Film: Special Screenings
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  • Forrest Gump (1994)

    Rated PG-13, 142 min. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field.

    Master Pancake: Run, Forrest, run … far away from these merry jokesters who are certain to put your life story through the wringer. Read a full review of Forrest Gump.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • 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.

    12:35PM, 3:20PM, 6PM, 8:45PM, 11:25PM 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.

    8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Totally Eighties New Wave Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, William Sanderson, Joanna Cassidy and Brion James.

    Fantasy Fest Preview: Recut more times than a plastic-surgery junkie, Blade Runner: The Final Cut promises to be exactly what its title promises: director Scott's last word on the subject. Cops and androids fight it out in 21st century L.A. in this Philip K. Dick film adaptation with fabulous art direction. This remastered and subtly rejiggered print is most notable for its inclusion of the "scene with the unicorn," which makes abundantly clear that Ford's blade runner is indeed an android and not a human. The film remains a landmark spectacle.

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

  • Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez (2014)

    Rated PG-13, 101 min. Directed by Diego Luna. Starring Michael Peña, America Ferrara, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, Gabriel Mann, Michael Cudlitz and Jacob Vargas.

    Austin Public Library: See the biopic, plus pick up a sign in anticipation of Saturday's 14th annual César Chávez march. Read a full review of Cesar Chavez.

    7PM Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/472-7312

  • Weird Science

    Weird Science (1985)

    Rated PG-13, 94 min. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Paxton and Ilan Mitchell-Smith.

    Fantasy Fest Preview: Computers and teenagers: Put ’em together and what do you get? Virtual sex. In this prescient John Hughes comedy, two nerdy teen boys create the woman of their dreams – except in Hughes' world, dreams are never wet and girls are always pretty in pink.

    10:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127


    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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