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

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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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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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: FLAMING EARS
Aug
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

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 ADVENTURE OF IRON PUSSY
Sep
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

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: COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS
Aug
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
9:00pm 9:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Private / Home / Viewing / Vol. 2
Jun
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Private / Home / Viewing / Vol. 2

Admission is free

Doors at 8pm
“Dave” by Lauren Pruitt at 9pm
(secret feature) “xxxxxxx xx xxx xxxxxxx” at 9:15pm

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P R I V A T E / H O M E / V I E W I N G / E P . 2

(Scattering of dreams upon the rock)

(Unceasing sounds of nature)

(Disintegration and assimilation)

(Ecclesiastic obscenities)

voyage through memory and mind (and take a refracted listen):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83pT2FVxyCo

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Screening: Innocence
Jun
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Screening: Innocence

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

INNOCENCE
2004
Directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05v-8MnNw0

7pm - doors
730pm - premier of "Latitude" EP from clavicul (Houston)
8pm - "U R a Dial Tone" with director Lauren Kinsler
815pm - "Innocence"

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

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

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"In Lucile Hadzihalilovic‘s “Innocence” nostalgia and dread become one–and it’s a perfectly welcome symbiosis. A remarkable sustained allegory, “Innocence” luxuriates in the kind of symbolic imagery one would associate mostly with the fantastic worlds of children’s fiction, but with the wherewithal to acknowledge the inherent rot and sinister underpinnings propping them up. To applaud Hadzihalilovic for discovering or revealing the sexual discourse roiling below the surface of accepted tropes and narratives of preadolescent fantasy is to deny the subtle evocation of burgeoning sexuality in “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and any number of grim Grimm tales. But what Hadzihalilovic taps into is so primal and essential, both in terms of mythology and sociology, that her vision can stand on its own. At once a feminist parable and a bedtime story, “Innocence” unfolds like a crouching animal, waiting to pounce."
-IndieWire

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P R I V A T E / H O M E / V I E W I N G / E P . 1
May
25
to May 26

P R I V A T E / H O M E / V I E W I N G / E P . 1

Admission is free (donations accepted to help hfc cover drinks) 

Doors at 8pm
Featured short(s) at 9pm

“xxxxx xxxxxxx” at 915pm

SUPER SECRET MYSTERY MUSIC AND LIGHT SHOW at 10xxpm

Entry door locked once screening begins so come early to avoid being trapped in the cruel outside world

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P R I V A T E / H O M E / V I E W I N G / E P . 1

(Technicolor wonderlands)

(Whistling gangsters)

(Ill-fated, clandestine assemblies)

(Tracks through the snow)

take a [highly refracted] look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPXKWKybUP0

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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. Our new series, Private Home Viewing, is co-programmed by friends around town and will take place every Thursday in art spaces, houses, and other secret locations. The titles of films will not be released ahead of time, but you can always expect a film in the hyperreal vein. We will provide trigger warnings where appropriate, but please feel free to inquire further.

Let’s raise a vial to mystery and adventurous viewing.

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RERUNS: TV Honest Live Re-score
May
24
9:30pm 9:30pm

RERUNS: TV Honest Live 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 an experimental video set from a local visual artist followed by a live re-scoring 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 : Melissa Cha of LACHANE audio/visual performance

2nd : TV Honest re-scores a piece of media that made an impression on them as a child. 
[It's gonna be a BAT of a good time, MAN as well as a BurTON of fun, & we'll give you '89 reasons why you should come, & a KeaTON is one.]

Stay tuned for future performances with all new artists on June 21 & July 19

BUY TICKETS HERE

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SCREENING X
Apr
27
to Apr 28

SCREENING X

8 doors

9 Feature screening of The First Ever Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic, Surreal, Sci-Fi Movie

10:30 Super Secret Mystery Live Set

Free admissions + beer but donations accepted. 

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BABYLON
Apr
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

BABYLON

An immersive, interactive art exhibition held in 3 acts

Featuring:
Thor & Friends
Future Museums
Cross Record

Live dance x choreography
by Lory Lyon

Live visuals x art installation
by Hyperreal Film Club

Performances to be held at Shirley's Temple in Austin, TX
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
$5

Disclaimer: Attendees acknowledge the probable circumstance of artists performing in close physical proximity. Additionally, those who who wish to experience the performance in close proximity are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing (i.e. clothing that the attendee is comfortable getting wet/dirty/etc.)

