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“There are ... few filmmakers who could take a jellyfish out of a home aquarium and turn it into a metaphor worthy of GODZILLA.” —The NY Times See BRIGHT FUTURE, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's bleak vision of Japan’s lost generation, this weekend, part of AFS LATES. austinfilm.org/screening/brig…
A teenage cartoonist leaves the comforts of his suburban home, finding an unwilling teacher and unwitting friend in Wallace, a former low-level comic artist. Owen Kline's witty and bizarre debut comedy, FUNNY PAGES, opens Friday, Sep. 9 at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/funn…
“The surprise masterpiece of SXSW.”⁠ —Texas Monthly⁠ ⁠ See the AFS-supported, critically acclaimed documentary WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND—opening Sep. 9 at AFS Cinema—with filmmaker Iliana Sosa in attendance this Sunday, Sep. 11.⁠ Tickets on sale now ⬇️ austinfilm.org/screening/what…
Hey everyone, Gallos Unidos has another Hispanic Heritage Month event for all in Austin. Join us 9/22 at 7pm as we screen Selena with a Q&A to follow with esteemed guests and a preshow by @chulitaVINYL at @austinfilm cinema. Hope to see y'all!! austinfilm.org/screening/sele…
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AFS is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the AFS Grant for Feature Films, the annually renewed fund for emerging Texas filmmakers. Tap the link below to meet this year’s grantees and learn more about their work. austinfilm.org/2022/09/meet-t…
“Astounding, groundbreaking, electrifying and among the best films about any artist I’ve ever seen” —Vogue MOONAGE DAYDREAM is an experiential cinematic odyssey that explores David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. Tix are now on sale: austinfilm.org/screening/moon…
With a mix of mysticism, sexuality, and religious fervor, filmmaker Nathalie Álvarez Mesén redefines the genre of magical realism in her debut feature. Watch CLARA SOLA at @austinfilm TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 @ 6:00 PM CT Get tix -> austinfilm.org/screening/clar…
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Southern Filmmakers! Apply by Friday 9/9 to pitch your narrative or doc project to industry panelists as part of the 2022 New Orleans Film Festival’s South Pitch program (Nov. 4) with up to $10,000 in prizes and grants for winners and finalists. @NOFS neworleansfilmsociety.org/south-pitch/
Described by Roger Ebert as an “anti-comedy” and featuring an unforgettable performance by French actress Julie Delpy, Krzysztof Kieślowski's indescribable dramedy THREE COLORS: WHITE screens newly restored September 11-17 at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/thre…
Two friends contend–one, through murder, the other by caring for a lethal jellyfish–with a reality of few prospects in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s (CURE) apocalyptically bleak vision of Japan’s lost generation. AFS Lates presents BRIGHT FUTURE Sep. 9-14. austinfilm.org/screening/brig…
A young Brooklynite named Rainbow is torn between her tightly wound mother, free-loving aunt, and her own burgeoning sense of agency in Ayoka Chenzira’s unsung, Black Cinema landmark. ALMA’S RAINBOW returns to the big screen newly restored Sep. 11-14. austinfilm.org/screening/alma…
Situated in a bizarre nook between Old and New Hollywood, Natalie Wood stars as an impoverished Depression-era teen who becomes a major (and majorly unhappy) movie star. Natalie Wood: It's in the Eyes continues Sep. 8 & 10 with 1965's INSIDE DAISY CLOVER. austinfilm.org/screening/insi…
At 89, Julián returns from a family visit in El Paso to rural Mexico and begins building a house in the lot next to his home. SXSW award-winner and AFS Grantee Iliana Sosa joins us Sep. 11 for a Q&A as we present WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND (opens Sep. 9). austinfilm.org/screening/what…
Juliette Binoche delivers one of her most immersive performances in this blue-soaked, melancholic first chapter of Krzysztof Kieślowski's iconic trilogy. Equally somber and serendipitous, THREE COLORS: BLUE screens September 3-10, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/thre…
“A singular piece from a defiant director” –Screen International Lucile Hadžihalilović's English-language feature debut, the slow-burn surrealist EARWIG, comes to AFS Lates September 2-7. Tickets and times ⬇️ austinfilm.org/screening/earw…
