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Hyperreal film club presents: Butter on the Latch

  • Museum of Human Achievement Austin, TX USA (map)

the hyperreal film club
museum of human achievement

Directed by Josephine Decker

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
Screenings every Tuesday June - August


“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.”

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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 for ticket bundle options + secret CLUB GEAR