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SUNDAY AUG. 28
  • The Abyss

    Alamo Staff Picks: Another in a series of new directors' cuts that have been tumbling out recently, this one adds a significant amount of footage to the original and reportedly changes much of the concluding material. As it stands, it's a pretty great underwater adventure.

    6:55PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Arsene Lupin (1932)

    Not rated, 84 min. Directed by Jack Conway. Starring John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore and Karen Morley.

    Super Krime: The World of Pulp Super Villains: Gentleman thief Lupin is immortalized in this classic which features the Barrymore brothers' first collaboration together.

    4:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Barbarella

    Barbarella (1968)

    Rated PG, 98 min. Directed by Roger Vadim. Starring Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O’Shea, Marcel Marceau and David Hemmings.

    Agent Andromeda Fundraiser: This outrageous movie about the adventures of a 41st century sexual explorer trips the light fantastic. This screening includes a sneak peek at Sky Candy's latest piece Agent Andromeda, a sex-positive, sci-fi romp premiering next month. Read a full review of Barbarella.

    4:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Blood Simple

    Blood Simple (1984)

    Rated R, 97 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh and Samm-Art Williams.

    Free Victory Screening: With this first film, the Coen brothers grabbed the national spotlight for their audacious visual stylings and the perception that the film and its makers sprang out of nowhere, fully formed. Read a full review of Blood Simple.

    7:40PM, 10:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

    Rated PG-13, 100 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

    Super Krime: The World of Pulp Super Villains: Hayao Miyazaki made his debut as a director of animated films with this story of the greatest gentleman thief of all time: Lupin III. Read a full review of The Castle of Cagliostro.

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

  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre (2011)

    Rated PG-13, 115 min. Directed by Cary Fukunaga. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney, Amelia Clarkson and Imogen Poots.

    Afternoon Tea: The foggy moors are palpable, the passions less so, but this new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's oft-told story is a handsome addition to the canon. Read a full review of Jane Eyre.

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

  • The King and I

    The King and I (1956)

    Not rated, 133 min. Directed by Walter Lang. Starring Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner and Rita Moreno.

    NCM/Fathom: TCM Big Screen Classics: This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a widowed governess to the children of the King of Siam earned Yul Brenner a Best Actor Oscar, as well as winning a fistful of other awards. Sixtieth anniversary celebration, with special commentary by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

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

  • Norman Lear: Another Version of You

    Norman Lear: Another Version of You (2016)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

    Austin Film Society: New Release: A look at the life, work, and political activism of the writer and TV producer who gave us All in the Family; Good Times; Sanford and Son; Maude; Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; and so much more.

    5PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • The Room

    The Room (2003)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Tommy Wiseau. Starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero and Philip Haldiman.

    This movie has become the latest classic in the "so bad it's good" school of filmmaking.

    10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Superbad

    Superbad (2007)

    Rated R, 114 min. Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader.

    Movie Party: Props and a "drawing" competition. Read a full review of Superbad.

    7:40PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • A Touch of Zen

    A Touch of Zen (1971)

    Not rated, 200 min. Directed by King Hu. Starring Hsu Feng.

    Austin Film Society: Newly Restored – King Hu: The complete uncut version of this film, which is regarded by many as the best martial-arts film ever made, has received a new 4K restoration. It follows the story of a fugitive noblewoman, who escapes with three others and regroups as a formidable fighting outfit.

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

  • Twister (1996)

    Rated PG-13, 116 min. Directed by Jan De Bont. Starring Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Movie Party: Featuring in-theatre hail, inflatable cows flying through the air, and more. Read a full review of Twister.

    6:50PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

SPACES
  • Tombstone (1993)

    Rated R, 130 min. Directed by George P. Cosmatos. Starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe, Sam Elliott, Dana Delany, Stephen Lang and Bill Paxton.

    Alamo Rolling Roadshow: The Alamo teams up with the folks at the Salt Lick for this series of films paired with a barbecue buffet. First up is popular revisionist Western. Wyatt Earp and his pal Doc Holliday clean up that dust Arizona town. As always, with the Salt Lick, it's BYOB. Tickets are $38. Read a full review of Tombstone.

    8PM The Salt Lick, 18300 FM 1826, 512/858-4959

  • "World of Tomorrow" (2015)

    Not rated, 17 min. Directed by Don Hertzfeldt.

    The IMAX theatre is shuttered until October while undergoing an update that will allow it to project 2-D and 3-D film with the new IMAX® with Laser technology. But the bonus is that, twice daily, Don Hertzfeldt's Oscar-nominated animated short film will screen in the smaller Spirit Theater. Check it out and you'll probably find yourself agreeing that Hertzfeldt was robbed by the Academy voters of his rightful statue.

    2:30PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

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