HYPERREAL FILM CLUB series
the MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari
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~
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.
take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZckUiocInM
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.
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.