Some of the most beloved films from last year’s Austin Film Festival will return this summer in the AFF Audience Award Winners Series, presented by Esurance. Every third Monday at the Alamo Village, AFF will bring one of its Audience Award-winning films back to town, along with the filmmakers who made them, to showcase the very best in independent filmmaking. From Tetris Masters to Freedom Writers to Texas Independents, there will be something for everyone, and, as always, each film represents Austin Film Festival’s mission to emphasize the art and craft of screenwriting and engaging cinematic storytelling.
The next entry in the series will be ECSTASY OF ORDER: THE TETRIS MASTERS, co-winner of AFF’s Esurance Audience Award in the Documentary Feature category. When it comes to Tetris, we’ve all spent time rotating the pieces, dropping them in place, and despairing over that square block that just won’t fit. But what about the people who’ve truly mastered Tetris? Great champions who’ve dedicated their minds to solving these intricate puzzles?’ Ecstasy of Order follows a group of record-holding Tetris players as they prepare to compete in the 2010 Classic Tetris World Championship. The film gives us an intimate look at the Masters as they reveal their secrets, recount their obsessions with the game, and take us to the transcendental state required to reach the highest level, known as the ‘Ecstasy of Order.’
Tickets are $5 for general admission. The first 30 AFF members at the screening will receive free admission!