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Date 03.01.18
Admission Suggested Donation $5
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7pm – doors // live DJ set - Mouthfeel  // video art by DZ
8pm – "Metallurgy Lethargy" with director Ryan Tarr
815pm – KEDI

Beverages provided by our most excellent friends at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op (


Duman the gourmand taps at the restaurant window whenever he requires roast beef or – when dieting – smoked cuts and turkey. Psikopat keeps her “husband” close and her dinner even closer. Gamsiz gambols between benefactors, including a kindly baker, in the hippest part of town.

“Dogs think people are God, but cats don’t,” explains one of the film’s human participants. “Cats know that people act as middlemen to God’s will. They’re not ungrateful. They just know better.”

The humans are not named in Ceyda Torun’s film, but they do talk us through the long and fascinating history of cats in the fishing port and the great benefits that come from moggy companionship. “They absorb all your negative energy,” says one shopkeeper. Another interviewee recalls that when his fishing boat was damaged by a storm, a miraculous cat led him towards a lost wallet containing just enough money to cover the necessary repairs.

Working with cinematographers Charlie Wuppermann and Alp Korfali, director Torun alternates between an ingenious, cat’s-eye view tracking and magnificent aerial shots of the city, all set to a terrific score by Kira Fontana. A purrfect antidote to blockbuster fatigue.

-The Irish Times

take a look:

Metallurgy Lethargy

About the short:

shot on super 8; an experimental exploration of ritual and dysphoria under dystopia

rt is a non binary artist from michigan, living in austin. cap sun/leo moon/leo rising. they spend a lot of time indoors, worried; adorned in chains; struggling to differentiate between routine and stagnancy; uncertain of their own flesh.

More Info

Hyperreal Film Club was named "Best More-Than-Just-Film Series" by The Austin Chronicle

For more information on HFC, visit

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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