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THURSDAY MARCH 5
  • Don't Go Into the Woods (1981)

    Rated R, 82 min. Directed by James Bryan. Starring Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz and Ken Carter.

    Vinegar Syndrome Presents: A group of campers do not heed the title's warning, running afoul of (surprise!) a deranged killer. Director James Bryan will be on hand to introduce this restored print.

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

  • The Drop Box (2014)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Brian Ivie.

    NCM Fathom Presents: Focus on the Family: This doc follows a pastor in South Korea as he tries to curtail newborn babies being abandoned on the streets of Seoul.

    7PM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Starring Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin.

    Classics: In their second feature film, the wacky Brits do a number on Arthurian legend and the Middle Ages.

    7PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • My Son the Fanatic

    My Son the Fanatic (1998)

    Rated R, 86 min. Directed by Udayan Prasad. Starring Harish Patel, Gopi Desai, Akbar Kurtha, Stellan Skarsgärd, Rachel Griffiths and Om Puri.

    AFS Essential Cinema: Films of the Middle East Diaspora: A Pakistani cab driver attempts to arrange a marriage for his son in an English town, but things take a turn when his son embraces Islamic fundamentalism. Read a full review of My Son the Fanatic.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

    Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Mary Dore.

    Arthouse Monthly: The story of the Sixties feminist movement, in which the personal became the political, is documented in this lively film.

    7:15PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • Ultimate Nineties Party

    Action Pack

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Wayne's World Quote-Along (1992)

    Rated PG-13, 92 min. Directed by Penelope Spheeris. Starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.

    Action Pack

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • SPACES

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood (2014)

    Rated R, 164 min. Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Lorelei Linklater.

    Oscar Nods Night: With his newest release Boyhood, Richard Linklater has created the ultimate coming-of-age film, a true masterwork that transcends the usual constructs of the genre and delves into the development of personhood as it is experienced – day by day, year in and year out. By the very nature of its approach – Boyhood was filmed a few days at a time over 12 years – the film allows us to witness time’s effects on the boy of the title, Mason Jr. (Coltrane), as well as his family: mother Olivia (Arquette), father Mason Sr. (Hawke), and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater). From the get-go, we’re placed on a course to observe a child’s ongoing experience with making sense of the world he’s inherited. Boyhood's originality clearly extends beyond the screen, and it’s this film – even more so than Slacker or the Before trilogy – that will earn Linklater a place in the history books. Read a full review of Boyhood.

    7:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • The FP

    The FP (2012)

    Rated R, 122 min. Directed by Brandon Trost and Jason Trost. Starring Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy, Art Hsu, Sean Whalen, Caitlyn Folley, Nick Principe, Brandon Barrera, James DeBello, Bryan Goddard, Rachel Robinson, Michael Sandow, Dash Mihok and James Remar.

    The latest film to be picked up for distribution by Austin's (Alamo) Drafthouse Films is every bit as deranged, manic, and hilarious as its first acquisition, Four Lions, but in a completely different way. Opening expository narration cues us into this story of two futuristic clans fighting for "dominance over the small town of Frazier Park." On one side are the 248s, led by the eyepatch-sporting JTRO (Trost); on the other, the 245s, fronted by villainous L Dubba E (Valmassy). The film's central joke is that these two gangs battle not with knives or guns – shit like that is so now – but via a competitive video game dubbed Beat-Beat Revolution. That's right, mofo (in the outrageous, bizzarro parlance of the film), it's a dance-off to the death. It's frankly totally insane but in an impressively cohesive way. The FP's goofy heart and soul is what makes the film into a potential cult-movie masterpiece. Read a full review of The FP.

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

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • District 9

    District 9 (2009)

    Rated R, 113 min. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Starring Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood and Eugene Khumbayiwa.

    Is this film about apartheid? I'm pretty sure this film is about apartheid. Anyway, enjoy Blomkamp's debut prior to the premiere of his new film, Chappie, which may or may not also be about apartheid, but is sure to have a social message of some sort (that's just his thing, yo). Read a full review of District 9.

  • 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.