Cinema East's Summer Lineup
Jazzing up the summer screenings with indie films from fresh off the festival circuit
Cinema EastFrench Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos
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)