The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
"...It was kind of obvious, really. When Richard Linklater let it slip just before SXSW that the Austin Film Society was planning to open a permanent two-screen arthouse cinema, the smart money was that it would be the space they share at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre..."
"...If you're getting worried about your endurance for features at SXSW Film, the Austin Film Society will be setting your mind at ease. They just announced the 2013 AFS ShortCase lineup of micro-length gems to soothe your frazzled cinematic nerves..."
"...October 1 sees the start of a new era in public access television in Austin, with Austin Film Society officially taking the reins at Austin Public Access Television...."
"...The night before SXSW, Oscar-winning director Richard Linklater let the cat out of the bag: Austin Film Society will be opening a two-screen cinema this year. Now AFS is hiring a general manager for the theatre, but there's still no precise word on where the screens will be...."
"...Life can be tough for an independent filmmaker. That's why, every year, the Austin Film Society gives out the Austin Film Society Grants..."
"...Providing some of the financial fuel to the flames of Texas filmmakers' passions, today the Austin Film Society released the projects they are funding this year, as part of their AFS Grant program...."
"...Wednesdays have always been Lars Nilsen's day, and today is no exception: The Austin Film Society has just announced that the Alamo Drafthouse institution and Weird Wednesday has joined their programming team. And it's a big Wednesday for AFS too, as they sign a new deal with the Marchesa Hall & Theatre...."
"...Hellions, environmentalists and vintage computer programmers all make the list of movies to receive a helping financial hand from the Austin Film Society, as the local non-profit announced this year's list of AFS Grant and Travel Grant recipients...."
"...Last Thursday, the Austin Film Society hosted a double event focusing on Hawke. The first, a special 35mm screening of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead centered on Hawke's experiences with Sidney Lumet and Phillip Seymour Hoffman..."
"...The biggest challenge facing first time and independent filmmakers is often finance, and that’s just one barrier to fostering diversity in the moviemaking community. Now the Austin Film Society is knocking some of those barriers down with the list of recipients of the 2018 AFS Grants truly reflecting that state’s talent pool...."
"...The Austin Film Society supports Texas filmmaking in myriad ways – workshops, work-in-progress screenings, mentorships – but perhaps its biggest impact is in its annual doling out of cold cash to needy filmmakers. How much cash? Over $1.7 million since 1996...."
"...This has been rectified for moviegoers with Austin Film Society's Noir Canon, an ongoing retrospective that curates the genre's most essential work, no matter its prominence. It remains one of the organization's greatest gifts for those seeking the pleasures of hard-boiled figures and the fatales that revel in their undoing..."
"...Austin Film Society has partnered with design firm Designtrait and architect Michael Hsu to turn the Marchesa building into a fulltime arthouse cinema with a distinct “Austin-vibe” (according to the press release). The renovations will feature a second cinema and a redesigned lounge and bar..."
"...Independent filmmaking is tough, but raising money for indie filmmaking is even tougher. As the Austin Film Society announces the winners of the 2015 AFS Grants, there are a lot more narratives and documentaries, shorts and features, getting closer to appearing on screens...."
"...After the film's Sunday night screening to a semi-packed crowd at the Marchesa, director Craig Zobel (Compliance) stuck around for a Q&A moderated by Austin Film Society Associate Artistic Director, Holly Herrick...."
"...The Austin Film Society has released the names of the three jury members who will determine what film projects will receive financial grants from not only AFS, but also Dell and Kodak. Let's meet them, shall we?..."
"...If you're a film fan living in town, you are most likely aware of how blessed you are that the Austin Film Society exists to screen films you normally would not be able to see. They've been doing it for 30 years, and now it's time to celebrate...."
"...The Austin Film Society is on a mission...."
"...It's final touches time at the new Austin Film Society Cinema: fine-tuning the projectors, training staff on the ticketing system, installing the lights, and spraying a shimmering, golden fan pattern, a nod to the Golden Age of picture houses, on the arch above the door. This weekend, the old Marchesa Hall & Theatre reopens as AFS Cinema, a two-screen theatre dedicated to the society's mission of bringing the best of new and classic international and independent cinema to Austin audiences..."
"...It's been 15 years since Richard Linklater's dreamlike Waking Life put Austin on the animation map, and the imminent release of Keith Maitland's UT Tower shooting documentary Tower looks set to draw eyes back to the city's animators. Now Austin Film Society and local animation studio Mighty Coconut bring the whole scene into focus with an evening spotlighting Austin animation...."
"...On Nov. 21, it was the first of five offerings in the Austin Film Society's latest Essential Cinema series, Sublime Lines: Japanese Animé...."
