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WEDNESDAY MAY 27
  • Chelsea Girls

    Chelsea Girls (1966)

    Not rated, 210 min. Directed by Andy Warhol. Starring Nico, Brigid Berlin, Ondine, Gerard Malanga, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Mario Montez, Ingrid Superstar, International Velvet and Marie Menken.

    Experimental Response Cinema: This Warhol treasure features many of the artist's superstars in various states of dishabille, supposedly within various apartments at the Chelsea Hotel. The film comes with instructions for its projection, but no two shows are ever alike. Generally, two reels of film are projected side by side, as sound cues are raised and lowered. For it's 100th screening, ERC is presenting the film in its original 16mm double-projection format, with an introduction by Warhol scholar Chelsea Weathers.

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

  • Clue Quote-Along

    Clue Quote-Along (1985)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Colleen Camp.

    Action Pack

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Rated R, 116 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio, Arliss Howard, Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood and Adam Baldwin.

    Classics: “In Vietnam the wind doesn’t blow; it sucks,” declares the movie's tagline. The film is another terrific study by Kubrick of war and soldiers' dehumanization. Read a full review of Full Metal Jacket.

    2PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • The Last Match (1991)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Fabrizio De Angelis. Starring Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva, Martin Balsam and Charles Napier.

    Weird Wednesday: Initially written by Austin filmmaker and stuntman Gary Kent as a serious thriller about soccer players staging a hostage rescue, the screenplay was sold and eventually made in Italy. The Alamo is showing a Japanese VHS copy of the film, which was never released in the States, and Kent will be viewing the film for the first time with the audience. Truly a unique experience.

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

  • Serenity

    Serenity (2005)

    Rated PG-13, 119 min. Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, David Krumholtz and Sarah Paulson.

    Joss Whedon’s Western/sci-fi hybrid (which was canceled from TV but greenlighted for the movies) evinces a swashbuckling bonhomie. Read a full review of Serenity.

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

  • Stormy Weather (1943)

    Not rated, 77 min. Directed by Andrew L. Stone. Starring Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Dooley Wilson, Nicholas Brothers and Katherine Dunham.

    Summer Film Classics: Lena Horne sings the title song, Fats Waller performs "Ain't Misbehavin'," Cab Calloway gets it on with his band, the Nicholas Brothers dance, and so does Katherine Dunham. (Double-billed: That's Entertainment!)

    7PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Summer

    Summer (1986)

    Rated R, 98 min. Directed by Eric Rohmer. Starring Marie Riviere and Lisa Heredia.

    Austin Film Society: Jewels in the Wasteland: Improvised performances are the key to this story of a French secretary's pout over her ruined vacation. Richard Linklater will present the film and partake in a discussion afterward.

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

  • That's Entertainment! (1974)

    Rated G, 135 min. Directed by Jack Haley Jr..

    Summer Film Classics: MGM's stars of song and dance present clips from favorite numbers featured in the studio's films from the 1920s-50s. Highlighted performers include Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and Frank Sinatra. (Double bill: Stormy Weather.)

    8:35PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

SPACES
  • Alice

    Alice (1988)

    Not rated, 86 min. Directed by Jan Svankmajer.

    Humanities Research Center: Akucce's Adventures in Wonderland: This animated film by the Czech master captures the surrealism of Alice in Wonderland.

    7:45PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-8746

  • 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.

    Hitchcock Weekend at the Drive-in: Hitchcock manages to turn the most innocuous of creatures into crowing critters of chaos.

    8:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Rated PG, 124 min. Directed by Irvin Kershner. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams.

    Austin Public Library: Americana Memories: There used to be a time in the not-so-distant past when this library was a single-screen movie theatre called the Americana. free

    6:30PM Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock

  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)

    Rated R, 119 min. Directed by John Badham. Starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gormey, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali and Paul Pape.

    Austin Chronicle: Scoot Dive-Inn: Free. Read a full review of Saturday Night Fever.

    8PM The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth, 512/478-6200

  • 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.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

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

  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland (2015)

    Rated PG, 129 min. Directed by Brad Bird. Starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson and Pierce Gagnon.

    There’s much to applaud and much to knock in this Disney action adventure. What Brad Bird's Tomorrowland does well, it does very well; what it doesn’t adds to the sense of a jumbled story and unremitting manifesto of hope aimed at young and old alike. Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy are terrific as the story’s primary protagonists: Casey Newton (Robertson), a girl in her late teens, and adolescent robot Athena (Cassidy), a mysterious emissary from the titular Tomorrowland. That these two manage to steal the limelight from George Clooney’s grizzled Frank Walker and Hugh Laurie's misguided baddie is no small accomplishment. Tomorrowland breaks the mold to become something quite original and complex, encouraging viewers to dream and imagine without making these suggestions explicit. The film leaves nothing to chance, however, and as a result, seems more like a calculation than a flight of fancy. Still, many of its calculations add up. Read a full review of Tomorrowland.

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