Film: Special Screenings
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  • Barrio Brawler (2013)

    Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Jose Montesinos. Starring Marco Antonio Alvarez and Dennis Ruel.

    This new fight film sounds like it follows the standard plot: A martial-arts instructor must fight in underground tournaments in order to save the lives of his family and dojo.

    5PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-1991

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Rated PG-13, 164 min. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Juno Temple, Matthew Modine and Cillian Murphy.

    If every generation gets the superhero it deserves, then this darkest of dark knights is surely ours. An uncannily accurate mirror of the contemporary cultural zeitgeist, Christopher Nolan's epic finale to the Batman trilogy is just that: epic. It's been eight years since Batman took the fall for the death of Gotham D.A. Harvey Dent (aka Two-Face) and A.D.A./love interest Rachel Dawes. Wayne (Bale) has abandoned the cape and become a recluse – broken, a shadow of his former self. Enter Bane (Hardy), who, sporting a muzzlelike respirator and gargantuan physique, takes Gotham hostage with a nuclear device. There's far more to the story – including Anne Hathaway's slinkily kickass Catwoman – but I'll steer clear of spoilers/explanations here. Suffice it to say that Batman does indeed rise to the challenge. The Dark Knight Rises wraps up the trilogy adroitly, with thunderous action set-pieces to spare, and darkness to burn. Read a full review of The Dark Knight Rises.

    10PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-1991

  • How to Marry a Millionaire

    How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Jean Negulesco. Starring Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun and Cameron Mitchell.

    Austin Film Society: Marilyn Monroe: Three girls hunt for millionaires, but instead find true love. What's a girl to do?

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Clueless Quote-Along (1995)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Amy Heckerling. Starring Alicia Silverstone.

    Girlie Night: The Rosetta Stone of modern adaptations of Jane Austen's oeuvre.

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

  • Hud

    Hud (1963)

    Not rated, 112 min. Directed by Martin Ritt. Starring Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas and Brandon de Wilde.

    Summer Film Classics: Newman + Redford: This multi-award-winning classic about a family of Texas men (and the housekeeper) is an eternal favorite and a fantastic ensemble piece. (Double bill: Slap Shot.) Read a full review of Hud.

    7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Slap Shot

    Slap Shot (1977)

    Rated R, 123 min. Directed by George Roy Hill. Starring Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren and Lindsay Crouse.

    Summer Film Classics: Newman + Redford: This hilarious hockey comedy looks at a minor-league player/coach who tries to revive his failing team with a goon-style game, but he becomes an even bigger loser once he starts winning games. (Double bill: Hud.)

    9:15PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Trading Places (1983)

    Rated R, 118 min. Directed by John Landis. Starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott, Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche.

    Summer of ’83: In this expertly done reversal-of-fortunes comedy, a rich, white snob and a black street hustler walk in each other's shoes. Read a full review of Trading Places.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Mortuary

    Mortuary (1983)

    Rated R, 91 min. Directed by Howard Avedis. Starring Mary Beth McDonough, David Wallace, Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George and Christopher George.

    Terror Tuesday: As described on the Internet Movie Database: "A mortician's son (Paxton), who is in love with his shrink's daughter, goes on a killing rampage to the the sounds of Mozart."

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Angelitos Negros

    Angelitos Negros (1948)

    Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Joselito Rodríguez. Starring Pedro Infante, Emilia Guiú and Rita Montaner.

    Austin Parks & Recreation: Cine de Oro: This melodrama from Mexico's Golden Age is an adaptation (a few times removed) of Fannie Hurst's Imitation of Life (1934) starring the great Infante. free

    9:30AM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772

  • Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour

    Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (2010)

    Not rated, 67 min. Directed by Kerthy Fix.

    Free & Queer Cinema: The film by formerly Austin-based filmmaker Kerthy Fix follows the feminist band on its final tour in 2004. free

    8:30PM The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765

  • The Sandlot

    The Sandlot (1993)

    Rated PG, 101 min. Directed by David Mickey Evans. Starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, Victor Dimattia, Art La Fleur, Denis Leary, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones.

    Round Rock Express: The movie is a grown man's memory of his first, awkward summer in a new neighborhood in 1962 and the importance of baseball as a bonding activity. Director and narrator of the film, David Mickey Evans, will be in attendance to introduce the screening and host a Q&A after the film. Gates open at 6:30pm; bring blankets, but no chairs allowed. Purchase tickets at Read a full review of The Sandlot.

    7:05PM Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., 512/255-2255

  • Raging Bull (1980)

    Rated R, 128 min. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci.

    Sport Film Series: De Niro scored an Oscar for his oversized portrayal of boxer Jake La Motta in Scorsese's note-perfect movie about a man who was his own worst enemy.

    7PM Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944


1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "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.

  • Rocky Mountain Express

    Rocky Mountain Express (2011)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Stephen Low.

    Giant IMAX cameras were strapped to a 1930s steam engine from the Canadian Pacific Railway to follow its trek through the Rockies from Vancouver to Calgary.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.

    Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.

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