Works-In-Progress: BREAKING THE CODE

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Date and Time

Thu, Dec 15
6:00 PM


$5 | Free for MAKE members and above


Austin Public - Studio 1
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Join us at our Works-In-Progress screening of documentary filmmaker Michael Flanagan’s BREAKING THE CODE at 6 PM on December 15 at Austin Public. The screening will be followed by an audience feedback session moderated by Kelly Daniela Norris.

AFS’s Works-In-Progress series provides the growing and diverse filmmaking community of Austin  peer-level critiques of rough or fine cuts of their work. Screenings are free but exclusive to AFS MAKE members and above and are followed by moderated audience feedback sessions. Do you have a film you want to submit for Works-In-Progress consideration? MAKE level members and above can apply here. Not an AFS MAKE member? Register your membership here!


BREAKING THE CODE is the story of Vernon Fisher, a Texan artist whose unwillingness to relocate from Texas to New York at the peak of his success led to a decline in commercial popularity. In response, Vernon Fisher’s creative breakthroughs yielded some of the most important work of his career. Challenging social norms and asking important questions about the nature of reality, Fisher has established himself as one of the most important artists of the 21st century with work that is more relevant than ever.


Michael Flanagan is a filmmaker from McAllen, TX. Covering a range of topics from US Senate elections to Grammy-winning musicians, his films explore the historical context that informs contemporary social culture. His films have screened at the International Museum of Arts and Science in McAllen, TX; VUB Gallery in Brussels, BE; Thin Line Film Festival in Denton, TX; Dallas Video Fest in Dallas, TX; and Cadogan Contemporary in London, UK.

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