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Fullsterkur Named Marquee Feature at Austin Film Festival

Columbus, OH – October 2, 2018 – Rogue is pleased to announce that our latest full-length documentary film, Fullsterkur, has been selected as a “Marquee Feature” for the upcoming 2018 Austin Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The film is one of just 19 Marquee Features on the festival’s eight-day slate, and is scheduled to screen at the historic State Theatre on October 30 at 4:30 P.M. CDT. and will be followed by at 30 minute Q/A session with the cast and crew.

In attendance will be reigning Arnold Classic Champion and World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson along with Two-time CrossFit Games Champion Annie Thorisdottir and legendary Strongman Magnus Ver Magnusson. Also in attendance Icelandic Strongman Stefan Solvi and Andri Rey along with two time Olympian Petur Gudmundsson.

A Rogue original film, Fullsterkur explores the vibrant culture and history of heavy stone lifting in Iceland—a small island nation that has produced a disproportionately high number of the world’s greatest strength athletes. The film combines stunning landscape cinematography with intimate interviews—including appearances by famed Icelandic athletes Magnus Ver Magnusson, Hafthor Bjornsson, and Annie Thorisdottir, as well as insights from local farmers, fishermen, tradesmen, and historians. The result is a truly unique portrait of a people and a set of traditions dating back to the days of the Vikings.

Details on the Fullsterkur screening at the Austin Film Festival:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 4:30pm. State Theatre: 719 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Get film passes here.

The Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference (AFF) is the premier film festival recognizing the writers’ contributions to film, television, and new media. The festival is marking its 25th Anniversary in 2018, with a packed schedule of screenings, panels and other events taking place from October 25 through November 1. Among the other Marquee Features joining Fullsterkur on the schedule will be Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen’s new thriller Widows, Mike Leigh’s period piece Peterloo, the Mickey Rourke-starring boxing drama Tiger, and Paul Dano’s Wildlife, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan.

More About the Austin Film Festival:

Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media. AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation, and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships. AFF is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts. All attendees and events are based on permitting schedules and are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Badges and passes are available for purchase online at or by phone at 1-800-310-FEST.