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  • Bound

    Bound (1996)

    Rated R, 107 min. Directed by Lana (formerly Larry) Wachowski and Lilly (formerly Andy) Wachowski. Starring Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan and Richard Sarafian.

    The impressive co-directing debut of the Wachowski Brothers has visual style to burn – not to mention a hot story about two women who fall in love and plot to pilfer a couple million from mobsters. Read a full review of Bound.

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

  • Brave New Wild (2015)

    Not rated, 76 min. Directed by Oakley Anderson-Moore.

    Friends of Enchanted Rock: An offbeat chronicle of America’s Golden Age of rock climbing before and after the controversial ascent of the Dawn Wall in 1970.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • The Dark Crystal (1983)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by Frank Oz and Jim Henson. Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kathryn Mullen, Dave Goelz and Brian Muehl.

    Classics: The Muppets visit the dark side in this visually dazzling allegory about good and evil that appeals to both young and old alike.

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

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Cry with the doves.

    4PM, 10:10PM Gateway Theatre, 9700 Stonelake, 512/416-5700

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Cry with the doves.

    9:25PM iPic Theaters Austin, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, 512/568-3400

  • They Will Have to Kill Us First

    They Will Have to Kill Us First (2015)

    Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Johanna Schwartz.

    Music Monday: When Islamic jihadists took control of northern Mali in 2012, all forms of music were banned under sharia law. This documentary, which premiered at SXSW 2015, visits with exiled musicians and charts the violence and their methods of continuing with their art.

    9:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln (2012)

    Rated PG-13, 149 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Straithairn, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Gloria Reuben, Lee Pace, Tim Blake Nelson and Jared Harris.

    Austin Public Library: Mayor's Book Club: Master shape-shifter Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a monumental portrayal in Steven Spielberg's historical epic. free Read a full review of Lincoln.

    6:30PM Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster, 512/928-0333

  • 1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "A Beautiful Planet" (2016)

    Rated G, 40 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence.

  • "National Parks Adventure" (2016)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    Stunning imagery and an overview of the national parks’ history is combined with reflections on what the wilderness means to us all. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book (2016)

    Rated PG, 105 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Neel Sethi.

    Walt Disney Pictures’ beautiful and thrilling live-action/CGI/3-D (whew!) adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s timeless collection of fables about man-cub Mowgli (Sethi) and the furry denizens of his tropical habitat is fast-paced and engaging entertainment, but lacks some of the pathos you might expect. The Jungle Book is intense, scary, and occasionally brutal, but the film frequently shields its young viewers from the consequences of its dark narrative, as the 10-year-old Mowgli – separated from his devoted protector, the black panther Bagheera (Kingsley) – flees the malevolent tiger Shere Khan (Elba) or encounters the violent demands of the outsize orangutan King Louie (Walken), before meeting the sloth bear Baloo (Murray). The movie is superbly executed in many ways, but what gives? Still, for any baby boomer who danced around the living room singing about the bare/bear necessities of life, the familiar tunes here are bound to summon a smile. Forget about your worries and your strife, indeed. Read a full review of The Jungle Book.

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