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WEDNESDAY APRIL 1
  • Alien

    Alien (1979)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and Veronica Cartwright.

    Mondo and Chiller Present: But can they hear you squeal in space? Mondo prizes and Chiller surprises accompany this horror/sci-fi classic.

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

  • Big

    Big (1988)

    Rated PG, 104 min. Directed by Penny Marshall. Starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins.

    Alamo 100: Collectible Big while supplies last.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Gigi (1958)

    Rated G, 115 min. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan and Hermione Gingold.

    Big Screen Classics: Winner of nine Academy Awards, this Lerner & Lowe musical is given plush treatment by Minnelli. The film recounts the story of a young tomboy raised to be a courtesan in Parisian society at the turn of the 20th century.

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • Mystery Movie

    Weird Wednesday: The Drafthouse promises "an extremely rare 35mm print of a classic drive-in favorite."

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

  • A Night at the Opera

    A Night at the Opera (1935)

    Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Sam Wood. Starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones and Margaret Dumont.

    80th Anniversary: The Marx Brothers take on high society with typically zany results. Free screening.

    7:30PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The Pope of Greenwich Village

    The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

    Rated R, 121 min. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. Starring Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page and Burt Young.

    AFS: Jewels in the Wasteland: Two ne'er do well cousins take part in a robbery that gets the attention of the local mob boss. A delightful film, Pope really just makes you think, "What the fuck happened to Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts?" A question you could well pose to Richard Linklater, who will introduce the film and lead an audience discussion after the screening.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

    Rated PG, 93 min. Directed by Steve Barron. Starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Robbie Rist, Kevin Clash, Brian Tochi, David McCharen and Corey Feldman.

    Zzangarang! All-you-can-eat-pizza party.

    4:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

SPACES
  • Brazil

    Brazil (1985)

    132 min. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins and Michael Palin.

    Fantasy Fest: This 30th anniversary screening of Terry Gilliam's still-fresh future dystopia kicks off two months of fantasy-themed programming at the drive-in.

    8:15PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs (2014)

    Not rated, 60 min. Directed by Mike Woolf.

    Flower-seller and Austin notable Crazy Carl Hickerson is profiled in this new doc from Beef & Pie that also reflects on the changes in Austin over the years. The film includes interviews with Eddie Wilson, Kerry Awn, Jim Franklin, Max Nofziger, Lee Cooke, Darryl Slusher, Michael Shelton, and Shannon Sedgewick, among others, and the music by the Uranium Savages, Shiva's Headband, Shawn Sahm, and Kevin Russell. The Uranium Savages perform a set first, with the film screening after dark.

    7:09PM Planet K South, 1516 S. Lamar

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha (2013)

    Rated R, 86 min. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Zegen, Adam Driver, Grace Gummer, Charlotte d’Amboise, Michael Esper and Patrick Heusinger.

    Growing Up Baumbach: There's a tour de force performance by Greta Gerwig and no small amount of magic in this winning movie by Noah Baumbach about a generation in flux. Read a full review of Frances Ha.

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

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    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

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

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent

    The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 119 min. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn and Ray Stevenson.

    A more efficient indifference generator than last spring’s Divergent, dutiful follow-up Insurgent spares us a reel’s worth of training montages as young heroine Tris (Woodley) and boyfriend Four (James) remain on the run from the oppressive Jeanine (Winslet), militant ruler of a near-future Chicago where most denizens have been split into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. Sound complicated? It’s really not. So long as you know that Tris is the Special One, you’ll be able to keep up with her drawn-out quest to liberate all Chicagoans from their societal shackles. The second in a series of four films derived from Veronica Roth’s three novels (ah, Hollywood math), Insurgent delivers plenty of eye-catching imagery, but in the age of Katniss Everdeen, Tris never stands out as a particularly remarkable YA heroine. With each passing Hunger Games and Maze Runner, she’s merely the same kind of special as everyone else. Read a full review of The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

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