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30 Years of AFS, hosted by Richard Linklater
November 19, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
AFS Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater will host each film in this series. Linklater will introduce each film and lead an audience discussion afterwards.
In commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Austin Film Society, we present a program of films that exemplify AFS’s programming aesthetic and mission, culled from the programming calendars of the early years of AFS and selected by AFS founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater. Each film will be introduced by Linklater and followed by an audience discussion period. All are presented on 35mm film, with the exception of the films in the shorts program which will be presented in 16mm.
There are many ways to be a part of AFS’s 30th birthday! Celebrate with us every Thursday at this anniversary-themed Essential Cinema beginning in November and continuing through the end of December, and at our Make, Watch, Love, Party! on November 12th. RSVP here: austinfilm.org/make-watch-love-party
You can buy tickets to all seven films at a discount (one film free)! Series passes are only available until the beginning of the first show (November 5th). This is a great deal: https://www.austinfilm.org/retrospectives-and-themed-series/series-essential-cinema-30-years-of-afs-programming
AN EVEN BETTER DEAL
Become a LOVE member at AFS and you’ll get into all of these screenings for free, in addition to all of our other regular programs. Membership begins at just $20 per month. Sign up here: austinfilm.org/join
Thurs, November 5, 2015, 7:30 PM
Jean-Luc Godard’s seminal film–one of his most entertaining–dissects social mores among Parisian youth amidst the radical cultural shifts of the mid 1960s. Jean-Pierre Léaud in one of his most iconic roles.
30TH ANNIVERSARY SHORTS PROGRAM
Thu, November 19, 2015, 7:30 PM
Richard Linklater selects and introduces a program of short films by Kenneth Anger, David Lynch and others.
Tue, November 24, 2015, 7:30 PM
The master Luis Buñuel takes viewers into the poorest depths of Mexico City in one of his most unforgettable films. One of the greatest motion pictures ever made.
TICKET OF NO RETURN
Thu, December 3, 2015, 7:30 PM
Ulrike Ottinger’s love poem to the lower depths of bohemian Berlin, as seen through the prism of two women who drink for different reasons.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Thu, Dec 10, 2015, 7:30PM
Martin Scorsese’s musical drama, considered a misfire at first, has come to be regarded one of his best and most profound films. With Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli as a saxophonist and singer who fall in love and drift apart as the times change around them.
Thu, December 17, 2015, 7:30 PM
A brilliant and profound satire of the Japanese cultural shift in the post-war period by iconoclast director Nagisa Oshima,one of the most significant auteurs of 60s and 70s Japan.
Tue, December 22, 2015, 7:30 PM
Though the story may follow the trajectory of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, (an obsession of the director), this brilliant film about a man who inexplicably descends into petty crime exhibits the art of the steal as only Bresson could: with beauty, precision and even eroticism.