It’s our birthday, and we are celebrating all May and June!
We want you to be a part of the fun! In addition to the events above, we are offering discounts on new memberships, plus fun perks when you join (including invites to member-only festivities!).
We also have a month-long raffle that will benefit all of the work we do here at AFS.
June 1, 6 PM
AFS presents Film Noir classics from the 1940s that helped to shape the genre, including incredibly rare prints like RAW DEAL from the Library of Congress. Kick off this classic series with an opening reception before OUT OF THE PAST. The Noir Canon also includes IN A LONELY PLACE, THIS GUN FOR HIRE, and THE BIG HEAT.
June 8, 8:30 PM
Part of AFS’s “Lates” series, VALERIE & HER WEEK OF WONDERS, both an enchanting daydream and gothic nightmare, is a lyrical exploration of sexual awakening from Czech New Wave director Jamoril Jireš. DJ Adult Themes will set the mood with psychedelic and occult sounds from the 1970s.
June 9, 6 PM
AFS celebrates its first birthday with a champagne toast, birthday treats, photo booth, and an advance screening of PUZZLE, a new film from Sony Picture Classics.
June 10, 6:30 PM
Director Catherine Hardwicke joins AFS for a screening of her 2003 film THIRTEEN. Starring Evan Rachel Wood and Holly Hunter, “the creation of teen-girl culture seems almost pitch-perfect,” cites The Washington Post.
Art House Trivia
June 15, 7 PM
Art house aficionados: gather a team of experts for a competitive evening of trivia and fun. Brush up on your Criterions, spend quality time with your FilmStruck watchlist, and come prepared for a battle to the end where one team will walk away with glory and the Golden Beret of Filmic Excellence. $5 entry donation per person. Prizes provided by AFS and FilmStruck, with a special award for best art house team name.
June 17, Noon
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD screens on Father’s Day as part of the “Sunday School” series. The film was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Actress for the youngest ever nominee. Enjoy craft beer and signature cocktails such as The Bickle and The Wooderson at the Cinema bar.
June 18, 7 PM
From director Raoul Peck (I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO) comes the origin story of Marxism and the worldwide proletarian revolution. The film follows 26 year-old semi-employed writer Karl Marx, his wife and collaborator Jennie, and their rich friend Friedrich Engels as they upend the class system and start a war of ideas.
June 21, 6 PM
Austin Film Society’s annual LGBTQ fundraiser returns with the classic 1967 movie VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and a pre-screening party with three thematic cocktails, food, and entertainment provided by drag hostess Sable Scities. Proceeds benefit AFS and The Kind Clinic.