Summer Free-For-All

Advance RSVPs are sold out for SLACKER. Those who RSVP’d in advance will receive priority admission into the film. Please note that our Summer Free-For-All screenings have been oversold to ensure a full theater. If any spaces are available after advance RSVPs have been admitted, we will open to a wait list at the box office.
You love the AFS Cinema, we love the AFS Cinema, and we all have friends who are going to love the AFS Cinema once we can pry them away from Barton Springs. That’s what the Summer Free-For-All is all about. We’re showing four films we dearly love, and we are not charging a dime for them. That’s where you come in. Grab those friends who you know are going to love what we do and get them in the building. We’ll do the rest.

All screenings are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP in advance. RSVP does not guarantee admission, please arrive early as seating is first come, first serve. These shows are oversold to ensure a full house. Registrations are limited to two per person.

THE SUMMER FREE-FOR-ALL LINEUP

SLACKER

Wednesday, July 24, 7 PM

This is the film that brought AFS’s own Richard Linklater to national prominence. Rarely has a city been represented as panoramically as Austin is here with local culture woven through the narrative thread of the film as the camera follows one fascinating person after another. A major moment in World Cinema — and Austin Cinema. In 35mm.

CHUNGKING EXPRESS

Wednesday, July 31, 7 PM

Love is sweet, but for one pineapple-loving officer, it’s turned as sour as the expired fruit he’s vowed to eat for a month (or at least, until his ex-girlfriend returns, whichever comes first). Thus begins the dual tale of two jilted Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung Chiu-wai) who cross paths with two very different women (Brigitte Lin and Faye Wong). A total charmer from master stylist Wong Kar-wai.

BALL OF FIRE

Wednesday, August 7, 7 PM

Barbara Stanwyck is at her tough, gum-chewing best as Sugarpuss O’Shea, a nightclub singer and organized crime associate who hides out from the DA with a group of scholars, led by Gary Cooper, who are in the process of writing an Encyclopedia. A beloved classic. In 35mm.

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

Wednesday, August 14, 7 PM

“Obviously, Doctor, you’ve never been a thirteen-year-old girl.” 1975, Michigan. 13-year-old Cecilia Lisbon attempts suicide, an incident that will lead to the demise of her family and haunt the imaginations of suburban schoolboys forever. An evocative portrait of girlhood and the loss of innocence from Sofia Coppola, lensed by Ed Lachman, scored by Air, starring everyone’s favorite, Kirsten Dunst, and Josh Hartnett. Adapted from the 1993 Jeffrey Eugenides novel. In 35mm.