South by South Gaze: The Veldt/Candace/Blushing/Overlake & more
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

South by South Gaze: The Veldt/Candace/Blushing/Overlake & more

Friday, March 16th -- Hyperreal film club and The Nothing Song present an unofficial (and totally free) SXSW showcase at Latchkey (1308 E 6th St) with the best dream-pop and shoegaze acts you'll see all week in the city! Music starts right at noon and wraps up at 6PM with The Veldt (NC/NY), Candace (Portland), Blushing (ATX), Overlake (NJ), The Fibs (Fort Worth) and Nassau - the band (BK/PDX). Bring your crew and settle in for some dreamy sonic vibes. ♥ 

The Veldt
http://www.theveldtmusic.com/
Formed by identical twin brothers singer/guitarist Daniel and guitarist Danny Chavis, The Veldt quickly became the "must see attraction" of the quirky art-rock scene in Chapel Hill, NC. Initially signed to Capitol Records in 1989, The Veldt embarked on a musical journey that changed their lives. Soon, they were in the studio with dream-gaze guru Robin Guthrie working on their initial recordings, playing American concert halls with Cocteau Twins and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and recording Marigolds with Lincoln Fong (Moose). 

Candace
https://candaceisaband.com/
Traced back to the summer of 2009, Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber and Mara Appel DesLauriers came up with the great idea to make music together. Tiny Mix Tapes calls their latest full length, New Ruins, "chock full of hypnotic, dark dream pop that’ll get you through the relentless winter months." 

Blushing
https://weareblushing.bandcamp.com/
Based in ATX, Blushing's dream pop / shoegaze quartet comprised of two husband and wife pairs has been successfully growing a steady fan base on an national level. Their sound encompasses influences from all of the bands they collectively share a deep affection for such as Lush, Cocteau Twins, and The Sundays. 

Overlake
https://www.overlakemusic.com/
Hailing from Jersey City, Overlake hones their own unique brand of noisy dreampop, drawing from such stalwart influences as Dinosaur Jr, Slowdive, and Hoboken’s own Yo La Tengo. The trio’s sound can only be described as massive, with Tom Barrett’s delay-drenched guitar and whispery, laconic voice backed by the solid coupling of Lysa Opfer’s driving basslines and angelic backing vocals, along with Nick D’Amore’s propulsive drum work. 

The Fibs
https://dreamysoundz.bandcamp.com/album/hex-hex-hex
Stemming from Fort Worth, The Fibs is comprised of three piece Preston Newberry and Jen & Rob Rux who also run Dreamy Soundz' studio and record label. Equal parts dark/ominous and infectious/dancey, The Fibs' darkwave and psychedelic soundscapes make for an enveloping experience. 

Nassau
https://nassautheband.bandcamp.com/
Enriched in soothing textures and vocals, Nassau's collaboration between Justin Wilcox and Jeffrey Silverstein combine energy and comforting hope in their ambient tunes. Featured in NPR's spotlight in The Austin 100, you'll want to keep this duo on your radar for the fest. 

Featuring pop up vendors TBA! 

Poster by Cosech ♥

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Dream Dates VHS Zine Release & Sweethearts Ball
Mar
12
to Mar 13

Dream Dates VHS Zine Release & Sweethearts Ball

the juicy darlings at hyperreal film club warmly invite you to

the release of their third collaborative VHS zine: 

~~ DREAM DATES ~~

to be followed by a v raucous

∞∞ SWEETHEARTS BALL ∞∞

featuring dazzling DJ sets by
Perfect Impasse
&
Mouthfeel

sure it's a monday, but WHO CARES LET'S DANCE

xoxo

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∆∆ the vitals ∆∆

zines will be on sale for $5 cash or venmo

doors at 9
zine screening promptly at 10 featuring work from:

Melizard ChameleonJeremy von StilbJulia Zipporah AllenGraham CumberbatchTrevor Lewis RieckMorgan Shelburne, Skene Milne, Chris DockMontsho Jarreau Thoth, Joey Postiglione, Rachel StuckeyDavid McMichaelJune CheePatches Thefox, Samual Akrom, Mimi Bowman, Jenni KayeAubrey McDonald, Lolito and Pia Toribio, Grant Ring, Meredith Jane McCarty, Faiza KracheniMichael P RollerAsh EnriciZach GieskeAmelia JamisonMagda Mankel, Ryan Lewis and Hobbes, Hannah Dubbe, Sarah McCaskill, Tanner Hadfield 

sweaty groovy sweethearts ball at 11:30
bring a lover/meet a lover/love yourself/feel yourself

SAFE SPACE we will boot your ass SO HARD otherwise

∫∫ c u there xo ∫∫

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Y'All Or Nothing
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Y'All Or Nothing

Kind Clinic presents Y'All Or Nothing at Cheer Up Charlie's. Get back in the saddle for a wild ride of sound and vision. 

Eris Drew (Hugo Ball/ smartbar- Chicago) 
House of Kenzo (Halcyon Veil- San Antonio) 
Lachane (Holodeck Records- New York) 
Fee Lion (Chicago) 
Father Figure (Trax Only/ Fag Bash- New Orleans) 
ANDY (Austin) 
Bitter Teen (San Antonio) 
La Morena (Austin) 

Visuals by Hyperreal film club and AstralVisions

Pop Up Shops by Double ScorpioBeth Comics, and Yes We Can Wine

No cover, 21+

www.yallornothingproductions.com

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SECOND LOOK SERIES: KEDI
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

SECOND LOOK SERIES: KEDI

SECOND LOOK
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HYPERREAL FILM CLUB series
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the MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
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KEDI
Directed by Ceyda Torun
2016

7pm – doors // live DJ set - Mouthfeel
8pm – "Metallurgy Lethargy" with director Ryan Tarr
815pm – KEDI

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~THE LAST~ of ~A FEW~

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Duman the gourmand taps at the restaurant window whenever he requires roast beef or – when dieting – smoked cuts and turkey. Psikopat keeps her “husband” close and her dinner even closer. Gamsiz gambols between benefactors, including a kindly baker, in the hippest part of town.

