Film: Special Screenings
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  • Above All Else

    Above All Else (2014)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by John Fiege.

    AFS: New Releases: One man risks family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, the doc follows David Daniel, a retired high-wire artist, as he rallies neighbors and environmental activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship: a tree-top blockade of the controversial pipeline.

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

  • AFGA Mystery Trailer Party

    American Genre Film Archive: Get ready for some wild and obscure film trailers from the vaults of the AGFA.

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

  • The Birds

    The Birds (1963)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright and Jessica Tandy.

    Alamo Victory: Unmistakably one of the master's best: Hitchcock manages to turn the most innocuous of creatures into crowing critters of chaos. This screening is free if you are a member of the Alamo's rewards program.

    10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Friday (1995)

    Rated R, 91 min. Directed by F. Gary Gray. Starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Anna Maria Horsford, Regina King, Bernie Mac and John Witherspoon.

    NCM Fathom Presents: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this stoner classic by smoking out in the parking lot. Read a full review of Friday.

    7:30PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

  • Half-Baked (1998)

    Rated R, 83 min. Directed by Tamra Davis. Starring David Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Guillermo Diaz, Rachel True and Harland Williams.

    4/20 Screening: Cameos from Steven Wright, Willie Nelson, Tommy Chong, and Janeane Garofalo help stoke this addled comic premise about selling pot to raise a buddy's bail. Read a full review of Half-Baked.

    4:20PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Lady From Shanghai

    The Lady From Shanghai (1948)

    Not rated, 87 min. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloan.

    The Magnificent Orson Welles: The story is a perverse murder mystery/love and power triangle. Hayworth is used to great advantage as the irresistible temptress, Sloan is her creepy husband, and Welles is the picaresque adventurer who wanders into their lair. The hall-of-mirrors climax is justifiably regarded as one of the all-time great sequences of filmmaking. Read a full review of The Lady From Shanghai.

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

  • Mystery Preview

    Master Pancake Theater: Help the Pancake crew workshop a new movie at a discounted price. Offer up lots of your own jokes, because they really, really like that.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Open Caption: Furious 7 (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 137 min. Directed by James Wan. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson.

    At these showings, on-screen captions will be present.

    7:45PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Pitch Perfect Sing-Along (2012)

    Rated PG-13, 112 min. Directed by Jason Moore. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Skylar Astin.

    Girlie Night

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

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Quote-Along (2006)

    Rated PG-13, 105 min. Directed by Adam McKay. Starring Will Ferrell.

    Action Pack

    7:05PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • This Is Where We Live (2013)

    Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca. Starring Christine Bruno, Barry Corbin and Carolyn Gilroy.

    A family incurs a series of health issues in this drama filmed in Llano. Writer/director Menchaca will be onhand for a post-screening discussion.

    6:30PM Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620, Bldg B, 512/501-3520

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    Not rated, 25 min. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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

  • Hubble 3D

    Hubble 3D (2010)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

    This documentary follows NASA's May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Read a full review of Hubble 3D.

  • Hubble 3D

    Hubble 3D (2010)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

    Myers' documentary follows NASA's May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, which had become effectively useless due to a single warped lens. Seven astronauts were sent to rendezvous with it, necessitating what was effectively a 17,000-miles-per-hour job of parallel parking 350 miles above the Earth. That the mission was a success is no secret. Hubble's been regularly sending back breathtaking images of distant galaxy clusters and assorted other wonders. What's truly magical about Myers' film is the sheer magnitude and depth of the images when seen on the massive IMAX screen. It's impossible not to break out in goosebumps as the telescope's newest tweaks: The Wide Field Camera with infrared imaging capabilities truly goes where no one has gone before. This is the rare film that is at once a stunning technical and human achievement and a terrifically entertaining slice of science nonfiction. Read a full review of Hubble 3D.

  • 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.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

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

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