Check out this Sundance Labs dark comedy on the 14th

Director/writer Matt Szymanowski has invited us to join him on Nov 14th for a screening of his comedy The Purple Onion at the Marquesa as part of the Austin Asian American Film Fest. Matt and his lead actor will both be in attendance for Q&A. Looks like fun!

Purple Onion was a Sundance Labs and IFP Labs finalist.

Matt also has shared a 20% off discount code: po20. You can use it here to buy tickets online.

The Purple Onion Teaser Trailer from Wolves on Vimeo.

Our First Movie Night of 2010! Thurs, May 20th!

austin moviesThe Movie Nights Are Back!

The Nueva Onda Movie Nights starts its 2010 season with three unique short films! 8pm on Thurs May 20th! And stick around for door prizes and our post-show Q&A with filmmakers!

With violence continuing in Iraq and an additional 30,000 troops now deployed to Afghanistan, military families across America are facing their fifth or sixth deployment.  Many attempt to fill the void left by absent fathers, mothers, sons and daughters with “Flat Daddies” and “Heroes on a Stick,” life-sized cardboard cutouts of their loved ones serving overseas. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, the documentary-in-progress FLAT DADDY explores the lasting impact of the war on the families left behind.  Following five intimate stories, Flat Daddy reveals the economic and emotional difficulties that military families face before, during, and after deployment. (14 min)
Exclusive Austin preview of work-in-progress documentary. Crew has created work for Carnegie Hall, Sotheby’s, Blue’s Clues, and The Sopranos. Please support their work by visiting their Pepsi Refresh Everything page and voting. You can vote once per day.

TO DO THAT is a punchy, three-minute feature short by Austinite/Singaporean Jason Brenizer. In it, a secretive businessman turns a typical tourist attraction into a memory that will last forever.
2010 SXSW Austin Film Society Member Showcase pick.

Bursting with indelible images, MANOS DE MADRE follows Irina, an adult literacy student and single mother of five, as she navigates life within the Guatemala City garbage dump – her home, and the largest dump in Central America. While the film’s central focus is on Irina, it also tells the story of a fight to provide opportunities and hope to children raised in a world where hope is in desperately short supply. (29 mins)
2009 Austin Film Society grant recipient; filmmakers One Spark Films also won the Doorpost Film Project’s Filmmaker’s Choice 2009 for GUEST ROOM.

Program includes strong language.


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… but of course we love to host Austin filmmakers. Sponsor NOMN, volunteer, or submit films at right here! Just click on CONTACT US at the top!