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KNOWN | UNKNOWN
Mar
14
to Mar 16

KNOWN | UNKNOWN

An experiment in open source, collaborative, emergent experience, KNOWN | UNKNOWN is a wildly eclectic three days of art and conversation. This first edition of K | U is also an experiment in simultaneously generating a massive explosion and building a bottle big enough to catch it; the idea was formed on March 4 and the experience begins on March 14.

Can a three-day festival be built in 10 days? We want to find out, and we want you to join us.

For more information CLICK HERE

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BEHIND THE SCENE: EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS
Feb
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

BEHIND THE SCENE: EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

6:30 Doors

7 Screening

Join us for a night of experimental filmmaking as we screen some of the most celebrated pioneers throughout history and discuss their life's works and must-see pieces. 

We have careful curated films from the 1920's by Hans Richter, to 1940's and 60's with shorts by Maya Deren, Stan Brakage and David Lynch, leading us to the exciting films of the 70's and 80's with excerpts from Kenneth Anger all the way to present time filmmakers and visual arts. This screening will be introduced and lead by Faiza Kracheni, ASoF Education & Programs Director + local artist/filmmaker.

BEHIND THE SCENE is an ongoing film screening series brought to you by Hyperreal film club and Austin School of Film. Bringing together local creatives to introduce must-see films and talk about the craft. Learn directly from your arts community!

Free admission + drinks.

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VHS ZINE RELEASE + BENEFIT
Feb
2
to Feb 3

VHS ZINE RELEASE + BENEFIT

9  ZINE SCREENING
Featuring shorts from filmmakers local and afar on the topic of REACTION to the current political climate. Zines will be for sale on VHS for $5--all proceeds donated to Austin Justice Coalition. 

10 LEXI CARDENAS

1030 AMULETS

11 TV HONEST

This is also the debut of Hyperreal's Mini Mobile Zine Shop!

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Hyperreal Video Zine Vol. 1:
The Kübler-Ross Annihilation

$5 suggested donation to Austin Justice Coalition

For more information CLICK HERE

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BEHIND THE SCENE: LIGHTING
Jan
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

BEHIND THE SCENE: LIGHTING

630 Doors

7 Screening + Lesson

Free admission + drinks. 

BEHIND THE SCENE is an ongoing film screening series brought to you by Hyperreal film club and Austin School of Film. Bringing together local creatives to introduce must-see films and talk about the craft. Learn directly from your arts community!

DETAILS: We will be discussing a film noir + ASoF instructor Corey Kline with screening to follow. 

About the artist: Cordelaine (Corey) Kline is an Austin based filmmaker and digital arts teacher. Kline is currently making a romantic comedy web series called Jim the Jerk (www.jimbrazina.com). Kline also operates a digital arts summer camp where he instructs 9-18 year olds about iPhoto, Garageband, iMovie, Scratch, and MS Office. Kline has worked as an Assistant Camera/2nd AC on 3 feature films. Kline graduated from the University of Iowa Cinema Program where he produced and DP'd a feature film called Diary of a Superhero which won the Award of Excellence from Iowa Motion Picture Association. www.cordelaine.com

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BEHIND THE SCENE: VISUAL EFFECTS
Jan
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

BEHIND THE SCENE: VISUAL EFFECTS

630 Doors

7 M00N screening + Lesson

Free admission + drinks

BEHIND THE SCENE is an ongoing film screening series brought to you by Hyperreal Film Club and Austin School of Film. Bringing together local creatives to introduce must-see films and talk about the craft. Learn directly from your arts community!

DETAILS: We will be discussing the visual effects of british science fiction drama film MOON with multi-platform artist + ASoF instructor Caegan Meagher with screening to follow. 

About the artist: Ceagan Meagher is a local multi-platform artist in motion graphics, visual effects, photography, videography, audio/video editing and workflow management. His client work includes Verizon Wireless, Barnes and Noble, AT&T, Dell and T-Mobile among others. Additional skills and interests blanket the spectrum in 3D, projection mapping, photogrammetry and VR. He is the lead instructor Adobe After Effects and Cinema4D at Austin School of Film. 

His website and reel can be found at www.neondopemachine.com.

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