Rated R, 131 min. Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman and Burt Young.
Summer Film Classics: Film Noir 301: Polanski is in top form here directing this detective noir throwback set in 1930s Los Angeles. So, too, are Nicholson and Dunaway, making Chinatown one of cinema's all-time great movies. (Double bill: The Sweet Smell of Success.)
7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470
Rated R, 137 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Adrienne Corri and Aubrey Morris.
Badass Digest Presents:
A chilling classic, Kubrick's film remains a scabrous satire about human deviance, brutality, and social conditioning that has remained a visible part of the ongoing public debate about violence and the movies. Read a full review of A Clockwork Orange.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell, John Carroll Lynch and Kristin Rudrud.
Summer Film Classics: Film Noir 301:
The Coen brothers fill this tale of a kidnapping gone very wrong with their trademark graveyard wit and unique camera angles. A special, limited-edition poster for the movie will also be on sale. (Double bill: L.A. Confidential
.) Read a full review of Fargo.
9:55PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470
Not rated, 116 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Anna Massey.
Great technique, suspense, and very black humor drive this tale of an innocent man hunted by Scotland Yard for a series of sex murders.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated R, 138 min. Directed by Curtis Hanson. Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger and Danny DeVito.
7:15PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470
Rated R, 106 min. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Stratham and Sting.
7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Not rated, 72 min. Directed by William A. Wellman. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell and Clark Gable.
Austin Film Society: Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck: Stanwyck and Blondell star in this great example of a pre-Code Hollywood film, in which grim realities and blatant sexuality become part of the melodrama and not swept under the rug.
7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000
Not rated, 96 min. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison and Martin Milner.
Summer Film Classics: Film Noir 301: Still remarkably pungent, this sordid tale about the entertainment business stars Lancaster as an all-powerful Broadway gossip columnist and Curtis as the smarmy publicity agent who will do anything to curry his favor. The script by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehmann spares no one. (Double bill: Chinatown.)
9:30PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470
Rated PG-13, 93 min. Directed by Mike Marvin. Starring Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, Clint Howard and Griffin O'Neal.
Terror Tuesday: Hoodlums rule a desert town until a shadowy phantom raises the stakes.
10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Kocher's interactive documentary covers the history, science, culture, and spiritual practices at Barton Springs. This outdoor screening, which marks the project's final fundraising push, will feature several short videos, including a Native American water gathering ceremony that has original animation by Jeanne Stern. Afterward, attendees can swim for free and howl at the moon.
8:30PM Sheffield Education Center, 2201 Barton Springs Rd.
Rated PG, 86 min. Directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath.
11AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon.
10AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Rated G, 82 min. Directed by Tim Hill. Starring Jeffrey Tambor, F. Murray Abraham, Ray Liotta, David Arquette, Rob Schneider, Andie MacDowell, Pat Hingle and Hollywood Hogan.
10AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
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.
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 imaginationsand fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.
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.
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.