Film: Special Screenings
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  • Ghostbusters and Monster Squad

    Halloween Month at the Drive-in: Double feature.

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

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book (2016)

    Rated PG, 105 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Neel Sethi.

    Austin Public Library: Family Movie Matinee: Walt Disney Pictures’ beautiful and thrilling live-action/CGI/3-D (whew!) adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s timeless collection of fables about man-cub Mowgli (Sethi) and the furry denizens of his tropical habitat is fast-paced and engaging entertainment, but lacks some of the pathos you might expect. The Jungle Book is intense, scary, and occasionally brutal, but the film frequently shields its young viewers from the consequences of its dark narrative, as the 10-year-old Mowgli – separated from his devoted protector, the black panther Bagheera (Kingsley) – flees the malevolent tiger Shere Khan (Elba) or encounters the violent demands of the outsize orangutan King Louie (Walken), before meeting the sloth bear Baloo (Murray). The movie is superbly executed in many ways, but what gives? Still, for any baby boomer who danced around the living room singing about the bare/bear necessities of life, the familiar tunes here are bound to summon a smile. Forget about your worries and your strife, indeed. Read a full review of The Jungle Book.

    2PM Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster, 512/928-0333

  • The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

    The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

    Rated PG-13, 98 min. Directed by Tom Harper. Starring Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Oaklee Pendergast, Adrian Rawlins, Leanne Best and Ned Dennehy.

    Austin Public Library: Saturday Movie Matinee: Palpable eeriness. Read a full review of The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.

    2PM University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola, 512/929-0551

  • "World of Tomorrow" (2015)

    Not rated, 17 min. Directed by Don Hertzfeldt.

    The IMAX theatre is shuttered until October while undergoing an update that will allow it to project 2-D and 3-D film with the new IMAX® with Laser technology. But the bonus is that, twice daily, Don Hertzfeldt's Oscar-nominated animated short film will screen in the smaller Spirit Theater. Check it out and you'll probably find yourself agreeing that Hertzfeldt was robbed by the Academy voters of his rightful statue. Ends Oct. 6.

    12:30PM, 2:30PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

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