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.
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.
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.
The art of cinema has always had a cutting edge. This series is a guided tour right up to that edge.
Selections from the world’s most important film festivals, many playing Austin for the first time.
We keep it real with the best documentaries from around the world.
The longest-running AFS program, Essential Cinema presents diverse, interesting and educational mini-tours through the most essential film works of past and present.
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.
Rare and beautiful queer films, presented with special informative introductions. Brought to you by Mouthfeel and Young Creature.
Premieres & Special Events
Join us for advance screenings, guest events, major Premieres and more.
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 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.