AFS Summer Free-For-All Screening of CHUNGKING EXPRESS

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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.


“CHUNGKING EXPRESS is one of Wong's purest evocations of love’s excitement and heartbreak." —Slant

Love is sweet, but for one pineapple-loving officer, it’s turned as sour as the expired fruit he’s vowed to eat for a month (or at least, until his ex-girlfriend returns, whichever comes first). Thus begins the dual tale of two jilted Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung Chiu-wai) who cross paths with two very different women (Brigitte Lin and Faye Wong). A total charmer from master stylist Wong Kar-wai.


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, Jul 31, 2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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