Special Screenings

  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1983)

    Rated PG, 103 min. Directed by W.D. Richter. Starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Lloyd.

    Zzang!!! Wonderfully fun, albeit markedly chaotic and incoherent, Buckaroo Banzai is one of those movies that has earned a strong cult reputation on the basis of its mile-a-minute cross-cultural references and pseudoscientific mumbo jumbo. Read a full review of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

    Rated R, 100 min. Directed by James Foley. Starring Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Al Pacino, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey.

    From Script to Screen: Four Films Written by David Mamet: David Mamet's story of salesmen caught in their unique form of hell also offers a cornucopia of fine performances. Read a full review of Glengarry Glen Ross.

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

  • The Outsiders (1983)

    Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Tom Cruise and C. Thomas Howell.

    Cinebrew: Austin Eastciders celebrates the release of new tallboy cans of their Original Dry Cider by screening this classic coming-of-age story.

    7:30PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • Peter Gabriel: Back to Front (2014)

    Not rated, 98 min. Directed by Hamish Hamilton.

    NCM Fathom: Gabriel’s 2013 arena performance from the O2 in London features his greatest hits, and the film also presents behind-the-scenes interviews.

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

  • Spice World (1997)

    Rated PG, 93 min. Directed by Bob Spiers. Starring The Spice Girls, Richard E. Grant, George Wendt, Mark Mckinney, Claire Rushbrook, Richard O'Brien, Roger Moore, Barry Humphries and Meat Loaf.

    Live Drag Queen Shadow Cast: A cast of drag queens from Vancouver will prance on stage to lip-sync along with all the Spice Girls' musical numbers. Read a full review of Spice World.

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

  • Street Law (1974)

    Rated R, 105 min. Directed by Enzo G. Castellari. Starring Franco Nero and Barbara Bach.

    Weird Wednesday: A victim of a mugging turns vigilante.

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

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


  • The Faculty (1998)

    Rated R, 102 min. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Starring Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, Clea Duvall, Josh Hartnett, Laura Harris, Bebe Neuwirth, Piper Laurie, Shawn Hatosy, Jon Stewart, Robert Patrick, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen and Usher Raymond.

    Austin Film Festival: Made in Texas Series: Co-written by Scream scribe Kevin Williamson and George Huang (Swimming With Sharks), The Faculty is pure Robert Rodriguez: jam-packed with action, suspense, humor, horror, and plenty of cinematic homages. Read a full review of The Faculty.

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


    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.


  • Cine Las Americas International Film Festival 2014

    Now in its 17th year, this annual festival continues through Sunday. The opening and closing-night galas will be held at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, along with many other new, international releases, and the Hecho en Tejas lineup. Competition narrative features and shorts will be shown on two screens at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will host free screenings of films in the documentary competition and the Emergencia Youth Film Day on Saturday, April 26. Free screenings will also be offered at St. Edward's University's Jones Auditorium. Pioneer Chicano filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez will be honored at a retrospective of his films at the Marchesa, for which he will be present. For our interview with Executive Director Eugenio del Bosque, see austinchronicle.com/daily/screens.