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WEDNESDAY SEPT. 2
  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

    Rated PG-13, 146 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Jake Thomas, Sam Robards, Brendan Gleeson, Daveigh Chase and William Hurt.

    Septemberg: The Drafthouse kicks off a monthlong celebration of Steven Spielberg with this divisive sci-fi spectacle, which attempts to marry the sensibilities of Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, the film's original architect. Read a full review of A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.

    6:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Airplane!

    Airplane! (1980)

    Rated PG, 86 min. Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. Starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Leslie Nielsen.

    Classics: The spoof that launched a thousand parodies.

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • alt-J at the Hollywod American Legion (2015)

    Not rated, 90 min.

    NCM/Fathom and Artists Den: Music performance.

    7:30PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

  • Bananas (1971)

    Rated PG-13, 82 min. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen and Louise Lasser.

    One of Allen's earliest films and still one of his funniest, this comedy features Allen as Fielding Mellish, a schnook who winds up in the middle of a Latin American revolution. (Double feature: Take the Money and Run.)

    7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Blade II

    Blade II (2002)

    Rated R, 110 min. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Starring Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Norman Reedus, Leonor Varela, Luke Goss, Thomas Kretschmann and Donnie Yen.

    Save It for the Sequel: Moody comic-book material about a half-man, half-vampire, told with great intelligence, insight, and visual style. Read a full review of Blade II.

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, William Sanderson, Joanna Cassidy and Brion James.

    C:\Users\AlamoRitz>cyber_punk_2015.exe: Cops and androids fight it out in 21st century L.A. in this Philip K. Dick film adaptation with fabulous art direction. This remastered and subtly rejiggered print is most notable for its inclusion of the "scene with the unicorn," which makes abundantly clear that Ford's blade runner is indeed an android and not a human. The film remains a landmark spectacle.

    3:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Pink Flamingos

    Pink Flamingos (1972)

    Rated NC-17, 93 min. Directed by John Waters. Starring Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills, Edith Massey, Channing Wilroy, Cookie Mueller, Paul Swift and Susan Walsh.

    Weird Wednesday: Singing sphincters, Edie the Egg Lady, Divine as the "filthiest person alive," and the now-legendary dog shit scene: All are part of Waters' first underground success. Read a full review of Pink Flamingos.

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Point Break

    Point Break (1991)

    Rated R, 120 min. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John G. McGinley and James LeGros.

    Food & Film: Beer Dinner: See www.drafthouse.com for menu.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Take the Money and Run (1969)

    Rated PG, 85 min. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen and Janet Margolin.

    Summer Film Classics: The Early, Funny Ones: Woody Allen's first film as the writer, director, and star tells the story of a hapless bank robber. The movie unfolds documentary-style, a technique later used again in Zelig. (Double bill: Bananas.)

    8:40PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • X2: X-Men United

    X2: X-Men United (2003)

    Rated PG-13, 135 min. Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore.

    Save It for the Sequel: Ripping good action yarn continues the saga of X-Men's mutant supergroup. Read a full review of X2: X-Men United.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    Not rated, 25 min. Directed by Carter Emmart. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

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