Not rated, 144 min. Directed by Michael Apted and Paul Almond.
Stateside Independent: This now mythic documentary series in which 14 Britons have been interviewed every seven years throughout their lives is now back with its eighth entry. Each offering in the series provides a fascinating study of individuals, the contrasts among them, and the effects of public scrutiny on personal development.
7PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470
Rated PG-13, 84 min. Directed by Stephen Kessler.
This songwriter's meteoric rise and eventual pop-cultural demise are well-enough sifted through, though there's little examination of Williams interior life or what it all means. Read a full review of Paul Williams Still Alive.
10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Django Unchained, 12:15pm; Silver Linings Playbook, 3:20pm; Zero Dark Thirty, 5:45pm; Argo, 8:45pm. one-day pass, $30; two-day pass, $50
12:15PM, 3:20PM, 5:45PM, 8:45PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742
Rated R, 118 min. Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, Michael Rapaport and Chris Penn.
With a script by Quentin Tarantino and zealous direction by Tony Scott, this love story/chase film is not your usual hearts and flowers. Read a full review of True Romance.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
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.