28 February 2013 8:00 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

I reported last week on the imminent departure of Alamo Drafthouse programmer Lars Nilsen, an event that drove many to reminisce and memorialize as if it were the death of a dear family member. All is well, however, as yesterday the Austin Film Society announced that Nilsen will be joining the organization as Film Programmer. "At Afs, Lars will curate repertory series in addition to midnight movies, new releases, independent films and classics," the press release read.

These new Afs series will take place at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre -- which longtime Austinites will remember is in the old Lincoln Theatre location near Highland Mall, and new Austinites might know as the Blue Genie venue. Afs has a new partnership with the theater, which will have a new Dolby sound system and 35mm changeover projection for "Afs Cinematheque at the Marchesa" programs. Lars is joining Chale Nafus and Ryan Long on the Afs programming team, »

- Mike Saulters

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