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SATURDAY JULY 26
  • The Americanization of Emily

    The Americanization of Emily (1964)

    Not rated, 115 min. Directed by Arthur Hiller. Starring James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas and James Coburn.

    James Garner Tribute: With a searing script by Paddy Chayefsky and brilliant performances all around, this anti-war film is a certified classic.

    4:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Emma (1996)

    Rated PG, 120 min. Directed by Douglas McGrath. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Jeremy Northam, Alan Cumming, Ewan McGregor, Greta Scacchi, Juliet Stevenson, Polly Walker, Sophie Thompson and James Cosmo.

    Afternoon Tea: Matchmaker Emma is clueless when it comes to her own love life. Read a full review of Emma.

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

  • Forrest Gump (1994)

    Rated PG-13, 142 min. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field.

    Master Pancake: Run, Forrest, run … far away from these merry jokesters who are certain to put your life story through the wringer. Read a full review of Forrest Gump.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Life Itself

    Life Itself (2014)

    Rated R, 115 min. Directed by Steve James.

    The life of Roger Ebert is celebrated in this documentary by the director of Hoop Dreams. Read a full review of Life Itself.

    12:45PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

    Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org.

    11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along Dance Party

    Action Pack

    10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • SPACES

  • Bottle Rocket (1996)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Andrew Wilson, Lumi Cavazos and James Caan.

    Save the Bottle Rocket Motel: This event, now in its fourth year, includes a screening of the film, costume contests, trivia challenges, and more. Read a full review of Bottle Rocket.

    1PM Days Inn, 307 South East I-35

  • Documenting our Presence: Multicultural Experiences of Mental Illness (2013)

    Not rated, 20 min. Directed by Aashish Kumar and Aabha Adhiya.

    This doc takes a compassionate, hopeful look at the experiences of people of diverse backgrounds affected by serious mental illness. A discussion follows the screening.

    6PM ,

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Rated PG, 139 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Keir Dullea, Daniel Richter, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester and Douglas Rain.

    Kubrick's film remains a peerless monument – a complete and total film experience, magnificent in its scope and expression, singular in its vision and ambition.

    9PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Which Way Home (2009)

    Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Rebecca Cammisa.

    Child migrants traveling through Mexico are the subject of this documentary.

    7PM ,

  • KIDS

  • Annie

    Annie (1982)

    Rated PG, 126 min. Directed by John Huston. Starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Aileen Quinn, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry and Ann Reinking.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: The comic strip spawned a Broadway musical, which spawned this movie directed by the obvious go-to guy for orphaned moppets – John Huston.

    10:15AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Frankenweenie

    Frankenweenie (2012)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Tim Burton.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Finally, a stop-motion, animated Halloween film that rivals The Nightmare Before Christmas. And of the two – simmer down now, gothlings – Frankenweenie is the ookier, more assured, and frankly better film. Filmed in glorious black and white, Frankenweenie is that rare film that's both kid- and adult-friendly. The titular weenie here is Sparky, a manic little bull terrier and best pal to young Victor Frankenstein (Tahan). When Sparky is killed by a car, Victor seizes on the lessons he's learned about electricity's life-giving force and, before you can say "Boris Karloff's real name was William Henry Pratt!", a stitched-and-neck-bolted Sparky is re-animated and running around Vincent's attic laboratory. Comedy and tension, complete with torch- and pitchfork-wielding villagers, follows. Wholly unique yet strangely familiar, Frankenweenie is, at its electrified heart, a story about friendship, family, and the importance of kidhood perseverance. Never say die when you could be saying "It's alive!" Read a full review of Frankenweenie.

    9:35AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Pete’s Dragon

    Rated G, 128 min. Directed by Don Chaffey. Starring Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Jim Backus, Jeff Conaway and Charlie Callas.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: This Disney musical is about a boy and his best friend ñ a dragon.

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

  • Rio

    Rio (2011)

    Rated G, 96 min. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: So does Rio measure up to the insanely great standard of digital animation set by Pixar? Visually, yes. Rio is positively trippy when it comes to blowing your mind with explosively eye-popping animation. Unfortunately, the story is one told too many times before. Eisenberg voices Blu, a Brazil-born bird snatched from his rain forest aerie by pet smugglers and accidentally deposited in frigid Minnesota. There, the flightless blue macaw is adopted and BFF'd by Linda, a little girl who grows up to have the voice of Leslie Mann. When Rio de Janeiro-based ornithologist Tulio (Santoro) arrives with the news that Blu is the last male of his species, the trio flies to Brazil, where Blu meets his intended paramour, the feral Jewel (Hathaway), and everyone's plans run afowl, so to speak. Rio is a better-than-average animated family film suitable for kids of all ages but about as ephemeral as the ever-shifting colors in a cheap childhood kaleidoscope. Read a full review of Rio.

    9:30AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • 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.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.

    Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

    Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.

  • Under the Sea 3D (2009)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Howard Hall.

    The impact of global warming is examined in the waters of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.