AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Austin Film Festival begins Thursday, and several directors are in town to premiere their movies during the next eight days.
One such film is filmmaker Daniel Poliner's "Jack, Jules, Esther and Me," which details the lives of four New York City students the weekend before they start college. Two of the students are from Park Ave. and two of them from Queens.
To pay for his filmmaking, Poliner has a side job as a tutor in Manhattan. His wife is a public school teacher and he said the contrast between the two types of students they each deal with inspired the idea for this film.
"We always talk about how amazing our students are but how different their futures will be," Poliner said.
Poliner's film will be playing todayy at Rollins Theatre and on Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. To see the full film lineup, visit the Austin Film Festival's website here .
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