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Staff Picks: Favorite Discoveries at AFS Cinema in 2018

As the year winds down, end-of-year critics lists begin popping up everywhere, focusing on the best new releases of 2018. For us at AFS, we’re exploring new and classic films daily at AFS Cinema. So, for our end of year wrap up, we asked the AFS staff about which film discoveries stuck out most with […]

11 Photos of Golden Age Hollywood Stars Celebrating the Holidays

Make your own holiday memories this year at our Home for the Holidays film series, beginning December 22nd. Get tickets. It’s finally the holiday season again and to celebrate, we wanted to share with you some candid moments from days long past. It’s comforting to remember that even the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age […]

“Natalie Portman’s Greatest Performance to Date” VOX LUX Opens Friday at AFS Cinema

VOX LUX opens Friday at AFS Cinema.  Buy tickets. VOX LUX, A 21st Century Portrait, begins in 1999 when teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste’s […]

AFS Must-See Holiday Watch List: Staff and Fan Picks

It’s that time of the season to grab a warm drink, cozy up, and watch holiday classics with your loved ones. We asked the AFS staff what their go-to holiday films are for this season. Read on below to hear what they had to say. In addition to our staff, we polled our Instagram followers […]

“A real-life Ratatouille” Inspiring Doc CHEF FLYNN Opens Friday, December 7 at AFS Cinema

CHEF FLYNN opens at AFS Cinema on Friday, December 7th. There will be a Skype Q&A with director Cameron Yates and subject Chef Flynn on Sunday at the 3:30 PM show. Tickets are available now! “I would say that I’m the last person in the world to care about a foodie documentary, but CHEF FLYNN […]

Interview: AFS Film Programmer Lars Nilsen on Jazz Documentaries

This Sunday, we’ll launch our new Jazz on Film series, programmed by documentarian and University of Texas Professor Dr. Paul Stekler. The series dives into jazz and the people who make this music and live by its rhythms. Here’s AFS Lead Film Programmer Lars Nilsen on the series. How did how did this Jazz series […]

Noir Canon Series Begins Friday with Greatest Hits of the Genre

Back by popular demand, we’re showing several of the key films of the film noir genre starting November 23rd. While the genre can be defined by many themes, we examined the films in our upcoming series and have examples of what really makes the film noir. See our video below to see a few examples […]

Interview: Chris Beale, producer of Australian Short Film Today, talks about films from the land down under

Australian Short Film Today screens their new short film lineup at AFS Cinema on Wednesday, November 28. Join us early for an Aussie reception, then stay after the film for a conversation between AFS Founder Richard Linklater and the program’s producer, Chris Beale. Members get in free! Get tickets. Coming up on November 28, AFS presents […]

Hitting the Road? Enjoy our podcast recommendations from AFS staff

‘Tis the season to pack up and hit the road for the holidays. There’s no better time than now to start listening to new podcasts to keep you entertained along the way. We asked the staff here at AFS for podcast recommendations to hold you over for the next six weeks. Shameless plug: you can […]

“2018’s Most Illuminating Pop Doc” MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. opens Wednesday, November 21 at AFS Cinema

MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. opens Wednesday, November 21 at AFS Cinema. Buy Tickets. Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She […]

Frederick Wiseman’s New Documentary on Small Town USA Opens November 16 at AFS Cinema

MONROVIA, INDIANA opens at AFS Cinema on Friday, November 16th. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 12. Get tickets. Since the opening of the AFS Cinema, we’ve been fortunate to show every new (and restored) Frederick Wiseman film. Wiseman is one of our greatest living filmmakers and at 88, he continues to turn out new films […]

Lee Chang-Dong’s “Quietly Riveting Stunner” BURNING Opens November 9th at AFS Cinema

BURNING opens Friday, November 9th at AFS Cinema.  Get tickets. Passions reach a fever pitch in Lee Chang-Dong’s new thriller, BURNING. After a brief tryst with a former classmate, Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) is entrusted to watch his short-time lover’s cat while she takes a trip to Africa.  To his frustration, she returns with someone new: […]

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