IMAGE: Michalina Olszanska as Gold in The Lure. Courtesy Janus Films.

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The Lure: Green Screen Film Series

Every Friday Night in July! Gather in the amphitheater near Wangechi Mutu’s sculpture Water Woman to watch a selection of films about powerful women and girls living near and under the water. Pack a picnic to enjoy with friends and explore the park at sunset.

Thank you to our community partner, the Mermaid Society of Texas, and to our sponsors Austin Monthly and Richard's Rainwater and Spiked Seltzer, who will be giving away refreshments. Cold Ones Pops also available for purchase!

In this genre-defying horror-musical mash-up, a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate eighties Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy new wave soundtrack, lavishly grimy sets, and outrageous musical numbers, The Lure explores its themes of sexuality, exploitation, and adulthood with energy and originality.

Directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska, 2015, 91 min., NR.

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