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FRIDAY FEB. 5
  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

    Rated R, 125 min. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes and Victor Rasuk.

    Master Pancake: The Pancake comedians will give this film a whipping. Read a full review of Fifty Shades of Grey.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • The Look of Silence

    The Look of Silence (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 103 min. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.

    In this devastating follow-up to The Act of Killing, documentarian Oppenheimer gets up close and personal with the Indonesian genocide of the Sixties. Now nominated for an Oscar. Read a full review of The Look of Silence.

    6:55PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (2004)

    Rated PG, 116 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Starring Alison Lohman, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman and Mark Hamill.

    Miyazaki Celebration: Miyazaki renders an animated and epic story of war and peace.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas (1984)

    Rated R, 147 min. Directed by Wim Wenders. Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément and Hunter Carson.

    Austin Film Society: Wim Wenders Retrospective: The road trips undertaken by Wenders' characters are like no others. After an absence of several years, a man tries to recover his relationship with his absent wife and son. The roundabout screenplay written by Sam Shepard and adapted by L.M. Kit Carson, the dreamy cinematography by Robby Müller, and the dessicated performances of the living dead all leave their memorable residue.

    8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

SPACES
  • Selma

    Selma (2014)

    Rated PG-13, 127 min. Directed by Ava DuVernay. Starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tessa Thompson, Common, Wendell Pierce, André Holland, Oprah Winfrey, Lorraine Toussaint, Giovanni Ribisi, Keith Stanfield, Niecy Nash, Alessandro Nivola, Dylan Baker and Martin Sheen.

    Lyndon B. Johnson ECHS: Movie Nights: Historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. $5 includes admission, popcorn, and drink, ages 5 and under free Read a full review of Selma.

    6PM Lyndon Baines Johnson Early College High School, 7309 Lazy Creek Drive

  • The Wedding Singer, Say Anything, and Sixteen Candles

    Valentine's Weeks at the Drive-In: Triple bill.

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

  • 1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "Dark Universe" (2013)

    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.

  • "Space Station 3-D" (2002)

    Not rated, 46 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Tom Cruise.

    Given the amount of cinematic science fiction in the last quarter-century, modern moviegoers may feel they've seen it all where space travel is concerned. But Space Station 3-D provides a fresh and intensely personal experience of the final frontier. Employing footage shot by actual astronauts and cosmonauts using IMAX 3D cameras, it puts you there 220 miles above the earth, inside the International Space Station, and outside it, too. Breathtaking vistas of the planet below and the cosmos beyond, coupled with detailed looks at life in zero gravity and the testimony of an international crew of astronauts, revive our sense of the wonder and the danger that go into every voyage into space. Robert Faires Read a full review of "Space Station 3-D".

  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 135 min. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker.

    It’s decades after the destruction of the Death Star, and that good old scoundrel Han Solo (Ford) and former Princess – now General – Leia (Fisher) are getting a bit long in the tooth, but, as ever, there’s an evil empire to thwart. Easily the most anticipated (and critic-proof) film of the year, J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens is a rollicking hybridization of everything that made Lucas’ original trio of Star Wars films so thrillingly watchable, bolstered by the addition of memorable new core characters: lone scavenger Rey (Ridley), and Finn (Boyega), an Imperial Stormtrooper who decides that mass murder isn’t his style. There’s much to love about this particular chapter of the rebooted franchise, although to say much more might engender spoilers, and you’re likely going to see the film for yourself very soon. The Force Awakens is exactly what it needs to be: an old-school Saturday afternoon sci-fi matinee writ big. Read a full review of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

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