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MARLENE DIETRICH: THE SCARLET EMPRESS
One of the landmarks of Hollywood’s high-kink, pre-code era. Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg seem to be having a grand time subverting the censors, the historians and anybody else conveniently in the vicinity with this story of the sexually insatiable Empress Catherine the Great of Russia.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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Science on the Screen: SPELLBOUND
Join AFS and KUT radio for a very special Science On Screen presentation! Following Hitchcock’s eerie, mind-bending thriller that explores the fundamentals of psychoanalysis, we’ll have a discussion with the hosts of KUT’s Two Guys On Your Head, Rebecca McInroy and Drs. Bob Duke and Art Markman, about brain function, dreams, memory and trauma.
Friday, July 01, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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SILVERED WATER: SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT
By far the most astounding film about the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria, this formally adventurous documentary uses first-hand video accounts of residents in Homs to convey an unspeakable loss of life and country. This film contains disturbing images of the human suffering in Syria.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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WE WON'T GROW OLD TOGETHER
New 35mm print! Actor Jean Yanne won the Cannes best actor award for his portrayal of an unhappily married man in an increasingly unhappy affair with his mistress, played by Marlène Jobert. Pialat admitted that the story was semi-autobiographical.
Thursday, July 07, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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BELLADONA OF SADNESS
Newly rediscovered and restored, this magnificently beautiful Japanese animated film is a bizarre psychosexual examination of medieval European witch hunts wrapped inside a flowing psychedelic phantasmagoria.
Friday, July 08, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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THE MESSENGER
A fascinating new documentary about the disappearance of songbirds. What is causing this phenomenon, and what does it mean? The film is followed by a discussion with special guests from the Travis Audubon Society.
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM
 
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BELLADONA OF SADNESS
Newly rediscovered and restored, this magnificently beautiful Japanese animated film is a bizarre psychosexual examination of medieval European witch hunts wrapped inside a flowing psychedelic phantasmagoria.
Friday, July 08, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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I DREAM TOO MUCH
Director in person! Join director Katie Cokinos and executive producer Richard Linklater for a special screening of Cokinos’ feature debut film, starring Eden Brolin as a 20-something who volunteers to spend a winter in upstate New York caring for her reclusive aunt (played by a brilliant Diane Ladd).
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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LOULOU
This story centered around a woman’s sexual liberation starring a young Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu is considered by many critics to be Pialat’s greatest, and most layered work. Andrew Sarris called it “A masterpiece of subtlety and eroticism”.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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HOLY HELL (FRI)
For 22 years, Will Francesco Allen was a member of the new age religious sect called Buddhafield. He also documented the whole insane experience on video. Here is the whole story of the cult, from the drug induced highs to the abuse of power and control, told by the man who lived through it.
Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM
 
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MESSIAH OF EVIL
As if Antonioni and George Romero made a zombie movie together. Atmospheric, scary and beautiful to look at, thanks to art direction by longtime Terrence Malick collaborator Jack Fisk.
Friday, July 15, 2016 at 9:45 PM
 
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HOLY HELL (WED)
For 22 years, Will Francesco Allen was a member of the new age religious sect called Buddhafield. He also documented the whole insane experience on video. Here is the whole story of the cult, from the drug induced highs to the abuse of power and control, told by the man who lived through it.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM
 
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A NOS AMOURS
Featuring a fierce breakout performance by Sandrine Bonnaire, this is the film that took best picture at the César awards and secured Pialat as one of France’s great auteurs. A story about a teenage girl who, once she discovers her sexual power, searches for love in increasingly promiscuous encounters with boys.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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THE FITS (FRI)
Rolling Stone calls it a “dreamy, dread-inducing portrait” of its pre-teen hero, Toni (played by the talented breakout, Royalty Hightower). While training to be a boxer, Toni’s eyes wander to the dozens of girls who are shaking and bouncing on the other side of the gym--the drill team.
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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REPULSION (Fri)
The breakthrough English language film for both director Roman Polanski and star Catherine Deneuve is one of the creepiest films of psychological terror ever made. Restored 35mm print.
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 9:30 PM
 
