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TUESDAY SEPT. 17
  • Angel's Perch (2013)

    Not rated, 96 min. Directed by Charles Haine. Starring Joyce Van Patten, J.T. Arbogast, Ally Walker, Ashley Jones and Ellen Crawford.

    Alzheimer's Association: A rising Pittsburgh architect goes back to West Virginia to place his devoted grandmother in an assisted living facility, but an important work deadline gets in the way. UT alums J.T. Arbogast and Kimberly Dilts produced the film, in partnership with the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The filmmakers will be on hand for a live Q&A session.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale (2000)

    Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Masanobu Ando, Kou Shibasaki, Chiaki Kuriyama and Takeshi Kitano.

    Back to School: Fukasaku's violence-soaked film about a government-sponsored survival-of-the-fittest contest among schoolchildren has caused storms of controversy. Read a full review of Battle Royale.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Billy Madison Quote-Along (1995)

    Rated PG-13, 89 min. Directed by Tamra Davis. Starring Adam Sandler.

    Action Pack

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

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

    Rated PG, 137 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut, Teri Garr and Bob Balaban.

    Big Screen Classics: This is the movie that proves what Stanley Kubrick taught years before in 2001: A Space Odyssey: Build a monolith, and they will come.

    3:50PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Graduation Day (1981)

    Rated R, 96 min. Directed by Herb Freed. Starring Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, E.J. Peaker, Michael Pataki, Linnea Quigley and Vanna White.

    Terror Tuesday: Members of a high school track team are being murdered and everyone is a suspect.

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Mean Girls Quote-Along (2004)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Mark Waters. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey.

    Girlie Night

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Morrissey: 25 Live (2013)

    Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by James Russell.

    Recorded during Morrissey’s most intimate gig in decades at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on March 2, 2013, this is the first authorized Morrissey film for nine years and marks 25 years of the performer's solo career.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Texas Filmmakers Showcase

    Texas Filmmakers Showcase

    Texas Independent Film Network: The Houston Film Commission presents short films from the international film-festival circuit that were homegrown in Texas. Filmmakers will be in attendance. The titles include "Cork's Cattlebarron" by Eric Steele, "The Garden and the Wilderness" by Craig Whitney, "Hellion" by Kat Candler, "Little Lions" by Tony Costello, "Vincent Valdez: Excerpts for John" by Angela and Mark Walley, and "Vultures of Tibet" by Russell Oliver Bush.

    8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • SPACES

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    But I'm a Cheerleader (2000)

    Rated R, 81 min. Directed by Jamie Babbit. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea Duvall, RuPaul Charles, Cathy Moriarty, Bud Cort, Eddie Cibrian, Mink Stole, Melanie Lynskey, Douglas Spain, Wesley Mann and Richard Moll.

    Free & Queer Cinema: Campy film is fun viewing and shines light on lipstick lesbians who are willing to put their pom-poms where their mouths are. Read a full review of But I'm a Cheerleader.

    7:30PM The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Flight of the Butterflies

    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.