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  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

    Rated R, 102 min. Directed by Stephan Elliott. Starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter and Sarah Chadwick.

    Drag at the Drive-in: A trio of “showgirls” – two drag queens and one transgender – venture out of tolerant, big-city Sydney and into the wilds of central Australia. Live drag performances begin at 8pm. Read a full review of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

    8:45PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Bordertown (2015)

    Bordertown is an upcoming animated sitcom executive-produced by Seth McFarlane. Lalo Alcaraz, a Bordertown writer and political cartoonist and creator of the comic strip La Cucaracha, will be in attendance for a Q&A. Earlier in the day, at 3pm, Alcaraz will conduct a Cartooning Workshop (open to those 13 and older), followed by a screening of Bordertown at 4pm. Sign-up by calling 512/974-3785. La Cucaracha, writer at Bordertown

    7PM Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River

KIDS
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

    Rated PG, 102 min. Directed by Dean DeBlois.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Jennifer Yuh.

    9:50AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • The Parent Trap

    The Parent Trap (1961)

    Not rated, 124 min. Directed by David Swift. Starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith and Leo G. Carroll.

    Alamo Kids Camp $1.

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

  • Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)

    Rated G, 88 min. Directed by Ken Kwapis.

    Alamo Kids Camp $1.

    9:45AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    Not rated, 25 min. Directed by Carter Emmart. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

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

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 131 min. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris.

    While the subtitle to this latest entry in the Mission: Impossible series may be better suited to a Keith Urban song or a right-wing talk show, Rogue Nation actually refers to the Syndicate, a shadowy organization hinted at near the end of 2011’s Ghost Protocol. IMF (that’s Impossible Mission Force) leader Ethan Hunt (Cruise) – assisted by returning field agents Benji Dunn (Pegg), William Brandt (Renner), and Luther Stickell (Rhames), as well as the dubiously-monikered newcomer Ilsa Faust (Ferguson) – believes this organization is behind a number of disparate international incidents set to destabilize global geopolitics. Chases ensue. Plots are twisted. Impossibilities become, well, possible. Overall, Rogue Nation is a solid, mildly subversive entry into the series that will have you humming Lalo Schifrin’s indelible theme music for the rest of the week, but probably not lingering over the finer points of the plot. Accept the mission and pass the popcorn. Read a full review of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

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