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FRIDAY MAY 27
  • Casablanca

    Casablanca (1942)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Dooley Wilson.

    Summer Film Classics: Play it again, Paramount. (Double bill: The Maltese Falcon.)

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

  • High School

    High School (1968)

    Not rated, 75 min. Directed by Frederick Wiseman.

    Austin Film Society: Frederick Wiseman: Wiseman employs his cinema vérité style to observe the relationships between human beings and the bureaucracies that serve them. High School is a stark observation of social conditioning at a large urban school. Read a full review of High School.

    8PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park (1993)

    Rated PG-13, 127 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough.

    Master Pancake: See the Pancake merrymakers point and laugh at the prehistoric beasties (and Jeff Goldblum). Read a full review of Jurassic Park.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    Not rated, 101 min. Directed by John Huston. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Peter Lorre.

    Summer Film Classics: Based on a Dashiell Hammett novel (adapted for screen by Huston, in his directorial debut), The Maltese Falcon is film noir at its finest. Bogart stars as Detective Sam Spade. (Double bill: Casablanca.)

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

SPACES
  • Grease Sing-Along

    Grease Sing-Along (1978)

    Rated PG, 112 min. Directed by Randall Kleiser. Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Didi Conn.

    School's Out for Summer: The original high school musical returns with nothing changed but your lyrical participation.

    8:45PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • 1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "A Beautiful Planet" (2016)

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

  • "National Parks Adventure" (2016)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    Stunning imagery and an overview of the national parks’ history is combined with reflections on what the wilderness means to us all. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by James Bobin. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Rhys Ifans, Lindsay Duncan and Leo Bill.

    This unasked-for sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 film rendition of the timeless Lewis Carroll story installs a new director at the helm, yet Alice Through the Looking Glass repeats many of the same mistakes as Alice in Wonderland. Both films favor their stories’ visual possibilities over character development and narrative intrigue. There are lots of adventures, but the whys and wherefores are slight and uninvolving. Alice (Wasikowska) determines to help the Mad Hatter (Depp) and gets sucked into a to-and-fro journey in which she has to seize a time machine to learn the reasons for the animosity of the queenly sisters (here called Mirana instead of White Queen, and Iracebeth rather than Red Queen). While the film’s special effects are quite something to behold, the rendition lacks magic, jabberwocky, and whimsy. This return to Wonderland is a dull outing, about which it can be said that Alice doesn’t live here anymore. Read a full review of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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