AFS: THE TIN DRUM
|Starring||David Bennent, Mario Adorf and Angela Winkler|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
An Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Austin Film Society Co-Presentation
AFS will present a brand new, restored digital print of the Academy Award winning 1979 German film, THE TIN DRUM. The original 135-minute film had a running time requirement from the distributor, obliging the filmmakers to eliminate 30 minutes from their version. The newly remastered Director’s Cut includes scenes rediscovered when the director Volker Schlöndorff revisited the original footage in 2009. The Director’s Cut made an appearance at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and thanks to Janus Films, there is a stunning, digitally remastered version appearing in Austin for the first time.
Danzig, Germany, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II. Honored with the Palme d’Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival and the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, Volker Schlöndorff’s The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) is a truly visionary adaptation of Nobel laureate Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, an unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire. -The Criterion Collection
Tickets are $8 for Austin Film Society Members / $10 for General Admission. Become a member of AFS at AustinFilm.org.