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THURSDAY APRIL 17
  • Austin Fly Fishing Film Tour

    This touring festival for fishing enthusiasts entertains and educates. See www.flyfilmtour.com for the complete lineup and film trailers. Pre-party at 5pm.

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

  • Dumb and Dumber Quote-Along (1994)

    Rated PG-13, 117 min. Directed by Peter Farrelly. Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Lauren Holly.

    Action Pack

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

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Quote-Along (1984)

    Rated PG-13, 118 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Harrison Ford.

    Action Pack

    7:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    Rated PG, 118 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw and Dan Aykroyd.

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

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

  • Last Dance (2012)

    Not rated, 84 min. Directed by David Pulbrook. Starring Julia Blake and Firass Dirani.

    Austin Film Society: The Children of Abraham/Ibrahim 8: In this Australian thriller, a Muslim man kidnaps an elderly Jewish woman from Melbourne and holds her hostage.

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

  • The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

    The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (2012)

    Not rated, 60 min. Directed by Sam Green.

    Fusebox Festival: Sam Green, the Oscar-nominated director of The Weather Underground, calls this work a “live documentary.” Green narrates the film in person and cues images from a laptop while Yo La Tengo perform their original score. The film traces the career of this 20th century visionary.

    7PM, 9PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    Rated R, 92 min. Directed by Wes Craven. Starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Ronee Blakley and John Saxon.

    Class of 1984: Nightmare is the modern tabula rasa of the teen slasher genre.

    10:25PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen (2009)

    Rated R, 161 min. Directed by Zack Snyder. Starring Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson and Carla Gugino.

    Dragon's Lair: While scrupulously faithful in nearly every regard (save the ending) to writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons' landmark DC Comics series (which ran from 1986 to '87 before being collected into a single-volume graphic novel), the film itself is bizarrely cold and uninvolving. Snyder's Watchmen is as meaty an adaptation of this meta-comic as we're ever likely to see, but it never quite clicks, and I think that has everything to do with both the medium and the contemporary world we live in. Simply put, Watchmen the comic is, as it turns out, unfilmable, and so what we're left with are the comic panels made mobile, the dialogue spoken aloud, but none of the visceral punch that comes from discovering the comic firsthand. Watchmen is beautifully designed, stoically paced in the finest film-noir tradition, and awash in arresting imagery, but it never manages to make the exquisite emotional connection the comic so handily does. Read a full review of Watchmen.

    7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • We Will Rock You: The Queen Sing-Along

    Action Pack: Sing your heart out, and you will be the champion.

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

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Flight of the Butterflies

    Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.

    The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.

  • Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

    Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    The river at risk is the Colorado. Water-conservation advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joins ethnobotanist and author Wade Davis and their 18-year-old daughters for a rafting trip down the river to the parched Colorado delta.

  • Great White Shark

    Great White Shark (2013)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Narrated by Bill Nighy.

    This 3-D film explores the great white’s place in our imaginations and fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.

    Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

    Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.

  • Tornado Alley

    Tornado Alley (2011)

    Not rated, 43 min. Directed by Sean C. Casey.

    Storm Chasers star Casey joins the researchers of VORTEX2 in this effort to capture the origins and evolution of tornadoes.