Lead Film Programmer,
Austin Film Society,
The AFS Cinema
The Austin Film Society opens its renovated AFS Cinema on May 26. The arthouse movie theater now boasts two screens, with the new 175-seat auditorium dedicated to new releases showing in DCP and the second 278-seat auditorium remaining in use for repertory and special screenings in DCP and 35mm. The AFS Cinema will screen Divorce, Italian Style, Teenage Gang Debs, A Hero Never Dies, The Last Picture Show, Rio Bravo, August Evening, Il Sorpasso, and Bomb City during its opening weekend. Upcoming screenings in May and June include Tender Mercies, The Sugarland Express, How to Survive a Plague, Angel Face, Mimosas, and Catfight with director Onur Tukel in attendance. The first anticipated new release to open at the AFS Cinema is Ken Loach's dramedy I, Daniel Blake on June 2. The Austin Film Society will expand its programming beyond such established series as Doc Night, Essential Cinema and The Noir Canon to launch the new series Deep End, Cinema of Resistance, Sunday School and the opening weekend's Texas Christening, with AFS founder Richard Linklater introducing the director's cut of The Last Picture Show on May 27. Head of Film & Creative Media Holly Herrick joins Lead Film Programmer Lars Nilsen during this interview to discuss the Austin Film Society's expanded programming at the renovated AFS Cinema.
Aired: May 25, 2017
Web site: http://www.austinfilm.org/