Viva Les Amis

There’s a lot of talk these days about The Old Austin and The New Austin with the former mentioned in reverent tones and the latter with a hint of contempt. It’s all relative. For many, Les Amis is an example of The Old Austin. It was cheap. It was grungy. It had a strong sense of community. Director Nancy Higgins’s documentary, Viva Les Amis, explores a place and a time that no longer exists and explores this clash between old and new.

There’s a fundraising benefit for the documentary tomorrow night at Spider House from 6-9pm. There will be live music by Ray Ray’s Soul Party and the Fire Marshals of Bethlehem, plus free beer, a raffle of items donated from local businesses, and more. Suggested donation is $5 at the door.

There’ll also be screenings of the film at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown on May 3rd and 4th.

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