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MONDAY MAY 4
  • The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

    Not rated, 89 min. Directed by Annika Ilti and Timothy James Kane.

    Austin Film Festival: Audience Awards: Winner of several awards in addition to the AFF Audience Award, this documentary charts the tough Tennessee trail race that only 10 people have completed in 25 years.

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

  • Black Magic (1949)

    Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Gregory Ratoff. Starring Orson Welles, Nancy Guild and Akim Tamiroff.

    The Magnificent Orson Welles: Welles stars in this flamboyant biopic of the 18th-century charlatan Cagliostro.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Grateful Dead: Meet-Up at the Movies 2015

    Not rated, 170 min.

    NCM/Fathom: Presentation of the previously unreleased Alpine Valley concert from July 19, 1989.

    7PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

  • Omnibus: King Lear (1953)

    Not rated, 75 min. Directed by Peter Brook. Starring Orson Welles.

    The Magnificent Orson Welles: This 1953 rendition of the Shakespeare play was made for the television show Omnibus, and is a truncated, experimental work.

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

SPACES
  • The Best of Star Wars Fan Films

    The Best of Star Wars Fan Films

    Other Worlds Austin: Other Worlds Austin celebrates Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with a program of fan films, including Official Star Wars Fan Film Award winners: "Troops," "Pink Five," "The Jedi Hunter," and "Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager." A costume contest and brewery tours are also planned. Doors open at 7:00pm free

    8:30PM Independence Brewing Company, 3913 Todd Lane #607

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 141 min. Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Cobie Smulders, Andy Serkis and Julie Delpy.

    When arms dealer-turned-do-gooder Tony Stark (Downey Jr.), aka Iron Man, creates an artificial intelligence designed to maintain global peace – after narrowly fending off intergalactic invaders in 2012's The Avengers, along with hammer-wielding Thor (Hemsworth), super-soldier Captain America (Evans), assassin Black Widow (Johansson), rage-prone Hulk (Ruffalo), and ace archer Hawkeye (Renner) – said A.I. quickly determines that nothing could protect the human race quite like an extinction-level reset. Sounds like a bunch of nonsense, huh? To its credit, Avengers: Age of Ultron is impressively orchestrated nonsense. A mostly coherent assembly of globe-trotting, gadgets, and glib one-liners – as swell as it is swollen – writer/director Joss Whedon’s sequel operates on a larger scale while retaining the same planet-saving stakes, with mortality hardly ever more than an inconvenience. Ultron may never muster any real sense of novelty to rival its billion-dollar predecessor, but, ultimately, it’s a hearty helping of fine. Read a full review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

  • 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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