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WEDNESDAY JUNE 3
  • Angry Sky (2015)

    Not rated, 75 min. Directed by Jeff Tremaine.

    X Games Bash & Benefit by Dos Equis: Four decades before Felix Baumgartner introduced us to extreme parachuting there was Nick Piantanida, a daredevil from New Jersey who also attempted it. The film is part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. In addition to the film, the bash includes a variety of other activities, and is hosted by BMX legends Mat Hoffman and Ryan Nyquist.

    5:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Batman: The Movie

    Batman: The Movie (1966)

    Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Leslie H. Martinson. Starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin and Lee Meriwether.

    Summer Film Classics: The camp humor of the Sixties TV series is extended into a feature-length format. (Double bill: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.)

    7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

    Rated R, 114 min. Directed by Colin Higgins. Starring Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise and Charles Durning.

    Summer Film Classics: Dolly, Burr, and the gang at the Chicken Ranch invite you to join them in song, if not in the flesh. (Double bill: Batman: The Movie.)

    9:05PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The Big Lebowski Quote-Along (1998)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges.

    Action Pack

    6:50PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • The Connection Odell Beer Dinner (2015)

    Rated R, 135 min. Directed by Cédric Jimenez. Starring Jean Dujardin.

    Food & Film: See www.drafthouse.com for menu.

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

  • Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

    Rated R, 85 min. Directed by Denis Sanders. Starring Ben Hammer, Wright King, Cliff Osmond, Anitra Ford, William Smith and Victoria Vetri.

    Weird Wednesday: Women emerge from a hive and screw men to death.

    9:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • La Americana (2008)

    FWD.us: The Undocumented Story: This documentary put a human face to the problems of immigration. A panel discussion follows with local rights activists and the director.

    6:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

    Rated R, 121 min. Directed by Paul Schrader. Starring Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Junkichi Orimoto, Naoko Otani, Go Riju and Roy Scheider.

    Austin Film Society: Jewels in the Wasteland: Schrader fashions a highly unconventional biopic from the life of Japanese post-war writer and political traditionalist Yukio Mishima, who shocked the world with his ritual suicide in 1970. Richard Linklater will present the film and partake in a discussion afterward.

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

  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink (1986)

    Rated PG-13, 96 min. Directed by Howard Deutch. Starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts, James Spader, Alexa Kenin, Margaret Colin, Gina Gershon, Dweezil Zappa and Kristy Swanson.

    Girlie Night: In this John Hughes-written and -produced teen tale, Ringwald plays a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who doesn't know what to do when asked out by a rich hunk. Stanton plays her dad, while a host of Brat-Packy types populate the high school social world.

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

  • The Wicker Man: Final Cut (1973)

    Rated R, 100 min. Directed by Robin Hardy. Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland.

    British Folk Horror: In this occult thriller, a policeman looking for a lost girl on a Scottish island is met by the antagonistic populace and their strange rites.

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

SPACES
  • Coyote Ugly

    Coyote Ugly (2000)

    Rated PG-13, 94 min. Directed by David McNally. Starring Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Izabella Miko, Bridget Moynahan and Leann Rimes.

    Austin Chronicle: Scoot Dive-Inn: Free. Read a full review of Coyote Ugly.

    8PM The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth, 512/478-6200

  • Empire Records

    Empire Records (1995)

    Rated PG-13, 90 min. Directed by Allan Moyle. Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Maxwell Caulfield, Debi Mazar, Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth, Robin Tunney, Renée Zellweger, Ethan Embry, Brendan Sexton III and Liv Tyler.

    101X Summer Cinema: Fabulous, if little seen, movie about the employees of an independent music store who try to prevent the business from being taken over by a chain outfit. free

    8PM Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Wild Life

    School's Out for Summer: Double bill. Every ticket comes with a slice of pizza.

    9PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Weekend at Bernie's

    Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Ted Kotcheff. Starring Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart and Terry Kiser.

    Do512: Sound & Cinema: Food trucks open at 6pm. Sunset concert starts around 7pm. Movies begin shortly after dusk. Musical guests for the night are Don Chani and Censi Frances. Also in attendnce for a Q&A – Bernie himself, Terry Kiser! See "Weekdays at Bernie's," June 28, 2013, for an interview with Kiser. free Read a full review of Weekend at Bernie's.

    8PM Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    Not rated, 25 min. Directed by Carter Emmart. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

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

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

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

  • San Andreas

    San Andreas (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 114 min. Directed by Brad Peyton. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Paul Giamatti, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson and Kylie Minogue.

    As future fodder for Austin’s snarky Master Pancake Theater, this newest entry in the perennial "California Gets It" disaster movie subgenre is a hoot. It’s also exactly what you expect it to be, which is to say it’s front-loaded with spectacular CGI scenes of everything west of the titular tectonic fault line either crumbling into dust, going up in fireballs, or being subsumed by the Pacific Ocean. A less-than-original ride on the end-of-the-world express, San Andreas follows the disaster-flick template to the letter, as director Peyton serves up both what the audience knows best and, apparently, what they want most. With a final line of dialogue that will reverberate across the eons as one of the worst in Hollywood history, San Andreas marks itself as a film that’s so awful it’s actually pretty great. This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a guffaw. Read a full review of San Andreas.

  • San Andreas

    San Andreas (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 114 min. Directed by Brad Peyton. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Paul Giamatti, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson and Kylie Minogue.

    As future fodder for Austin’s snarky Master Pancake Theater, this newest entry in the perennial "California Gets It" disaster movie subgenre is a hoot. It’s also exactly what you expect it to be, which is to say it’s front-loaded with spectacular CGI scenes of everything west of the titular tectonic fault line either crumbling into dust, going up in fireballs, or being subsumed by the Pacific Ocean. A less-than-original ride on the end-of-the-world express, San Andreas follows the disaster-flick template to the letter, as director Peyton serves up both what the audience knows best and, apparently, what they want most. With a final line of dialogue that will reverberate across the eons as one of the worst in Hollywood history, San Andreas marks itself as a film that’s so awful it’s actually pretty great. This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a guffaw. Read a full review of San Andreas.

  • 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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