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SUNDAY SEPT. 14
  • Chef

    Chef (2014)

    Rated R, 115 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr. and Jose C. "Perico" Hernández.

    Food & Film: Dinner Party: For the complete menu, go to www.drafthouse.com. Read a full review of Chef.

    12:25PM, 3:45PM, 7:05PM, 11:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • The Dance of Reality

    The Dance of Reality (2013)

    Not rated, 130 min. Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Starring Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

    Cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first feature in 23 years is a labor of mad, passionate love Read a full review of The Dance of Reality.

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

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (1984)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.

    The original Ghostbusters mined the comedy-horror genre way before it became the fashionably ironic and overused format it is today. The comedy here is solid gold, Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun. Get slimed.

    12:35PM, 3:50PM, 6:50PM, 9:35PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (1984)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.

    The original Ghostbusters mined the comedy-horror genre way before it became the fashionably ironic and overused format it is today. The comedy here is solid gold, Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun. Get slimed.

    10:05AM, 12:55PM, 3:45PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Murray.

    Wes Anderson's film is a marvelous spectacle: spry, sly, and rich with microdetailed production design and tickling tributes to cinematic forebearers. Read a full review of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

    6:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Grease Sing-Along

    Grease Sing-Along (1978)

    Rated PG, 112 min. Directed by Randall Kleiser. Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Didi Conn.

    Action Pack: The original high school musical returns with nothing changed but your lyrical participation.

    7:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Howard the Duck

    Howard the Duck (1986)

    Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by Willard Huyck. Starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones and Tim Robbins.

    Giant Size Comics Podcast Present: This notorious George Lucas-produced flop stars the Marvel Comics character: a foul-mouthed, cigar-chomping duck. Co-creator and illustrator Val Mayerik will be there for the screening, and a post-film Q&A.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • James Garner Tribute Show

    James Garner Tribute Show

    ATX Television Festival Presents: The much-beloved acting legend is celebrated here, with an episode each from Maverick and The Rockford Files.

    9:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Level Five

    Level Five (1996)

    Not rated, 106 min. Directed by Chris Marker. Starring Catherine Belkhodja and Kenji Tokitsu.

    AFS: Arthouse: A computer programmer is tasked with making a video game about the battle of Okinawa in Marker's heady and prescient sci-fi/historical hybrid.

    1PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • The Music Man (1962)

    Not rated, 151 min. Directed by Morton DaCosta. Starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett and Hermione Gingold.

    Broadway Brunch: Trouble comes right here to River City with this award-winning musical that's chock-full of great songs and a classic battle between a traveling con man with big dreams and the provincial Iowans who call his bluff.

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

  • The Nutty Professor (1963)

    Not rated, 107 min. Directed by Jerry Lewis. Starring Jerry Lewis and Stella Stevens.

    Big Screen Classics: In this Jerry Lewis classic, a nerdy university professor drinks a potion that turns him into the ladies' man, Buddy Love.

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

  • Obvious Child

    Obvious Child (2014)

    Rated R, 84 min. Directed by Gillian Robespierre. Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind and Polly Draper.

    Jenny Slate stars as a standup comic in this indie film about abortion that comes snuggled in the broad strokes of a quirky comedy. Read a full review of Obvious Child.

    12:35PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Pablo Neruda: The Poet's Calling

    Not rated. Directed by Mark Eisner.

    Conspirare Presents: Filmmaker Mark Eisner will present a 30-minute excerpt from his work-in-progress documentary about the famed Chilean poet, followed by a Q&A with Eisner and Conspirare artistic director Craig Hella Johnson.

    4PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2 (2014)

    Rated R, 150 min. Directed by Gareth Evans. Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Yayan Ruhian and Tio Pakusadewo.

    This breathtaker is a relentless wall of action filmmaking that sets a new, bloody standard. Read a full review of The Raid 2.

    3PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop (1987)

    Rated R, 103 min. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith and Miguel Ferrer.

    Tough Guy Cinema: Half man and half machine, but fully lethal, this RoboCop is indestructible. Read a full review of RoboCop.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Not rated, 103 min. Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse and Jean Hagen.

    Big Screen Classics: Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain features terrific performances and music, sensational Technicolor images, and a plot that hinges on the problems inherent to early Hollywood talkies.

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

  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Not rated, 103 min. Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse and Jean Hagen.

    Big Screen Classics: Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain features terrific performances and music, sensational Technicolor images, and a plot that hinges on the problems inherent to early Hollywood talkies.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • SPACES

  • Dead Poets Society and Good Morning, Vietnam

    Blue Starlite: Robin Williams Tribute Night

    8:15PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • D-Day: Normandy 1944

    D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.

    Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

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

  • Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure

    Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Sean MacLeod Phillips. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

    National Geographic uses photo-realistic, computer-generated, 3-D animation to transport audiences back more than 65 million years, when a great inland sea divided North America in two. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM, or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.

  • FESTIVALS

  • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) 2014

    The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival is celebrating its 27th year as the Southwest's biggest and best-known gay and lesbian film festival. This five-day-long event showcases features and shorts and narratives and documentaries and lots of parties. Festival badges may be purchased at www.agliff.org, where the entire schedule is also posted.

    Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309