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SUNDAY MARCH 26
  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast (1946)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Jean Cocteau. Starring Jean Marais and Josette Day.

    Cocteau works his visual magic on the age-old story of a girl and her beast. La Belle et la Bête is the French artistic master's first full-length feature, and he brings his fluency in fine art and theatre to this sumptuous fairy tale. This is a new 4K restoration. Read a full review of Beauty and the Beast.

    9:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    Not rated, 129 min. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Starring Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, Mary Badham and Robert Duvall.

    This atmospheric Southern Gothic was adapted for the screen by Horton Foote from Harper Lee’s prize-winning novel about a widowed lawyer with two young children who takes on the locally scandalous job of defending a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Cameraperson (2016)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Kirsten Johnson.

    AFS Presents: This doc concerns the responsibilities a documentarian has to her subject. While hearing testimonies from a genocide’s survivors or watching a little Bosnian toddler lurch perilously for an axe, what duties does an observer have? Johnson doesn’t purport to have the answers, but instead shows us that probing the questions and the morality is an integral part of the job. A Q&A via Skype with the director follows the film.

    2PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

  • The Air We Breathe + Shorts

    120 min.

    Austin Environmental Justice Presents: Matthew Gossage's film screens along with five other shorts, all pertaining to the pollution from coal-fired power plants and the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in West Texas and their impact on the environment and the community.

    5PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

    Rated PG-13, 93 min. Directed by Michael Patrick Jann. Starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Will Sasso, Allison Janney, Mindy Sterling, Sam McMurray, Mo Gaffney and Nora Dunn.

    Brunch With the "Boys" This parody of beauty pageants in the flyover states takes the form of a mockumentary filmed at Minnesota's Sarah Rose Miss Teen Princess America Pageant. Hosted by local drag queens Cupcake and Sabel Scities. Read a full review of Drop Dead Gorgeous.

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

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast (2017)

    Rated PG, 129 min. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald and Ian McKellen.

    Feast: Be the Alamo's guest as you dine on a four-course meal while enjoying the latest adaption of this beloved fairy tale. Read a full review of Beauty and the Beast.

    10:35AM, 11:20AM, 12:40PM, 2:30PM, 7:05PM, 9:30PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • 9:50AM, 11:10AM, 12:05PM, 1:05PM, 2:35PM, 3:20PM, 4:20PM, 7:35PM, 8PM, 9:15PM, 10:50PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

    10AM, 11:30AM, 1:10PM, 2:40PM, 4:20PM, 6PM, 9:10PM, 10:20PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

    10AM, 11:20AM, 2:40PM, 6PM, 9:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

    Not rated, 75 min. Directed by John S. Robertson. Starring John Barrymore.

    Live Score: Invincible Czars: In this Robert Louis Stevenson story about the duality of good and evil, a scientist creates a potion that turns him into a criminal. The Invincible Czars perform a live score to accompany the silent film.

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

  • Lady Battle Cop

    Lady Battle Cop (1990)

    Not rated, 80 min. Directed by Akihisa Okamoto. Starring Azusa Nakamura, Kisuke Yamashita and Masaru Matsuda.

    Video Vortex: This almost shot-for-shot remake of Paul Verhoeven's Robocop sees an international tennis star transformed into a cyborg killing machine.

    7:10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

SPACES
BULLOCK MUSEUM IMAX

1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience" (2016)

    Rated G, 45 min. Directed by Terrence Malick. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

    Terrence Malick's first foray into documentary filmmaking is this decades-in-the-making history of the universe, and it's a visually magnificent achievement that's educational, as well.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast (2017)

    Rated PG, 129 min. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald and Ian McKellen.

    This live-action reboot of Walt Disney Studio’s watershed 1991 animated film musical inspires both imagination and cynicism. But beneath the brilliance of its execution, a certain familiarity breeds contempt. Despite the updating of certain elements of the Disneyfied adaptation of the classic story, which now features a gay supporting character and a much darker third act, this is pretty much the same movie released by the same studio just a little more than a quarter of a century ago. The movie largely succeeds due to the guiding talent of director Bill Condon. As in the 1991 film, the centerpiece number here is “Be Our Guest,” a razzle-dazzler that pops off the screen. As for the titular romantic leads, both Watson and Stevens manage to make the roles their own. Without question, kids and their adults will love this critic-proof movie, regardless of the number of times they’ve already seen it before. Read a full review of Beauty and the Beast.

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