Nov 2 – 21
Walter Hill’s tales of bare-knuckle brawlers, swampland vengeance, and urban gang violence are imbued with a strong sense of humanity and justice.
Nov 3 – 24
Revered as the pioneer of stop-motion animation, the Czech master conveys the drama and psychology of his characters through his figures’ body language, expressive lighting, and camera movement.
Nov 15 – Dec 20
Luchino Visconti had a rare perspective on social class and familial tradition that informs his work. His films, small at first, grew to operatic proportions as his career went on, with a thematic grandeur to equal their visual opulence.
Nov 23 – Dec 17
The moral and visual darkness of post-World War II crime and detective films caused French critics and audiences to coin a new term, film noir, to describe them. Their narrative directness, visual sophistication and dark humor given them enduring popularity.
Nov 25 – Dec 15
Documentarian and University of Texas Professor Dr. Paul Stekler has programmed a selection of documentaries pertaining to jazz and the people who make this music and live by its rhythms.
The art of cinema has always had a cutting edge. This series is a guided tour right up to that edge.
Cinema of Resistance highlights important stories about social action and organizing, and features post-screening community discussions.
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.