Austin Film Society Cinema
One of the lesser-known projects in town, the Austin Film Society (AFS) is the result of Richard Linklater’s creative genius. Founded in 1985, AFS is the heartbeat of the city’s independent film industry, but it only recently opened its own dedicated art-house cinema, complete with a full bar and café. On its two screens, the society shows a wide selection of films, including repertory series, new restorations, documentaries, independents and premieres. Many of the films are also accompanied by introductions by the film directors and other special guests.