IMAGE: Close-Up, 1990

Close-Up: Other Forms of Life Film Series

The Contemporary Austin presents: Other Forms Of Life — A four-part film series programmed by Huma Bhabha

From sci-fi horror to film noir to docufiction, this greatly varied and surprising series of films has been programmed by artist Huma Bhabha to coincide with her exhibition Other Forms Of Life, on view at The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue starting September 15, 2018.

Co-presented with Austin Film Society at AFS Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. #3100, Austin 78752.

Tickets and schedule available at, with discounts for Museum Members (email invitation with promo code will be sent to members; you may also contact for the code).

Attendees will receive a buy one, get one free coupon for admission into the exhibit at The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center.

Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s masterpiece tells a direct but multifaceted true story of a man who impersonates a famous filmmaker. The film stars the actual participants in the events depicted. Guest programmer Huma Bhabha’s artwork shares themes of Kiarostami’s film: those of impersonation and identity, and the tensions between documentary “truth” and fiction.

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1990, 35mm, 100 min. In Persian and Azerbaijani with English Subtitles.

Watch the trailer >

Also in Other Forms of Life Film Series
October 10, 13: The Terminator
October 17, 20: The Third Man
October 24, 27 & 29: The Thing