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SUNDAY JULY 31
  • Austin 48-Hour Film Project Awards & Best Of Screening 2016

    The 10 finalist films will screen, and will be followed by an awards show.

    5PM Southwest Theaters at Lake Creek 7, 13729 Research #1500, 512/291-3158

  • Dune (1984)

    Rated PG-13, 137 min. Directed by David Lynch. Starring Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan and Max Von Sydow.

    Master Pancake: Sold out.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Gone With the Wind

    Gone With the Wind (1939)

    Rated G, 238 min. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia De Havilland, Hattie McDaniel and Thomas Mitchell.

    Classics: As God is our witness … it's back.

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

  • GoodFellas (1990)

    Rated R, 146 min. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino.

    Summer Film Classics: The film provides an up-close-and-personal account of life in the Mob. Exhilaratingly filmed and performed, the movie also has a script by Nicholas Pileggi. (Double bill: Reservoir Dogs.)

    6:55PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon (2016)

    Rated PG, 102 min. Directed by David Lowery. Starring Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford and Wes Bentley.

    Austin Film Society: The director of Ain't Them Bodies Saints remakes this children's classic. All proceeds from this special screening will support AFS’ Artist Services programs, including the AFS Grant, the annual cash fund for emerging Texas filmmakers. Director David Lowery will be present.

    1PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Private Property

    Private Property (1960)

    Not rated, 79 min. Directed by Leslie Stevens. Starring Corey Allen, Kate Manx and Warren Oates.

    Two homicidal Southern California drifters wander off the beach and into the Beverly Hills home of an unhappy housewife in this long-lost film noir gem, written and directed by The Outer Limits creator Leslie Stevens. New 4K restoration.

    5PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Rebel Without a Cause

    Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

    Not rated, 111 min. Directed by Nicholas Ray. Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Jim Backus.

    This is the movie in which James Dean delivered his quintessential role as a troubled American teen and, along with co-stars Wood and Mineo, established an iconography of adolescence that has retained its potency well into the next millennium. Read a full review of Rebel Without a Cause.

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

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney and Michael Madsen.

    Summer Film Classics: This story about the explosive aftermath of a diamond heist gone awry tends to rely more on placing its violently manly characters in direct, nail-spitting conflict with one another than it does with any actual narrative story. (Double bill: GoodFellas) Read a full review of Reservoir Dogs.

    5PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Superbad Quote-Along (2007)

    Rated R, 113 min. Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill and Michael Cera.

    Movie Party

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

KIDS
  • Babe

    Babe (1995)

    Rated G, 92 min. Directed by Chris Noonan. Starring James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski.

    Alamo Kids Camp: Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made, this tale of the young piglet who decides his calling in life is to be a sheepdog is also a rousing comedy, appropriately filled with a variety of subtle messages, from self-empowerment to the importance of treating others as equals, even though they may be, ah, sheep. Babe looks and flows wonderfully. It's a clever, witty, touching piece of work that, coincidentally, is a decidedly excellent date movie. Really. Read a full review of Babe.

    10:55AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

    Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

    Rated G, 88 min. Directed by Steve Martino and Jimmy Hayward. Narrated by Charles Osgood.

    Kids Camp: For my money, I've never seen anything much wrong with the animated Chuck Jones version of this Seuss tale, made for TV in 1970. But everything needs an update, I suppose, and this new animated feature does the job nicely, staying true to the playfulness of the Seussian rhymes and messages while ably adding in new bits of business to expand Seuss' verse to feature length. Carrey's general tendency toward comic mania is gently toned down, allowing the rubbery elephant Horton to seem more a lovable goofball than a frenzied nut job, and Carell's readings as the Mayor of Whoville are perfectly on target. Twentieth Century Fox's animation is in the mold of their previous films Ice Age and Robots: a nice blend of rudimentary and inventive touches. The story's key refrain, "A person's a person no matter how small," speaks directly to children's experience of the world; thus, this new movie should enjoy a long life. Read a full review of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!.

    9:15AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Minions

    Minions (2015)

    Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin.

    Alamo Kids Camp: Just five years ago, these Minions were mere background noise in the kiddie cartoon Despicable Me. Now here they are starring in their own vehicle – toddler-tiny, banana-colored, and chattering away in their polyglot pidgin gibberish as they search high and low for a dastardly master to serve. Minions is slight, bright, bopping entertainment. Like a child – its target demo, after all – nothing holds the film’s attention for very long, which means it squanders several clever setups in the blink of an eye. But the fleetness of Brian Lynch's script mostly works in the film’s favor. No gag gets overlavished, no plotline overstays its welcome. The film is also set, somewhat arbitrarily, in 1968, which inspires some nifty retro looks. The foregrounded animation of the heroes and villains is well-executed, the background detail is exquisite, and – best yet – there’s a mid-film bedtime story that’ll take your breath away. Read a full review of Minions.

    4AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • The Neverending Story (1984)

    Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Starring Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach and Moses Gunn.

    Alamo Kids Camp: This marvelous, inventive, inspiring fantasy in which the books read by the story's hero actually come to life is directed by the man who later went on make Das Boot and The Perfect Storm. As might be expected, it's amazing to see on the big screen and is also the kind of imaginative tale that sends you out of the theatre craving to read. Read a full review of The Neverending Story.

    10:15AM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • 1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "A Beautiful Planet" (2016)

    Rated G, 40 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence.

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond (2016)

    Rated PG-13, 122 min. Directed by Justin Lin. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba.

    Captain Kirk (Pine) is bored. Three years into a five-year assignment steering the starship Enterprise hither and yon across the galaxy, it’s all just become so humdrum for him. Kirk’s ennui breaks when the ship crash-lands on a distant planet, scattering the actors into micro-hives of ones and twos, in a blow to the ensemble cast’s collective chemistry. (They’re better when they’re all buzzing together.) Competent but heavy with dutifulness, the script by Simon Pegg (who co-stars as engineer Scotty) and Doug Jung (who cameos as Sulu’s husband) puts everyone in a place on this rock and gives them a purpose. But there’s none of the joyful, swashbuckling sense of adventure evinced in the film’s predecessors, nor a compelling case made for the stakes: Supervillain Krall (Elba) is a real drag, and his superweapon, the Abronath, sounds like something jaunty and tartan Scotty might pick up in a Highlands gift shop.

    Read a full review of Star Trek Beyond.

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