MIX/VHS | Week 043

With a mix of eclectic films soon to be screened at Austin Cinemaker Space's Cinema Obscura later in the month, get a dose of eclectic recommendations of what to watch this weekend from us at MIX/VHS! If you're a member at ACS, be sure to submit your work by TOMORROW! It's gonna be a fun night. But before that, enjoy these picks!  


White and Lazy

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Aren't roommates the worst? Watch this throwback, Slacker-esque short that's surprisingly engrossing given it's simple and painfully realist premise. For fans of burritos and Ronald Reagan.

-  JJ

Fire In The Sky



Fire In The Sky, based off of the accounts of Travis Walton, is an alien abduction film on the surface. But if you dig a little deeper, you get a brilliantly crafted narrative that delves into the thematic issues of someone disappearing in small-town America. With excellent performances, beautiful cinematography from auteur Bill Pope, top-notch directing, and a stand-out sound design and editing, this film truly is the dark side of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And if you can do yourself a favor, go into this with as little knowledge as possible to truly enjoy the experience!

-  Jake

American Airlines Safety Video

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Alright, I know this pick is a little odd, but I've been flying quite a bit lately, and have come to appreciate when instead of the attendants glazing over to show how to buckle your seatbelt, this video plays.  The first time I watched it, I was traveling alone, and was mesmerized. At the end, I looked around and it didn't seem like anyone else had just seen the bizarre thing I had just watched.  A very strange experience indeed.  Kudos to whoever is behind this trippy vid.

-  Carrie

Father John Misty // Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution [The Haxan Cloak Remix]



All of my homes are in crisis right now. The Pacific Nortwest and Montana are facing raging fires, Hurricane Harvey did a number on SE Texas, and another batch of Hurricanes are inbound towards Key West, where my parents just bought a house. There's a lot of insane, unsettling things happening due to a myriad of causes. This remix of FJM's apocalypse comedy scenario turns the tune from an ironic look at the feature to a really alarming, timely dissection of our attempts (or lack their of) combating Mother Nature's war with climate change and the human race in general. It's a wild world out there right now.

-  Spencer

"Seagulls! (Stop It Now)" - A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back



When the going gets tough, to the rescue Yoda comes. Enjoy this video, you will.

-  Clete

Like this mix? Tell us what you think in the comments below, and let us know what you’re recommending for us to watch this week!