“Dogs think people are God, but cats don’t,” explains one of the film’s human participants. “Cats know that people act as middlemen to God’s will. They’re not ungrateful. They just know better.”

The humans are not named in Ceyda Torun’s film, but they do talk us through the long and fascinating history of cats in the fishing port and the great benefits that come from moggy companionship. “They absorb all your negative energy,” says one shopkeeper. Another interviewee recalls that when his fishing boat was damaged by a storm, a miraculous cat led him towards a lost wallet containing just enough money to cover the necessary repairs.

Working with cinematographers Charlie Wuppermann and Alp Korfali, director Torun alternates between an ingenious, cat’s-eye view tracking and magnificent aerial shots of the city, all set to a terrific score by Kira Fontana. A purrfect antidote to blockbuster fatigue. 

-The Irish Times

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKq7UqplcL8

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About the short:

shot on super 8; an experimental exploration of ritual and dysphoria under dystopia

rt is a non binary artist from michigan, living in austin. cap sun/leo moon/leo rising. they spend a lot of time indoors, worried; adorned in chains; struggling to differentiate between routine and stagnancy; uncertain of their own flesh.

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

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SECOND LOOK SERIES: Appropriate Behavior
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

SECOND LOOK SERIES: Appropriate Behavior

SECOND LOOK
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HYPERREAL FILM CLUB series
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the MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
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APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
Directed by Desiree Akhavan
2014

7pm – doors // drinks // live set – DJ Ariel Lagunas
8pm – “We Are Artists” with director B.B. Araya
815pm – APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~SIX~ of ~SEVEN~

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The feature debut of Desiree Akhavan, “Appropriate Behavior,” opens with the writer/director/star casually carrying a strap-on dildo down a Brooklyn street. Therein lies both the irony that makes the title so humorous and the thesis statement of her film: Akhavan is going to take her sexuality and walk it down the street for all to see—but in a cool, funny, casual way, with a healthy dose of irreverent self-awareness. Akhavan stars as Shirin, a bisexual Brooklynite going through a devastating breakup with her girlfriend Maxine. She’s also underemployed and almost magnetically drawn to the ridiculous situations that make living in a big city both exciting and ludicrous. To top it off, Shirin has the added challenge of living up to the expectations of her very particular Iranian-American family.

In the wake of her breakup, Shirin bed-hops, putting the motto “the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else,” to the test. Thus, the film is rife with awkward sexual encounters and experimentation, but that’s not the only view of sex that “Appropriate Behavior” has—there are also moments of truly sexy intimacy, both casual and loving. What the film does so well is show how these two things coexist; how it can turn on a dime from hot to awkward, much like real life. There’s no condemnation or celebration of sex in this film, the sex just exists, in a very normal and healthy way—pleasure, hilarity, disappointment, and all. What this movie is trying to say is, let’s all carry our strap-ons down the street because we want to carry our strap-ons down the street, and we won’t be embarrassed by it.

-IndieWire

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjZ80dLFFfE

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About the short:

"We Are Artists" follows imposter syndrome ridden photographer, Evelyn, throughout a farcical day of interesting encounters. 

B.B. Araya is a filmmaker based in Austin, TX whose work explores humanity through the lens of women of the African diaspora. She's interned for Richard Linklater at Detour Filmproduction and much of her work has been feature on Issa Rae's YouTube channel.

wearefilmseries.com

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

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SECOND LOOK SERIES: CHEVALIER
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

SECOND LOOK SERIES: CHEVALIER

SECOND LOOK
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HYPERREAL FILM CLUB series
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the MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
-presents-

CHEVALIER
Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari
2015

7pm – doors // live DJ set – Recspec RECSPEC
8pm – "Cecilia" with director Liz Tabish
815pm – CHEVALIER

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~FIVE~ of ~SEVEN~

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Manhood-measuring contests — in every imaginable sense of the phrase — are taken to brazenly literal extremes in “Chevalier,” the long-awaited third feature from Greek multi-tasker Athina Rachel Tsangari. Markedly different in focus and emotional temperature from her 2010 breakthrough, “Attenberg,” this committedly deadpan comedy of manners, morals and men behaving weirdly boasts a contained conceit seemingly ripe for unfettered absurdism: On a luxury yacht in the Aegean Sea, six male acquaintances embark on a rigorous series of personal and physical challenges, mercilessly grading each other to determine who is “the Best in General.

-The Guardian

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZckUiocInM

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About the short:

Set in a medieval village, CECILIA follows the story of a young woman accused of witchcraft by the paranoid and superstitious villagers. Insisting that she confess her sins, the village priest becomes Cecilia’s confidante as she explains her suspect behavior and reveals herself as a liberated and defiant woman.

Liz Tabish is an actress and filmmaker living in Austin, TX. She received her BA in Film Theory and MA in Theater/Directing from Oklahoma State University. She's currently working on an anthology series "Tales From the Dancing Maenads" with Lindsey Lemke. These short films focus on celebrating and renewing ancient female archetypes with a vintage aesthetic. 

liz-tabish.com/filmmaking 
maenad-films.com

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

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SECOND LOOK series: THE FITS
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

SECOND LOOK series: THE FITS

SECOND LOOK
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HYPERREAL FILM CLUB series
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the MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
-presents-

THE FITS
Directed by Anna Rose Holmer
2015

7pm – doors // live DJ set – Chief and The Doomsday Device
8pm – "No Sleep No Breaks" with Fum Fum Ko - Director/Producer
815pm – THE FITS

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~FOUR~ of ~SEVEN~

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The pure products of the US go briefly, unnervingly crazy in The Fits, a terrific rites-of-passage drama that charts an outbreak of mass hysteria inside a Cincinnati sports centre. Full credit to debut director Anna Rose Holmer for wringing the maximum mileage from a paltry $170,000 (£13,600) budget. Restricting herself to a single location and its immediate surrounds, she whips up a quiet storm of everyday horror; an allegory of adolescence, crawling with existential dread. 

