Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Claire Denis. Starring Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Michel Subor and Lola Créton.
Austin Film Society: New Releases: French filmmaker Claire Denis creates a contemporary film noir with this story about a jagged tangle of characters who are mixed up with one another through suicide, sexcapades, and secrets.
8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000
Master Pancake: This seasonal show features the Master Pancake regulars and clips from favorite holiday TV specials and other weird holiday programs.
7:15PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated R, 80 min. Directed by Abel Ferrara. Starring Zoë Lund.
Drafthouse Films Presents: One of the best women's revenge movies of all time, Ms. 45 stars Lund (aka Tamerlis, who is also the screenwriter of Bad Lieutenant) as a mute woman who, after being raped twice on her way home from work, takes matters into her own hands. Tarantino's bloody bride has nothing on Ms. 45's avenging nun.
11PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Skiers and snowboarders travel to some of the most exotic and sought-after destinations in the world in Warren Miller Entertainment's 64th annual ski film.
8PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470
10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Blue Starlite Drive-In: Double Feature
7:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145
UT Radio-Television-Film Department:
View the results of UT students' hard work this semester. Each class has its own screening slot, and the screenings culminate with a Digital Demo Day on Thursday, Dec. 12 and the graduate student production on Saturday, Dec. 15. For the complete schedule, go to www.rtf.utexas.edu/events/end-semester-screenings-fall-2013
5PM, 7PM CMB Studio 4B,
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Narrated by Bill Nighy.
This 3-D film explores the great white’s place in our imaginationsand fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.
Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.
Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.
Rated PG-13, 161 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Graham McTavish, William Kircher and Dean O’Gorman.
Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.