functionality of a traditional film festival – spotlighting classic shows, never-aired pilots, cancelled too soon series, cult favorites, current hits and premieres of new series. In addition, we feature episode screenings with Q&A’s with the cast and creators, panels focused on industry related topics, and parties, live music, meet-ups, social media events and “super secret happy hours.” ATX’s goal is to serve both the community and industry professionals equally, by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV.