Rated R, 92 min. Directed by Neil Jordan. Starring Stephen Rea and Veronica Quilligan.
Austin Film Society: The First Wave of Irish Cinema: In Neil Jordan's first feature film as a director, a Northern Ireland musician is increasingly drawn into a mysterious and violent underworld after witnessing two murders.
7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000
Action Pack: Sing along with all your favorite pop and video stars' Christmas carols.
9:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Will Ferrell.
6:50PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 87 min. Directed by Lucrecia Martel. Starring Maria Onetto, Claudia Cantero and César Bordón.
Blanton's Third Thursday: In this thoughtful Argentine movie, a woman loses her wits after hitting something while driving. Afterward, a seeming amnesia sets in, followed by the character's dislocation in her own skin. The film is presented in conjunction with the museum’s rotation of works by Doris Salcedo. Jean Anne Lauer will speak after the film about director Lucrecia Martel and contemporary Argentine cinema.
6PM Blanton Museum Auditorium, intersection of Congress and MLK
Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by Eric Rohmer. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault and Antoine Vitez.
Belonging to Rohmer's cycle of films called "Six Moral Tales," My Night at Maud's
features Trintignant as a devout and uptight Catholic who becomes infatuated with a woman who is quite his opposite. As in all Rohmer's films, the characters discuss the issues involved in continual conversations. BYOB Read a full review of My Night at Maud's.
8PM Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886
Rated PG-13, 98 min. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and John Malkovich.
6:30PM Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Narrated by Bill Nighy.
This 3-D film explores the great white’s place in our imaginationsand fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.
Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.
Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.
Rated PG-13, 161 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Graham McTavish, William Kircher and Dean O’Gorman.
Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.