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Franz Rogowski (TRANSIT) stars as a gay man determined to live an authentic life despite persecution under the post-WWII Allied occupation of Germany and Austria. AFS Cinema presents GREAT FREEDOM, screening June 12 and on Free Member Monday, June 13. austinfilm.org/screening/grea…
Excited to bring @BressanProject’s restorations of GAY USA and COMING OUT to @austinfilm in two weeks — hope Austin folks can make it out! austinfilm.org/screening/gay-…
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“A perfect movie” —John Waters The 35mm print of the larger-than-life Liz Taylor classic BOOM! is tested and ready. Catch it on the big screen this weekend, June 4 & 5, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/boom/
“The punk Renoir film you never knew existed” —Brooklyn Magazine Featuring the music of Gang of Four, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, and more, catch the pop cult classic DOGS IN SPACE with AFS Lates, screening in 35mm tomorrow, June 3 & 4, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/dogs…
Join us at Laguna Gloria for select Thursday nights from June to September as we partner with @ContemporaryATX for the Green Screen Film Series. Four sci-fi cult classics inspired by the work of Tom Friedman, kicking off tonight with 2008's WALL-E. thecontemporaryaustin.org/event/green-sc…
Calling all #Texas filmmakers! @austinfilm is now accepting applications for the AFS Grant for Feature Films, designed to support Texas film and video artists. Applications are due June 6. Learn more and apply here: austinfilm.org/afs-grants/afs…
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“It takes love to bring all these elements together into harmony, and [Mira] Nair makes it look easy…” —The Austin Chronicle Catch newly added screenings of Mira Nair's MISSISSIPPI MASALA June 5-8, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/miss…
When young Alec and a horse are washed ashore on a deserted island from a shipwreck that killed his father, the orphaned boy and the animal soon form an inseparable bond. AFS Family style presents the timeless classic THE BLACK STALLION, June 11 & 14. austinfilm.org/screening/the-…
This June, we take a look at the unintended yet deeply satisfying OSLO TRILOGY. Three tales of youth, ambition, and art in the chaos of now from Joachim Trier (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD). Screening June 15 - June 30, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/series/the-osl…
ICYMI: The @KOOPradio preview of the Austin Film Society's June 2022 programming with lead film programmer Lars Nilsen and associate programmer Jazmyne Moreno: lightscameraaustin.net/austin-film-so… @austinfilm #AFSCinema @thelarsnilsen
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The AFS Grant for Features deadline is almost here. If you're a Texas filmmaker looking for new grant opportunities, tap the link to learn more and apply by June 6, at 5pm. austinfilm.org/afs-grants/afs…
We’ve opened a few more tickets for tonight’s show! You can purchase those here: austinfilm.org/screening/nick… twitter.com/austinfilm/sta…
Meet the next class of AFS Interns in our Creative Careers program! The internship pathway provides 15 hours/week of technical training, professional development, and hands-on internship experience at all three of AFS’ facilities. Learn more here: austinfilm.org/creative-caree…
Bogdanovich combines his filmmaker and Hollywood historian sides in this fast-moving comedic concoction. Richard Linklater joins us again May 31, for 1976’s NICKELODEON. This is a sold out show, but stand-by seats will be available closer to showtime. austinfilm.org/screening/nick…
Chainsaw-wielding synth players, dye-job platinum groupies, and INXS frontman Michael Hutchence live fast as the scene dies young in Richard Lowenstein’s scuzzy, Australian nostalgia trip DOGS IN SPACE. Presented by AFS Lates June 3 & 4, in 35mm. austinfilm.org/screening/dogs…
Filmmaker, activist, and conceptual artist John Sims joins us this Sunday, May 29, along with former AFS Programming Director Chale Nafus to discuss the Detroit native’s multi-media polemic rumination on the Confederate flag, RECOLORATION PROCLAMATION. austinfilm.org/screening/reco…
