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TUESDAY AUG. 23
  • Local Filmmakers Showcase

    Experimental Response Cinema and Austin Film Society: The program is designed to show off the breadth of experimental media artistry in Austin. Artists include Andrew Infante, Julie Conquest, Jay Roff-Garcia, Rachel Stuckey, Liz Rodda, Heath Schultz, Robert Carey, Anne Heller, Kent Juliff & Shannon Cloud, Ivete Lucas & Ike Otis, and Scott Stark. For more on the screening, see "Experimental Response Cinema Rises to the Surface".

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

  • Mothra

    Mothra (1961)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Ishirô Honda. Starring Franky Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi and Kyoko Kagawa.

    NCM/Fathom: RiffTrax Live: The group riffs on the Japanese monster classic from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tenn.

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

  • New Urbanism Film Festival

    Congress for New Urbanism, Central Texas Chapter: A touring festival of award-winning short films on the topics of architecture, urban design, transportation, and affordability.

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

  • Steel Magnolias

    Steel Magnolias (1989)

    Rated PG, 117 min. Directed by Herbert Ross. Starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Sam Shepard and Dylan McDermott.

    Girlie Night: Women's bonds are admired in their many facets in this hilarious ode to Southern womanhood.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • 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

  • Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Andrew Wakefield.

    Controversial documentary alleges that the CDC has covered up evidence linking childhood vaccines and autism. Live Q&A with the filmmakers follows the screening.

    3PM, 7:30PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

  • Witchboard (1986)

    Rated R, 98 min. Directed by Kevin Tenney. Starring Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen and Clare Bristol.

    Terror Tuesday: An evil spirit emerges from a Ouija board.

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

SPACES
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

    Rated PG-13, 103 min. Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Melanie Lynskey and Paul Rudd.

    Austin Public Library: Movies That Move Me: Film adaptation of the bestselling, much-loved YA novel. Read a full review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

    6PM North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck, 512/974-9960

  • "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

KIDS
  • Monsters vs. Aliens

    Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon.

    Kids' Camp: In the animated Monsters vs. Aliens, Susan (voiced by Witherspoon) is struck by an errant meteor on the morning of her wedding and morphs into a five-stories-tall bridezilla. The government quickly whisks her away to a containment center, where Susan – now called Ginormica – makes reluctant friends with a whole host of monsters, which is where the film finally has some fun. The film filters the fantastical plot doodlings of those campy sci-fi classics of yore through the modern formula for animated pictures. It’s a shame the balance didn’t tip more in the direction of the former, because there is something rather dopily sweet in its story of a misfit band of monsters unleashed from quarantine to defend Earth from an alien invader. The misfits, as ever, must take a back seat to the morality, and the result trafficks in rote truisms that are admirable but perfunctory. Read a full review of Monsters vs. Aliens.

    10AM Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620, Bldg. B, 512/501-3520

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