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Tickets go on sale TODAY for Linklater’s ’80s film series

Joe Gross
jgross@statesman.com

Tickets go on sale today for “Jewels in the Wasteland: A Trip through ’80s Cinema with Richard Linklater,” a weekly film series to be held Jan. 29 to May 28 at the Austin Film Society’s Marchesa theater ((6226 Middle Fiskville Rd.)

Linklater, who founded AFS, will program and host 35mm screenings of some of his most important films of the 80s. Linklater will introduce each film and participate in an audience discussion afterwards. This first installment of the series, focusing on the years 1980 through 1983, runs through May.

The first volley of screenings includes:

Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy,” staring Robert DeNiro and Jerry Lewis (Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s black and white melodrama “Veronika Voss” (Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.)

Martha Coolidge’s “Valley Girl,” complete with a young Nicolas Cage (Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.)

Samuel Fuller’s controversial “White Dog” (Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.)

Warren Beatty’s “Reds” (Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.)

Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for students and AFS “Make and Watch” members, $5 for AFS “Love” members and free for AFS “Premier Circle” members. Go here for details.