Film: Special Screenings
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  • Cabaret

    Cabaret (1972)

    Rated PG, 128 min. Directed by Bob Fosse. Starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey.

    Summer Film Classics: Minnelli and Grey sparkle, and the Fosse flash is everywhere in evidence in this winner of eight Academy Awards. (Double bill: The Thin Man.)

    8:50PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The House on Sorority Row (1983)

    Rated R, 91 min. Directed by Mark Rosman. Starring Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy and Harley Jane Kozak.

    Terror Tuesday: Elvira Live: A prank goes fatally wrong. The screening will be presented by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

    9:35PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • À Nos Amours

    À Nos Amours (1983)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Maurice Pialat. Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Christophe Odent and Dominique Besnehard.

    In this French drama, a 16-year-old girl seeks pleasure but also learns its harsh consequences.

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

  • The Thin Man

    The Thin Man (1934)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan and Cesar Romero.

    Paramount 100: The characters are the invention of Dashiell Hammett, although the urbane chemistry between Loy and Powell as Nick and Nora Charles is the ultimate in dipsomaniacal detective mystery and screwball comedy. (Double bill: Cabaret.) Read a full review of The Thin Man.

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

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men (1957)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall and Jack Klugman.

    An American classic and a courtroom-movie gem. Fonda is cast as a lone dissenting juror, who argues passionately to convince his fellow jurors to not convict.

    7:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • El Seminarista (1949)

    Not rated, 85 min. Directed by Roberto Rodriguez. Starring Pedro Infante, Silvia Derbez and Katy Jurado.

    Austin Parks & Recreation: Cine de Oro: In this Mexican comedy, Infante plays a young seminarian whose faith is tested by the opposite sex. free

    9:30AM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772

  • 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.

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