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    Gena Rowlands gives one of the screen’s greatest performances as a woman who begins to unravel under the pressures of being a wife and mother in a world of men. With Peter Falk as her husband.

      Everything is Terrible! is the video and performance collective that is responsible for some of the internet’s most hilarious and bizarre videos. EIT! has posted daily re-edits for 11 years that have been culled from the mountains of dead media on the verge of abandonment by humanity.

      Beyond creating what the CBC called ‘The best site ever’, Everything Is Terrible! has also collected over 24,000 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes that will one day live in a permanent pyramid in the desert. Their Jerry Maguire Video Store immersive art installation in Los Angeles was praised by The New York Times, Vice, ABC News, The Paris Review, and more. EIT!’s legion of cult-like followers drive for hours with offerings of hundreds of Jerrys to their one-of-a-kind live experiences which showcase their videos, costumes, puppets, performances, and insane worldview. They have made 7 feature length movies and their most recent, The Great Satan (2018) was called “a masterpiece’’ by both Film Threat and The Chicago Reader.

        Martin Scorsese’s mob heist masterpiece is based on the true story of mafia associate and FBI informant Henry Hill. With truly unforgettable performances by the whole cast: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, and many others.

          Béla Tarr’s massive, seven+ hour masterpiece immerses viewers in a novelistic tableau of life in a small Hungarian town as communism falls. Tarr’s astonishing visual compositions add a level of transcendence to the film, now restored from its original elements.

          Note: this screening will have two intermissions, in accordance with the wishes of Béla Tarr, one of 15 minutes and the second of 25 minutes.

            Before the warning was in the name, Gaspar Noé’s feature debut took a slice off the TAXI DRIVER meat rack and turned a butcher’s screed against humanity into a piece of French extremity worth the controversy. In 35mm.

            Prod DB © Les Cinemas de la Zone / DR
            SEUL CONTRE TOUS (SEUL CONTRE TOUS) de Gaspar Noe 1998 FRA
            avec Philippe Nahon
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              Billy Wilder’s blackly comic story of the dark side of Hollywood’s glamour is propelled into the stratosphere by Gloria Swanson’s performance as Norma Desmond, a once great star, now a damaged has-been. With William Powell and Erich Von Stroheim.

                The October 7 screening is a Free Member Monday. Not a member? Join today at austinfilm.org/join.

                The video collective TVTV (Top Value Television) brought a next-level comic sensibility to their low-budget documentary work. Here we present two docs, TVTV GOES TO THE SUPER BOWL, with Christopher Guest & Bill Murray running roughshod over Super Bowl X and the star-studded TVTV LOOKS AT THE OSCARS with the same treatment given to the 1975 Academy Awards.

                  Join KOOP 91.7 DJs Art Baker of Jamaican Gold and Dale Smith of Roots Train along with The Africa Express’s Melinda Bee for a DJ set following the Saturday, Sept. 12 screening.

                  In the film that introduced reggae music to a wider audience, Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan, a young man with dreams of becoming a singing star in Jamaica. When he is hoodwinked by a corrupt record producer he goes full gangster. Full of vibrant Jamaican music and culture. Cliff’s onscreen performance of the title track is one of the great movie moments ever.

                    A few years before he died, the late Tobe Hooper helped to prepare this 4K restoration of his horror masterpiece. This is the ultimate realization of this film, a musique-concrete symphony of horror that takes as its starting point the horror of leaving the Austin city limits. We can relate.

                      The October 7 screening is a Free Member Monday. Not a member? Join today at austinfilm.org/join.

                      The video collective TVTV (Top Value Television) brought a next-level comic sensibility to their low-budget documentary work. Here we present two docs, TVTV GOES TO THE SUPER BOWL, with Christopher Guest & Bill Murray running roughshod over Super Bowl X and the star-studded TVTV LOOKS AT THE OSCARS with the same treatment given to the 1975 Academy Awards.