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THURSDAY MAY 26
  • Beyoncé Sing-Along

    Dance Party

    7PM, 10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca (1942)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Dooley Wilson.

    Summer Film Classics: Play it again, Paramount. (Double bill: The Maltese Falcon.)

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

  • Journey to Italy

    Journey to Italy (1954)

    Not rated, 97 min. Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Starring Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders.

    Austin Film Society: Rossellini – Restored and Revisited: Ingrid Bergman's third collaboration with Rossellini draws on the magic of Italy as its subject and inspiration for this study of a marriage that appears to be disintegrating.

    7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    Not rated, 101 min. Directed by John Huston. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Peter Lorre.

    Summer Film Classics: Based on a Dashiell Hammett novel (adapted for screen by Huston, in his directorial debut), The Maltese Falcon is film noir at its finest. Bogart stars as Detective Sam Spade. (Double bill: Casablanca.)

    9PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

SPACES
  • Austin School of Film Shorts Encore (2016)

    An encore presentation of the organization's SXSW Community Screening of shorts created by first-time filmmakers at the school. VIP tickets $25, general admission $6 and bring your own chair

    8PM House Wine, 408 Josephine, 512/322-5210

  • Dazed and Confused and Orange County

    School's Out for Summer: Double bill.

    8:45PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Theatre of Blood

    Theatre of Blood (1973)

    Rated R, 104 min. Directed by Douglas Hickox. Starring Vincent Price and Diana Rigg.

    Shakespeare Our Contemporary: A Shakespearean actor exacts poetic revenge on the critics who denied him an award in this comedy/horror classic.

    7PM Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944

  • Waiting for Guffman

    Waiting for Guffman (1997)

    Rated R, 84 min. Directed by Christopher Guest. Starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Lewis Arquette, Brian Doyle-Murray and Matt Keeslar.

    Austin Film Festival: Texas Focus With Parker Posey: Sold out. Read a full review of Waiting for Guffman.

    7PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

  • 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.

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by James Bobin. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Rhys Ifans, Lindsay Duncan and Leo Bill.

    This unasked-for sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 film rendition of the timeless Lewis Carroll story installs a new director at the helm, yet Alice Through the Looking Glass repeats many of the same mistakes as Alice in Wonderland. Both films favor their stories’ visual possibilities over character development and narrative intrigue. There are lots of adventures, but the whys and wherefores are slight and uninvolving. Alice (Wasikowska) determines to help the Mad Hatter (Depp) and gets sucked into a to-and-fro journey in which she has to seize a time machine to learn the reasons for the animosity of the queenly sisters (here called Mirana instead of White Queen, and Iracebeth rather than Red Queen). While the film’s special effects are quite something to behold, the rendition lacks magic, jabberwocky, and whimsy. This return to Wonderland is a dull outing, about which it can be said that Alice doesn’t live here anymore. Read a full review of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War (2016)

    Rated PG-13, 146 min. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Holland.

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