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September 2018

White Boy Rick – Red Carpet Event w/ Matthew McConaughey live

Sep 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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$50 – $65

Star Matthew McConaughey in attendance. Join AFS for a special red carpet screening of WHITE BOY RICK on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the AFS Cinema. Star Matthew McConaughey will introduce the film and participate in a post-screening discussion with AFS founder Richard Linklater. The event benefits the artistic and educational programs of AFS. AFS MEMBER PRESALE Tickets go on sale to AFS members on Tuesday, August 21 at noon. Not an AFS member? Become one today for…

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Hou Hsiao-hsien’s MILLENNIUM MAMBO in 35mm

Sep 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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$11.25

Taiwan/France | 2001 | 105 minutes | 35mm | Mandarin with English Subtitles Vicky (Shu Qi, THE ASSASSIN) finds relief in the bright lights and designer drugs of the Taipei club scene, then returns to the cluttered apartment she shares with her abusive, good-for-nothing boyfriend Hao-hao (Tuan Chun-hao). A hard-edged but sensitive gangster (Jack Kao) holds out the possibility of a more lasting escape, but Vicky must first break free of the inertia confining her. With MILLENNIUM MAMBO, Hou Hsiao-hsien…

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November 2018

AutFest Texas 2018 by Autism Society of Texas

Nov 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$25.00

Date: November, 4, 2018 Time: 4-9 pm Location: AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, TX 78752 Tickets: https://autfest18.eventbrite.com At AutFest Texas we will raise awareness in a broader community about life with autism. Through film we can show a range of ages and abilities, challenges and triumphs, (however big or small), that living with autism can bring. Viewers can also witness the dedication and support needed to give individuals with autism the greatest chance of reaching their full potential.…

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The 13th Austin Polish Film Festival

Nov 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Nov 11, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
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The 13th APFF runs from November 8th through 11th with special events celebrating 100 Years of Poland regained independence on November 18th, We will present to you award winning works from accomplished and upcoming filmmakers and hosts guests like directors, actors, screenwriters, and producers. During the festival, we will present art exhibit of travel poster-inspired works by artist Ryszard Kaja from his series “Poland” as part of the centennial celebrations. As always, an entertaining children program and delicious polish food…

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AAAFF Winter Showcase: NAILED IT

Nov 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$11.25

USA | Documentary | 59 min | English, Vietnamese Director Adele Free Pham in attendance for a post-film Q&A! Co-presented by Vietnamese American Community of Austin, Texas and Capital City Black Film Festival. Filmmaker Adele Pham explores her own mixed-race identity while discovering the origins of how Vietnamese Americans have been synonymous with nail salons in the U.S. NAILED IT dives into the 80 billion dollar nail industry from the humble beginnings of MANTRAP, the first Vietnamese nail salon to…

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AFS Presents: TOUCH OF EVIL

Nov 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:51 pm
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One event on Nov 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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$11.25

Long exiled from Hollywood, Orson Welles returned to make this adaptation of a tawdry pulp novel about bordertown corruption and produced a masterpiece. With Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Welles himself. A great film. In 35mm. ABOUT THIS SERIES The people have spoken, and have told us they want more Film Noir. So we return with a selection of the most important and best of these dark stories of tough guys and femmes fatale, of rainy streets and very, very…

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AFS Presents: TOUCH OF EVIL

Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:51 pm
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One event on Nov 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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$11.25

Long exiled from Hollywood, Orson Welles returned to make this adaptation of a tawdry pulp novel about bordertown corruption and produced a masterpiece. With Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Welles himself. A great film. In 35mm. ABOUT THIS SERIES The people have spoken, and have told us they want more Film Noir. So we return with a selection of the most important and best of these dark stories of tough guys and femmes fatale, of rainy streets and very, very…

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AFS Presents: NIGHT AND THE CITY

Nov 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:36 pm
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One event on Dec 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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$11.25

Taking place in London and based upon a novel the director claimed to have never read, Jules Dassin’s 1950 masterpiece NIGHT AND THE CITY is relentless in its depiction of the formidable bleakness possessing the difficult situations our protagonist (Richard Widmark) must travel through to achieve a better life for himself. Equally formidable is the performance of Gene Tierney, bringing life to a wonderfully complex femme fatale full of inner torment as crushing as the suffocating chiaroscuro-laden city that surrounds…

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December 2018

AFS Presents: NIGHT AND THE CITY

Dec 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:36 pm
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One event on Dec 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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$11.25

Taking place in London and based upon a novel the director claimed to have never read, Jules Dassin’s 1950 masterpiece NIGHT AND THE CITY is relentless in its depiction of the formidable bleakness possessing the difficult situations our protagonist (Richard Widmark) must travel through to achieve a better life for himself. Equally formidable is the performance of Gene Tierney, bringing life to a wonderfully complex femme fatale full of inner torment as crushing as the suffocating chiaroscuro-laden city that surrounds…

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March 2019

AFS Presents: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on Mar 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on Mar 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

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Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s dystopian fable about technological culture’s struggle with the unsavory aspects of human nature is, if anything, too effective. Chilling, disturbing, and undeniably powerful.

