Hello, Spring 2011!

It’s spring and that means one thing – time for indie movies!

However, due to some logistical intricacies, the Movie Nights are temporarily on hold. Hopefully we’ll be able to fill in the picture soon. Until then, we’d like to point you to these other fine Austin movie screenings:

Short Indies is every other month, so the next night is June. Entry is $4, but that includes an hour of open bar, and often food from local sponsors.

“Faces of Austin” Accepting Submissions

Hope everyone’s enjoying the winter break!

Thought we’d share this tidbit: the City of Austin is seeking cinematic and multimedia work for a public screening in the City Council Chambers and City Hall. Both fictional and non-fictional pieces are being sought. There are no prizes, but this might be perfect for you if you (or someone you know) have work that needs an audience. The deadline is coming up fast – January 28.

And of course, feel free to share your work with us, too! Just visit austinmovies.wordpress.com and follow the roadsigns. We’ll start up movies again in the spring.

NOMN Presents HAUSU, special Prehallow’s Eve screening, 8pm, Friday Oct. 29

Friday, October 29th, the Nueva Onda Movie Nights is screening the bloody, mindbending Japanese film HAUSU – at 8pm! Free! Door prizes!

Hausu is a Japanese horror movie so eccentric it qualifies as its own genre. Often imitated, never matched, it lived for years on bootleg tapes and discs — and in the lurid memories of all who saw it on a big screen. Now it’s back in a great-looking reissue, and still bat-crap crazy. If you missed it at Fantastic Fest, like I did, now is your time to make Halloween amends.

Seven young women, who have chosen as nicknames the brand names of much-advertised consumer products, begin to disappear in a decidedly suspicious manner. Are they fashion victims? How else can one explain the eerie coordination between their pastel outfits and the pastels of the rooms in which they appear? It is up to the heroine — whose every screen appearance is heralded by special lighting, gentle breezes, and a soft camera focus — to find out what is going on. To reveal any more would spoil the unique effect of the delirious cinematic entity that is Hausu. (1977, 88 minutes.)

7.5 stars at IMDB. Possibly the oddest cinematic experience ever to come out of Japan.

Wow! Noribuki Obayashi’s “Hausu” aka. “House” of 1977 is easily one of the weirdest films I ever saw and I generally generally am a fan of the bizarre. – IMDB user

A brain-rattling delight. – Austin Chronicle Chronolog

Parental warning: Too weird for kids. Possibly too weird for adults.

And… don’t forget to vote in our NOMN polls… and early voting for the midterm elections has begun! Vote!

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The Nueva Onda Movie Nights is a FREE, fan- and mister-cooled monthly movie screening held rain-or-shine, 8 pm, on the covered patio at Nueva Onda restaurant, 2218 College, just northwest of Oltorf and S. Congress. Our volunteers show award-winning indie shorts, docs, and features from around the world. Find out more about us at nuevaaustin.com! Limited menu of nachos, cookies, popcorn, and drinks. Schedule subject to change.

Unavailable Indie Classic “Toto the Hero,” Thurs Oct 7

Thursday, October 7th, the Nueva Onda Movie Nights is screening TOTO THE HERO – at 8pm! Free! Door prizes! Our last regular screening of the year!

As part of our UNRENTABLE series, the Movie Nights is pleased to show this unavailable arthouse classic.

Former circus performer Jaco Van Dormael made his feature-film directing bow with the Belgian/French/German coproduction Toto Le Héros (Toto the Hero). The title character is a fictional supersecret agent, idolized by a young boy named Thomas who aspires to become Toto when he grows up. Thanks to a kaleidoscope of flashbacks and flashforwards, we know that his real fate is far different. The film hopscotches between the Three Ages of Thomas: wide-eyed youngster, mediocrity-mired adult, bitter old man, forever jealous of his wealthy boyhood friend Alfred, fantasizing that he and his chum were switched at birth. A delightful art-house hit from 1991, now all but forgotten. (French with English subtitles)

A stunning tale that combines mystery, fantasy, drama, action, comedy, and a little bit of everything else, Toto The Hero (Toto le Hero) is one of those films that’s kept me coming back again and again, because I get a little more out of it with every viewing. – Austin Chronicle

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103105/

And if you enjoy the movie nights, please tell your friends…! And don’t forget our movie night poll. Vote and let us know what we could do better.


