Series

CINEMA 40

November 7 – November 27

We celebrate Austin’s first film society, Cinema 40, with this retrospective featuring the organization’s founder, Gregg Barrios, and films that played a critical role in Cinema 40’s history and activities.

NOIR CANON

November 22 – December 15

With this series, we hope to share some of the foundational films of film noir and, in our introductions to these screenings, help people understand what characterizes the genre, what it meant to audiences of its time, and what it still says to us today.

CASSAVETES/ROWLANDS

December 5 – December 28

The romantic and artistic partnership of actor-director John Cassavetes and his frequent collaborator, actress Gena Rowlands, is one of the most fruitful and satisfying in film history. Together they found emotional truth in some of the most important and influential films of their era. This December we present the best of these.

SIGNATURE SERIES

Avant Cinema

The art of cinema has always had a cutting edge. This series is a guided tour right up to that edge.

Best of the Fests

Selections from the world’s most important film festivals, many playing Austin for the first time.

Doc Nights

We keep it real with the best documentaries from around the world.

Essential Cinema

The longest-running AFS program, Essential Cinema presents diverse, interesting and educational mini-tours through the most essential film works of past and present.

History of Television

A small-screen adjunct to our big-screen programs. We present – in tandem with guest experts – some of the key work from television’s past, with enlightening insights and information about the work and process.

Homo Arigato

Rare and beautiful queer films, presented with special informative introductions. Brought to you by Mouthfeel and Young Creature.

Lates

The new cult film canon.

Modern Masters

Showcasing the great filmmakers who are making their best work right now.

Newly Restored

Sharing the newest restorations from archives and studios worldwide.

Premieres & Special Events

Join us for advance screenings, guest events, major Premieres and more.

Science on Screen

Creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.

An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Sunday School

Sunday School is a monthly family-friendly series at the Austin Film Society, which aims to introduce young audiences to global classics that parents and kids can enjoy together. Sunday School is guest programmed by local cinephile and mom Stacy Brick.

World Cinema Classics

Showcasing the history of cinema for new audiences year round.

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