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SATURDAY APRIL 18
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

    Rated G, 197 min. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Starring Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters, Edie Adams, Jimmy Durante, Dick Shawn, Don Knotts, Peter Falk, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, William Demarest and the Three Stooges.

    Food & Film: Featuring a powerhouse array of the top comic actors of the time, Mad World packs in a lot of laughs in its three-hour-plus running time. The story is one big chase-plot, with greedy participants racing one another to find a cache of stolen money under a mysterious "big W."

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

  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim (1961)

    Not rated, 104 min. Directed by François Truffaut. Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre.

    Raw Milk Appreciation Day: In this enduringly transcendent love story, Truffaut traces the relationships between three lovers and friends over the years. Antonelli's Cheese Shop will provide the raw milk cheeses.

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

  • Pitch Perfect Sing-Along (2012)

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

    Girlie Night

    1:05PM, 4PM, 7:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Revenge of the Mekons (2015)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Joe Angio.

    AFS: New Releases: This doc on the seminal punk band features interviews with Greil Marcus and Will Oldham. Director Anglo and band members Jon Langford and Sally Timms will be in attendance. See Music Listings, p.XX for more with the Mekons.

    8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • 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

  • The Stranger (1946)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles.

    The Magnificent Orson Welles: A detective tracks down a Nazi war criminal to a small Connecticut town.

    3:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Transformers

    Transformers (2007)

    Rated PG-13, 140 min. Directed by Michael Bay. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor, John Turturro and Jon Voight.

    Master Pancake Theater: Master Pancake shoots down its first Michael Bay movie ever. Read a full review of Transformers.

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

  • Ultimate Nineties Party

    Action Pack

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

SPACES
  • The Giver

    The Giver (2014)

    Rated PG-13, 94 min. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Tremblay and Taylor Swift.

    Austin Public Library: Saturday Afternoon Matinee: Teenage dystopias may be all the rage these days, and The Giver certainly fits into the trend, but it’s no Johnny-come-lately to the party. Lois Lowry’s 1993 source novel is a modern young-adult classic, celebrated as well as reviled for its vision of a colorless, post-Ruin society where contentment is achieved by means of bland conformity and daily injections of an emotion squelcher. All memory of the past has been erased, save for one soul chosen to be the Giver (Bridges). At the film's start, Jonas (Thwaites) is selected to be the new Receiver of memories, and as he receives more knowledge and stops taking his daily injection, muted colors begin to permeate the film's high-contrast black and white. Unfortunately, The Giver gets a bit lost as it pushes toward a wobbly climax. And what to make of that sled, which is the first bit of knowledge Jonas receives. Rosebud, anyone? Read a full review of The Giver.

    2PM University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola, 512/929-0551

  • How to Train Your Dragon and Dragonheart

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Fantasy Fest Double Feature

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

  • Just Like Us: Jesse McLean in Person

    Experimental Response Cinema: A media artist who works primarily with found footage, McLean's work investigates mediated experiences and the whole irony/authenticity thing.

    7:30PM Museum of Human Achievement, Springdale & Lyons, 262/880-6982

KIDS
  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

    Rated G, 86 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

    Kids' Camp: This Japanese children's tale about magical forest creatures is from the magisterial Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).

    9AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • 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.

  • 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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