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THE FITS (SUN)
Rolling Stone calls it a “dreamy, dread-inducing portrait” of its pre-teen hero, Toni (played by the talented breakout, Royalty Hightower). While training to be a boxer, Toni’s eyes wander to the dozens of girls who are shaking and bouncing on the other side of the gym--the drill team.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM
 
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REPULSION (Sun)
The breakthrough English language film for both director Roman Polanski and star Catherine Deneuve is one of the creepiest films of psychological terror ever made. Restored 35mm print.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM
 
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IDA LUPINO, TV DIRECTOR
After directing a number of excellent low budget films, Ida Lupino turned her attention to the small screen, where she became a very prolific television director. For this free presentation we will show a pair of her best television episodes and give a little history of her later life and career.
Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM
 
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EVENING OF AUSTIN ANIMATION
With Mighty Coconut, Powerhouse & More.

Join local animators and Austin animation house Mighty Coconut for an evening showcasing some of the best new work by regional artists and companies, featuring shorts and works-in-progress of unreleased work.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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SOUS LE SOLEIL DE SATAN
Pialat’s Palme D’Or winning film was a unanimous choice by the Cannes jury in 1987. In this adaptation of the Georges Bernanos novel, Gerard Depardieu plays a haunted seminarist who is failing his parishioners until he meets Mouchette (played by Sandrine Bonnaire), who has just committed a mortal sin.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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ERASERHEAD (FRI)
David Lynch’s first feature is the closest thing we have to a filmed nightmare. This is about as strange as it gets. A truly unique vision of anxiety, horror and the shifting fabric of subjective reality. Demands to be seen on the big screen.
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM
 
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ERASERHEAD (TUES)
David Lynch’s first feature is the closest thing we have to a filmed nightmare. This is about as strange as it gets. A truly unique vision of anxiety, horror and the shifting fabric of subjective reality. Demands to be seen on the big screen.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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ON DANGEROUS GROUND
In this noir from Nicholas Ray, way-too-intense cop Robert Ryan is transferred to a rural murder investigation. He tracks the suspect to an isolated farm, but an encounter with the man’s blind sister (Ida Lupino) makes everything more complicated.
Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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WHITE OF THE EYE
From the director of PERFORMANCE and DEMON SEED, a psychological slasher thriller that goes into a deep dark abyss of madness. Hyper-stylized in the best ‘80s manner and deeply unpredictable. Rare 35mm print.
Friday, August 05, 2016 at 8:00 PM
 
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GAURU
Special program for youth and families! Join south Asian film club Indie Meme for this special story from Rajasthan, which follows a shepherd boy's quest to fulfill the dying wish of his grandmother. Recommended for ages 10+.
Sunday, August 07, 2016 at 1:00 PM
 
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ANOTHER DAWN (DISTINTO AMANECER)
Charles Ramírez Berg, noted film professor and author of “The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films,” joins us to present a movie that is often considered the first Mexican film noir, and, in fact, one of the first noirs made anywhere. Gabriel Figueroa’s extraordinary cinematography lights the way for this savage, political tale set in Mexico City. Copresented by CIne Las Americas.
Sunday, August 07, 2016 at 5:00 PM
 
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THE MEASURE OF A MAN
A stunning, claustrophobic work examining the personal impact of runaway capitalism in traditionally socialist France, the film features Vincent Lindon in a role that confirms his place among France’s all-time great performers.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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ROAD HOUSE
An independent minded singer (Ida Lupino) arrives in town and gets a job at a highway nightclub. Soon she drives a wedge between the owner (Richard Widmark) and his best friend, the club manager (Cornel Wilde). One of the toughest, most entertaining noirs around.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY
Director in person! In this riveting tale, Jeff Feuerzeig (THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON) examines the mystery of the young gay male novelist from West Virginia, JT LeRoy, who took the literary and pop culture world by storm, even though he never existed.
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM
 
