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FRIDAY APRIL 18
  • And the Oscar Goes to … (2014)

    Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Narrated by Anjelica Huston.

    Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Features: This documentary relives great moments in the history of Hollywood’s Academy Awards, and is supplemented with an introduction from TCM host Robert Osborne.

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

  • Batman Forever (1995)

    Rated PG-13, 122 min. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell, Michael Gough and Drew Barrymore.

    Master Pancake: Join John Erler, Mac Blake, David Jara, and Andrew Rosas as they head back to the Nineties to jovially overthrow Batman Forever. Read a full review of Batman Forever.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Beyond the Hills

    Beyond the Hills (2012)

    Not rated, 150 min. Directed by Cristian Mungiu. Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur and Valeriu Andriuta.

    Austin Film Society: New Romanian Films: As in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Mungiu tests the love and friendship between two women, this time as two boarding-school friends and lovers – but one woman's newfound love of Jesus gets in the way.

    7PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000

  • The Ten Commandments

    The Ten Commandments (1956)

    Not rated, 220 min. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson and Yvonne De Carlo.

    Classics: DeMille's Technicolor version of this Biblical tale is a durable and star-studded extravaganza. The movie sports Oscars for its special effects. Special Good Friday matinee. Read a full review of The Ten Commandments.

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

  • Ultimate Nineties Party

    Action Pack

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • We Will Rock You: The Queen Sing-Along

    Action Pack: Sing your heart out, and you will be the champion.

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • We Will Rock You: The Queen Sing-Along

    Action Pack: Sing your heart out, and you will be the champion.

    10:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • SPACES

  • Holly Shorts Film Festival

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Films include "Deflated" by Dustin Shroff, "Far" by Brian Crewe, "Hunger" by Chad Jackson, "Hell's Kitty" by Nic Tana, and "King Eternal" by Chris Dias.

    8:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • "Nosotros, Afro-Peruanos" ("We, Afro-Peruvians")

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Gabriela Watson.

    The film will be introduced by Christen Smith of UT's Department of Anthropology and African & African Diaspora Studies (AADS). A Q&A with director Gabriela Watson follows. free

    3PM ISESE Gallery in Warfield Center at Jester Center, 201 E. 21st St,, 512/232-2404

  • Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Rated R, 154 min. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria De Medeiros, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken and Bruce Willis.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Tarantino's second feature film lights up the screen with the same blazing torch that it carries for the idea of the movies. Though the story is soaked in the stench of criminal echelons, Pulp Fiction is also marked by its humor, its color, its dialogue, narrative strategies, and its characters. With this project, Tarantino presents himself as one of the smartest storytellers around. Read a full review of Pulp Fiction.

    10:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • Rudo y Cursi

    Rudo y Cursi (2008)

    Rated R, 103 min. Directed by Carlos Cuarón. Starring Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Adriana Paz and Jessica Mas.

    Noche de la Pelicula: Y Tu Mamá También actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna reteam for this cautionary tale about soccer-playing brothers. Read a full review of Rudo y Cursi.

    8:30PM EsquinaTango, 209 Pedernales, 512/524-2772

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Flight of the Butterflies

    Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.

    The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.

  • Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

    Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    The river at risk is the Colorado. Water-conservation advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joins ethnobotanist and author Wade Davis and their 18-year-old daughters for a rafting trip down the river to the parched Colorado delta.

  • Great White Shark

    Great White Shark (2013)

    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 imaginations and fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    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.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    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.

  • Tornado Alley

    Tornado Alley (2011)

    Not rated, 43 min. Directed by Sean C. Casey.

    Storm Chasers star Casey joins the researchers of VORTEX2 in this effort to capture the origins and evolution of tornadoes.