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Special Screenings

WEDNESDAY FEB. 6
  • Gone With the Pope

    Gone With the Pope (2010)

    Not rated, 83 min. Directed by Duke Mitchell. Starring Duke Mitchell, Peter Milo, Jim LoBianco and Lorenzo Dardado.

    Weird Wednesday: Award-winning editor and film distributor Bob Murakowski completed this film by exploitation director and star Mitchell, who died in 1981 before finishing it. The story is one of a criminal just out of jail, who hatches a plot to kidnap the pope.

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

  • Maria Stuarda (2013)

    Not rated, 200 min.

    Metropolitan Opera: Encore Presentation: Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy.

    6:30PM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • The Notebook

    The Notebook (2004)

    Rated PG-13, 121 min. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden, Sam Shepard and Joan Allen.

    The love sap flows freely in this movie romance told in retrospect. Read a full review of The Notebook.

    7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • Pennies From Heaven (1981)

    Rated R, 108 min. Directed by Herbert Ross. Starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters and Jessica Harper.

    Cinema Cocktails: This is a modern throwback to the 1930s Hollywood musical, which tells the story of a struggling sheet-music salesman and his romantic dilemmas.

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

  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)

    Rated R, 119 min. Directed by John Badham. Starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gormey, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali and Paul Pape.

    Cinemark Classics: Singlehandedly, the success of Saturday Night Fever – today mostly regarded as disco camp – kept the all-but-dead Hollywood musical dance format alive for at least one more decade. Read a full review of Saturday Night Fever.

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • SPACES

  • Duck Season (2004)

    Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Fernando Eimbcke. Starring Enrique Arreola, Diego Cataño Elizondo, Daniel Miranda, Danny Perea and Carolina Politi.

    Cine Las Americas: A Decade of Comedy in Latin American Cinema: Despite being a movie about youthful inertia among some Mexico City adolescents stuck at home by themselves, Duck Season is squirmy, restless and avidly visual. free Read a full review of Duck Season.

    8PM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772

  • Satellite of Love

    Satellite of Love (2012)

    Not rated, 80 min. Directed by Will James Moore. Starring Nathan Phillips, Zachary Knighton, Shannon Lucio and Janina Gavankar.

    Texas Independent Film Network: A man is in love with his best friend's wife.

    7:30PM Austin Studios Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St., 512/322-0145

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Flight of the Butterflies

    Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.

    The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.