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Everything… For All Reasons: Presented in partnership with Austin Film Society

Screening at AFS Cinema, 6406 N. I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas, 78752.

This special screening features a Q&A with filmmaker Scott Ballew and musician Joe Ely, plus an introduction by Andrea Mellard, Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement.

Cult musician and artist Terry Allen is revered by the world’s creative elite, but is far from a household name. Fringe even in the fringe world of artists, musicians, and renegades of the 70’s, Terry’s voice is perhaps just now reaching the audience it deserves. Everything... For All Reasons sheds a comprehensive light on his body of work and life, and is punctuated with songs from a star studded concert at Austin’s Paramount Theater. Almost the antithesis of the Rock N Roll cliché, Allen shares the stage with his wife of 55 years, two sons, and life-long friends. The film includes behind-the-scenes rehearsals and interviews with legendary musicians that collaborate and have been influenced by Terry, including David Byrne (Talking Heads), Joe Ely (Flatlanders), Lloyd Maines, Charlie Sexton, and Ryan Bingham.

Directed by Scott Ballew, USA, 2019, 1h 5min, DCP.

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The Contemporary Austin is proud to present a bronze sculptural work by Terry Allen, Road Angel, on view at Laguna Gloria. Click here to learn more and to plan your visit!
Presented in partnership with Austin Film Society at AFS Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. #3100, Austin 78752.

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