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AFS Presents: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on Mar 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on Mar 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

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Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s dystopian fable about technological culture’s struggle with the unsavory aspects of human nature is, if anything, too effective. Chilling, disturbing, and undeniably powerful.

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AFS Presents: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

March 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Mar 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on Mar 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on Mar 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

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Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s dystopian fable about technological culture’s struggle with the unsavory aspects of human nature is, if anything, too effective. Chilling, disturbing, and undeniably powerful.

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AFS Presents: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on Mar 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on Mar 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

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Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s dystopian fable about technological culture’s struggle with the unsavory aspects of human nature is, if anything, too effective. Chilling, disturbing, and undeniably powerful.

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AFS Presents: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

March 23 @ 10:00 pm - 12:30 am
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One event on Mar 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on Mar 22, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on Mar 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

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Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s dystopian fable about technological culture’s struggle with the unsavory aspects of human nature is, if anything, too effective. Chilling, disturbing, and undeniably powerful.

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AFS Presents: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

March 24 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Mar 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm

One event on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on Mar 22, 2019 at 6:45 pm

One event on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

One event on Mar 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

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Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s dystopian fable about technological culture’s struggle with the unsavory aspects of human nature is, if anything, too effective. Chilling, disturbing, and undeniably powerful.

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May 2019

AFS Presents: DOC DAYS 2019

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - June 2 @ 9:30 pm
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AFS Doc Days, our second annual festival of non-fiction cinema, features outstanding new documentary work from around the world with filmmakers in attendance. Doc Days is an opportunity for Austin’s vibrant documentary community, filmmakers and audiences, to come together, see new work, and meet with visiting filmmakers. Last year’s seven-film program included three films that went on to be nominated for Academy Awards. Single tickets and schedule to be released in May. Series passes are now on sale. Save 10%…

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June 2019

AFS Presents: Emma Mae

June 3 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on Jun 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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In Jamaa Fanaka’s low-budget wonder, made while he was a student at UCLA, a young black woman, born and raised down South, comes to Los Angeles when her mother dies. In the big city she finds injustice as well, so she fights hard with all the tools at her disposal.

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AFS Presents: Emma Mae

June 5 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on Jun 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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In Jamaa Fanaka’s low-budget wonder, made while he was a student at UCLA, a young black woman, born and raised down South, comes to Los Angeles when her mother dies. In the big city she finds injustice as well, so she fights hard with all the tools at her disposal.

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AFS Presents: Rolling Thunder Revue

June 11 @ 7:30 pm
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$13

Truth and myth are blurred in Martin Scorsese’s film experience about Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour in the fall of 1975. Special guest introduction by 1976 Rolling Thunder Revue tour member Kinky Friedman!

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AFS Presents: THE KILLERS

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$11.25

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

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AFS Presents: DER FAN

June 21 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:15 pm, repeating until Jun 22, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Jun 23, 2019

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$11.25

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.

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AFS Presents: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm
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One event on Jun 26, 2019 at 8:30 pm

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$6 – $26

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.

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AFS Presents: DER FAN

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - June 24 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:15 pm, repeating until Jun 22, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Jun 23, 2019

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$11.25

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.

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AFS Presents: DER FAN

June 22 @ 9:15 pm - June 23 @ 10:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:15 pm, repeating until Jun 22, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Jun 23, 2019

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$11.25

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.

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AFS Presents: DER FAN

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - June 25 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:15 pm, repeating until Jun 22, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Jun 23, 2019

AFS Cinema United States + Google Map
$11.25

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.

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AFS Presents: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

June 26 @ 8:30 pm - 9:50 pm
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One event on Jun 26, 2019 at 8:30 pm

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$6 – $26

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.