Despite its short running time, The Fits refuses to be rushed. It strolls at length through the Lincoln’s echoing interiors, immersing us in a tightly ordered hierarchy where the princesses hold court beside the bathroom sinks and the boys scrap over pizza slices in the carton on the floor. But the tension builds and it finally breaks cover. Legs (Makyla Burnam), one of the older dancers, suffers a violent convulsion and is hospitalised overnight. When the glamorous Karisma (Inayah Rodgers) follows suit, her fellow dancers scurry to film the incident on their phones. And then, in the midst of a rehearsal, Maia (Lauren Gibson) suddenly arches her back and stares blindly at the ceiling. An outsider might conceivably mistake Maia’s agonised posture for some complex bit of choreography, but the Lionesses know better. Perhaps they know more than they can quite put into words.

Like Alfred Hitchcock before her, Holmer realises that a threat is most frightening when it wafts in at random, when it can’t be explained. 

-The Guardian

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfHnykLOjH4

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About the short:

“No Sleep No Breaks,” shot mainly throughout East Austin, is about two best friends headed to record their first studio session. This moment has been long overdue. Will their dreams be realized?

From the director: “I'm a native Austinite and have seen the many changes in East Austin. I along with my producers of the film are paying homage to East Austin with our film. I grew up in East Austin and our short film depicts the East Austin that we know. We feel that it is important for people to see the other side of East Austin, such as Givens Park, Mr. Catfish, Booker T Apartments. Our film is an attempt to share our experiences with the old and newcomers of Austin, TX.”

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

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SECOND LOOK series: SNOWY BING BONGS
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

SECOND LOOK series: SNOWY BING BONGS

SECOND LOOK
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HYPERREAL FILM CLUB series
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the MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
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SNOWY BING BONGS
Directed by Rachel Wolther and Alex Huston Fischer
2017

7pm – doors // live set – DJ Phauxkis
8pm – "Rebirth of Empathy" with director Jenni Kaye
815pm – SNOWY BING BONGS

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~THREE~ of ~SEVEN~

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This blissfully bonkers whatzit from unclassifiable dance-comedy trio Cocoon Central Dance Team is part psychotropic performance art spectacle, part absurdist sketch show. The three Bing Bongs—Tallie Medel, Sunita Mani & Eleanore Pienta—lounge about, pass gas, and periodically break into wondrously strange dance routines, with outer space interludes, a serious consideration of doctor boners, and a 90s-style girl group meltdown along the way. It all plays like a live action cartoon piped in from a cotton-candy-colored alternate universe.

- BAMcinématek

take a look: https://vimeo.com/221922812

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About the short:

"Rebirth of Empathy" - Part music video, part guided meditation with a focus on empathy and self-healing for the single "Rebirth of Empathy" off of the Future Museums debut cassette for Holodeck Records, Rosewater Ceremony. Future Museums is the project of Austin-based multi-instrumentalist, Neil Lord.

Jenni Kaye co-runs Hyperreal Film Club along with David McMichael and Tanner Hadfield. She has been a facilitator for the arts community in Austin for the past few years and has just started to re-focus on personal video and art projects and is looking forward to learning and collaborating over the next year. 

VIDEOZONE is the collaborative visual project of Jenni Kaye and Melissa Cha. See more here: https://www.instagram.com/_videozone_/

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

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SECOND LOOK series: ADVANTAGEOUS
Dec
28
7:00 PM19:00

SECOND LOOK series: ADVANTAGEOUS

SECOND LOOK
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HYPERREAL FILM CLUB series
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the MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
-presents-

ADVANTAGEOUS
Directed by Jennifer Phang
2015

7pm – doors // live set – DJ Adult Themes
8pm – "Beach Dance" by director Brittany Reeber
815pm – ADVANTAGEOUS

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~TWO~ of ~SEVEN~

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The past looks a lot like the present in “Advantageous,” a science-fiction fantasy in a deliberately subtle key. It’s set in the near future and big-city life appears to hum along very much as it does now, what with the digital billboards and soaring glass-and-metal towers and despite the occasional zippy, low-moving aircraft. The director Jennifer Phang never explains who’s piloting those sleek flying discs or setting off the periodic explosions that scarcely rock this world. The most urgent concerns for Gwen (Jacqueline Kim) throb out a familiar beat: child, career, enough water to live. 

For some time, she has served as a spokeswoman for the bland-sounding Center for Advanced Health and Living, one of those creepy medical technology outfits vibrating with menace that suggest untold horrors, both scientific and bureaucratic. There, a couple of crypt-creepers, Fisher (James Urbaniak, excellent) and Isa (Jennifer Ehle, perfect), murmur and scheme, primarily about Gwen and a new procedure, seemingly solely for women, that will change their faces, bodies and perhaps souls.

Too often, contemporary science-fiction movies are just thrillers pumped up with special effects and the latest in zap-gun futurology. Big-wow explosions and franchise brands tend to matter more than ideas in these tricked-out action flicks, especially in the shiniest, priciest major-studio releases. Every so often, though, a small-scale, thoughtful movie like “Advantageous” comes along and summons up a speculative new world with brains, some frugal sleight of hand and the cool confidence that, in the future, our greatest threat won’t be rampaging robots or alien invasions but the same hard-charging menace that’s haunted the planet since time immemorial — people.

-New York Times

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnBT0izYi7A&t=2s

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About the short:

Beach Dance

Synopsis: Lucy is trying to get comfortable at the beach. 

Bio: Brittany is a Floridian turned Texan living in Brooklyn. She makes short films and music videos. 

