AFS: El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)

AFS: El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)

Austin Film Society presents: El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent), directed by Ciro Guerra

Monday, February 5th, 2018, 7:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: Director Ciro Guerra used diaries of actual Amazon expeditions to inform his film, which depicts a pair of such trips, and the river guide who led both, first as a young warrior, and finally as an old man. Visually astonishing; a major work.

Presented in Partnership with Cine Las Americas

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aGLIFF: Your Way Back to Me

aGLIFF: Your Way Back to Me

Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival presents: Your Way Back to Me, a film by Alexandra Dietz

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, 7:30 pm
South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Synopsis: Hannah Sheridan is half Cheyenne and half Kiowa, born in El Reno, Oklahoma. On the night of her high school graduation she saw a Navy recruitment commercial and joined the next day, despite the fact that she was a lesbian, or Two Spirit, in the era of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Ten years later, after the deaths of her father and grandmother and her recent discharge from the Navy, Hannah returns to her Native-American community to fulfill her role in the mourning rituals that honor her deceased relatives and to try to find her place again within her culture and family.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.

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AFS: Brimstone & Glory

AFS: Brimstone & Glory

Austin Film Society presents: Brimstone & Glory, directed by Viktor Jakovleski

Sunday, January 7th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, 7:30 PM

AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: In the small Mexican town of Tultepec there is a single industry, the manufacture of fireworks, a sometimes dangerous business. This gorgeous new doc shows us the town’s preparation for, and celebration of, its yearly pyrotechnics fest.

Presented in Partnership with Cine Las Americas

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AAAFF: El Futuro Perfecto (The Future Perfect)

AAAFF: El Futuro Perfecto (The Future Perfect)

El Futuro Perfecto (The Future Perfect), a film by Nele Wohlatz

Sunday, December 10th, 8:00 pm
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: Recently arrived in Argentina, 18 year-old Xiaobin (Xiaobin Zhang) is struggling with her Spanish: at her job in a market she does okay with the names of things but struggles with quantities. She enrolls in Spanish classes with her saved wages and as her grasp of the language improves, her world expands, and our glimpses of her life become richer and more expressive.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Asian American Film Festival.

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AFS: Chavela

AFS: Chavela

Chavela, a film by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

Theatrical run opening Weds. 11/22/17
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: Through its lyrical structure, CHAVELA takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing Mexican musician Chavela Vargas.

Sponsored by Cine Las Americas

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CineNoche: Jonas e o Circo sem Lona (Jonas and the Backyard Circus)

CineNoche: Jonas e o Circo sem Lona (Jonas and the Backyard Circus)

Jonas e o Circo sem Lona (Jonas and the Backyard Circus), a film by Paula Gomes

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 7:00pm
Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 11:00am

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

Synopsis: Jonas is a 13 year old boy whose life dream is to maintain the circus he created in his backyard. While Jonas’ circus crumbles, he realizes he is powerless to change things. This provokes the question: What do we do with our dreams when we grow up?

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.

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