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WEDNESDAY AUG. 24
  • Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

    Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by William Greffe. Starring Richard Jaeckel and Jennifer Bishop.

    Weird Wednesday: A man takes revenge on the unscrupulous scientists who exploit his shark buddies.

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

  • The Mask of Fu Manchu and The Castle of Fu Manchu

    Super Krime: The World of Pulp Supervillains – Fu Manchu Double Feature: The Mask of Fu Manchu stars Boris Karloff as the evil Chinese scientist, who is hunting for the tomb of Genghis Khan. Jess Franco directed The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969), which stars Christopher Lee in his fifth go'round as the supervillain.

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

  • Norman Lear: Another Version of You

    Norman Lear: Another Version of You (2016)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

    Austin Film Society: New Release: A look at the life, work and political activism of the writer and TV producer who gave us All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, Maude, Mary Hartman, Mary Hrtman, and so much more.

    7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • Superbad

    Superbad (2007)

    Rated R, 114 min. Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader.

    Movie Party: Props and a "drawing" competition. Read a full review of Superbad.

    6:50PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise (1991)

    Rated R, 128 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald and Stephen Tobolowsky.

    NCM/Fathom: Twenty-fifth anniversary celebration. Read a full review of Thelma & Louise.

    2PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • Twister (1996)

    Rated PG-13, 116 min. Directed by Jan De Bont. Starring Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Movie Party: Featuring in-theatre hail, inflatable cows flying through the air, and more. Read a full review of Twister.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Rated PG, 139 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Keir Dullea, Daniel Richter, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester and Douglas Rain.

    Summer Film Classics: A peerless classic, Kubrick's film is a complete and total film experience, magnificent in its scope and expression, singular in its vision and ambition. And this is the way Kubrick's groundbreaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.

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

SPACES
  • The Music Never Stopped

    The Music Never Stopped (2011)

    Rated PG, 105 min. Directed by Jim Kohlberg. Starring J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, Lou Taylor Pucci, Cara Seymour, Mia Maestro, Tammy Blanchard and Scott Adsit.

    Austin Public Library: Read-Watch-Talk: After 20 years and a loss of memory, a father and son learn to reconnect over the music of the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. Based on Oliver Sacks essay, "The Last Hippie." Read a full review of The Music Never Stopped.

    6:30PM Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock

  • "World of Tomorrow" (2015)

    Not rated, 17 min. Directed by Don Hertzfeldt.

    The IMAX theatre is shuttered until October while undergoing an update that will allow it to project 2-D and 3-D film with the new IMAX® with Laser technology. But the bonus is that, twice daily, Don Hertzfeldt's Oscar-nominated animated short film will screen in the smaller Spirit Theater. Check it out and you'll probably find yourself agreeing that Hertzfeldt was robbed by the Academy voters of his rightful statue.

    12:30PM, 2:30PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

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