Just learned that Iliana Sosa's stunning ‘What We Leave Behind’ will air on Netflix starting Sept. 16 AND she's coming to a special screening at @austinfilm on Sept. 11. @catrcardenas wrote about it earlier this year. texasmonthly.com/arts-entertain…
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New addition! On 10/5, @therealjoebob joins us in person to present a pair of real crowd-pleasers: the Canadian cerebellum-on-a-rampage movie THE BRAIN (1988) and the Mexican supernatural shocker DON’T PANIC (1987). Tix are now on sale for AFS members. austinfilm.org/screening/joe-…
From “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation” (IndieWire) comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm. Masaaki Yuasa's INU-OH opens Friday, September 2 at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/inu-…
“One of the most breathtaking feature debuts in recent memory.” —RogerEbert.com Starring first-time actress Wendy Chinchilla Araya in a breakout performance, director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén's CLARA SOLA screens September 5 & 7 at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/clar…
Featuring great performances from all three leads, 16-year-old Natalie Wood bears the greatest emotional burden in her breakout role in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. Nicholas Ray's moving and influential film screens in rare 35mm September 1 & 3 at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/rebe…
🎥Student Filmmakers of#Texass: The Harrison McClure Endowed Film Fund—a $2,500 short film grant for Texas college undergrads—is now accepting applications through Sept. 16. Learn more at our online info session on Wed. Aug. 31; register ataustinfilm.org/event/2022-har…Km
#BehindTheScenes photos from past AFS Grant: Harrison McClure Endowed Film Film recipients 📸 Edwin Oliva, A HAUNTING ACROSS THE GALAXY, 2021 recipient 📸 Wren Lee, DUMPLINGS, 2020 recipient 📸 Emma Rappol@EmmaRappoldold), DEAR LE@dearleofilmilm) , 2018 recipient
Loosely based on Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s four-hour examination of evil, morality, and meaning, finds beauty in the mundane. AFS Modern Masters presents NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY Sunday, Sep. 4, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/nort…
In the wake of #RoeVWade’s reversal, creators are using their craft to fight back. Join @seedandspark’s @emilybest and filmmaker-activists @jessjacobsx and @MeghanRRoss as they chat about upholding #ReproRights through filmmaking — 8/31 @ 11:30am PT RSVP: bit.ly/60MM-Activism
Want to learn more? Attend this Wednesday's online info session: austinfilm.org/event/2022-har…
🎬Calling all Texas student filmmakers! 🎬 AFS is now accepting applications for the Harrison McClure Endowed Film Fund, which awards $2,500 to an undergraduate student for the making of a short film. Learn more and apply hereaustinfilm.org/afs-grants/afs…1as
The ring of a telephone, the flap of a window shutter, the chill of a voice on the line–daily reminders of Albert’s duties as caretaker of Mia, the little girl with ice for teeth. AFS Lucile Hadžihalilović’s (INNOCENCE) EARWIG, screens Sep. 2-7. austinfilm.org/screening/earw…
“Honestly, this was fun as hell.” —NY Times @nytimes critic Amy Nicholson takes a trip with Jeff Baena's (THE LITTLE HOURS) charming, new rom-com twist SPIN ME ROUND, now playing at AFS Cinema. Tap the link for the full review. nytimes.com/2022/08/18/mov…
French documentarian Alain Resnais’ mediation on cultural amnesia and war guilt—penned by Marguerite Duras—is still, over 60 years later, widely regarded as one of the most important films ever made. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR screens newly restored Sep. 2 & 6. austinfilm.org/screening/hiro…
AFS presents Krzysztof Kieślowski’s newly restored THREE COLORS trilogy. Described by Roger Ebert as an anti-tragedy, anti-comedy, and anti-romance, respectively, THREE COLORS: BLUE, THREE COLORS: WHITE, and THREE COLORS: RED screen September 3-25. austinfilm.org/series/krzyszt…
had a great night checking out wigstock at @austinfilm! 💚 s/o to@schlockvaluee for programming this vital film series 🙏nhh
