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SATURDAY MAY 23
  • 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 Manhattan.)

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

  • Chimes at Midnight

    Chimes at Midnight (1965)

    Not rated, 116 min. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau and Margaret Rutherford.

    The Magnificent Orson Welles: Also known as Falstaff, this film melds material from five different Shakespeare plays to trace the friendship between Prince Hal and Falstaff, his drinking companion, a friendship which Hal's father, King Henry IV, disapproves of. The young prince is torn between two father figures.

    12:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown (1974)

    Rated R, 131 min. Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman and Burt Young.

    Summer Film Classics: Polanski is in top form here directing this detective noir throwback set in 1930s Los Angeles. So, too, are Nicholson and Dunaway, making Chinatown one of cinema's all-time great movies. (Double bill: Sunset Boulevard.)

    5:05PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Clue Quote-Along

    Clue Quote-Along (1985)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Colleen Camp.

    Action Pack

    4:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World (2015)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Belinda Sallin. Starring Leslie Barany, Sandra Beretta and Mia Bonzanigo.

    The artist who designed the monsters in Alien is profiled in this doc. See "H.R. Giger’s Sublime Nightmares," p. xx, for an interview with the filmmaker.

    11:25AM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    10:40AM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    9:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    9:40PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Drunk Wedding (2015)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Nick Weiss. Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez and Christian Cooke.

    A destination wedding is derailed by tequila. Paramount is releasing this title exclusively to the Alamo Drafthouse for a limited weekend run, just as the studio did last weekend with its long-shelved Area 51.

    4:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Eighties Movie Anthem Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies (1985)

    Rated PG, 114 min. Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green and Martha Plimpton.

    Master Pancake: Professional film quipsters Master Pancake celebrate this film's 30th anniversary.

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

  • Grey Gardens

    Grey Gardens (1975)

    Rated PG, 100 min. Directed by David Maysles and Albert Maysles.

    Afternoon Tea: The eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are captured on film in this historic documentary by the Maysles brothers. Their fly-on-the-wall filming techniques reveal a decay that infuses both their inner and outer worlds.

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

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant (1999)

    Rated PG, 86 min. Directed by Brad Bird.

    Family Film Festival: If the top-notch story weren't enough, the film also boasts some spectacular animation and a great score. Read a full review of The Iron Giant.

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

  • Rich Kids (1979)

    Rated PG, 101 min. Directed by Robert M. Young. Starring Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy and John Lithgow.

    Two precocious, 12-year-old Manhattanites of the opposite sex bond over being children from broken homes.

    3:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

    Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org.

    11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • The Room

    The Room (2003)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Tommy Wiseau. Starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero and Philip Haldiman.

    Tommy Wiseau Live: The movie that's become the latest sensation in the "so bad it's good" school of filmmaking screens with filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in attendance.

    6:30PM, 10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Sandlot

    The Sandlot (1993)

    Rated PG, 101 min. Directed by David Mickey Evans. Starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, Victor Dimattia, Art La Fleur, Denis Leary, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones.

    Staff Favorites: The movie is a grown man's memory of his first, awkward summer in a new neighborhood in 1962 and the importance of baseball as a bonding activity. Read a full review of The Sandlot.

    3:45PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard (1950)

    Not rated, 110 min. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Jack Webb, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton, Cecil B. DeMille and Anna Q. Nilsson.

    Summer Film Classics: Billy Wilder’s cynical edge is finely honed in this darkly amusing satire of Hollywood, which won three Academy Awards. (Double bill: Chinatown.) Read a full review of Sunset Boulevard.

    3PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Ultimate Nineties One-Hit Wonders Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

SPACES
  • North by Northwest and The Trouble With Harry

    Hitchcock Weekend at the Drive-in: Double bill.

    8:30PM 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.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

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

  • 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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