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SUNDAY MARCH 29
  • Alien

    Alien (1979)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and Veronica Cartwright.

    Mondo Presents: Sold out.

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

  • Atonement

    Atonement (2007)

    Rated R, 130 min. Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple and Daniel Mays.

    Afternoon Tea: Ticket includes three servings of tea and a plate of sweet and savory treats. Read a full review of Atonement.

    3:40PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Attack of the Beast Creatures (1985)

    Not rated, 82 min. Directed by Michael Stanley. Starring Robert Nolfi, Julia Rust and Robert Lengyel.

    Video Vortex: It only costs you a buck to enjoy this no-budget shipwreck horror projected from VHS.

    9:40PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Big

    Big (1988)

    Rated PG, 104 min. Directed by Penny Marshall. Starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins.

    Alamo 100: Collectible Big while supplies last.

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

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid and Tommy Noonan.

    Broadway Brunch: Russell and Monroe delightfully demonstrate that "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in this musical comedy.

    12:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Gigi (1958)

    Rated G, 115 min. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan and Hermione Gingold.

    Big Screen Classics: Winner of nine Academy Awards, this Lerner & Lowe musical is given plush treatment by Minnelli. The film recounts the story of a young tomboy raised to be a courtesan in Parisian society at the turn of the 20th century.

    2PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • It Follows

    It Follows (2015)

    Rated R, 100 min. Directed by David Robert Mitchell. Starring Maika Monroe, Lili Sepe, Jake Weary, Kier Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto and Olivia Luccardi.

    Alamo Advance Screening: A mesmerizing horror film that wears its influences on its sleeve, has style to burn and scares galore. Director Mitchell will be on hand for a Q&A. Read a full review of It Follows.

    10:35AM, 12:35PM, 3:20PM, 6PM, 8:45PM, 11:25PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Looney Tunes

    Cartoon Cereal Party: Classic Looney Tunes shorts served with an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. PJs encouraged.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's <i>Island of Dr. Moreau</i>

    Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

    Not rated, 97 min. Directed by David Gregory.

    Austin Film Society: Very engaging doc about the disastrous production of the 1996 film. This one has it all: creative clashes, egomaniac Val Kilmer, and hallucinogens. Recommended.

    1:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Love in the Sixties (2014)

    Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Amparo Garcia-Crow.

    Aralyn's Home Economics Presents: This doc looks at the life of artist, activist, domminatrix, and "First Lady of 'Keep Austin Weird,'" Aralyn Hughes.

    7PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • MacGruber

    MacGruber (2010)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Jorma Taccone. Starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer, Maya Rudolph and Powers Boothe.

    Action Pack: To enjoy Saturday Night Live's recurring MacGruber sketch, first you have to remember its inspiration: the Eighties TV series MacGyver, whose anti-gun action hero could jury-rig a fix-it to most any sticky situation with duct tape and a bottle of toilet-bowl cleaner. MacGruber (played in the film by SNL regular Forte) apes MacGyver's long hair and lumberjack look, but not his coolness under pressure. The succinct television sketches always ended in the same place – with the inevitable detonation of the bomb. Almost as certain is the big-screen fiasco – a different kind of bomb – that will happen whenever someone at SNL decides to take a relatively successful five-minute short – the Roxbury twins, for instance – and inflate the concept to feature-length. The film goes by in a wash of uninspired action and unmemorable comedy; the daffy, mock ingenuity of the original sketch is long gone, and MacGruber's ineffectualness has degraded into flat-out incompetence, with far fewer comedic rewards. Read a full review of MacGruber.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • My Fair Lady (1964)

    Rated G, 170 min. Directed by George Cukor. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway.

    Big Screen Classics: Eight Oscars. Count them. This 1964 film, featuring an enduring Lerner and Loewe score, is a classic. For its 30th anniversary run, a new print was struck and distributed nationwide.

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

  • My Fair Lady (1964)

    Rated G, 170 min. Directed by George Cukor. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway.

    Big Screen Classics: The rain in Spain still falls so beautifully on the plain.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Selena

    Selena (1997)

    Rated PG, 127 min. Directed by Gregory Nava. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Constance Marie, Jacob Vargas, Lupe Ontiveros and Jackie Guerra.

    Following the 7pm show, Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda will perform at the HighBall next door. Read a full review of Selena.

    12:50PM, 3:55PM, 7PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Sicilian Clan

    The Sicilian Clan (1969)

    Not rated, 122 min. Directed by Henri Verneuil. Starring Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura and Irina Demick.

    AFS Arthouse: Perfect Criminals: The '70s French Noir Connection: A mob boss, with the help of a jewel thief, attempts to steal a priceless collection of jewels in this entertaining Euro-crime drama. See "Gems for the Taking," March 27, for more on the series.

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

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

    Rated PG, 93 min. Directed by Steve Barron. Starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Robbie Rist, Kevin Clash, Brian Tochi, David McCharen and Corey Feldman.

    Zzangarang! All-you-can-eat-pizza party.

    7:05PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent

    The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 119 min. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn and Ray Stevenson.

    A more efficient indifference generator than last spring’s Divergent, dutiful follow-up Insurgent spares us a reel’s worth of training montages as young heroine Tris (Woodley) and boyfriend Four (James) remain on the run from the oppressive Jeanine (Winslet), militant ruler of a near-future Chicago where most denizens have been split into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. Sound complicated? It’s really not. So long as you know that Tris is the Special One, you’ll be able to keep up with her drawn-out quest to liberate all Chicagoans from their societal shackles. The second in a series of four films derived from Veronica Roth’s three novels (ah, Hollywood math), Insurgent delivers plenty of eye-catching imagery, but in the age of Katniss Everdeen, Tris never stands out as a particularly remarkable YA heroine. With each passing Hunger Games and Maze Runner, she’s merely the same kind of special as everyone else. Read a full review of The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

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