Website: http://brittanyreeber.com/

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

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VHS Zine Release Show + Benefit
Dec
16
to Dec 17

VHS Zine Release Show + Benefit

Hyperreal film club presents the premiere of their second collaborative VHS zine. Come celebrate local filmmakers! This event will be raising money for Grassroots Leadership, a wonderful organization fighting to end prison profiteering and mass incarceration. 
[[$5 donation at the door]]

A limited # of zines, hand-dubbed onto vintage VHS tapes will be available for purchase for $5. Cover art by Jaime Z. Art

8:00 PM ZINE SCREENING
FEATURING VIDEOS BY: 
David McMichael, Alessia Cecchet, Lauren BrunoNeil LordJenni KayeAlex HuninghakeChris DockRaphael Umscheid, Matthew Wallen, John Marshall FoxMichael P RollerPatrick PryorLee MooreDaniel KliewerMitchell E. F. LamonJason Cates, Owen Schwartzbard, Deirdre Smith, Michael e Stephen, Hannah DubbeBen Weaver, Julia Zipporah, Kat AlbertMagda Mankel, Sean Lopez, Akayla Lewis, James Gogolski, Tanner Hadfield & Melissa Bla

AFTERPARTY PERFORMANCES
outside
Future Museums (LIVE)
Curved Light (LIVE)
inside
Violinda Lola (LIVE)
+ Private Service (LIVE)
+ Malika (DJ) w/visuals by AstralVisions
Katrina Fairlee (DJ) w/visuals by AstralVisions

Grassroots Leadership is a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization based in Austin, Texas working for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past.

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SECOND LOOK series: Evolution
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

SECOND LOOK series: Evolution

SECOND LOOK
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HYPERREAL FILM CLUB series
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the MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
-presents-

EVOLUTION
Directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović
2015

7pm – doors // live DJ set – Mother Terena
8pm – "Pins and Needles" and a teaser for "I AM TX" with writer/director Ryan Darbonne
815pm – EVOLUTION

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~ONE~ of ~SEVEN~

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The opening shots of “Evolution,” the long-awaited new feature from Lucile Hadžihalilović, show a sumptuous underwater environment. (Her last full-length film, the eerie and provocative “Innocence,” came out in 2004.) The sea is so clear one might be tempted to breathe it in; the colors of the undulating forms of plant and animal life are psychedelic and virtually tactile. A young boy swimming in these waters is startled by the sight of another boy, drowned, a garishly red starfish covering his navel.

The swimmer, Nicholas (Max Brebant), walks from a rocky shore to his home in a picturesque seaside village of white houses. There, his mother, a slim woman with light-colored eyebrows, cooks something unappetizing-looking in a saucepan. His house has no modern conveniences, and the clinic he soon goes to, staffed by slim women with light-colored eyebrows, is similarly ascetic. Nicholas keeps a sketchbook, in which he draws things that are completely absent in his own environment: Ferris wheels, Christmas presents, and so on. Stella (Roxane Duran), one of the nurses or doctors at the clinic — there are no titles as such, and all the staff members appear to be women — looks through that sketchbook and takes pity on him. Although by this time it may be too late — the operation that, it seems, all the young boys who populate the village are required to endure has already been performed on Nicholas.

Spooky, tantalizing and beautifully shot and designed, “Evolution” creates a cinematic world that’s utterly sui generis, but which also resonates with recognizable echoes of “The Lottery,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and, believe it or not, “The Little Mermaid.” It’s an impeccable, creepy and genuinely transporting movie.

-New York Times

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5cmrW-Ej84

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About the short:

I AM TX is a narrative short film about a black hardcore punk band, comprised of members Charlie, Sonny and Otis, on their last leg of tour. Told over the course of one day, we follow the group from the desert roads of El Paso, TX to a popular music venue in Austin. Throughout the film, each character is forced to contend with cops, insufferable fans, and an ever persistent "woke" music blogger who all serve to reinforce the band's position as outsiders in a mad, mad world. 

Director's Note: Growing up alternative in Austin, I was always (with very few exceptions) the only person of color in my social circles. I was a kid with an affinity for Slipknot and Blackstreet; I was Afro-punk before I knew the word existed. As I got older, I begin to feel increasingly more alienated because I could never just be one of the cool kids. I always had to be the cool “black kid". And there could be only one. Telling this story is important to me because I want to give a glimpse into what it’s like living two lives; to straddle both sides of the track and never truly feel accepted by either one. 

Ryan Darbonne is a filmmaker based out of Austin, TX. He is the founder of Cinema41, former Film Department Director at Austin Film festival and one of three unconventionally attractive men in the fiscally conservative, overrated and, quite frankly, mediocre hip hop group, SPACE CAMP Death Squad.

https://spacecampdthsqd.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXUm_EgZw23pGPjwp_kaUhw

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

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RERUNS: Verhoeven Edition
Dec
7
9:30 PM21:30

RERUNS: Verhoeven Edition

Man, Woman, Friend, Computer will be live re-scoring a mashup of ROBOCOP and TOTAL RECALL.
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Windows 1995 will be live re-scoring the best parts of BASIC INSTINCT.

Limited seating! 
$5 gets you entry + $5 food & beverage voucher
Validated parking in garage. 

Get tickets & reserve your seat here: http://austin.violetcrown.com/movieinfo.php?movie=HO00000826&date=2017-12-07

Violet Crown Cinema, Hyperreal Film Club and Lo-Fi Fest present RERUNS, a re-examination of our collective childhood media. Each event features experimental re-shaping of media from the featured musician's formative years.

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RERUNS: 90s Disaster Movies/X-Files ft. LACHANE/FUTURE MUSEUMS
Nov
2
9:30 PM21:30

RERUNS: 90s Disaster Movies/X-Files ft. LACHANE/FUTURE MUSEUMS

LACHANE will be live scoring a mashup of 90's disaster films. 
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Future Museums will be live scoring one of their favorite X-Files episodes.

