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The Edge of Seventeen set as centerpiece selection at Austin Film Festival

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The Austin Film Festival has announced the centerpiece film for its 2016 slate: the Hailee Steinfeld-starring, coming-of-age dramedy The Edge of Seventeen.

The film, which closed out the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, follows Nadine (Steinfeld), a high school junior who finds herself all alone after her all-star older brother begins dating her best friend. But when she strikes up a friendship with the awkward Erwin Kim (Hayden Szeto) things begin to look up for her.

Kyra Sedgwick stars as Nadine’s mother, while Woody Harrelson plays her history teacher and mentor.

James L. Brooks (The Simpsons, Jerry Maguire) serves as one of the film’s producers and will be present for the Austin screening and a conversation after, along with the film’s writer and director, Kelly Fremon Craig.

Closing out the festival will be the boxing biopic Bleed for This, which stars Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart. Writer and director Ben Younger will also be in attendance.

The 2016 Austin Film Festival runs from Oct. 13-20. The Edge of Seventeen opens in theaters on Nov. 18, while Bleed For This drops two weeks earlier, on Nov. 4.