Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Catherine Breillat. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen and Laurence Ursino.
AFS: Arthouse: The latest from provocateur Breillat is a semi-autobiographical tale of a filmmaker who, after suffering a stroke, is determined to finish her latest project.
7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000
Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara and Sylvia Sidney.
In this wonderfully comic spook tale, a couple of mild-mannered ghosts call upon the obnoxious demon Betelguese to help them reinhabit their house from the new (and living) tenants.
7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549
Not rated, 74 min. Directed by Alfred Vohrer. Starring Harald Leipnitz, Klaus Kinski and Ilse Steppat.
Weird Wednesday: Homicidal maniacs and Klaus Kinski go together like peanut butter and jelly.
9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG-13, 103 min. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini and Sydney Pollack.
The film's wicked take on modern vanity is often hysterically on-target, although the plot never really takes off, as outrageous as it is and despite some pretty amazing special effects. Read a full review of Death Becomes Her.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309
Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.
The original Ghostbusters mined the comedy-horror genre way before it became the fashionably ironic and overused format it is today. The comedy here is solid gold, Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun. Get slimed.
7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Rated R, 126 min. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard and Minnie Driver.
2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264
Rated R, 93 min. Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers and Kyle Richards.
Big Screen Classics:
They should have broken the mold when they released Halloween
, for when it comes to escaped-maniacs-on-the-loose films this one’s the real deal. Read a full review of Halloween.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by Kenny Ortega. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch and Vinessa Shaw.
7PM, 9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Not rated, 235 min. Directed by Richard Eyre. Starring Ildar Abdrazakov, Marlis Petersen and Peter Mattei.
NCM Fathom: The Met in HD: Transporting Mozart's opera to the jazz age of the Twenties, this spirited interpretation is conducted by James Levine.
6:30PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264
Not rated, 109 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, John Gavin and Vera Miles.
Concordia's College of Liberal Arts Big Screen Classics: The Bates Motel is always open in Hitchcock's enduring, game-changing horror classic. A discussion follows the film.
6:30PM Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620, Bldg B, 512/501-3520
Rated PG-13, 104 min. Directed by Asif Kapadia.
7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309
Rated R, 97 min. Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield and Dylan Moran.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Blue Starlite Drive-In: 22 Nights of Halloween
8PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127
Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Stefan Haupt.
Rooftop Architecture Film Series: The biography of Antoni Gaudi's brilliant edifice, which has been under construction since 1882 and is about half completed today, is the starting point for this doc.
7:30PM The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center Roof Deck, 700 Congress, 512/453-5312
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.
Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.
Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Sean MacLeod Phillips. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
uses photo-realistic, computer-generated, 3-D animation to transport audiences back more than 65 million years, when a great inland sea divided North America in two. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM, or see www.thestoryoftexas.com
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.