Austin Film Society presents Modern Masters
Modern Masters showcases the great filmmakers who are making their best work right now. Explore the respective works of Lucrecia Martel and Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro).
- June 2 and 3: Zama - Master director Lucrecia Martel plays with the profound and the absurd in this unprecedented deconstruction of the history of colonial Argentina, heralded as her most ambitious and brilliant work to date. Her subject is the fictional Don Diego de Zama, a middle-aged functionary in a remote colonial outpost in 18th century Argentina, awaiting word of a transfer back to Buenos Aires that is taking too long to arrive.
- June 18 and 24: The Young Karl Marx - From director Raoul Peck comes the origin story of Marxism and the worldwide proletarian revolution. Following a 26 year-old semi-employed writer Karl Marx, his wife and collaborator Jennie, and their rich kid pal Friedrich Engels as they upend the class system and start a war of ideas.