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    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.

      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.

                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.