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Special Screenings

FRIDAY JAN. 30
  • Choose Your Own Pancake With Doug Benson

    Master Pancake: Bring a DVD or Blu-ray and Benson will choose 10 favorites from the submissions, whose owners will then compete to convince the audience to pick their entry.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure (2014)

    Rated R, 118 min. Directed by Ruben Östlund. Starring Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius and Brady Corbet.

    AFS: In Case of No Emergency: Films of Ruben Östlund: Blackly funny, yet lightly brutalizing, this Swedish film observes a married couple for whom a passing threat turns into an existential crisis. See "Humans Being Human," Jan. 23, for more on the series. Read a full review of Force Majeure.

    8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Goodbye to Language 3D

    Goodbye to Language 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 70 min. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Starring Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdeli and Richard Chevallier.

    Godard's experimental narrative tells the story of an affair between a pair of young couples, told nonlinearly (of course) and containing clips and references ranging from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to Piranha 3D. Cineastes take note: This may be the only time you can see this film as it was meant to be seen.

    4:20PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Shallow Grave

    Shallow Grave (1994)

    Rated R, 94 min. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Colin Mcredie, Ken Stott, Keith Allen, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston and Kerry Fox.

    'Round Midnight: Boyle's debut film is a wicked tale of a dead body and a bag of cash. Read a full review of Shallow Grave.

    11:30PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600