Rated PG, 115 min. Directed by Elia Kazan. Starring James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, Jo Van Fleet and Burl Ives.
Summer Film Classics: The Ultimate Rebel: Dean made his starring debut in this adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel about two brothers' rivalry for the love of their father. (Double bill: Rebel Without a Cause.) Read a full review of East of Eden.
Not rated, 111 min. Directed by Nicholas Ray. Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Jim Backus.
Summer Film Classics: The Ultimate Rebel: Dean essays his quintessential role as a troubled American teen and, along with co-stars Wood and Mineo, established an iconography of adolescence whose potency extends into the present. (Double bill: East of Eden.) Read a full review of Rebel Without a Cause.
Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis. Starring Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Max Von Sydow, Paul Dooley, Lynne Griffin and Mel Blanc.
Classics:SCTV's beer-guzzling Canadian brothers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, broke out of their TV-sketch format to star in this feature-length film. Special souvenir glass to every attendee. Read a full review of Strange Brew.
Rated R, 98 min. Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Starring Juliette Binoche.
Austin Film Society: Krzysztof Kieslowski – Two Cycles, Part 1: The immortal Polish director's Three Colors trilogy is based on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue explores liberty through the story of a woman who must learn to re-engage in life after the death of her husband and daughter.
Controvesy & Conversation: A Difficult Dialogues Program: Short of stuffing ballot boxes and outright fraud, gerrymandering is the most effective approach to the manipulation of elections. This film exposes the battles and, in particular, highlights overseen by Tom DeLay.
Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, John Stockwell, Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Barry Tubb and Adrian Pasdar.
Austin Parks Foundation: Movies in the Park: Tom Cruise takes to the skies as a naval fighter pilot whose maneuvers on the ground equal his hotdog performance in the air. ER’s Anthony Edwards shines in this film, and current stars like Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins were low-billed newcomers when this came out in 1986.
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.