Special Screenings

  • Charade (1963)

    Not rated, 114 min. Directed by Stanley Donen. Starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy.

    Big Screen Classics: The sexual chemistry between Hepburn and Grant, when set against the suave thriller's tumultuous backdrop of shifting identities, makes this movie an enduring favorite.

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • The Drop Box (2014)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Brian Ivie.

    NCM Fathom Presents: Focus on the Family: This doc follows a pastor in South Korea as he tries to curtail newborn babies being abandoned on the streets of Seoul.

    7PM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

    Not rated, 201 min. Directed by Chantal Akerman. Starring Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte and Henri Storck.

    Experimental Response Cinema: This avant-garde feminist masterpiece follows the titular character as she goes about her endless chores as a single mother.

    6PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Katiyabaaz (Powerless) (2013)

    Not rated, 84 min. Directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

    AFS and Indie Meme Present: The Indian city of Kanpur does not have enough electricity for all who need it, thus opening up a black market of electricity thieves and dangerously overloaded power lines. This doc follows an electric company chief as she attempts to clamp down on the thefts.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Kill Squad (1981)

    Rated R, 89 min. Directed by Patrick G. Donahue. Starring Cameron Mitchell, Jerry Johnson, Jeff Risk and Jean Glaudé.

    Weird Wednesday: A Vietnam vet assembles a martial arts vigilante squad to murder the thugs who killed his wife.

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

    Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Mary Dore.

    Arthouse Monthly: The story of the Sixties feminist movement, in which the personal became the political, is documented in this lively film.

    7:45PM, 8:10PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600


  • The Interview

    The Interview (2014)

    Rated R, 112 min. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons and James Yi.

    Every once in a while, a movie is more than a movie, but it’s surprising when that becomes the case with a punk-ass comedy, one that’s more puerile than pointed yet not without some good laughs. A better-than-average bromance, The Interview is not intrinsically an empire-toppler. Broadly funny and well-acted, the film lands some well-placed jabs as fatuous talk show host Dave Skylark (Franco) and his longtime producer Aaron Rapaport (Rogen) arrive in Pyongyang, tasked with interviewing the reclusive Kim Jong-un (Park), while also on assignment from the CIA to assassinate him. The film soon loses its mooring, however, as it lurches into all-out, guns-ablazing action. It’s incalculable how many people will watch this film as a way to stand up for freedom of speech – and there’s a lot to be said for that – but The Interview, symbol though it’s become, ain’t nothing but a movie. Read a full review of The Interview.

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


    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.