AGFA Secret Screenings
A monthly super secret surprise screening of something weird and wonderful from the depths of the American Genre Film Archive. Always free and always on 35MM!
The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Austin, Texas. AGFA exists to preserve the legacy of genre movies through collection, conservation, and distribution.
Formed in 2009, AGFA focuses on outlaw exploitation movies that were produced from the 1960s through the 2000s. From manic hicksploitation epics to bloodthirsty shoestring goreblasts, each title in AGFA's collection is a celebration of culture that should never be forgotten. Housing over six thousand 35mm film prints and trailers, our non-profit archive counts among its board members and advisors Alamo Drafthouse founders Tim and Karrie League, filmmakers Nicolas Winding Refn and Paul Thomas Anderson, and Austin area film programmers and movie fans.
The American Genre Film Archive has saved 35mm film prints from landfills, incinerators, and from being literally tossed into the ocean. Every act of heroism that goes into the maintenance of the collection is done by people who believe in the future of exploitation film preservation. All of the work at AGFA happens on a shoestring -- or no-shoestring -- budget. If you love movies, you love AGFA . . . even if you've never heard of it. If you recognize the inherent fun of movies, we’re probably the only archive out there that feels the same.
These movies come to life when audiences enjoy them. Each year, AGFA loans hundreds of prints to arthouse institutions, film societies, festivals, libraries, and universities. A fundamental component of our mission is to make sure that people watch these movies. But film prints have a limited lifespan. Like human beings, all prints are inevitably headed to the dumpster. However, with proper storage and care -- and our newly acquired 4K film scanner -- we can prolong the lives of these prints and ensure that the movies themselves endure the ravages of time.'
More info at americangenrefilm.com
Past AGFA Secret Screenings Shows
Dallas/Fort Worth News
Director David Lowery on the shared DNA between THE GREEN KNIGHT and WILLOW & BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA
Our Guest Selects series continues with THE GREEN KNIGHT director David Lowery and five influences behind THE GREEN KNIGHT, including George Lucas and Ron Howard's WILLOW, Francis Ford Coppola's DRACULA adaptation, THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, THE DARK CRYSTAL, and MARIE ANTOINETTE.
When is your favorite Alamo Drafthouse reopening? [updated 8/13]
Details on many the happy returns of Alamo Drafthouse to Dallas, Omaha, San Francisco, Lubbock, Laredo, the Twin Cities, Yonkers, and more.