Limited seating! 
Violet Crown Cinema : BUY TICKETS HERE
$5 gets you entry + $5 food & beverage voucher
Validated parking in garage. 

Violet Crown Cinema, Hyperreal Film Club and Lo-Fi Fest present RERUNS, a re-examination of our collective childhood media. Each event features experimental re-shaping of media from the featured musician's formative years.

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hyperreal film club presents: THE ADVENTURE OF IRON PUSSY
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

hyperreal film club presents: THE ADVENTURE OF IRON PUSSY

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

THE ADVENTURE OF IRON PUSSY
Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Michael Shaowanasai
2003

7pm – doors
8pm – “Plans” w/ director Lauren Bruno
815pm – The Adventure of Iron Pussy

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery and Texas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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[Editor's note: Check out this review from Variety and tell me you 1) don’t think this sounds 100% amazing and 2) don’t want to deliver a hard poke to the eye of The Man. Particularly LOL @ tone-deaf, nationalistic “said to have a cult following.” This is gonna be great.]

“Sporadically amusing chopsocky spoof “The Adventures of Iron Pussy” at least has one thing your average camp Thai transgender comedy ain’t got: singing and dancing cameos from Thailand’s former prime minister and health minister (pointed out, but unnamed in subtitles). Apart from this novelty and the striking title, co-helmed pic by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (“Blissfully Yours”) and star Michael Shaowanasai adds up to less than the sum of its parts. Lacking the production values of Thai pics like Wisit Sasanatieng’s “Tears of the Black Tiger,” “Pussy” is likely to curl up only on gay and Asian film fest laps.

Title character Pussy (Shaowanasai, in drag), referred to confusingly both as a former GoGo boy and a real girl, is a kickboxing superheroine assigned to infiltrate a drug ring operating out of the house of Madam Pomidoy. Pussy falls for Pompidoy’s son Tang (Krissada Terrence) who turns out to be her long-lost bad brother. Corny story is executed with plenty of winks, but grows tedious. Tech credits, especially sound, are poor. Pic is the latest installment of an ongoing video series made by Shaowanasai, said to have a cult following at home.”
-Variety

take a look: https://mubi.com/films/the-adventures-of-iron-pussy/trailer

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About the short:

"Plans" the Music Video is a video about memory. The faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information. A recollection. The past , the future , the present. [memory] [noun] mem·o·ry \ˈmem-rē, ˈme-mə-\

https://www.nowness.com/picks/plans-lauren-bruno
https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/nsfw-obliteration-reality-experimental-short
https://vimeo.com/shapeagency

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

Join us each tuesday as we explore the far reaches of weird, beautiful, and forgotten cinema from a host of diverse filmmakers. Alongside each night's film, all screenings feature some combination of short films by local filmmakers, sets by local musicians or visual artists, director visits, or other interactive installations. Check out hyperrealfilm.club for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR

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hyperreal film club presents: FLAMING EARS
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

hyperreal film club presents: FLAMING EARS

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

FLAMING EARS
Directed by Angela Hans Scheirl, Ursula Pürrer, and Dietmar Schipek
1992

7pm – doors
8pm – Trailer for "We Are" series and "Move" w/ director B. B. Araya
815pm – Flaming Ears

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery and Texas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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“FLAMING EARS is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of three women -- Volley, Nun and Spy. Spy is a comic book artist whose printing presses are burned down by Volley, a sexed-up pyromaniac. Seeking revenge, Spy goes to the lesbian club where Volley performs every night. Before she can enter, Spy gets into a fight and is left wounded, lying in the streets. She is found by Nun--an amoral alien in a red plastic suit with a predilection for reptiles, and who also happens to be Volley’s lover. Nun takes her home and subsequently must hide her from Volley. 

It’s a story of love and revenge, and an anti-romantic plea for love in its many forms. An avowedly underground film which was shot on Super 8 and blown up to 16mm, FLAMING EARS is original for its playful disruption of narrative conventions (the story is a thread rather than a backbone in the film), its witty approach to film genre, and its visual splendor.”
-Women Make Movies

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FRtD9ndHYI

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About the short film:

Multi-talented director B. B. Araya is, among many other things, the creator of the upcoming series "We Are":

"We Are" is an anthological short film series that will give you an intimate glimpse into the lives of seven women of color who call Austin home. We'll join as the characters navigate their way through friendships, self-doubt, and quarter-life crises. "We Are" premieres in September 2017 at wearefilmseries.com!"
https://vimeo.com/227685073/ff6896d0b2

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

Join us each tuesday as we explore the far reaches of weird, beautiful, and forgotten cinema from a host of diverse filmmakers. Alongside each night's film, all screenings feature some combination of short films by local filmmakers, sets by local musicians or visual artists, director visits, or other interactive installations. Check out hyperrealfilm.club for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR

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hyperreal film club presents: the beast pageant
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

hyperreal film club presents: the beast pageant

the hyperreal film club
-at-
DEMO Gallery
:presents:

THE BEAST PAGEANT
2010
Directed by Albert Birney and Jon Moses

Doors and listening party/music premiere for New Youth at 8pm
9pm "Pregnancy Party" with director M. Burger
910pm The Beast Pageant

Admission is free (donations accepted to help hfc cover drinks) 
Entry door locked once screening begins so please be on time

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Sometimes the weird is in the subtle, the intricacies of back-alley human behavior and minutely sculpted tragedy. Sometimes it's in a tiny singing cowboy chest-bursting and guiding you through a phantasmagorical landscape of dancing pine beasts and apple pies. This is an instance of the latter.

Take a look: https://vimeo.com/11876542

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About the short film:

A few weeks before Wendy Davis stood in front of the Texas Congress to defend women's health, director M. Burger was getting her first abortion at 22. Two years later, she gathers with her friend to make a short documentary about taking a pregnancy test in Texas.

