The white lotus (Courtesy of HBO)
ATX TV + FNL Pep Rally: 10 festivals later: Join ATX founders Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland as they look back on 10 seasons of the festival and the ten-year connection with this old Austin favorite, Friday night lights. And who knows? Maybe some Dillon Panthers will pass … June 11, 5:30 p.m.
Famous, Ziwe: Spend Saturday night with brilliantly subversive Ziwe, host of Showtime’s hot talk show Ziwe, as she breaks down her insanely awkward interview style. June 12, 7.15 p.m.
Small Ax: Steve McQueen’s mind-boggling tales of life in the West Indian community of London (Was It Five Separate Movies? An Anthology Series?) For Amazon Prime have traced 20 years of black British political and social history. He will unveil the dynamics of the series with Texan filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples (Miss Juneteenth). June 13, 7.15 p.m.
ounce: A retrospective: Before The Sopranos, there was ounce, the original hour-long drama from HBO. Join creator Tom Fontana and star Terry Kinney, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters, Harold Perrineau and Kirk Acevedo on a return trip to Oswald State Correctional Facility. June 14, 8:30 p.m.
LA Confidential: Pilot screening not shown and questions and answers: The lost CBS adaptation of James Ellroy’s epic crime and corruption in City of Angels is finally making its way to screen, with producers and star Brian J. Smith (Det. Lt. Ed Exley ) exploring what we would have seen in this new version of the Black Monument film. June 15, 8:15 p.m.
ATX Award for Television Excellence: Michael J. Fox: ATX pays homage to a true television legend, as the star of Family ties, City of Spin, and much more sits with his friend, Save me co-star and ATX alumnus Denis Leary for a retrospective of his career so far. June 16, 5:30 p.m.
Horror Anthologies: From american horror story when Shudder is restarted from Horror show, the stand-alone terror tales hooked us. Horror FX and movie legend Greg Nicotero (Masters of Horror) leads a short, not-so-sweet fear resurrection conversation. June 17, 9 p.m.
The good fight: A special screening of the season 5 premiere of the legal drama Paramount +, and stand for cross-examination of creators, Robert and Michelle King, as well as stars Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald, Charmaine Bingwa and new actress Mandy Patinkine . June 18, 8:30 p.m.
The white lotus: World premiere screening and conversation of the closing night: First look at the new HBO limited series from Enlightened creator and school of Rocky writer Mike White, as vacationers in Maui (including eternal honorary Austinite Connie Britton) wreak havoc in the hotel and their own lives. June 19, 7 p.m.
Walker Musical showcase: When Jared Padalecki decided to relaunch Walker, Texas Ranger, he made sure he would shoot in his new hometown of Austin. The love continues as co-stars Lindsey Morgan and Odette Annable pay homage to the city and the music of the show. June 20, 3:45 p.m.
Virtual edition of ATX TV Festival Season 10, June 11-20. Tickets and info on atxfestival.com.