A vivid and moving film that introduced some vital conversations about culture into the cinematic dialogue. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of MISSISSIPPI MASALA starting tomorrow, May 28 through June 8 at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/miss…
Young Kumi trades in civilization for an abandoned industrial site and her “inner garden” in this brand new release of the 1987 shot-on-16mm stunner. Screening tonight, May 27-31, newly restored and exclusively at AFS Cinema, experience ROBINSON’S GARDEN. austinfilm.org/screening/robi…
Today marks the five-year anniversary of AFS Cinema reopening following a renovation to add a second screen, which allows us to bring even more of the best of new and classic international and independent cinema to Austin. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #Austin
The cinematic equivalent of a third glass of wine. Richard Burton may be the “Angel of Death,” but it’s Elizabeth Taylor who brings hell in this Tennessee Williams-penned, high camp masterpiece. See 1968’s BOOM! in rare 35mm, June 4 & 5, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/boom/
This weekend, the inter-dimensional, action sci-fi phenomenon EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE comes to AFS Cinema. Starring the legendary Michelle Yeoh as the multiverse's most unlikely hero. See it again or for the first time opening Friday, May 27. austinfilm.org/screening/ever…
Hoodwinked by a corrupt record producer, Jimmy Cliff’s aspiring music star goes rogue in this iconic reggae “spaghetti western.” Celebrating its 50th year, THE HARDER THEY COME screens this Friday, May 27 - June 1, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/the-…
Join @batcitycinema and @filmarchive at AFS Cinema as they present SANTANAGEDDON, featuring two Satanic Panic hidden gems: 1979 AMITYVILLE HORROR knock-off, SATAN WAR and the Gene Roddenberry penned made-for-TV mashup SPECTRE. austinfilm.org/screening/bat-…
A visually stunning celebration of what makes Texas—with its diverse and remarkable wildlife—unlike anywhere else in the world. Narrated by Matthew McConaughey, DEEP IN THE HEART comes to AFS Cinema June 3-8, with the filmmakers in attendance June 3. austinfilm.org/screening/deep…
Winner of the Audience Award at the Miami Film Festival, director Aeden O’Connor joins AFS to introduce this “visceral drama that talks about the struggles of Hondurans today.” 90 MINUTES screens tomorrow, May 25, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/90-m…
“The Reverend” Vince Anderson joins us tomorrow, May 25, for a live performance following our Doc Nights presentation of THE REVEREND—the story of Anderson’s long-running Brooklyn residency and the near religious fervor of its legendary performances. austinfilm.org/screening/the-…
AFS is excited to partner with @aGLIFF, together with @austinfilmfest, for their Queer Spectrum screening of THE SIXTH REEL by Carl Andress and Charles Busch, this Wednesday, May 25, at the Galaxy Theatres Austin. For tickets and more information, visit: agliff.org/queer-spectrum…
In Japanese-occupied, WWII Shanghai, a legendary actress (Gong Li) returns to the stage amid suspicions of a hidden agenda. Director Lou Ye brings this stylish thriller to life in stunning black and white. SATURDAY FICTION screens June 2 & 6 at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/satu…
AFS Founder Richard Linklater joins us tomorrow, May 24, as our 3x Bogdanovich series continues at AFS Cinema with the 1975 jukebox musical AT LONG LAST LOVE. This screening is sold out, but standby seating will be available shortly before showtime. austinfilm.org/screening/at-l…
This Memorial Day, AFS presents a true masterpiece, a film as full of emotion and true social relevance as any Hollywood film ever made. Writer Alison Macor joins us May 30 and June 4 for the 1941 post-war drama THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. austinfilm.org/screening/the-…
Tune in tomorrow, May 23, for another installment of our Aaron Spelling edition of History of Television, with romantic mystery series “Hart to Hart” and anthology melodrama “Hotel.” Stream it live at Twitch.tv or Austin Public Channel 10. austinfilm.org/screening/afs-…
The results are in. Thank you to @AustinChronicle for awarding Austin Film Society's AFS Grants the Best of Austin 2022 Critics Pick for Best Boost for Budding Moviemakers. Click the link to read more. austinchronicle.com/best-of-austin…
