Cinema East's Summer Lineup

Jazzing up the summer screenings with indie films from fresh off the festival circuit

By Monica Riese, Fri., June 7, 2013

<i>Cutie and the Boxer</i>
Cutie and the Boxer

Cinema East

French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos
<i>Zero Charisma</i>
Zero Charisma

There's certainly no shortage of chances for Austinites to get their free or cheap screening on this summer – from the Paramount and Long Center to the cool waters of Deep Eddy – but there's something different about Cinema East. Instead of the usual classics, its summer slate comprises indie films from fresh off the festival circuit. As co-founder Carlyn Hudson explained to Marc Savlov last year: "It's not that we don't like older films, it's just that we are committed to showing new independent work, about half of which is coming out of Austin. ... [Some] filmmakers' biggest screening may be 150 people at a sold-out SXSW screening, and that really doesn't do a film justice."

So far the first four biweekly Sundays – each with a full-length feature and a short, including several local films that premiered at South by Southwest – have been locked in, and the first one rolls around this weekend. Check out the slate so far, and stay tuned for the rest of the season.

June 9: Cutie and the Boxer (D: Zachary Heinzerling), with "Black Metal" (D: Kat Candler)

June 23: A Teacher (D: Hannah Fidell), with "Weighting" (D: Dustin Bowser & Brie Larson)

July 7: Zero Charisma (D: Katie Graham & Andrew Matthews), with "Slash" (D: Clay Liford)

July 21: Bluebird (D: Lance Edmands), with "When We Lived in Miami" (D: Amy Seimetz)

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