Film: Special Screenings
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  • Blood Feast (1963)

    Rated R, 67 min. Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Starring Connie Mason, Mal Arnold and William Kerwin.

    Terror Tuesday: The Godfather of Gore found his mojo in this early work in which a detective tries to track down a serial murderer who uses body part from various women to resurrect an Egyptian goddess.

    9:40PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Sharon Maguire. Starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent and Gemma Jones.

    Girlie Night: Romantic fantasy mixes with social satire. Read a full review of Bridget Jones's Diary.

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

  • Los Olvidados

    Los Olvidados (1950)

    Not rated, 80 min. Directed by Luis Buñuel. Starring Alfonso Mejía, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán and Roberto Cobo.

    Austin Film Society: 30 Years of AFS: Known in English as The Young and the Damned, this film sees Buñuel working in a social-realist style, though nevertheless with touches of his own surrealist and Marxist sensibilities. The street urchins of Mexico City are the subjects, and though the film depicts the harmful effects of their harsh environment, Buñuel never sentimentalizes their plight or activities.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • Space Jam (1996)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Joe Pytka. Starring Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Bill Murray and Danny Devito.

    Alamo Kids Camp: Dexterously mixing live action and animation, Space Jam tosses NBA champ Michael Jordan onto the 2-D court with the entire Looney Tunes gang and the opposing Monstar team of cartoon characters from another planet. Read a full review of Space Jam.

    10:40AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Flores de Otro Mundo (Flowers From Another World) (1999)

    Not rated, 108 min. Directed by Icíar Bollain. Starring José Sancho, Luis Tosar, Lissete Mejía and Marilyn Torres.

    Cine de Oro: Spanish comedy about undocumented workers seeking permanent homes. free

    9:30AM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772

  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Turkey Day

    Double bill: one holiday classic and one Twitchy Dolphin indie.

    7:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man (1949)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Carol Reed. Starring Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard and Alida Valli.

    Austin Public Library: Americana Memories: Based on a story by Graham Greene, the movie is a noir classic set in a shadowy postwar Vienna. It’s one of Orson Welles’ best-remembered roles and the film’s now-familiar zither music sets the story’s ambiguous tone perfectly. free Read a full review of The Third Man.

    6:30PM Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "Dark Universe" (2013)

    Not rated, 25 min. Directed by Carter Emmart. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History.

  • "Humpback Whales 3D" (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • "Living in the Age of Airplanes" (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 137 min. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Natalie Dormer, Willow Shields, Mahershala Ali and Michelle Forbes.

    The final installment of Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular YA trilogy does not linger on past events, so if you have any confusion, you’d best do your homework. Opening seconds after last year’s installment ended – Katniss (Lawrence) is recovering from the throttling she received from Peeta (Hutcherson) after he was “hijacked” by President Coriolanus Snow (Sutherland) – Mockingjay – Part 2 starts slowly, with insurgent leader Alma Coin (Moore) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Hoffman, in his final role) strategizing their assault on the Capitol. But once Katniss goes rogue and hitches a ride on a supply shuttle to the front line, the film finds its groove. No spoilers here, but this final chapter is a solid conclusion for the franchise – an entertaining and exciting dystopian adventure that should satisfy fans of the series. It sets a high bar for YA adaptations that doesn’t look like it’s going to be raised anytime soon. Read a full review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

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