Rated R, 99 min. Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau and Season Hubley.
Tough Guy Cinema: Kurt Russell creates the most unforgettable role of his career: the criminal/hero Snake Plissken, caught in a "damned if he does and damned if he doesn't" situation as he attempts to save the president from captors. It all takes place in the sci-fi future of 1997, in which the entire island of Manhattan has been put to use as a maximum security prison.
10PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 70 min. Directed by Frank Simon.
Homo Arigato! This is a rare document of drag queens competing in the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant in New York City. Among the jury members are Jim Dine, Bruce Jay Friedman, and Andy Warhol.
9:50PM 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.
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.