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.
Badass Digest Presents:
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. Read a full review of American Graffiti.
4PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Not rated, 250 min. Directed by Stan Brakhage.
Experimental Response Cinema: The longest work by experimental film master Stan Brakhage is this self-referential study of his own great series Dog Star Man. Says Brakhage: "The Art of Vision includes the complete Dog Star Man and is a full extension of its singularly visible themes."
NOON Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated G, 92 min. Directed by Chris Noonan. Starring James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski.
10:15AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Andrew Bujalski. Starring Patrick Riester, Myles Paige, Wiley Wiggins, Robin Schwartz, Gerald Peary, Gordon Kindlmann, James Curry, Jim Lewis, Chris Doubek, Cyndi Williams, Tishuan Scott, Bob Sabiston and Kevin Bewersdorf.
5:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin.
10AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham. Starring Laurie Bartram, Harry Crosby, Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Mark Nelson and Kevin Bacon.
Master Pancake: The Pancake pranksters dig their claws into this timely horror classic.
7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 93 min. Directed by Joe Johnston. Starring Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman and Kristine Sutherland.
Pajama Party: Breakfast menu.
10:30AM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549
Rated G, 84 min. Directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.
Fall Kids' Camp:
The makers of Winged Migration
are behind this documentary about the creatures that live in the waters covering nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface. Read a full review of Oceans.
10AM Moviehouse and Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620 Bldg B, 512/501-3520
Rated R, 86 min. Directed by Stuart Gordon. Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton.
Horror Show: This gory horror thriller with comedic touches is a classic.
10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.
Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org
11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
10PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.
2PM University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola, 512/929-0551
Austin Film Society: Pay tribute to the late documentarian with this fish fry and beer blast and the screening of several of his 16mm films, including the Louisiana-set Always for Pleasure (1978) and "Dry Wood" (1973), and the infamous "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" (1980), which documents the results of a bet made between Herzog and Errol Morris.
6PM Austin Studios Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St., 512/322-0145
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.