AFS Summer Free-For-All Screening of BALL OF FIRE

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Austin Film Society present Summer Free-For-All, a weekly series in July and August featuring four beloved arthouse classics (including Richard Linklater’s Slacker) with free admission to all films for anyone in the community to attend.

All screenings are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP in advance. RSVP does not guarantee admission, please arrive early as seating is first come, first serve. These shows are oversold to ensure a full house. Registrations are limited to two per person.


“One of the strangest riffs on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ever.” —The Austin Chronicle“

A treasure trove of Forties character actors.” —The Village Voice

Barbara Stanwyck is at her tough, gum-chewing best as Sugarpuss O'Shea, a nightclub singer and organized crime associate who hides out from the DA with a group of scholars, led by Gary Cooper, who are in the process of writing an Encyclopedia. A beloved classic. In 35mm.


Over four consecutive Wednesdays in July and August, AFS Cinema will present several cherished arthouse films in its Summer Free-For-All. While tickets will be required for entry, admission will be free for films within the series. Kicking things off on July 24 will be Richard Linklater’s Slacker in 35mm, an important part of Texas’ film legacy as well as AFS’s own history. Then, on July 30 is Wong Kar-wai’s beloved Chungking Express starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung, Brigitte Lin and Faye Wong. Following this will be two more 35mm screenings, the first of which on August 7 is Ball of Fire, a Howard Hawks film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper, followed by Sofia Coppola’s seminal The Virgin Suicides on August 14, an adaptation of a Jeffrey Eugenides novel starring Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett.

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Event Details

Wed, Aug 7, 2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Hosted By:
Austin Film Society
Julya Jara | Development Director | Austin Film Society