Film: Special Screenings
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  • Dudley and Bob + Matt's Under 5 Film Festival

    A winner will be chosen from these competing films, which must relate to the radio show, its characters, and stories, or have a strong theme that represents the show.

    8PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Enter the Ninja (1981)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Menahem Golan. Starring Franco Nero, Susan George and Shô Kosugi.

    Weird Wednesday: The acting is horrible, the pants are tight, the action sequences are edited by an 8-year-old, but despite (or because of) it all, this is one of the most entertaining ninja films from the Eighties.

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

  • Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Rated PG, 111 min. Directed by Mike Hodges. Starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max Von Sydow and Ornella Mutti.

    Super Krime: The World of Pulp Super Villains: A soundtrack by Queen is one of the highlights of this film actualization of the comic strip. The crazy set design and costumes are also dead-on replicas of the strip. Rebecca Havemeyer hosts.

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

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid and Tommy Noonan.

    Summer Movie Classics: Russell and Monroe delightfully demonstrate that "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in this musical comedy. (Double bill: Some Like It Hot.)

    9:20PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)

    Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Costa Boutsikaris.

    This doc explores the ecological design process called permaculture, which attempts to shift ecosystems to a more regenerative state. Following the film, there will be a Q&A panel.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • The King and I

    The King and I (1956)

    Not rated, 133 min. Directed by Walter Lang. Starring Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner and Rita Moreno.

    NCM/Fathom: TCM Big Screen Classics: This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a widowed governess to the children of the King of Siam earned Yul Brenner a Best Actor Oscar, as well as winning a fistful of other awards. Sixtieth anniversary celebration, with special commentary by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

    2PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot (1959)

    Not rated, 119 min. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft and Joe E. Brown.

    Summer Film Classics: Delectable Marilyn: If Wilder achieved nothing else in his entire directing career, he would still rank as one of the great masters of cinema for pulling off this comic tour de force. (Double bill: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.) Read a full review of Some Like It Hot.

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

  • Superbad

    Superbad (2007)

    Rated R, 114 min. Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader.

    Movie Party: Props and a "drawing" competition. Read a full review of Superbad.

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

  • Twister (1996)

    Rated PG-13, 116 min. Directed by Jan De Bont. Starring Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Movie Party: In a word, wow. Paxton plays Bill Harding, a daredevil storm chaser who's hung up his foul-weather gear in favor of a more stable job as a television weatherman. Along with his new fiancée Melissa (Gertz), he arrives in the company of his former comrades-in-rain one day to finalize his divorce papers with ex-wife Jo Harding (Hunt). Before he can get her all-important signature on the proper forms, however, he finds himself sucked back into his former life as the largest storm system in the last 12 years mounts on the horizon. I'm not even going to get into all the amazing stunts that litter the film – suffice to say, anything that could conceivably be sucked upwards by a tornado, is. Twister is one of those films that leaves you gasping for breath, incredulous and exhilarated all at once. Sort of like Winnie the Pooh's Blustery Day meets Mr. Toad's Wild Ride with Dorothy's house spiraling just above. Only louder. Read a full review of Twister.

    6:50PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • UHF

    UHF (1989)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Jay Levey. Starring "Weird Al" Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards and Billy Barty.

    Classics: "Weird Al" plays the manager of a small-time TV station who hits it big with his unconventional programming. Most of the movie is a series of parodic television spoofs, with few other plot niceties to get in the way.

    7PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book (2016)

    Rated PG, 105 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Neel Sethi.

    Austin Public Library: Movie Matinee: Free. Read a full review of The Jungle Book.

    4PM Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley, 512/974-7372

  • "World of Tomorrow" (2015)

    Not rated, 17 min. Directed by Don Hertzfeldt.

    The IMAX theatre is shuttered until October while undergoing an update that will allow it to project 2-D and 3-D film with the new IMAX® with Laser technology. But the bonus is that, twice daily, Don Hertzfeldt's Oscar-nominated animated short film will screen in the smaller Spirit Theater. Check it out and you'll probably find yourself agreeing that Hertzfeldt was robbed by the Academy voters of his rightful statue.

    12:30PM, 2:30PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

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