The Nueva Onda Movie Nights is a FREE, fan- and mister-cooled monthly movie screening held rain-or-shine, 8 pm, on the covered patio at Nueva Onda restaurant, 2218 College, just northwest of Oltorf and S. Congress. Our volunteers show award-winning indie shorts, docs, and features from around the world. Find out more about us at nuevaaustin.com! Limited menu of nachos, cookies, popcorn, and drinks. NOMN is BYOB. Schedule subject to change.

A Filmmaker Coup! And See Marlene Tonight

Four things:
  1. Now that it’s dried off a little bit, don’t forget our screening tonight (Thursday night) of the unrentable Shanghai Express with Marlene Dietrich. 8pm as usual.
  2. We also want to encourage you to vote in our Nueva Onda Movie Night surveys. We’re trying to grow and improve the NOMN experience and we need your help.
  3. If you’re on Facebook, befriend Nueva Onda so we don’t fall out of touch if you change emails. Plus you can find out about Trivia Night and other special stuff.
  4. And lastly, remember filmmaker and UT alum Susan Youssef? We showed her film “Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf” in a past season. We’re pleased as punch to announce that Filmmaker magazine has tagged her as a “New Face in Independent Film”: http://filmmakermagazine.com/news/2010/07/25-new-faces-part-5/

— your pals at the movie nights.

Marlene Dietrich in the Unavailable “Shanghai Express,” Thurs., Sept 9

Thursday, September 9th, the Nueva Onda Movie Nights is screening SHANGHAI EXPRESS – at 8pm! Free! Door prizes! Our season is drawing to a close – don’t miss out!

As part of our UNRENTABLE series, the Movie Nights is pleased to show this unavailable classic with Dietrich in perfect form.

“It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily,” purrs Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express. She certainly has her well-manicured hands full with more men than she can count in this exotic far-Eastern adventure. Among her fellow passengers on the Shanghai Express are her disillusioned former fiance, stalwart British medical corps officer Clive Brook; overfervent missionary Lawrence Grant; dope smuggler Gustav von Seyffertitz; and mysterious Eurasian businessman Warner Oland. As the train chugs through the more treacherous passages of war-torn China, Oland reveals himself as the leader of a rebel group, who plans to hold the passengers hostage to secure the release of his imprisoned followers….

Directed by Josef von Sternberg at his most orgiastic (love those long, lingering dissolves!), Shanghai Express is 80% style and 20% substance, as proven by two less stylish remakes, Night Plane to Chungking and Peking Express.  – AllMovie.com

Also, we’ve created a few poll questions to help improve the Movie Nights. Please check them out and let us know! Thanks!


The Nueva Onda Movie Nights is a FREE, fan- and mister-cooled monthly movie screening held rain-or-shine, 8 pm, on the covered patio at Nueva Onda restaurant, 2218 College, just northwest of Oltorf and S. Congress. Our volunteers show award-winning indie shorts, docs, and features from around the world. Find out more about us at nuevaaustin.com! Limited menu of nachos, cookies, popcorn, and drinks. NOMN is BYOB. Schedule subject to change.

8/12: ONE-EIGHTY. Little films about big changes.

Thursday, August 12th, the Nueva Onda Movie Nights is screening ONE-EIGHTY – a short set of little films about big changes – at 8pm! Door prizes and Q&A with filmmakers!

WAKE UP: Josh has a strategy when it comes to nightmares, but his urban-legend-quoting office-mate disagrees — whether the impact from a fall in your dreams will force you awake or kill you while you sleep. In this low-budget-yet-effects-heavy short, Josh has many nightmares to choose from, but which is worse: a violent end, or losing his girlfriend?

Writer-director and ex-NOMN screening committee member Zane Rutledge will discuss the special effects he used in making this eye-popping film at the end of the night. Don’t miss it!

UNDER THE HOOD: A progressive coffee house in Killeen allows Ft. Hood soldiers to express their feelings about war and their assignments. (2010 TEN UNDER TEN Selection)

WHAT’S IN A NAME: A compelling examination of the lives and outlooks of four transgender Austinites. (2010 TEN UNDER TEN Selection)

MAKE A WISH: Billy Myers is an all-star baseball player. Braden Anderson is a sick child. Together they make each other’s dreams come true. From Austinite David Ward, whose comedy sketches have been featured on Yahoo and Funny or Die. (2010 SXSW AFS Showcase Selection)

Total program time approximately 45 minutes. Some adult language and violence.

Limited menu of nachos, cookies, popcorn, and drinks. Schedule subject to change.