Film: Special Screenings
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  • 2K Pop Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10:10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club (1985)

    Rated R, 97 min. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy.

    30th Anniversary Celebration: Feeling old yet? This classic gets the remaster treatment and is accompanied by a special featurette. Read a full review of The Breakfast Club.

    7:30PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

  • Face/Off (1997)

    Rated R, 140 min. Directed by John Woo. Starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, Alessandro Nivola, Dominique Swain, Nick Cassavetes and Harve Presnell.

    Tough Guy Cinema: Exhilarating performances from Cage and Travolta, as well as Woo's tremendously enjoyable action set-pieces make this a very entertaining action film. Read a full review of Face/Off.

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

  • Four Lions

    Four Lions (2010)

    Rated R, 102 min. Directed by Chris Morris. Starring Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak and Adeel Akhtar.

    The first ever release from Drafthouse Films, this is a provocative but very funny farce about a group of bumbling British jihadists. Read a full review of Four Lions.

    7:20PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Free Men (2011)

    Not rated, 99 min. Directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi. Starring Tahar Rahim.

    AFS Essential Cinema: Films of the Middle East Diaspora: During World War II, an Algerian immigrant in Paris joins the resistance.

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

  • The Telephone Book (1971)

    Rated X, 80 min. Directed by Nelson Lyon. Starring Sarah Kennedy, Norman Rose and Jill Clayburgh.

    Vinegar Syndrome Presents: This collection of sexy sketches is late Sixties experimental sexploitation at its oddest.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Wayne's World Quote-Along (1992)

    Rated PG-13, 92 min. Directed by Penelope Spheeris. Starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.

    Action Pack

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, William Sanderson, Joanna Cassidy and Brion James.

    Fantasy Fest Preview: Recut more times than a plastic-surgery junkie, Blade Runner: The Final Cut promises to be exactly what its title promises: director Scott's last word on the subject. Cops and androids fight it out in 21st century L.A. in this Philip K. Dick film adaptation with fabulous art direction. This remastered and subtly rejiggered print is most notable for its inclusion of the "scene with the unicorn," which makes abundantly clear that Ford's blade runner is indeed an android and not a human. The film remains a landmark spectacle.

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

  • Dolphin Tale 2

    Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. Starring Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson and Bethany Hamilton.

    Austin Public Library: Family Movie Matinee: Quaint to the point of being anachronistic, the Dolphin Tale series is among those rare film franchises wholesome enough for the whole family. Following 2011’s inspirational yarn about a troubled boy and his tailless dolphin, this sequel is, much like its characters, generally burdened by the responsibilities of adulthood. For high schooler Sawyer (Gamble), this means choosing between an elite semester-at-sea program and more time spent at Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium with his dolphin friend, the newly depressed Winter. There are no clear villains here, nor are there easy decisions to make, but writer/director Charles Martin Smith’s well-meaning preoccupation with kids reluctant to grow up casts a prolonged damper on the generally sunny proceedings. To judge by the evidently restless tykes at our screening, Dolphin Tale 2’s admirable refusal to talk down to its audience gradually manifests itself as a basic inability to engage them at all. Read a full review of Dolphin Tale 2.

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

  • Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins (2014)

    Not rated, 70 min. Directed by Roger Parsons..

    Rooftop Architecture and Design Film Series: Doc on the famous architect, known for designing "impossible" buildings.

    8PM The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center Roof Deck, 700 Congress, 512/453-5312


    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.

  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent

    The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 119 min. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn and Ray Stevenson.

    A more efficient indifference generator than last spring’s Divergent, dutiful follow-up Insurgent spares us a reel’s worth of training montages as young heroine Tris (Woodley) and boyfriend Four (James) remain on the run from the oppressive Jeanine (Winslet), militant ruler of a near-future Chicago where most denizens have been split into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. Sound complicated? It’s really not. So long as you know that Tris is the Special One, you’ll be able to keep up with her drawn-out quest to liberate all Chicagoans from their societal shackles. The second in a series of four films derived from Veronica Roth’s three novels (ah, Hollywood math), Insurgent delivers plenty of eye-catching imagery, but in the age of Katniss Everdeen, Tris never stands out as a particularly remarkable YA heroine. With each passing Hunger Games and Maze Runner, she’s merely the same kind of special as everyone else. Read a full review of The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

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