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FRIDAY AUG. 22
  • Boy Band Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • High Noon

    High Noon (1952)

    Not rated, 85 min. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado and Grace Kelly.

    Summer Film Classics: The Fifties: A quintessential showdown caps off this enduring Western morality tale. (Double bill: The Quiet Man.)

    9:55PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Jaws

    Jaws (1975)

    Rated PG, 124 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.

    Master Pancake: The Pancake crew are going to need a bigger boat as they mock this summer classic.

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

  • Kleksploitation (2014)

    Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Andrzej Korzynski and Andy Votel.

    A vibrant sonic and visual journey into the film music of prolific composer Andrzej Korzynski, presented by Finders Keepers Records co-founder Andy Votel.

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

  • The Quiet Man (1952)

    Not rated, 129 min. Directed by John Ford. Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Mildred Natwick, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen.

    Summer Film Classics: The Fifties: This John Ford love song to the mythic Ireland of drunken blarney and sassy lasses is also one of the master's greatest. (Double bill: High Noon.)

    7:15PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • To Be Takei

    To Be Takei (2014)

    Not rated, 94 min. Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot.

    AFS and aGLIFF Present: This new documentary takes viewers into the life of legendary actor, activist, and pop culture icon George Takei, who has conquered new frontiers, from outer space to Capitol Hill, with his trademark grin.

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

  • Ultimate Nineties Party

    Action Pack

    10:45PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963)

    Not rated, 79 min. Directed by Roger Corman. Starring Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis and Don Rickles.

    AFS: The Films of Roger Corman: A doctor develops eyedrops with the titular power in this Corman classic.

    10PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000

  • SPACES

  • Eat Drink Man Woman

    Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

    Not rated, 124 min. Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Chien-Lien Wu, Winston Chao, Sylvia Chang, Ah-Leh Gua and Yu-Wen Wang.

    Free 20th anniversary screening of this film about a widower/former chef and his three grown daughters. Free popcorn, too! Read a full review of Eat Drink Man Woman.

    7:30PM Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron

  • Meatballs

    Meatballs (1979)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin and Kate Lynch.

    Summer Movie Nights: Sure, this Bill Murray classic is enjoyable, but do you know what's better? How 'bout Gouda-stuffed smoked meatballs, chili-garlic rapini, roasted tomato vodka cream sauce with some rigatoni. BYOB.

    8:30PM ,

  • Omar (2013)

    Not rated, 96 min. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Starring Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany and Iyad Hoorani.

    Third Coast Activist: A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

    7PM 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513

  • KIDS

  • An American Tail (1986)

    Rated G, 83 min. Directed by Don Bluth.

    Kids' Camp: In this animated film, the immigrant experience in America is shown through the story of young Fievel of the Mousekewitz family.

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

  • Babe

    Babe (1995)

    Rated G, 92 min. Directed by Chris Noonan. Starring James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski.

    Kids' Camp: Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made, this tale of the young piglet who decides his calling in life is to be a sheepdog is also a rousing comedy, appropriately filled with a variety of subtle messages, from self-empowerment to the importance of treating others as equals, even though they may be, ah, sheep. Babe looks and flows wonderfully. It's a clever, witty, touching piece of work that, coincidentally, is a decidedly excellent date movie. Really. Read a full review of Babe.

    9:25AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Rio 2

    Rio 2 (2014)

    Rated G, 101 min. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

    In this animated sequel, Blu (Eisenberg), Jewel (Hathaway), and their three children head from their home in Rio deep into the Amazon basin, where they find a whole flock of blue macaws that turn out to be Jewel’s long-lost family. Jewel, meeting both her father (Garcia) and an old love (Mars), is delighted to be with them in the jungle, but Blu is a city bird, uncomfortable with the father-in-law and unhappy about the ex. Rio 2 is loaded with terrific vocal talents (though they are mostly squandered), and is agog with characters all feverishly working to carry way too much plot. Less a celebration of Brazil than of homogenized Las Vegas stage-show aesthetics, the film's more ethnic elements are Mixmaster-blended into seamless Hollywood entertainment. All singing, all dancing, all color: Rio 2 is a modern, studio animation blockbuster – spilling all over the place, rather than arching into the sky. Read a full review of Rio 2.

    10AM Southwest Theaters at Lake Creek 7, 13729 Research Blvd, Suite 1500, 512/291-3158

  • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

    Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

    Rated PG, 76 min. Directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton.

    Kids' Camp: The dead have more fun than the living, again, in Burton’s new stop-motion animated feature, a gift to gothlings everywhere. It’s also arguably Burton’s most self-assured turn behind the camera in ages, and coupled with Mike Johnson’s seamless animation it makes for a splendid All Hallows treat. As in the director’s previous animated outing, the now-classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, this is a musical romantic comedy with dead things, and while Danny Elfman’s jaunty tunes fail to engage as memorably as in that film, John August, Pamela Pettler, and Caroline Thompson’s script is pure Burton, marrying (literally, in this case) the worlds of the dead and the might-as-well-be-dead to a Hammeresque tale of love, murder, and the redemptive power of, um, death. But the true stars are the cinematography by Pete Kozachik and the art direction by Nelson Lowry, which give Burton and Johnson’s film a magnificent polish, making it eye candy of the highest order. Read a full review of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

    9:50AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • D-Day: Normandy 1944

    D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Under the Sea 3D (2009)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Howard Hall.

    The impact of global warming is examined in the waters of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.

  • FESTIVALS

  • Capital City Black Film Festival

    Capital City Black Film Festival

    Now in its second year, this three-day festival offers a variety of panels, screenings, and social gatherings. For the complete schedule, see www.capcitybff.com.

    Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.