Film: Special Screenings
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SATURDAY APRIL 30
  • Elektra (2016)

    Not rated, 130 min. Directed by Patrice Chéreau.

    Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’ take on Greek myth, with soprano Nina Stemme singing the title role.

    11:55AM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • Persuasion (1995)

    Rated PG, 104 min. Directed by Roger Michell. Starring Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Corin Redgrave, Phoebe Nicholls, Sophie Thompson and Fiona Shaw.

    Afternoon Tea: In this film adaptation of Jane Austen's posthumous novel, a young woman faces a suitor that her snooty family made her reject eight years earlier, but who has now come into his own fame and fortune. Read a full review of Persuasion.

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

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Cry with the doves.

    4PM, 10:10PM Gateway Theatre, 9700 Stonelake, 512/416-5700

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Cry with the doves.

    3:15PM, 9:25PM iPic Theaters Austin, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, 512/568-3400

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Cry with the doves.

    4PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Prince Memorial: Cry along with the doves.

    1PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • 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, 512/861-7030

  • She's All That (1999)

    Rated PG-13, 105 min. Directed by Robert Iscove. Starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Kevin Pollack, Anna Paquin, Usher Raymond, Elden Henson and Kieran Culkan.

    Master Pancake: Special guest Ralphie Hardesty joins the Pancake jokesters John Erler, Joe Parsons, and Kath Barbadoro. Read a full review of She's All That.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along

    Dance Party

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

SPACES
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    Rated PG-13, 179 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler, Billy Boyd, Christopher Lee, Brad Dourif, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom.

    The Lord of the Rings Drive-in Marathon: At once a fanboy's wet dream and an engaging, emotionally supercharged epic adventure. Read a full review of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

    8:15PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • 1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "A Beautiful Planet" (2016)

    Rated G, 40 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence.

  • "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.

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book (2016)

    Rated PG, 105 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Neel Sethi.

    Walt Disney Pictures’ beautiful and thrilling live-action/CGI/3-D (whew!) adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s timeless collection of fables about man-cub Mowgli (Sethi) and the furry denizens of his tropical habitat is fast-paced and engaging entertainment, but lacks some of the pathos you might expect. The Jungle Book is intense, scary, and occasionally brutal, but the film frequently shields its young viewers from the consequences of its dark narrative, as the 10-year-old Mowgli – separated from his devoted protector, the black panther Bagheera (Kingsley) – flees the malevolent tiger Shere Khan (Elba) or encounters the violent demands of the outsize orangutan King Louie (Walken), before meeting the sloth bear Baloo (Murray). The movie is superbly executed in many ways, but what gives? Still, for any baby boomer who danced around the living room singing about the bare/bear necessities of life, the familiar tunes here are bound to summon a smile. Forget about your worries and your strife, indeed. Read a full review of The Jungle Book.

  • FESTIVALS

  • Hill Country Film Festival

    Hill Country Film Festival

    This year's edition of this five-day festival in nearby Fredericksburg showcases nine feature films and 86 shorts from around the world. Panel discussions, awards, free screenings, and parties are also on the extensive schedule. See the complete lineup at www.hillcountryff.com, and visit "Reeling in the Hill Country," p.XX, for our preview.

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