Series

CHRONICLER: FILMS OF WANG BING

May 2 – 23

For the past two decades Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing has been making pointedly observational documentaries about his home country of staggering substance – and length. Though his work is unknown and unscreened in China, he has become one of the most important figures in the medium.

JEWELS IN THE WASTELAND 2019

May 8 – 29

AFS Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater returns with the latest cycle of Jewels In The Wasteland, a series designed to spotlight some of the best films made during the 1980s.

DOC DAYS 2019

May 30 – June 2

AFS Doc Days, our second annual festival of non-fiction cinema, features outstanding new documentary work from around the world with filmmakers in attendance. Doc Days is an opportunity for Austin’s vibrant documentary community, filmmakers and audiences, to come together, see new work, and meet with visiting filmmakers.

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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