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FRIDAY AUG. 28
  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club (1985)

    Rated R, 97 min. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy.

    Master Pancake: Master Pancake goes to detention with the Brat Pack. Read a full review of The Breakfast Club.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • The Decline of Western Civilization, Part 2: The Metal Years

    The Decline of Western Civilization, Part 2: The Metal Years (1988)

    Rated R, 93 min. Directed by Penelope Spheeris.

    Austin Film Society: Penelope Spheeris: In this 1988 sequel, Spheeris continues to record the L.A. rock scene, this time with an eye turned toward the hair-metal bands of the Eighties, including Aerosmith, W.A.S.P., and Kiss. The theme here, kids, is rock & roll excess. Penelope Spheeris will be present to discuss several of her films at four different screenings on Friday and Saturday, moderated by local lunatic and punk scholar Zack Carlson. For our story on the restoration of the films, see "Punk Trilogy Gets a Re-release," Screens, July 17.

    10:15PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • The Decline of Western Civilization

    The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

    Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Penelope Spheeris.

    Austin Film Society: Penelope Spheeris: An influential document of the Los Angeles punk scene, circa 1980, this film features rousing performances from the Germs, Circle Jerks, X, and Black Flag. Penelope Spheeris will be present to discuss several of her films at four different screenings on Friday and Saturday, moderated by local lunatic and punk scholar Zack Carlson. For our story on the restoration of the films, see "Punk Trilogy Gets a Re-release," Screens, July 17.

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

  • Digging for Fire With Jake Johnson (2015)

    Rated R, 83 min. Directed by Joe Swanberg. Starring Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mike Birbiglia.

    Co-writer and star Jake Johnson will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A for this movie which opens today in Austin.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Penelope Spheeris Live

    Austin Film Society: Penelope Spheeris will be present to discuss four of her films at screenings on Friday and Saturday, which will be moderated by local lunatic and punk scholar Zack Carlson. For our story on the restoration of the films, see "Punk Trilogy Gets a Re-release," July 17. Friday, August 28: The Decline of Western Civiliazation, 7:30pm; The Decline of Western Civiliazation, Part 2: The Metal Years, 10:15pm. Saturday, August 29: The Decline of Western Civiliazation: Part III, 7:30pm; Suburbia, 10:15pm.

    4AM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Rated PG, 139 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Keir Dullea, Daniel Richter, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester and Douglas Rain.

    Summer Film Classics: 70mm: A peerless classic, Kubrick's film is a complete and total film experience, magnificent in its scope and expression, singular in its vision and ambition. And this is the way Kubrick's groundbreaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.

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

SPACES
  • Monsoon Wedding

    Monsoon Wedding (2001)

    Rated R, 113 min. Directed by Mira Nair. Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vasundhara Das, Vijay Raaz, Tiltama Shome, Parvin Dabas, Kamini Khanna and Rajat Kapoor.

    Despite foreboding elements, Monsoon Wedding is a joyous celebration of family. Free popcorn. free Read a full review of Monsoon Wedding.

    7:30PM Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    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.

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