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Elizabeth Purchell be moderating tonight’s virtual Q&A with WIGSTOCK (‘95) director Barry Shils over at @austinfilm | austinchronicle.com/screens/2022-0…
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New addition to the AFS Cinema calendar: twitter.com/chicagotheband…
Our very own Director of Community Education, Rakeda L. Ervin, is this week's special guest on the Women in Film & Television Austin podcast. Listen below to hear more about the programs led by Rakeda at AFS and Austin Public. buff.ly/3QHYOzk twitter.com/wift_austin/st…
Learn the basic building blocks of 3D software Blender with Austin Public’s 5-hour Intro to 3D Animation course. Taught by award-winning producer Cesar Guevara, this onsite class will take place September 26 & 27. Tap the link to register. austinfilm.org/event/intro-to…
AFS is now accepting applications for The Harrison McClure Endowed Film Fund, a $2,500 grant open to Texas-based rising juniors and seniors for the making of a student short film. Apply and register for our virtual info session and Q&A on August 31 at austinfilm.org/afs-grants/afs…
One of the great humanistic documents of Hollywood’s Golden Age, three teens (James Dean, Sal Mineo, and Natalie Wood) form an elective family in juvenile detention. Natalie Wood: It’s in the Eyes begins Sep. 1 & 3 with REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, in 35mm. austinfilm.org/screening/rebe…
See New York’s iconic celebration of peace, love, and big hair, captured for the big screen in 1995's WIGSTOCK: THE MOVIE. Presented by Queer Cinema: Lost & Found in 35mm Friday, August 26—followed by a virtual Q&A with director Barry Shils—and August 31. austinfilm.org/screening/wigs…
Kicking off tonight is @aGLIFF's PRISM 35 LGBTQ+ film festival. Use PRIDETWENTY for $20 off a festival badge or CINEMA for $3 off film passes. On sale now at agliff.org. #agliff #prism35
Congratulations to our first Immersive Trainee Pathway cohort for graduating from and completing the Creative Careers program! We are so proud of all that they've accomplished. They leave the program with technical and professional skills in production, and are ready to work!
“A trenchant critique of the film industry…” —ARTFORUM Actress and director Delphine Seyrig's groundbreaking documentary BE PRETTY AND SHUT UP! closes out our eponymous Essential Cinema series with a bang August 25 & 27. austinfilm.org/screening/be-p…
AFS is searching for a seasoned film industry professional to develop and maintain its Filmmaker Support programs including grants, support services, and educational & networking opportunities. If you or someone you know is a great fit, please apply at austinfilm.org/apply.
Late-20th Century Hollywood icon Natalie Wood gave powerful performances and chose memorable material throughout her too-short career. Next month, we present Natalie Wood: It's in the Eyes—4 films showcasing her as a true Movie Star who could really act. austinfilm.org/series/natalie…
It sounds like the perfect Italian adventure for a lucky few managers from an American fast-casual restaurant chain, but the getaway doesn't always match the brochure. Jeff Baena's new comedy SPIN ME ROUND opens this Friday, August 26, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/spin…
A hole in the floor bridges two apartments quarantined after the spread of a strange pandemic. A jazzy, sci-fi/musical original set to the rhythms of the apocalypse. AFS Lates presents Tsai Ming-liang's (GOODBYE, DRAGON INN) August 26-29. austinfilm.org/screening/the-…
Joachim Trier collaborator Eskil Vogt is behind the camera once again, following up his acclaimed directorial debut BLIND with this fresh, devilishly good take on the “kid with superpowers” tale. THE INNOCENTS screens August 27-31, at AFS Cinema. austinfilm.org/screening/the-…
What happens when you put 40 drag queens onstage on one of the hottest days of the year? Starring RuPaul and featuring a virtual, post-film Q&A with director Barry Shils and queer film historian Liz Purchell, WIGSTOCK: THE MOVIE screens August 26 & 31. austinfilm.org/screening/wigs…
Delphine Seyrig interviews 24 actresses (Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Ellen Burstyn, and more) about their experiences in the industry. The final chapter and namesake of our August Essential Cinema series, BE PRETTY AND SHUT UP! screens August 25 & 27. austinfilm.org/screening/be-p…
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