Texas Spirit Theater

January 30, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm

One of the best foreign language films of 2016, Aquarius grapples with the tensions wrought between memory and legacy, in a virtuosic tale set on the beaches of Brazil.

Sonia Braga (The Kiss of the Spider Woman) depicts Clara, a retired music critic whose past as a writer, mother, wife, and cancer survivor have defined her. Residing in the aging apartment building that has belonged to her family for years, Clara defies the developers whose final step to take over the building is to purchase her apartment.

The film unravels with novelistic detail and intrigue, with Braga’s brilliant performance at the center. Aquarius, which premiered in competition at Cannes last year, ensures director Kleber Mendonça Filho as one of most sophisticated and exciting global auteurs of recent years.

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

Film Details

Rating: NR
Suggested age: 16
Starring: Sonia BragaMaeve JinkinsIrandhir Santos
Writer/Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Runtime: 142 min.
Genre: Drama
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.