A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story


December 8, 2016 7:00pm - 8:36pm

The Austin City Limits show was a small public television program that became an international phenomenon, changing the way the world saw Austin, and shining a light on the city's local music scene. Looking back on it's 40 year history, the show's originators tell the distinctly Austin story of how Austin City Limits became television's longest running music show.

Featuring performance highlights from throughout the history of the show from the likes of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Ray Charles, all the way to Beck and the Alabama Shakes, Austin filmmaker Keith Maitland has made a celebratory but deeply affecting portrait of a vital piece of Austin heritage.

Event Details

This presentation will be hosted by Austin Film Society Head of Film & Creative Media Holly Herrick.

The Bullock Museum is proud to partner with Austin Film Society to offer a number of special screenings while the AFS Cinema is being renovated. For more information about this exciting project, and how you can be a part of it, see https://austinfilm.org/cinema.

Film Details

Rating: NR
Suggested age: 16
Starring: Terry LickonaJay MaleckiStevie Ray VaughanRay CharlesBeck
Director/Writer: Keith Maitland
Runtime: 96 min.
Genre: Documentary, music
Release year: 2016

About the Texas Spirit Theater and Tickets

The Texas Spirit Theater located on the Bullock Museum's second floor is one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin and features multi-sensory special effects such as lightning, rain, and other surprises. For evening programs, please enter through the Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre.

Museum Members enjoy free unlimited IMAX® documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, free exhibition admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and more. Learn More.

There will be a limited amount of tickets available at the box office for members at the $7 rate. To purchase in advance members can pay the $10 general admission price on the AFS page in the "Buy Tickets" link above.