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July 2019

AFS Presents: WINE CALLING

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
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$9.00

Recently the world of wine has been in full effervescence, shaken by a counter culture as strong as the rock scene was in its time. All around the world, joyous rebels have invaded the vineyards to create the wine they love : a natural wine free of codes and norms. While there are more than 3,000 wine growers in France, less than 3 percent of them are working in bio, biodynamic or natural methods of wine production. For ethical reasons,…

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August 2019

AFS and KUTX Presents: GEORGIA

August 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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$9.00

Jennifer Jason Leigh stars in this deeply personal film, written by her mother, Barbara Turner. Leigh and her childhood best friend Mare Winningham star a pair of sisters, both singers, with very different lifestyles. A moving experience featuring a highly acclaimed central performance from Leigh. John Doe co-stars as a friend and member of Leigh’s backing band. Presented by KUTX.

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AFS Presents: DANCE HALL DAYS

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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$9

Dance halls were once as common as cattle in Texas. Now, the ones that remain exist in a time where their past is legend and their future is uncertain. A cast of iconic characters strive to keep these country institutions alive while one man does his best to make sure that not one more is lost to history. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.  

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AFS Presents: THE QUEEN

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm
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$11.25

Two decades before PARIS IS BURNING, this groundbreaking doc introduced audiences to competitive drag, taking them behind the scenes of the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant. Featuring drag stars Flawless Sabrina and Crystal LaBeija, with Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick as celebrity judges. New 4k restoration.

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September 2019

AFS Presents: ALL THAT JAZZ

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:05 pm
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$9 – $11.25

Bob Fosse’s largely autobiographical story of a drinking, drugging, and womanizing Broadway director turns into a dizzying kaleidoscopic exorcism of the dark side of the entertainment business.

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AFS Presents: THAT PÄRT FEELING – THE UNIVERSE OF ARVO PÄRT

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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$11.25

Arvo Pärt is the most performed living composer in the world, but he is considered to be something of a recluse, and his person and work have rarely been documented on film. In this documentary we get to know Arvo Pärt as an artist combining an incredible sensitivity with humor and energy in his work. His reputation stems from his deeply-held belief that it’s not through words that a great artist communicates, but simply through music. Though he may seem…

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AFS Presents: OWNED: A TALE OF TWO AMERICAS

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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$11.25

Presented in partnership with The Texas Observer, who will host a panel discussion with experts following the screening. Panelists include filmmaker Giorgio Angelini, Texas Housers, Austin Justice Coalition, and Housing Authority City of Austin. Moderated by Texas Observer’s Senior Editor, Megan Kimble. Exploring US cities from the lens of their post-war housing policies, OWNED exposes the dark history of institutional racism that has determined access to home ownership in the United States.

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AFS Presents: POMEGRANATES AND BOLLYWEIRD

September 11 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$11.25

Here is a double feature of some of the best video mixes from LA-based media manipulators EXP TV. BOLLYWEIRD features the “strangest musical numbers in Bollywood history” and POMEGRANATES is a selection of the music and movies of pre-Revolutionary Iran with a music mix by Andy Votel of Finders Keepers Records.

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AFS Presents: THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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$9.00

Still a dish at 30, Peter Greenaway’s shocker serves up haute thrills as Helen Mirren has all she can eat when her gangster-restaurateur husband (Michael Gambon) becomes an acquired taste. Fabulous sets and Jean-Paul Gaultier-designed costumes make this a feast for the eyes as well.

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AFS Presents: THREE FACES

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$11.25

A teenager in an Iranian provincial village desperately wants to go to Tehran to study acting. When her parents deny her wishes, she records her apparent suicide and has the video sent to the famous actress who had ignored the girl’s previous messages. Feeling guilty, Behnaz convinces black-listed film director Jafar Panahi to take her to the village to check on Marziyeh.

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AFS Presents: FAST COLOR

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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$11.25

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.

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AFS Presents: DALLAS: ANATOMY OF AN EPISODE

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$11.25

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.

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October 2019

AFS Presents: THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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$9

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.

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AFS Presents: TVTV: THE OSCARS & SUPER BOWL

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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$11.25

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.

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AFS Presents: THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

October 8
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$11.25

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.

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AFS Presents: THE HARDER THEY COME

October 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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$9

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.…

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November 2019

AFS Presents: SUNSET BOULEVARD

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$11.25

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.

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AFS Presents: I STAND ALONE

November 22 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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$11.25

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 / DRSEUL CONTRE TOUS (SEUL CONTRE TOUS) de Gaspar Noe 1998 FRAavec Philippe Nahonmetro

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