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May 2019

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Saturday May 11
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
 
DRAGONFLY
Cressandra Thibodeaux is proud to present a rough-cut screening of DRAGONFLY, a 15-minute documentary, which highlights the friendship between Tina Prewitt-Brown, the mother of Shane Hawk who tragically died in a car accident, and Rachel Anzaldua, a transplant recipient, who received Shane's liver. The two women forge a unique and exceptional friendship, always recognizing the importance of organ donation.



Saturday May 11
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
GENERAL MAGIC
Detailing the visionary work of General Magic, a barely known tech company from the 1990s, this documentary film uncovers a Silicon Valley company who designed a smartphone-type device, complete with emojis, that was years ahead of its time. Featuring interviews and archival footage of past employees now hugely successful names in their own right, the film spotlights a timeline of technological innovation and analyzes how timing is paramount. Directed by Matt Maude and Sarah Kerruish.



Sunday May 12
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
THE AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL VOL. 2, 1962-69
Hank Lamb presents The second volume of American Folk Blues Festival: 1962-1969 was originally recorded by German promoters and blues fanatics Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau, who originally booked the tours through Europe. These 16 tracks have been deemed highlights and it's hard to argue with that assessment, especially when the musicians present include Howlin' Wolf, Magic Sam, Skip James, Earl Hooker, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Bukka White, Koko Taylor, Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Son House. These highlights will please both the collector and the casual fan.



Sunday May 12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
THE AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL VOL. 2, 1962-69
Hank Lamb presents The second volume of American Folk Blues Festival: 1962-1969 was originally recorded by German promoters and blues fanatics Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau, who originally booked the tours through Europe. These 16 tracks have been deemed highlights and it's hard to argue with that assessment, especially when the musicians present include Howlin' Wolf, Magic Sam, Skip James, Earl Hooker, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Bukka White, Koko Taylor, Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Son House. These highlights will please both the collector and the casual fan.



Monday May 13
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
SOLD OUT -- THE RIVER AND THE WALL
The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.



Tuesday May 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
APOLLO 11
Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embark on a historic trip to the moon. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller.



Wednesday May 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
APOLLO 11
Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embark on a historic trip to the moon. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller.



Thursday May 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
APOLLO 11
Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embark on a historic trip to the moon. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller.



Friday May 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
WOMAN AT WAR
Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she's finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.



Saturday May 18
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
THE RIVER AND THE WALL
The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.



Saturday May 18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
THE BRINK
Filmmaker Alison Klayman follows political strategist Stephen K. Bannon as he tries to mobilize and unify far-right parties during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.



Sunday May 19
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
AFS GRANT WORKSHOP
The 2019 AFS Grant is now open for narrative and doc features and Harrison McClure Endowed Film Fund-eligible projects. To help filmmakers understand the application, review, and awards processes and to answer your project-specific questions, AFS will be hosting workshops in Austin and neighboring cities around Texas.



Sunday May 19
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
HONORING STEPHANIE BABB
Join us this Sunday at 5PM for a Potluck dinner, movie and unveiling of a memorial plaque for our beloved board member Stephanie Babb who passed away on September 7, 2018. Feel free to bring food or drink. Furthermore, Stephanie loved and was a supporter of Bike Houston, accordingly 14 Pews is donating 10% of the proceeds on May 25th from our screening of Bikes of Wrath to this amazing nonprofit.



Monday May 20
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
THE RIVER AND THE WALL
The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.



Friday May 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
GENESIS 2.0
Oscar-nominated Swiss filmmaker Christian Frei's (WAR PHOTOGRAPHER) and Maxim Arbugaev (Yakut/Buryat) have a new documentary which observes the harsh and dangerous life of woolly mammoth hunters, native Yakuts on the remote New Siberian Islands in the far north of Siberia. Preserved for millenniums by permafrost, the thawing landscape reveals fossil ivory in a gold rush like atmosphere.



Saturday May 25
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
WOMAN AT WAR
Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she's finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.



Saturday May 25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
BIKES OF WRATH
As Part of our Nature As Inspiration Festival -- Oklahoma to California: 2600 kms, 420 dollars, 30 days, 5 bikes, 3 cameras, 2 guitars and one of the most influential novels of the 20th century. The Bikes of Wrath is the story of adventure, human connection, and an in-depth look at todays America through the lens of John Steinbecks seminal novel, The Grapes of Wrath.



Sunday May 26
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
THE RIVER AND THE WALL
The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.


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