Previously seen in A Sordid Valentine by Lucky Dark Press, a regular contributor to Mad Shade Zine, and recent performer in Bedpost Confessions, M. Burger is an up-and-coming writer/director/storyteller in Austin, TX.

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Hyperreal film club is an eternal time and place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks. The ongoing series visits a set of cinematic tongues unique to individual films and the tangled relationships we form with these living images in the sacred hour+ span. From delight to disgust, abjection to adoration, there are powerful vibes radiating all around.

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hyperreal film club presents: THE DEVIL
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

hyperreal film club presents: THE DEVIL

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

THE DEVIL
Directed by Andrzej Żuławski
1972

7pm – doors
8pm – "True Will" w/ director Jim Hickcox
815pm – The Devil

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery and Texas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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“The director’s second film was his first to be banned in Poland, an experience that led him to France for some future endeavors. “The Devil” wraps an allegory for Poland’s 1968 political crisis in the story of Prussian invasion of Poland during the 1790s, but officials saw right through any attempt to bury the lede. Indeed, “The Devil” must be the director’s most overt political statement. Yet Zulawski, not being content to explore just one idea, also layers in his concerns about family, love, and responsibility. 

The film opens as dissident Jakub (Leszek Teleszynski) is freed from prison by a mysterious figure (Wiktor Sadecki) who guides Jakub on a tour to visit the now-dissolute remnants of his family. Jakub’s former fiancé has given him up for a rich political shapeshifter, and that’s only the first in a string of increasingly devastating encounters with his mother, father, and sister, all engineered by the strange man who, like a perverted Virgil to Jakub’s Dante, guides him through a personal hell. Soon, young Jakub begins to snap and great violence ensues. 

The director’s roving camera and his pattern of setting the most abstract concepts in very practical locations, both factors in his debut, are put to great use as Zulawski roves the countryside with the strange duo and their captive nun.”
-Indiewire

take a look: https://vimeo.com/33434910

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About "True Will":
"Several twenty-somethings head out into the woods to drink, smoke, and make out unaware that one of them is ready to push as far as it takes to discover their true will."

Jim Hickcox loves watching trash films, making trash films, and apologizing to people who watch his trash films.

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

Join us each tuesday as we explore the far reaches of weird, beautiful, and forgotten cinema from a host of diverse filmmakers. Alongside each night's film, all screenings feature some combination of short films by local filmmakers, sets by local musicians or visual artists, director visits, or other interactive installations. Check out hyperrealfilm.club for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR

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hyperreal film club presents: COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

hyperreal film club presents: COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS

COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS
Directed by Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein
2016

7pm – doors
8pm – "pornographer" w/ director Melissa Cha
815pm – collective:unconscious

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery and Texas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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“A man and his grandmother hide out from an ominous broadcast. A suicidal Grim Reaper hosts a children’s TV show. The formerly incarcerated remember and reinterpret their first days of freedom. A suburban mom’s life is upturned by the beast growing inside her. And a high school gym teacher runs drills from inside a dormant volcano.

Welcome to collective:unconscious, a new collaborative feature in which five of independent film’s most adventurous filmmakers join forces to adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. The film pushes at the boundaries of narrative and surrealism, inviting viewers to immerse themselves inside a literal dream state. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen with your eyes open.”

take a look: https://vimeo.com/174024660 

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about the short:
"a short film about a narcissist, shot on 16mm color"

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hyperreal film club is a time and a place for new friends, old friends, freaks, geeks, enemies, lovers, and ghosts to come watch some neat flicks.

Join us each tuesday as we explore the far reaches of weird, beautiful, and forgotten cinema from a host of diverse filmmakers. Alongside each night's film, all screenings feature some combination of short films by local filmmakers, sets by local musicians or visual artists, director visits, or other interactive installations. Check out hyperrealfilm.club for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR

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Hyperreal film club presents: Rat Film
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Hyperreal film club presents: Rat Film

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

RAT FILM
Directed by Theo Anthony
2016

7pm – doors
8pm – short film tba
815pm – Rat Film

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery andTexas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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“Theo Anthony’s experimental documentary Rat Film is, indeed, about rats. Actual rats with their whip-like tails, twitchy noses, and miraculous survival skills that have tormented Baltimore city for over a century. But it’s also about rats as a metaphor. The behavior of rats, we are told, mirror humans in many ways. They “dream of a desirable future,” according to those studying their dream patterns. They respond adversely to overcrowding and neglect—turning on each other or becoming passive with depression. To extend that metaphor further, Anthony suggests that we citizens of Baltimore are essentially rats in a cage whose destinies have been orchestrated by racist policies and corrupt urban engineers.

In short, Baltimore has a rat problem because Baltimore has a poverty and segregation problem.

The film’s hero, if you will, is Harold Edmund, a charismatic and philosophical technician with the city’s rat control squad, Rat Rubout. He drives around the city helping those Baltimoreans with yards that have been invaded by the persistent pests.

“It ain’t never been a rat problem in Baltimore,” Edmund says. “Always been a people problem.” Some people choose to bypass the Rat Rubout team and take matters into their own hands. Anthony shows us a guy who has a veritable arsenal to combat the rats in his backyard. (After shooting a rat’s head off, he cheerfully assures us that the rat felt no pain.)

We also see an enterprising (and hilarious) pair who literally go fishing for rats—using peanut butter and turkey meat as bait and dangling their rods over alleys.

We get a glimpse at a man who keeps rats as pets. In one deadpan tableaux, three rats are perched on his shoulders, as he gently lifts a wooden recorder off the table and begins to play.