"...Austin Film Society CEO Rebecca Campbell..."
"...The Austin Film Society is set to take over the city's cable public access channels, ending the city's decadelong relationship with channelAustin...."
"...For those who already have the production under way but who might need help setting up an online crowdfunding campaign, the Austin Film Society is hosting a crowdfunding seminar tonight as part of its Moviemaker Dialogue series. Guest speakers will include Indiegogo's Marc Hofstatter, Zero Charisma's Andrew Matthews, Before You Know It's PJ Raval and Annie Bush, and "Oceanmaker" producer Christina Martell..."
"...The Austin Film Society is launching on Sept. 1 a program that will help offset travel costs for Texans whose films are invited to prestigious film festivals and events around the world, with small travel stipends given out on a rolling, year-round basis..."
"...Photos from the Austin Film Society's Make Love Watch party on December 8, 2012..."
"...Images from the Austin Film Society's 'Make Watch Love Austin' party at Austin Studios, December 8, 2012. Photos courtesy of Steve DeMent Photography...."
"...The Austin Film Society's Gay and Lesbian Images in Global Cinema series opens Tuesday, Sept. 7, 7pm, with a screening of Wong Kar Wai's Happy Together (Hong Kong, 1997) at the Alamo Drafthouse Village (2700 W..."
"...As always, there will be several additions to these annual Guest Programmer Series, where filmmakers will show and talk about some of their favorite films, both their own work and that of other creators. The lineup includes Matthew Weiner presenting The Twilight Zone, Jim Sheridan & Terry George presenting In the Name of the Father, John Patrick Shanley presenting Moonstruck, Randall Wallace presenting Braveheart, and Tom Schulman presenting a timely screening of Dead Poets Society...."
"...In Austin, there's always the Austin Film Society to help nurture filmmakers and wannabe filmmakers. Associate artistic director Holly Herrick pitched that they're doing a pretty good job of making Austin somewhere that filmmakers and directors want to live and work..."
"...Austin Film Society's legacy as an inspiration for filmmakers outside of the big production centers is to be honored in July at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. "Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society" will feature nine vital Texas movies, including Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi and Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, plus Richard Linklater presenting a special screening of Slacker..."
"...25-31), Austin Asian American Film Festival interim Executive Director Tim Tsai hops on the red carpet for the world premiere of his feature directorial debut, Seadrift. The Austin Film Society-sponsored documentary recounts the explosion of racial violence against Vietnamese fishermen in the Gulf Coast town of Seadrift, Texas, after the murder of Billy Joe Aplin, a local crabber, in a bar fight (a story originally covered by Ivins, coincidentally, for The New York Times)...."
"...Elizabeth Wiltsee was a promising young student at Stanford in the late ’60s. After graduation she could have had anything, but chose to live on the edge of society...."
"...The Outdoorsman World Premiere Writer: Ryan Gilmour Director: David Haskell Starring: Brent Morin, Sasheer Zamata, Spencer Grammer As he prepares to cut ties with society and spend a year in the mountains, an aspiring wilderness writer meets a goal-oriented, corporate woman who has quit her job to 'find herself.' He falls in love, but ultimately must ask himself what he wants: the 'normal' life he's avoided his whole life, or living his outdoor fantasy, alone...."
"...With touches of magical realism and an insightful view of a suffocating high society, Beast of Cardo is a beguiling drama with arresting imagery, strong performances, and some interesting allegory...."
"...That is until a wake-up call from his brother – a major in the military – tells him the world is ending from a concentrated terrorist attack. Jack flees to his hometown with his brother's wife and daughter in tow as society collapses around them..."
"...There are some subtle digs at the Lone Star instinct to fall into an us-against-them compound mentality, rather than collaborative survival. Music supervisor Mon J constructs a soundscape around the brittle, percussion-driven soundtrack by Sanders Bohlke and Jonathan Ray Case that adds a sense of claustrophobic urgency as the new society collapses into barter and trade...."
"...But filmmaking has existed as a business, a science, an art, and an alternate reality, for a scant 100 years. And as people around the world prepare centennial celebrations of the invention of cinema, here in Austin, another milestone is being celebrated: the 10th anniversary of the Austin Film Society...."
"...Mark Moskowitz will conduct a Q&A after the screening. Tickets are $4.50 for current Austin Film Society members and new members joining before the screening, as well as students, and $6 for nonmembers..."
"...Thomas Haden Church will emcee the event, which will be held at the newly renovated Austin Studios. For more info, check out the Austin Film Society website...."