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The Syrian Bride
This story about an arranged marriage taking place in a remote outpost of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights will be familiar to anyone ever caught in an avalanche of red tape.
"...Eyad Sheety, Evelyn Kaplun, Julie-Anne Roth and Adnan Tarabshi. AFS@Dobie Matrimonial comedies are a staple of the cinema, bringing,..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Go for Zucker!
As two German families collide, the film explores its characters’ shared history to unravel the challenges of political and personal reunification.
"...Golda Tencer, Steffen Groth, Anja Franke and Sebastian Blomberg. AFS@Dobie “That poor guy,” says one of Jakob Zucker’s nosy..."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Cowboy del Amor
Ivan Thompson, the "Cowboy Cupid" who brokers marriages between American men and Mexican women, is a truly fascinating documentary character that is expertly revealed through rock-solid storytelling.
"...Directed by: Michèle Ohayon. AFS@Dobie Ivan Thompson is a piece of work. For 16..."

March 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Night Watch
Russia's highest box-office grosser (until the release of its sequel) is a stylish sci-fi thriller that's filled with adrenaline-fueled pacing, an abundance of gory effects, a death metal soundtrack, and a convoluted narrative that puts The Matrix to shame.
"...Galina Tunina, Yuri Kutsenko, Aleksei Chadov and Zhanna Friske. AFS@Dobie The most illuminating thing about the Russian sci-fi import..."

March 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Les Saignantes
This Cameroonian-French science fiction satire with Godardian influences is as fascinating as it is obscure.
"...Ado, Dorylia Calmel, Louis-Balthazar Amadangoleda and Emile Abossolo M'bo. AFS@Dobie Les Saignantes is a Cameroonian-French science fiction satire with..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ballets Russes
Majestic movie about once celebrated, now long defunct ballet company that changed the face of modern dance.
"...Directed by: Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine. AFS@Dobie This rousing documentary tells the story of a once-celebrated,..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Protocols of Zion
Documentary filmmaker Marc Levin investigates the reasons for the recent renaissance of American anti-Semitism; sadly, the end result is scattershot and never really elucidates or poses solutions to the problem.
"...ever really elucidating or posing solutions to the problem. AFS@Dobie...."

Feb. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Before the Fall
Every movie about the Holocaust should be this good, but few are. Heartbreaking and brutal, its tale of two boys training together at an elite school is as intimate and truthful to its characters as it is powerfully topical and politically brave.
"...Schenk, Justus Von Dohnanyi, Devid Striesow and Joachim Bibmeier. AFS@Dobie Every movie about the Holocaust should be this good,..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Darwin's Nightmare
This delicately horrific yet artful documentary examines the destruction of Lake Victoria by the omnivorous Nile perch, and the dire consequences this causes the Tanzanian people.
"...developed world, and a long overdue one at that. (AFS@Dobie)..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Defiant Deviant
The Austin Film Society and Alamo Drafthouse gang up for Bloodbath and Beyond: The Extreme Cinema of Takashi Miike and more
"...Visitor Q (April 12) ends the AFS series. The title's interloper, Q, wreaks an extreme makeover..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Screens Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Wuxia Clan
AFS's 'Heroic Grace: The Chinese Martial Arts Film' flys high with eight overlooked classics.
"...AFS's series, which is part of a traveling exhibition by..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

French Free-for-All
The latest Austin Film Society free series surveys French cinema in the Nineties.
"...some fisticuffs, but also something akin to this new AFS series: a disparate group of filmmakers with startlingly different..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Love Is a Battlefield
The Austin Film Society presents a new free series on screwball comedy.
"...the best of them, although her contribution to the AFS lineup, the wonderful detective story The Thin Man (screening..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

A Safe Set for Pandemic-Era Feature The Blazing World
Sundance film comes to AFS's drive-in

Jan. 29, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Cinematic Documentary Making Waves Might Get Loud
AFS screening the story of the people who bring sound to the movies
"...Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound @AFS Cinema, 6406 N. I-35, Mon., Jan. 6, 7pm; Sat.,..."

Jan. 3, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Dennis Hopper Is Totally Not on Drugs in Eighties Gem White Star
White lightning in a bottle at AFS Cinema
"...White Star @AFS Cinema, 6406 N. I-35, www.austinfilm.org. Fri., Oct 4, 9.30pm;..."

Oct. 4, 2019 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Director John Lee Hancock and Office Space Go Into the Texas Film Hall of Fame
Classic comedy and Texas writer/director to be awarded March 7
"...Hey, we're gonna need you to come to AFS Cinema on March 7. That's when the Texas Film..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Another Look at the Underrated Tex-Mex of Vivo
Have a Mexican martini and then walk to AFS Cinema
"...2014 and now calls one of our favorite venues, AFS Cinema, its neighbor. This unassuming-from-the-outside Tex-Mex spot is highly..."

April 6, 2018 Food Column by Jessi Cape

Match Game
AFS programmer exposes his [BLANK] for the classic game show

April 28, 2017 Screens Column by Lars Nilsen

Exploring the Auteurs of Early Black Cinema
AFS screens rare and influential selections from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Feb. 17, 2017 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Runnin' Down a Dream
AFS hosts Katie Cokinos' I Dream Too Much
"...I Dream Too Much, Wed., July 13, 7:30pm, at AFS Cinema. There will be a post-screening discussion with Cokinos..."

July 8, 2016 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Lovers, Sinners, and Saints
New AFS series shines a light on Maurice Pialat

July 1, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Tales of Ordinary Madness
AFS screens acclaimed Arabian Nights trilogy

April 8, 2016 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

The Suzuki Method
AFS retrospective revisits a maverick of Japanese cinema
"...popular character actor in films and television, but this AFS retrospective is required viewing for any lover of hardboiled..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Why He Fought
New AFS series considers Frank Capra's pre-World War II films
"...Capra's canon, man would have mastery of no one. AFS Essential Cinema: Frank Capra..."

May 29, 2015 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Where Fences Don't Make Good Neighbors
AFS Doc Nights: Purgatorio

Dec. 5, 2014 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Artist Intensive Unveiled
AFS program fosters creative hookups
"...writer/director team selected by the programming committee of the AFS board of directors will be matched with a writer/director..."

June 6, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Redacted, Then Redressed
AFS Essential Cinema spotlights once-banned films
"...AFS Essential Cinema moves to Thursday nights, 7:30pm, at the..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Martial Arthouse
Dan Halsted brings five secret kung fu films to AFS
"...AFS presents Old School Kung Fu Weekend June 28-29, at..."

June 28, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

America's Mortal Goddess
AFS Essential Cinema enchants with Marilyn Monroe

May 31, 2013 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

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