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  • Cine las Americas International Film Festival

    This festival screens the best in new films from the Americas, dontcha know. The program includes many new releases and several U.S. and world premieres, as well as short films, documentaries, music videos, and much more. See "Viva Cine," April 28, for our preview coverage. For complete descriptions of the films, events, and ticketing procedures, see

    Blanton Museum Auditorium, intersection of Congress and MLK

  • Austin Film Society: La Tierra y la Sombra

    Co-presented with the Cine Las Americas Film Festival, this film concerns an old farmer who returns home to care for his sick son. Free for AFS members.

    4PM, The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK

  • Controversy & Conversation: Code Black

    Shot by a filmmaker/physician over the years of his residency, this doc about ER medicine is immersive and eye-opening. A discussion follows the film. Read a full review of Code Black.

    7PM, Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez

  • Experimental Response Cinema: Romance, Apocalypse and Moon Landings: The Twilight Worlds of Kate McCabe

    This program showcases 10 films from McCabe, including her latest, "You and I Remain," a film inspired by the Anthropocene. McCabe will be in attendance.

    7:30PM, grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez

  • With Liberty and Justice for All Film Series: Naz & Maalik

    Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn, and struggle to come clean about their sexuality. Their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the war on terrorism.

    8:30PM, The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress

    • Art on 5th: Depth & Decay

      From the street to the gallery and always sparking a blaze among your trembling rods and cones, the graphics of Austin's own Jason Eatherly and Dave Lowell, accompanied by faint traces of wheatpaste and shades of stencil, bring their local grit and international glamor to the Art on 5th walls this weekend. Through May 7

      Art on 5th, 3005 S. Lamar, 512/481-1111

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