New Releases

NOTHING STAYS THE SAME: THE STORY OF THE SAXON PUB

Directed by Jeff Sandmann

USA, 2019, 1h 10min, DCP

New Releases

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Arrive early on Saturday, June 22 for a lobby performance by musician Hector Ward at 6:45 PM. The filmmakers will join us in person for a Q&A following the Saturday, June 22, 7:30 PM screening.

Audience award winner at SXSW 2019 in the 24 BEATS PER SECOND category.

With iconic Austin venues closing each year due to rising rents and property taxes, the writing is on the wall for the Saxon Pub, a mainstay for live music since 1990. Soon being forced to a new space — akin to closure for most clubs — its owner Joe Ables, its regulars and staff and its beloved musicians such as local luminaries Bob Schneider, Patrice Pike, Guy Forsyth, Joe Ely, Hector Ward, Carolyn Wonderland, The Resentments, Johnny Nicholas, W.C. Clark, Robynn Shayne and others, turn to face the music until they learn their fate might not be sealed after all. Call it divine intervention or a stroke of good luck, the Saxon could live to see another day if it plays its cards right…. (SXSW)

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