Flicker's Best

Thursday, Feb. 17, 9:45pm, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown

Flicker's Best

It began in 1994 in Athens, Ga., with a dream of microcinema bliss and spread, virally, all around the world – New York, California, Louisiana, France, Germany, Austin, and elsewhere. And now Flicker Austin, the little bimonthly film festival that Chapel Hill, N.C., transplant Cory Ryan founded in 2001, is turning four, which means it's officially old enough to know better but too young to care. To celebrate, they're holding a Best Of screening at permanent home the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown (409 Colorado, 476-1320, www.drafthouse.com), featuring the best films and filmmakers from the previous four years, a raffle, live performances by the Handsome Charlies, and "amazing" prizes courtesy of the Austin Craft Mafia. Most of all, though, it's a chance for the uninitiated to catch what they've missed while basking in the reflected glow of Austin's film underground, where a $20 buck reel of Kodak Super-8 still comes with cool inherent, and Fisher Price's Pixelvision camera never went out of style. Thursday, Feb. 17, 9:45pm, $5. For more information go to www.flickeraustin.com.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Marc Savlov
The Marksman
Liam Neeson is the action man again in this border thriller

Jan. 15, 2021

Beautiful Something Left Behind
The hard path to healing when kids suffer a death in the family

Jan. 8, 2021


Flicker Austin

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle