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Sunday, September 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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** Reserved seat tickets are available for purchase with guaranteed entry at: drafthouse.com/movies/down-down-the-deep-river1/austin

Join us for the 2nd Screening of Okkervil River's DOWN DOWN THE DEEP RIVER and Spoon: Retrospective, co-presented by Austin Film Society.

(we added a bonus day!)

  • OKKERVIL RIVER's SEP 20, 2PM SCREENING of "Down Down the Deep River" + Spoon: Retrospective at Alamo Drafthouse LAMAR. Limited wristband seating is available (approx. 40) and reserved seating (approx. 40). The film will be preceded by a selection of Spoon videos culled from Beta, VHS and DVD. **Okkervil River keyboardist and composer Justin Sherburn will be in attendance for Q/A. Spoon will not be in attendance for this screening.

** AMVFest wristband holders will have access to this screening on a first come, first screened basis. Get $25 wristbands (at 4.5 days!) at: bit.ly/AMVF15TIX 

** Reserved seat tickets are available for purchase with guaranteed entry at: drafthouse.com/movies/down-down-the-deep-river1/austin

** Want to pre-order the film + bonus feautures & soundtrack? Use the code AMVF at check-out to get $4 off the LASERDISC EDITION of DDtDR at: www.downdownthedeepriver.com


It's New Hampshire, 1987: The sci-fi fantasy world of two bullied sixth-grade boys invades reality and changes their lives forever. An explosion of the music video into a narrative film, Down Down the Deep River grew out of the recent work of acclaimed indie band Okkervil River, and directed by front man Will Sheff. The song of the same name appears in multiple incarnations throughout the film, interpreted in ‘80s appropriate styles (New Wave, soft rock, rap). A poetic, abstract tribute to classic children's fantasy films, Down Down the Deep River was shot in and around Sheff's hometown in rural New Hampshire and stars local actors. Impeccable art direction brings magic to nostalgic, dreamlike, fictionalized representations of Sheff's own childhood memories, filtering them through the aesthetics of the cornerstone children's fantasy films of the era — E.T., Explorers, The Goonies to name a few.

A look back at Spoon's incredible music video evolution over the last decade. #preyoutube

"Small Stakes" Directed by: Peter Simonite
"I Turn My Cameron On" Directed by: Troll & De Wilde
"Sister Jack" Directed by: Peter Simonite
"The Underdog" Directed by: Keven McAlester
"You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" Directed by: Ryan Junell
"Written in Reverse" Directed by: Danny Clinch
"Inside Out" Directed by: Leblanc + Cudmore

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Jeremy Roye

Cofounder, Austin Music Video Festival
AMVFest host and moderator. 


Justin Sherburn

Composer and keyboardist for Okkervil River.

Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
The Alamo Drafthouse (S. Lamar) 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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