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  • The Influences of David Lynch: Rear Window

    One of Hitchcock's most accessible films is also one of his most gleefully deviant, dealing as it does with such fun urban pastimes as voyeurism and spousal mayhem, two subjects that would preoccupy Lynch. Read a full review of Rear Window.

    11AM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

  • Summer Film Classics: The Great Dictator

    Chaplin plays two roles in his legendary satire of Adolf Hitler, which he also wrote and directed. Released one year before the U.S. entered the war, the film ridicules an enemy that most Americans had not yet accepted as their own. The film also marks Chaplin's first speaking role. (Double bill: The Manchurian Candidate.)

    2PM and 6:05PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

  • AGFA Cinemapocalypse

    Join five of the world's leading film programmers (Bret Berg, Phil Blankenship, Cristina Cacioppo, Zack Carlson, and Kier-La Janisse) as they each pluck a film from the American Genre Film Archive to make you reevaluate your notions of cinema.

    2PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

    • Bright Now Beyond

      Set decades after the events of The Wizard of Oz, this new work of musical theatre by Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson is based loosely upon L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz. It's "one part trunk-show and one part ritual of remembrance," directed by Will Davis for Salvage Vanguard Theater, and featuring performances by Cami Alys, Florinda Bryant, Wesley Bryant, Jacques Colimon, the Chronicle's own Robert Faires, Nitra Gutierrez, Heather Hanna, Daniel Alexander Jones, Jarrett King, Alexis Leah Scott, Carla Nickerson, and Robert Pierson. Our review's right here. Thu.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 23, 8pm. $15-20

      Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

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