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MASTER CLASS WITH DIRECTOR JEFF FEUERZEIG
Join the International Documentary Association and AFS for an intimate non-fiction storytelling workshop with documentary director Jeff Feuerzeig (AUTHOR: THE J.T. LEROY STORY; THE DEVIL & DANIEL JOHNSTON; HALF JAPANESE: THE BAND THAT WOULD BE KING). The class will feature a clip presentation and an in-depth discussion of Feuerzeig's methods and past work. Coffee and light refreshments included.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM
 
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MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART
The newest brilliant film by China’s master auteur Jia Zhangke, who has swept Cannes, Venice and Berlin with awards and critical praise for his films. A past, present, and future story about the ups and downs of one family that reveals the cultural shifts caused by China’s economic boom.
Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM
 
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MULHOLLAND DRIVE
Dennis Lim, Programming Director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and author of DAVID LYNCH: THE MAN FROM ANOTHER PLACE, will give a special introduction to Lynch's groundbreaking classic.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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MOONTIDE
Life among the lost and downtrodden denizens of the waterfront. Jean Gabin plays a longshoreman who, believing he killed a man in a drunken brawl, hides out on a barge, where he rescues a young woman (Ida Lupino) from an attempted suicide. Written by John O’Hara and partially directed by Fritz Lang.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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NUTS!
This animated documentary journey into the heart of quackery tells the not-so-tall tale of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, the physician who claimed to cure impotence by fusing goat glands with human testicles. Sundance Film Festival special jury award winner.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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A TOUCH OF ZEN (Free Member Friday)
A masterpiece from director King Hu, who made it over a period of several years. This is one of the most genuinely spiritual, and visually gorgeous martial arts films ever made, and was the primary influence on Ang Lee’s CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. Newly restored.
Friday, August 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM
 
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DRAGON INN (SUN)
King Hu was a masterful filmmaker, as concerned with his films’ visual impact and actors’ grace of movement as with the violence of the fights. DRAGON INN is a classic western-style story of a hunted family, sent into exile, who are watched after by a trio of renegade martial arts masters.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM
 
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SAVAGE GOLD - August 2016
Longtime video collectors Maximillian Meehan and Lars Nilsen raid their collections to showcase deeply obscure gems from their archives. Each meeting of the Savage Gold society features a surprise double helping of these rare and frequently shocking films.
Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM
 
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ERC Local Filmmakers Showcase
Kick off the Experimental Response Cinema season with new works by local moving image artists.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU (WED)
In one of the best film biographies of the year (and the opening night selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival), legendary television producer Norman Lear, creator of shows such as All In The Family, Good Times and The Jeffersons, recounts his adventurous life in entertainment.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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THE HITCHHIKER
Ida Lupino wrote and directed this, the first film noir to be made by a woman. It’s a tense story about a pair of fishing buddies who pick up the wrong hitchhiker, an escaped convict on the run. A film of nail-biting suspense. Rare 35mm print provided by the Library Of Congress.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM
 
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DRAGON INN (FRI)
King Hu was a masterful filmmaker, as concerned with his films’ visual impact and actors’ grace of movement as with the violence of the fights. DRAGON INN is a classic western-style story of a hunted family, sent into exile, who are watched after by a trio of renegade martial arts masters.
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM
 
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A TOUCH OF ZEN (SUN)
A masterpiece from director King Hu, who made it over a period of several years. This is one of the most genuinely spiritual, and visually gorgeous martial arts films ever made, and was the primary influence on Ang Lee’s CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. Newly restored.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM
 
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NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU (SUN)
In one of the best film biographies of the year (and the opening night selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival), legendary television producer Norman Lear, creator of shows such as All In The Family, Good Times and The Jeffersons, recounts his adventurous life in entertainment.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM
 
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