Series

ESSENTIAL CINEMA: BERTOLUCCI'S NOVECENTO

June 20 – 29

Finally presented in its uncut form, this decades-spanning epic is perhaps the greatest film of the late Bernardo Bertolucci. In it, we follow the lives and rivalries of two men, one of the upper class (Robert De Niro) and one of the working class (Gerard Depardieu) during a period of massive social and political upheaval.

NOIR CANON

June 21 – July 14

In Paris, after the World War II Nazi occupation, American crime and detective films flooded back into cinemas after a four-year absence. The moral and visual darkness of these films caused French critics and audiences to coin a new term, film noir, to describe them. The narrative directness, visual sophistication and dark humor that characterized these films have made fi lm noir enduringly popular. 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.

ESSENTIAL CINEMA: WORLD ANIMATION

July 6 – 29

Continuing a summer tradition, we are again showcasing some animated films from around the world, both older and contemporary. We celebrate those filmmakers who have expanded our idea of what ‘cartoons’ can be.

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.

Cinema of Resistance

Cinema of Resistance highlights important stories about social action and organizing, and features post-screening community discussions.

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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