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SATURDAY NOV. 1
  • The Astrologer (1975)

    Not rated, 96 min. Directed by Craig Denney. Starring Craig Denney.

    A carnival con man discovers that he has genuine psychic powers and begins using them to become famous.

    4:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Beautiful Girls (1996)

    Rated R, 113 min. Directed by Ted Demme. Starring Timothy Hutton, Matt Dillon, Natalie Portman, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, Max Perlich, Uma Thurman, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Rosie O'Donnell, Noah Emmerich, Martha Plimpton, Lauren Holly, Annabeth Gish and David Arquette.

    Celebrity Guests: Timothy Hutton stops by for a Q&A after the screening of this ensemble romantic comedy. Read a full review of Beautiful Girls.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Carmen (2010)

    Not rated, 170 min. Directed by Richard Eyre.

    NCM Fathom: The Met in HD: Eyre debuts as a director at the Met with this new production of the popular Georges Bizet opera. Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna perform the leads with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting.

    12:55PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

  • Interview With the Vampire (1994)

    Rated R, 123 min. Directed by Neil Jordan. Starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst.

    Master Pancake: There is much to mock in Jordan's adaptation of Anne Rice's homoerotic classic. Read a full review of Interview With the Vampire.

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

  • Justin Timberlake Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

    Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org.

    11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Saw

    Saw (2004)

    Rated R, 100 min. Directed by James Wan. Starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Keung, Dina Meyer, Monica Potter and Makenzie Vega.

    10th Anniversary: Wan’s directorial debut arrives with so much hype surrounding it that nothing in this horror film could ever be as shocking as the realization of just how undeserved that buzz actually is. Not only is this serial-killer tale far from original (for starters, it borrows bits from David Fincher’s Seven and any number of Danny Glover’s trademark cop films), but it also contains some of the most abysmal acting – courtesy of the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes – this side of a Herschell Gordon Lewis gag fest. The film, decidedly ambitious though it may well be, is hardly the opening salvo on a new, harder, more ghastly stream of horror filmmaking. Saw has its moments, and most of them are brutal in the extreme, but ultimately it’s one tremendous misfire that will either leave you laughing or, possibly, gagging. Read a full review of Saw.

    12:40PM, 8:15PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 888/262-4386

  • Starship Exeter (2014)

    Not rated, 113 min. Directed by Scott Cummins. Starring James Culhane, Holly Guess and Michael Buford.

    Double Feature: In the spirit of the original Star Trek, this fan film starts with a behind the scenes documentary before the screening of the episode "The Tressaurian Intersection."

    NOON Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along Dance Party

    Action Pack

    10:35PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • SPACES

  • The City Dark (2011)

    Not rated, 83 min. Directed by Ian Cheney.

    The concern of light pollution and the disappearance of the night sky is examined in this doc.

    1PM Channel Austin, 1143 Northwestern Ave.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

    Rated PG, 152 min. Directed by Chris Columbus. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John Cleese, Ian Hart, Richard Harris, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton.

    From the sets to the story to the whole tone of the film, this is an almost literal adaptation of J.K. Rowling's beloved children's book. Columbus manages to capture the delicate magic of Rowling's book, about a young wizard named Harry Potter, while simultaneously crafting a very solid piece of Hollywood filmmaking. It's the smaller touches, transposed in whole from the book, that make the film as good as it is. So why didn't the film electrify me like Rowling's book? There's none of the obvious Hollywood downgrading that so often accompanies an adaptation like this, but it is what it is, and that's an adaptation. If you're one of the few who haven't succumbed to Pottermania yet, read the book, then take in this well-done companion piece. Read a full review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

    7:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • 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.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure

    Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Sean MacLeod Phillips. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

    National Geographic 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.

  • 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.