Upcoming special screenings: “Holy Hell,” “Messiah of Evil” and more!

by Arianna Auber

large_large_dyXiG7WZovCCWRIbwDhhCEBdqXJ“Holy Hell.” Director Will Allen, who will be part of a panel following the screening, documented his insane 22-year experience in a New Age religious sect called Buddhafield. “Holy Hell” tells the whole story, from the spiritual highs to the abuse of power and control. 7 to 9 p.m. July 15, 7 to 9 p.m. July 20. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

“Messiah of Evil.” This atmospheric, scary and beautiful film is exactly as if Antonioni and George Romero made a zombie movie together. 9:45 to 11:45 p.m. July 15. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

“Rosa Chumbe.” CineNoche presents this Peruvian film about a middle-aged police officer in Lima who has both a gambling and drinking problem and needs a miracle after her daughter leaves her with her baby. 7 p.m. July 19, 11 a.m. July 24. $11. Violet Crown, 433 W. Second St. 512-495-9600, austin.violetcrown.com.

“Looking: The Movie.” The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival’s monthly screening is this HBO film that wraps up the story of three close friends living in San Francisco. 7:30 p.m. July 20. $10. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. drafthouse.com.

“Hands on a Hard Body.” The Bullock Museum and the Austin Film Festival are teaming up to share this screening of the Texas documentary about an endurance contest at a Longview car dealership. 7 p.m. July 21. $3-$5. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-4696, thestoryoftexas.com.

“A Nos Amours.” Featuring a fierce breakout performance by Sandrine Bonnaire, it’s the story of a teenage girl who searches for love in increasingly promiscuous encounters with boys. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 21. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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