Film: Special Screenings
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  • American Graffiti

    American Graffiti (1973)

    Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by George Lucas. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Paul Le Mat, Mackenzie Phillips, Candy Clark, Debralee Scott, Joe Spano, Suzanne Somers, Kathleen Quinlan, Bo Hopkins, Harrison Ford and Wolfman Jack.

    Cinemark Classics: Once upon a time in what seems like a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas knew how to tell stories about real people in real settings. He hit one out of the ballpark with the magnificent American Graffiti, whose prescient use of a before-they-were-stars cast and interwoven stories made this filmmaker seem like one of the great hopes of modern cinema. Teen tales don’t get much better than this.

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

  • Dial M for Murder

    Dial M for Murder (1954)

    Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Grace Kelly, Ray Milland and Robert Cummings.

    Summer Film Classics: Hitchcock Week: Originally filmed in 3-D, this Hitchcock thriller centers on a man's plot to kill his wife and the police investigation that ensues. (Double bill: To Catch a Thief.)

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

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off Quote-Along (1986)

    Rated PG-13, 102 min. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey and Kristy Swanson.

    Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation: 100% of ticket sales benefit the foundation.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

    Rated PG, 130 min. Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, Stephen R. Hart, Abigail Spencer and Bruce Campbell.

    AMC Summer Movie Nights: In this prequel, Franco plays the Wizard when he was a mere, young huckster. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of America. $3 Read a full review of Oz the Great and Powerful.

    10PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 888/262-4386

  • Psycho

    Psycho (1960)

    Not rated, 109 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, John Gavin and Vera Miles.

    Summer Film Classics: Hitchcock Week: The Bates Motel is always open in Hitchcock's enduring horror classic. (Double bill: Shadow of a Doubt.)

    9:25PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window (1954)

    Rated PG, 114 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr.

    Summer Film Classics: Hitchcock Week: One of Hitchcock's most accessible films is also one of his most gleefully deviant, dealing as it does with such fun urban pastimes as voyeurism and spousal mayhem. (Double bill: North by Northwest.) Read a full review of Rear Window.

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

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

    Not rated, 108 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey and Hume Cronyn.

    Summer Film Classics: Hitchcock Week: What happens when a girl discovers her beloved Uncle Charlie is not really the avuncular type? Hitchcock here slices into the heart of Americana and exposes its rotten underbelly. (Double bill: Psycho.)

    7:15PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Swinging Naked Stewardesses (1971)

    Rated R, 87 min. Directed by Erwin C. Dietrich. Starring Evelyn Traeger and Ingrid Steeger.

    Weird Wednesday: German sexploitation film.

    9:50PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Bring Your Own Video Night

    Short Indies: You bring it, they play it. Hosted by Mike Wiebe of the Riverboat Gamblers.

    7PM The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

  • Incendiary: The Willingham Case

    Incendiary: The Willingham Case (2011)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Joe Bailey Jr. and Steve Mims.

    The "junk science" used to make the case for the Texas execution of Cameron Todd Willingham for the arson murders of his children is persuasively laid out in this locally made documentary. Filmmaker Steve Mims will be in attendance. free; outdoors. Read a full review of Incendiary: The Willingham Case.

    6PM University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe, 512/478-9387

  • The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies (1964)

    Not rated, 82 min. Directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. Starring Ray Dennis Steckler, Carolyn Brandt, Brett O'Hara and Atlas King.

    Austin Public Library: Revenge of the Son of the Bad Film Festival: One of the first films helmedby the low-budget cult director, Ray Dennis Stekler, takes place at a carnival where a beatnik is subject to a fortune teller's curse. free

    6:30PM Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512/974-1010

  • Jazz on a Summer's Day

    Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960)

    Not rated, 85 min. Directed by Aram Avakian and Bert Stern.

    Austin Film Society: Avant Cinema: Although filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, this documentary is more interested in being an art film than a jazz film with its images of the water, the audience, and the passage of a day. Still, it features such musicians as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Jack Teagarden, Dinah Washington, Mahalia Jackson, and many others.

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

  • Wet Hot American Summer

    Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

    Rated R, 97 min. Directed by David Wain. Starring Michael Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Paul Rudd and Molly Shannon.

    I Luv Spider Juice Video Nights: Spoof of old summer-camp sexcapades is performed by a sprawling cast of comedic hams, largely culled from comedy troupe the State. free Read a full review of Wet Hot American Summer.

    9PM Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth, 512/480-9562

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