[Anthony] is a Baltimore native and his film is filled with both affection and despair for his city. I can’t say that Rat Film is a cheery experience, but it’s certainly an indelible one.”
-Baltimore Magazine

take a look: https://vimeo.com/181354897

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Join us each tuesday as we explore the far reaches of weird, beautiful, and forgotten cinema from a host of diverse filmmakers. Alongside each night's film, all screenings feature some combination of short films by local filmmakers, sets by local musicians or visual artists, director visits, or other interactive installations. Check out hyperrealfilm.club for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR

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RERUNS: Jurassic Park/Aliens Remix by LACHANE
Jul
26
to Jul 27

RERUNS: Jurassic Park/Aliens Remix by LACHANE

Violet Crown Austin, Hyperreal Film Club and Lo-Fi Fest present RERUNS, a re-examination of our collective childhood media. Each event will feature live re-scorings of media from the featured musician's formative years. Together, we're updating the past to see what inspires the art of the future. 

1st: "Total Activation" is collaborative audiovisual project by Tara Bhattacharya Reed and Liz Rodda. The piece takes its cue from 1990s ad campaigns that concurrently influenced Bhattacharya Reed and Rodda despite growing up in different parts of the world. Tara Bhattacharya Reed (b. London) is a DJ on KOOP's Sunday night experimental music radio show "Commercial Suicide." Liz Rodda (b. CA) is an interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor at Texas State University.

2nd: LACHANE will live score an experimental remix of "Jurassic Park" and "Aliens."

$5 ticket gives you entry + $5 food & beverage voucher! Reserve your seat now HERE.

Free 4 hour parking validation!

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Hyperreal film club presents: Butter on the Latch
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Hyperreal film club presents: Butter on the Latch

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

BUTTER ON THE LATCH
Directed by Josephine Decker
2013

7pm – doors and moods mix by Krista Van Liew
8pm – “No Cover” with director Mitchell E. F. Lamon
815pm – Butter on the Latch

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery andTexas Saké Co 

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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“Josephine Decker has fashioned the kind of feature debut the film industry simply doesn’t support, but would do well to encourage: a visually poetic, virtually free-form groove in which emotion, rather than narrative, guides viewers through a young woman’s visit to a Balkan folk music camp.

One shouldn’t expect answers from “Butter on the Latch,” which unfolds in an almost dreamlike space, where flash-frame hallucinations and other abstract images — such as an old lady dancing in a clearing — compete with the highly impressionistic footage. Though she has dabbled in documentary, Decker seems uninterested in capturing a strict record of events, collaborating with d.p. Ashley Connor (one-third of the pic’s tiny crew) to find a looser visual language here. Frankly, it’s a disorienting place for most audiences to find themselves — like being air-dropped into alien territory and forced to find one’s bearings without the benefit of traditional film language.”
-Variety

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZXWP1rEO4Y

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Join us each tuesday as we explore the far reaches of weird, beautiful, and forgotten cinema from a host of diverse filmmakers. Alongside each night's film, all screenings feature some combination of short films by local filmmakers, sets by local musicians or visual artists, director visits, or other interactive installations. Check out hyperrealfilm.club for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR

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Hyperreal film club presents: Invisible Adversaries
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Hyperreal film club presents: Invisible Adversaries

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

INVISIBLE ADVERSARIES
Directed by Valie Export
1976

7pm – doors
8pm – “A Bird’s Nest” with director Christine W Chen
815pm – Invisible Adversaries

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery andTexas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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“Breaking free of conventional unities of body, space and time, this early feature by one of Europe's leading feminist filmmakers is a haunting excursion into psychic disintegration and crumbling identity. It loosely covers one year in the life of Anna, a young Viennese photographer increasingly convinced that the Hyksos, a hostile alien force, are invading people's bodies and responsible for the decay and rising violence around her. Valie Export skillfully exploits montage and integrates video, performance and installation art with elements from Cubism, Surrealism, Dada and avant-garde cinema.”
-Women Make Movies

take a look: https://mubi.com/films/invisible-adversaries/trailer

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Join us each tuesday as we explore the far reaches of weird, beautiful, and forgotten cinema from a host of diverse filmmakers. Alongside each night's film, all screenings feature some combination of short films by local filmmakers, sets by local musicians or visual artists, director visits, or other interactive installations. Check out hyperrealfilm.club for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR

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Hyperreal film club presents: Sleepwalk
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Hyperreal film club presents: Sleepwalk

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

SLEEPWALK
1986
Directed by Sara Driver

7pm – doors
8pm – “Finger” with director Sophie Rousmaniere
815pm – Sleepwalk

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery andTexas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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"Sara Driver's first feature — a luminous, oddball comic fantasy about ancient Chinese curses and Xerox machines, set in Manhattan's Chinatown and its immediate environs — may well be the most visually ravishing American independent film of its year (1986).

Set in an irrational, poetic universe that bears a certain relationship to Jacques Rivette's DUELLE, this dreamy intrigue breaks a cardinal rule of fantasy by striking off in a number of directions: an executive barks in the street, a young Frenchwoman (Ann Magnuson) loses her hair, and machines in a copy shop start to purr and wheeze on their own initiative.

The moods that are established are delicate, and not everyone will be able to go with them, but Driver, the producer of STRANGER THAN PARADISE, sustains them with beauty and eccentric charm. Suzanne Fletcher, who also starred in Driver's previous 50-minute YOU ARE NOT I, makes a compelling (if unconventional) heroine, and Lorenzo Mans's screwball dialogue develops some engaging hallucinatory riffs."
-Jonathan Rosenbaum

take a look: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sleepwalk

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Join us each tuesday as we explore the far reaches of weird, beautiful, and forgotten cinema from a host of diverse filmmakers. Alongside each night's film, all screenings feature some combination of short films by local filmmakers, sets by local musicians or visual artists, director visits, or other interactive installations. Check out hyperrealfilm.club for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR

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Private/ Home/ Viewing Ep. 6
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Private/ Home/ Viewing Ep. 6

Austin Film Watch & Hyperreal Film Club present Private Home Viewing Ep. 6 at Track House
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Doors at 8:00

Matthew Goletz (https://matthewgoletz.bandcamp.com/) plays alongside an experimental film by local filmmaker Andrew Garcia after sundown. 

