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THURSDAY AUG. 27
  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges, Sam Elliott, John Goodman, Ben Gazzara, Jon Polito, Tara Reid, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, David Huddleston and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Food & Film: Pinthouse Pizza: See www.drafthouse.com for menu. Read a full review of The Big Lebowski.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Forty Guns

    Forty Guns (1957)

    Not rated, 79 min. Directed by Sam Fuller. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan and Gene Barry.

    Austin Film Society: Stanwyck Noir: One of Fuller's best films is this archetype-busting Western that stars Stanwyck as a leader of gunslingers, who falls for the newcomer in town who kills her brother.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • Friday (1995)

    Rated R, 91 min. Directed by F. Gary Gray. Starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Anna Maria Horsford, Regina King, Bernie Mac and John Witherspoon.

    Action Pack: Friday Movie Party: Friday is a refreshingly lighthearted look at day-to-day life in the inner city. It suffers from a few problems in the scripting and directing departments, but entertains nonetheless, thanks mainly to the easygoing style of its talented cast. Rich in lowbrow laughs, Friday's most obvious strength is its energetic cast, led by rap superstar Ice Cube and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker. The downside? Well, F. Gary Gray's direction is painfully flat, and curiously -- especially for a popular music video director like Gray -- lacking any interesting visual style. Another drawback is the scattershot script by Ice Cube and fellow rap star D.J. Pooh, which runs out of ideas about halfway through and sets up a bizarre finale. Despite its faults, Friday is lively entertainment, full of personable actors and cheerfully served up with nary a trace of cynicism. Read a full review of Friday.

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

  • Listening (2015)

    Not rated, 116 min. Directed by Khalil Sullins. Starring Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger and Christine Haeberman.

    Other Worlds Austin: In this science-fiction thriller, a team of grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free will. Writer/director Sullins will be present for a Q&A.

    9PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • Sweet Trash (1970)

    Rated R, 79 min. Directed by John Hayes. Starring William Conners, Mary McGee and Patrick Shea.

    Vinegar Syndrome: Exploitation madness. Restored from the original negative, and screening theatrically for the first time in 45 years.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Two Step (2014)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Alex R. Johnson. Starring James Landry Hébert, Skyy Moore and Beth Broderick.

    This made-in-Austin film tells the story of a college dropout and a career criminal whose paths collide.

    7:15PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Rated PG, 139 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Keir Dullea, Daniel Richter, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester and Douglas Rain.

    Summer Film Classics: 70mm: A peerless classic, Kubrick's film is a complete and total film experience, magnificent in its scope and expression, singular in its vision and ambition. And this is the way Kubrick's groundbreaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.

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

  • Ultimate Nineties Rap-Along

    Action Pack

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

KIDS
  • Cinderella

    Cinderella (2015)

    Rated PG, 112 min. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Nonso Anozie, Stellan Skarsgård and Ben Chaplin.

    Austin Public Library: Family Movie Matinee: Free. Read a full review of Cinderella.

    4PM Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley, 512/974-7372

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    Not rated, 25 min. Directed by Carter Emmart. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

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

  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 116 min. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Hugh Grant and Jared Harris.

    Arriving in theatres with all the momentum of a stifled fart, Guy Ritchie’s reboot of a 50-year-old TV show that follows the adventures of an American spy and his Russian counterpart is yet another Hail Mary effort on the part of film studios to throw some money at an existing property in hopes of a potential new franchise. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Cavill) meets cute with KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Hammer) in East Berlin 1963, as they both attempt to extract Gaby Teller (Vikander), whose father is a rocket scientist who may be in the employ of the Roman Countess Victoria Vinciguerra (Debicki). Are you yawning yet? The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is easily forgettable – an artless checklist of outdated spy tropes featuring two lead actors who seem incapable of rising above being mere mannequins harnessed to a relentless machine of clockwork-timed set-pieces. Let’s all hope there’s no sequel. Read a full review of The Man From U.N.C.L.E..

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