This is a weird one. A gothic horror story about alien body invasion from the perspective of the young wife of one the “hosts.” An apt stand-in for American anxieties around Communist infiltration, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE screens May 26 & 28. austinfilm.org/screening/i-ma…
An evocative sketch of solitude, featuring the punk-funk of Jagatara, Egyptian folk of Hamza El Din, and ambient dreamscapes of Yoichiro Yoshikawa. AFS Lates presents this brand new restoration of ROBINSON’S GARDEN, exclusively at AFS Cinema May 27-31. austinfilm.org/screening/robi…
Decades ago, Vince Anderson planned to become a holy man, but found music instead. Twenty years later, his band The Love Choir’s weekly residency has become legendary. THE REVEREND screens May 25, followed by an in-person performance by Vince Anderson. austinfilm.org/screening/the-…
Four stories of immigration, drug trafficking, and hooligan violence, make up this “visceral drama...about the struggles of Hondurans today.” Join AFS and director Aeden O’Connor Agurcia May 25, for 90 MINUTES. austinfilm.org/screening/90-m… Thanks to our partner @cinelasamericas
Essentially a Cole Porter jukebox musical, one of Bogdanovich’s most misunderstood films was heavily panned in 1975. But, popular taste can be revised, and that’s our aim for this special screening of AT LONG LAST LOVE, hosted by Richard Linklater, May 24. austinfilm.org/screening/at-l…
“…Eerily prescient.” — NPR Based on Annie Ernaux's autobiographical novel, a promising female student in 1963 France finds her future prospects jeopardized by an unwanted pregnancy. Audrey Diwan’s HAPPENING opens this Friday, May 20, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/happ…
Presented in split screen format, Gaspar Noe’s latest tells the story of an aging couple in Paris—a husband (Dario Argento, in his first lead acting role) and wife coping with her advancing dementia. VORTEX opens this Friday, May 20, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/vort…
Featuring “one of the great movie soundtracks of all time," THE HARDER THEY COME stars Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring singer in Jamaica. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film that helped popularize reggae music when it screens at AFS Cinema May 27-June 1. austinfilm.org/screening/the-…
AFS presents Mira Nair’s MISSISSIPPI MASALA, a “sweetly pungent comedy” about a love affair between a woman of Indian-Ugandan descent and a black Southerner. Celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary with this new restoration, May 28 & 29 at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/miss…
Duck and cover! THE ATOMIC CAFE and the fission of post-war reality Wednesday, May 18 | 7pm @austinfilm: bit.ly/3lhcvr0 This chilling (and darkly humorous) doc will be followed by a #ScienceOnScreen convo with UT physics professor Dr. Can Kilic. @SloanPublic
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2004 Texas Film Hall of Fame honoree Forest Whitaker is also at #CannesFilmFestival where he’ll receive an honorary Palme d’Or twitter.com/Festival_Canne…
Conceptual/multimedia artist, writer, and activist John Sims joins AFS Cinema May 29 for a screening of his projects RECOLORATION PROCLAMATION and THE AFRO-DIXIE REMIXES, plus a discussion hosted by former AFS Programming Director Chale Nafus. austinfilm.org/screening/reco…
The 75th #CannesFilmFestival begins today and we’re excited to see Texas Film Hall of Famer Jeff Nichols on the jury! twitter.com/Festival_Canne…
Based on the cosmic philosophy of Sun Ra, John Coney’s interplanetary manifesto features “an ambitious blend of Afrofuturist sci-fi, Bergman-esque symbolism, funky Blaxploitation, and, well…Sun Ra.” AFS Lates presents SPACE IS THE PLACE in 4K May 20-24. austinfilm.org/screening/spac…
📸 2021 AFS Grant-supported film: GUIÁN, directed by Nicole Chi Amén
If you’re interested in applying for the AFS Grant for Feature Films and want more information, join AFS staff this Wednesday, May 18 at 6 PM for a virtual info session that will focus on narrative features. Click the link to RSVP now. austinfilm.org/event/2022-afs…
Too much cinema to fit on one marquee. See this week's full lineup here: austinfilm.org/screenings/
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