A 70's Seneglese New Wave-inspired ~SECRET~ after that. 

Message Hosts for the address. Get there before 9. 
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Event photo: Lake Retba, Senegal, theguardian.com

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Screening: Three Crowns of the Sailor
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Screening: Three Crowns of the Sailor

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

THREE CROWNS OF THE SAILOR
1983
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7e5VeYbrTg

7pm - doors
8pm - short film TBD
815pm - "Three Crowns of the Sailor"

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery andTexas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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"Ruiz’s dazzling opium dream of a film, Three Crowns of the Sailor is centered on an encounter between a student who has just committed a brutal murder and a drunken sailor who persuades the scared youth to accompany him to a nearby dance hall and listen to his macabre life story. Discovering that he’s condemned to remain the only living member of the crew, the sailor passes through a series of adventures in brothels and Latin American ports, all of which take place in a vividly surreal limbo world that Ruiz and master cinematographer Sacha Vierny (Hiroshima mon amour, Belle de jour) fashioned out of real locations in Paris and Portugal using a series of ingenious optical effects. “Paradoxes build on paradoxes and logic on illogic,” wrote Chicago Reader film reviewer David Kehr. “And yet the game has a serious end, building toward a world stripped of substance, in which everything signifies but nothing means.”"
-Film Society at Lincoln Center

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Rhythm of the Night: A Hyperreal Dance Party
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Rhythm of the Night: A Hyperreal Dance Party

  • 1127 Ebert Avenue Austin, TX, 78721 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

$5 suggested donation benefitting: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (More info on them below)

Free beer & cocktails while it lasts!

come dressed to sweat

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& MORE!

This party is also doubling as a housewarming for our hosts, Olivia & Cody! 

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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income residents in Southwest Texas, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state of Texas and six southern states. In addition, TRLA operates public defender programs in several Southwest Texas counties, representing the poor who are accused of felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile crimes.

We will have a cash jar at the door for donation, venmo/paypal payments also accepted.

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RERUNS: More Eaze & Litte Mazarn Re-score
Jun
21
9:00 PM21:00

RERUNS: More Eaze & Litte Mazarn Re-score

Violet Crown Cinema, Hyperreal Film Club and Lo-Fi Fest present RERUNS, a re-examination of our collective childhood media. Each event will feature live re-scorings of media from the featured musician's formative years. Together, we're updating the past to see what inspires the art of the future. 

$5 tickets grant you access to the screening as well as a $5 Food & Beverage voucher at Violet Crown!

1st: More Eaze will be live re-scoring 2 episodes of Rocko's Modern Life
2nd: Little Mazarn will be live re-scoring a segment of the 1977 animated Hobbit film

Buy tickets HERE

Stay tuned for future performances with all new artists on July 19.

 

 

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Screening: Vanishing Waves
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Screening: Vanishing Waves

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

VANISHING WAVES
2012
Directed by Kristina Buozyte
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqVAn5TpaME

7pm - doors
8pm - "Pushing Out Daisy" with director Alison Week
815pm - "Vanishing Waves"

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery andTexas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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"The art of the mind-bending sci-fi film is alive and well with “Vanishing Waves,” a striking achievement from Lithuanian filmmaker Kristina Buozyte and a surprise award winner at numerous festivals including Fantastic Fest and Sitges. A researcher, Lukas, agrees to participate in an experiment by submerging himself into an unconscious state where, via a new technological breakthrough, he can link with the mind of Aurora, a young woman left in a coma after a drowning accident. The hallucinatory set pieces pile up as Lukas tries to keep the true nature of what he sees hidden from the scientists observing him."
-adapted from Mondo Digital

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Private / Home / Viewing / Ep. 3
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Private / Home / Viewing / Ep. 3

:30pm: "JUNE'S MOON," a playlist curated by Heather Hasselle to set the summer evening mood. 

7pm: "THAT YOU'LL EVER DO," a short film written, directed, and edited by Heather Hasselle (with help from a lot of friends). 

“The real reason behind making this movie, which happens to be a little bit about loneliness, womanness and child-havingness, was to learn how to make a movie.” -HH

7:20 "WASP" A short film by Andrea Arnold (an award-winning director of American Honey, Fish Tank and others)

7:40 Q&A

8:00 party/hanging/zine-selling/time-celebrating/poem-reading/deep conversating

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Screening: Window on Your Present
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Screening: Window on Your Present

the hyperreal film club
-at-
museum of human achievement
:presents:

WINDOW ON YOUR PRESENT
1988
Directed by Cinqué Lee
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3exe3QTOtik

7pm - doors
8pm - "MALI" with RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS)
815pm - "Window on Your Present"

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery andTexas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available at hyperrealfilm.club
Screenings every Tuesday June - August

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"Back in the late 1980s when Spike Lee was helping to revolutionize the indie film world with vibrant, colorful, emotional and music-filled epics like School Daze and Do the Right Thing, his brother Cinqué Lee was traveling in the exact opposite direction with his own debut directorial effort, the stark and minimal Window on Your Present.
Shot in lo-fi black & white, the film takes place in a world where love and color do not exist. Lost souls randomly wander a desolate wasteland, either mindlessly picking through the rubble to pass the time or attacking each other for no other reason to stave off the boredom. We track along with Europa and eventually the boy she rescues, following them in their explorations and escapes to parallel realities.
Through skillfully chaotic art direction and bizarre angles, Lee and cinematographer Leslie Mentel have crafted an entire alternate universe - not an easy task given their non-existent budget and the oppressive omnipresence of the Manhattan skyline lurking just out of frame."
-adapted from Underground Film Journal

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