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Horton Foote: The Road to Home will have its world premiere at this year's Austin Film Festival. The documentary chronicles the creative journey of acclaimed Texas writer Horton Foote through his own eyes and voice at the end of his life.

Foote, who was born and raised in Wharton, Texas, went on to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, the winner of two Academy Awards for screenwriting and an Emmy Award for television writing, and recipient of the National Medal of Arts among numerous other theatrical and literary prizes. His long and successful seventy-year career of writing consisted primarily of stories set in the small town of Harrison, Texas, a fictitious version of Wharton. Horton was known for his delicate yet deeply-layered and profound storytelling‚ÄĒabout family, human connections, struggles, resilience, and redemption.

Horton Foote: The Road to Home will premiere on October 24, 2020, at the Paramount Theatre in Austin with an in-person screening and Q&A with the filmmaker. For tickets and more information, visit the Paramount Theatre website. The Austin Film Festival is also offering virtual badges for those who wish to participate remotely. Horton Foote: The Road to Home will premiere online on October 25, 2020.


Horton Foote: The Road to Home is made possible in part by a Humanities Texas grant.

Poster by Yen Tan.