American Genre Film Archive: AGFA regularly watches the first reels of undisclosed prints for identification and inspection purposes. After five selections, the audience will vote on a favorite, which will be screened in full at 11pm that evening at the Ritz.
10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges.
7:35PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Rated R, 149 min. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Ray Winstone, Martin Sheen, Vera Farmiga and Alec Baldwin.
Scorsese finally scored an Oscar with this multi-award-winning crime story in which the cops and the criminals are often one and the same. Read a full review of The Departed.
7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549
Rated R, 85 min. Directed by Rodman Flender. Starring Warwick Davis, Charlie Heath and Shevonne Durkin.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG-13, 94 min. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban and Tilda Swinton.
4:55PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
95 min. Directed by Michael Roemer. Starring Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Yaphet Kotto, Gloria Foster and Julius Harris.
This little seen indie film from the Sixties presents a tough portrait of the African-American experience. Bypassing liberal piety, the narrative details some of the ways in which a proud black man struggles to overcome racial discrimination, but is oftentimes his own worst enemy.
7:40PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 130 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes.
70mm at the Ritz:
One of the thrill master's most psychologically dense and twisted films in which obsession, commitment, and dual identities merge to create a voluptuous tale of thwarted love. Read a full review of Vertigo.
3:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Ben Stiller.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
CineMondays: Teenage Wasteland: Free.
7PM Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562
Austin FIlm Society: History of Television: Author Bryan Connolly presents four episodes of this magnificent night-time soap opera.
8PM Austin Studios Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St., 512/322-0145
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.
The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.
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 imaginations and fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Meryl Streep.
Hurricane on the Bayou started production before Katrina and switched gears after the catastrophe. The film tells the stories of four musicians, highlighted by a jazz, blues, and gospel New Orleans score.
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.
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.
Not rated, 43 min. Directed by Sean C. Casey.
Storm Chasers star Casey joins the researchers of Vortex2 in this effort to capture the origins and evolution of tornadoes in 3-D.