Film: Special Screenings
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  • Alice Through the Looking Glass Family Tea (2016)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by James Bobin. Starring Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp.

    Costume contest and special menu.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Beyoncé Sing-Along

    Dance Party

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane (1941)

    Not rated, 119 min. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Dorothy Comingore and Ruth Warrick.

    Summer Film Classics: Who knows if Citizen Kane is really the best movie ever made, as its reputation would have us believe. But it sure ranks up there, and this Welles wunderkind classic deserves to be experienced on the big screen. Deep focus has never looked the same. (Double bill: The Third Man.)

    2PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • High School

    High School (1968)

    Not rated, 75 min. Directed by Frederick Wiseman.

    Austin Film Society: Frederick Wiseman: Wiseman employs his cinema vérité style to observe the relationships between human beings and the bureaucracies that serve them. High School is a stark observation of social conditioning at a large urban school. Read a full review of High School.

    4PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • Journey to Italy

    Journey to Italy (1954)

    Not rated, 97 min. Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Starring Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders.

    Austin Film Society: Rossellini – Restored and Revisited: Ingrid Bergman's third collaboration with Rossellini draws on the magic of Italy as its subject and inspiration for this study of a marriage that appears to be disintegrating.

    1PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • Love & Friendship Afternoon Tea (2016)

    Rated G, 92 min. Directed by Whit Stillman. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny and Xavier Samuel.

    Afternoon Tea: Sold out.

    4:10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

    Not rated, 150 min. Directed by Julie Taymor. Starring David Harewood, Kathryn Hunter, Max Casella, Tina Benko and Zach Appelman.

    The inimitable visual stylist Julie Taymor tackles her third Shakespeare film adaptation.

    3:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Night Ripper! (1986)

    Rated R, 86 min. Directed by Jeff Hathcock. Starring April Anne, Larry Thomas and Suzanne Tegmann.

    Video Vortex: A serial killer (Larry Thomas, aka Seinfeld's Soup Nazi) stalks models.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man (1949)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Carol Reed. Starring Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard and Alida Valli.

    Summer Film Classics: Based on a story by Graham Greene, the movie is a noir classic set in a shadowy postwar Vienna. It’s one of Welles’ best-remembered roles, and the film’s now-familiar zither music sets the story’s ambiguous tone perfectly. (Double Bill: Citizen Kane.) Read a full review of The Third Man.

    4:15PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men (1957)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall and Jack Klugman.

    An American classic and a courtroom-movie gem. Fonda is cast as a lone dissenting juror, who argues passionately to convince his fellow jurors to not convict.

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

  • Grease Sing-Along and Good Morning, Vietnam

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

  • 1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "National Parks Adventure" (2016)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    Stunning imagery and an overview of the national parks’ history is combined with reflections on what the wilderness means to us all. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by James Bobin. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Rhys Ifans, Lindsay Duncan and Leo Bill.

    This unasked-for sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 film rendition of the timeless Lewis Carroll story installs a new director at the helm, yet Alice Through the Looking Glass repeats many of the same mistakes as Alice in Wonderland. Both films favor their stories’ visual possibilities over character development and narrative intrigue. There are lots of adventures, but the whys and wherefores are slight and uninvolving. Alice (Wasikowska) determines to help the Mad Hatter (Depp) and gets sucked into a to-and-fro journey in which she has to seize a time machine to learn the reasons for the animosity of the queenly sisters (here called Mirana instead of White Queen, and Iracebeth rather than Red Queen). While the film’s special effects are quite something to behold, the rendition lacks magic, jabberwocky, and whimsy. This return to Wonderland is a dull outing, about which it can be said that Alice doesn’t live here anymore. Read a full review of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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