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    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.

            Comic artist Cait Zellers in person.

            $5 tickets for guests 17 and under, available at the box office only.

            This completely unique superhero movie is one of the cinematic joys of the year. The X-factor here is a young woman’s hidden superpowers, but the story is about powers even greater, love, forgiveness and redemption as the hunted heroine must return home to a mother—and a daughter—she had left behind.

              For this very special History Of Television presentation, Dwight Adair will break down one of the episodes of the original Dallas that he directed. He will share his method for working as a television director —scheduling, working with the cast, and keeping up with a very fast schedule.

                When the great architect Luis Barragán died in 1988, his papers and other work were hidden away from the public in a Swiss vault. Many years later, the provocative artist and filmmaker Jill Magid engages in a “high wire act” of a struggle to democratize access to his art. In the process her action becomes a work of art in itself. This suspenseful and thought-provoking film documents her actions and their consequences.

                  Join us opening night (6/21) for a minimal synth-pop set by DJ Troller at 8 PM.

                  Like any teenage girl, Simone is obsessed with love, music, and R. but, unlike any girl, Simone is willing to stop at nothing to get the object of her desire.

                    Nina Menkes’ no-budget 1991 study of an alienated Las Vegas blackjack dealer (played by the filmmaker’s sister and muse Tinka Menkes) seems especially prescient now, considering subsequent trends in world cinema. Made with a series of very long, contemplative takes, it envelops the viewer in the psyche of the protagonist, who haunts the streets and corridors of a city that sleeps all day.

                      Proceeding from the central premise of Ernest Hemingway’s very short story of the same name, this technically astounding, flashback-filled noir has two of the most memorable performances in the canon, from Burt Lancaster, as a boxer who makes too many bad decisions, and Ava Gardner, as a femme fatale who derives so much pleasure from being bad it’s almost unseemly.

                      Additional screening:

                      Sun, June 23 @ 4pm – $9.00 tickets