Film: Special Screenings
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  • Air Sex: The Movie (2015)

    Not rated, 81 min. Directed by Jonathan Evans.

    This new doc follows Austinite Chris Trew as he hosts Air Sex competitions around the country, leading up to the world championships in New Orleans.

    8PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Easy Living (1937)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. Starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Franklin Pangborn and William Demarest.

    Cinema Cocktails: Preston Sturges penned this comic gem about a shopgirl who accidentally falls in with the upper class.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • It Follows

    It Follows (2015)

    Rated R, 100 min. Directed by David Robert Mitchell. Starring Maika Monroe, Lili Sepe, Jake Weary, Kier Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto and Olivia Luccardi.

    Alamo Advance Screening: A mesmerizing horror film that wears its influences on its sleeve, has style to burn and scares galore. Director Mitchell will be on hand for a Q&A. Read a full review of It Follows.

    12:35PM, 3:20PM, 6PM, 8:45PM, 11:25PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Led Zeppelin (2015)

    Not rated, 105 min.

    NCM Fathom: Classic Music Series: You know you wanna see Robert Plant's bulge on the big screen. Better yet, he may be sitting right next to you!

    7:30PM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • Madame Wang's (1981)

    Not rated, 98 min. Directed by Paul Morrissey. Starring Virginia Bruce, Patrick Schoene, William Edgar and Christina Indri.

    Homo Arigato! A KGB agent washes ashore in L.A. and falls in with a community of transexuals in this little-seen punk/trash comedy.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides (2000)

    Rated R, 97 min. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett and Hanna R. Hall.

    Shiner Soundtrack Series: Air's sad, dreamy soundtrack perfectly matched Sofia Coppola's debut film about the coming (and going) of age of the five Lisbon sisters. Read a full review of The Virgin Suicides.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Wedding Crashers

    Wedding Crashers (2005)

    Rated R, 119 min. Directed by David Dobkin. Starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour and Isla Fisher.

    Classics: Lifelong friends John and Jeremy (Wilson and Vaughn) live in a perpetual playboyland, and the wedding season is like Christmas in July for them. But all their rules are broken when they crash a high-profile politico wedding and fall for a pair of bridesmaids. Kookiness ensues, but it’s mostly cookie-cutter stuff – Bob Fisher and Steve Faber’s script boasts old chestnuts like diarrhea, a salty gramma, and a hunting trip gone awry. Vaughn lands most of the laughs with his frequent motor-mouth monologues that are a riot of sex jokes and non sequiturs, but Wilson, playing straight man, is a dud. Much has been made of Wedding Crashers’ bid to reinvigorate the R-rated comedy, a genre that’s lain mostly dormant since There’s Something About Mary. This sour-tasting sex comedy will no doubt make buckets of money, but it’ll do so without half the wit, compassion, or inspired madness of Mary. Read a full review of Wedding Crashers.

    7PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale (2005)

    Rated R, 80 min. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Halley Feiffer, William Baldwin and David Benger.

    Growing Up Baumbach: In this expertly acted piece about the coming apart of a family of New York intellectuals, humor is served not with a smirk but with a helpless shrug. Read a full review of The Squid and the Whale.

    7PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-8746

  • The Trip (1967)

    Not rated, 85 min. Directed by Roger Corman. Starring Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper.

    Austin Public Library: Roger Corman introduces LSD to Hollywood. In this Jack Nicholson-penned film, Fonda plays a TV director who drops acid for the first time and, after discovering that his living room is really his "living room," wanders the city of angels.

    6:30PM Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512/974-1010


    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

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

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent

    The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 119 min. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn and Ray Stevenson.

    A more efficient indifference generator than last spring’s Divergent, dutiful follow-up Insurgent spares us a reel’s worth of training montages as young heroine Tris (Woodley) and boyfriend Four (James) remain on the run from the oppressive Jeanine (Winslet), militant ruler of a near-future Chicago where most denizens have been split into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. Sound complicated? It’s really not. So long as you know that Tris is the Special One, you’ll be able to keep up with her drawn-out quest to liberate all Chicagoans from their societal shackles. The second in a series of four films derived from Veronica Roth’s three novels (ah, Hollywood math), Insurgent delivers plenty of eye-catching imagery, but in the age of Katniss Everdeen, Tris never stands out as a particularly remarkable YA heroine. With each passing Hunger Games and Maze Runner, she’s merely the same kind of special as everyone else. Read a full review of The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

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