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Special Screenings

FRIDAY APRIL 5
  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games (2012)

    Rated PG-13, 142 min. Directed by Gary Ross. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Amandla Sternberg and Isabelle Fuhrman.

    Master Pancake: The bounty of The Hunger Games will be like a fatted calf to the Pancake mockers. Read a full review of The Hunger Games.

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

  • Room 237 and The Shining Double Feature

    Rated R, 248 min. Directed by Rodney Ascher and Stanley Kubrick.

    Room 237 is a subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within The Shining by Stanley Kubrick. The Shining will be presented in a new digital print. A Skype interview with the director of Room 237 will take place following the screening. See New Film Reviews, p. xx, for more on Room 237.

    7:30PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • Somebody Up There Likes Me Premiere (2012)

    Not rated, 76 min. Directed by Bob Byington. Starring Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler and Nick Offerman.

    Austin Film Society: Actor Nick Offerman and Director Bob Byington will be in attendance. Each ticket includes screening, Q&A, and reception with complimentary food and drink. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to AFS.

    8PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • The Story of Luke (2013)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Alonso Mayo. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer van Straten.

    A 25-year-old man with autism grapples with life when he's pushed from his grandparents' protective custody after his grandmother's death, and must move in with indifferent relatives.

    5PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 888/262-4386

  • SPACES

  • Stripes and Lost in America Double Feature

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: The Blue Starlite christens its new RV.

    8PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 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.

  • Great White Shark

    Great White Shark (2013)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Narrated by Bill Nighy.

    This 3-D film explores the great white’s place in our imaginations and fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.

  • Tornado Alley

    Tornado Alley (2011)

    Not rated, 43 min. Directed by Sean C. Casey.

    Storm Chasers star Casey joins the researchers of VORTEX2 in this effort to capture the origins and evolution of tornadoes.