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SUNDAY MAY 24
  • Chimes at Midnight

    Chimes at Midnight (1965)

    Not rated, 116 min. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau and Margaret Rutherford.

    The Magnificent Orson Welles: Also known as Falstaff, this film melds material from five different Shakespeare plays to trace the friendship between Prince Hal and Falstaff, his drinking companion, a friendship which Hal's father, King Henry IV, disapproves of. The young prince is torn between two father figures.

    3:05PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown (1974)

    Rated R, 131 min. Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman and Burt Young.

    Summer Film Classics: Polanski is in top form here directing this detective noir throwback set in 1930s Los Angeles. So, too, are Nicholson and Dunaway, making Chinatown one of cinema's all-time great movies. (Double bill: Sunset Boulevard.)

    2PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Clue Quote-Along

    Clue Quote-Along (1985)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Colleen Camp.

    Action Pack

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Clue Quote-Along

    Clue Quote-Along (1985)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Colleen Camp.

    Action Pack

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World (2015)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Belinda Sallin. Starring Leslie Barany, Sandra Beretta and Mia Bonzanigo.

    The artist who designed the monsters in Alien is profiled in this doc. See "H.R. Giger’s Sublime Nightmares," p. xx, for an interview with the filmmaker.

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    10:40AM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    9:10PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    11PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    11:55PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Rated R, 116 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio, Arliss Howard, Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood and Adam Baldwin.

    Classics: “In Vietnam the wind doesn’t blow; it sucks,” declares the movie's tagline. The film is another terrific study by Kubrick of war and soldiers' dehumanization. Read a full review of Full Metal Jacket.

    2PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • Grey Gardens

    Grey Gardens (1975)

    Rated PG, 100 min. Directed by David Maysles and Albert Maysles.

    Afternoon Tea: The eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are captured on film in this historic documentary by the Maysles brothers. Their fly-on-the-wall filming techniques reveal a decay that infuses both their inner and outer worlds.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Orson Welles: The Unfinished Films I

    Not rated, 115 min. Directed by Orson Welles.

    The Magnificent Orson Welles: Welles worked on his version of Don Quixote off and on for decades, and though much of it was shot, problems persisted with financing and conceptual changes. It was never finished.

    12:10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Room

    The Room (2003)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Tommy Wiseau. Starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero and Philip Haldiman.

    Tommy Wiseau Live: The movie that's become the latest sensation in the "so bad it's good" school of filmmaking screens with filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in attendance.

    6PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Sandlot

    The Sandlot (1993)

    Rated PG, 101 min. Directed by David Mickey Evans. Starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, Victor Dimattia, Art La Fleur, Denis Leary, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones.

    Staff Favorites: The movie is a grown man's memory of his first, awkward summer in a new neighborhood in 1962 and the importance of baseball as a bonding activity. Read a full review of The Sandlot.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Serenity Quote-Along (2005)

    Rated PG-13, 119 min. Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk and Summer Glau.

    Action Pack

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)

    Not rated, 73 min. Directed by Jess Franco. Starring Soledad Miranda.

    Austin Film Society: Arthouse: In this sexually charged revenge thriller from the one-and-only Jess Franco, a woman seduces and kills each member of the medical committee who rejected her husband's research, and caused him to commit suicide.

    4PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard (1950)

    Not rated, 110 min. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Jack Webb, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton, Cecil B. DeMille and Anna Q. Nilsson.

    Summer Film Classics: Billy Wilder’s cynical edge is finely honed in this darkly amusing satire of Hollywood, which won three Academy Awards. (Double bill: Chinatown.) Read a full review of Sunset Boulevard.

    4:30PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Vampyros Lesbos

    Austin Film Society: Arthouse: Cult director Jess Franco's lesbian vampire movie has been recently restored and is now uncensored.

    2PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

SPACES
  • Baran (2001)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by Majid Majidi. Starring Hossein Abedini and Zahra Bahrami.

    Austin Public Library: Foreign Film Affairs: This film is a romantic fable about an Iranian construction foreman and the Afghan who brings him his daily tea. free

    3PM Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe, 512/974-7400

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

    Rated G, 142 min. Directed by Ken Hughes. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Frobe and Benny Hill.

    Come at 6:15pm to attend the special preshow event: Fusebox Fest's Traffic Jam performance event (rescheduled from April).

    8:15PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • "The Red Balloon" (1957)

    Not rated, 34 min. Directed by Albert Lamorisse. Starring Pascal Lamorisse.

    Austin Public Library: Sunday Movie Matinee: This classic film short is a lyrical tale about a boy who is followed through the streets of Paris by a red balloon. free

    2:30PM Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland (2015)

    Rated PG, 129 min. Directed by Brad Bird. Starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson and Pierce Gagnon.

    There’s much to applaud and much to knock in this Disney action adventure. What Brad Bird's Tomorrowland does well, it does very well; what it doesn’t adds to the sense of a jumbled story and unremitting manifesto of hope aimed at young and old alike. Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy are terrific as the story’s primary protagonists: Casey Newton (Robertson), a girl in her late teens, and adolescent robot Athena (Cassidy), a mysterious emissary from the titular Tomorrowland. That these two manage to steal the limelight from George Clooney’s grizzled Frank Walker and Hugh Laurie's misguided baddie is no small accomplishment. Tomorrowland breaks the mold to become something quite original and complex, encouraging viewers to dream and imagine without making these suggestions explicit. The film leaves nothing to chance, however, and as a result, seems more like a calculation than a flight of fancy. Still, many of its calculations add up. Read a full review of Tomorrowland.

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