7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Rated R, 87 min. Directed by Larry Cohen. Starring Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin and Julius Harris.
Weird Wednesday: This is one of the essential works of blaxploitation cinema and tells the story of a Harlem man's rise from shoeshine boy to mob kingpin.
10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
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.
3:35PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 125 min. Directed by Michael Apted. Starring Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo and Levon Helm.
CineBrew: Wonderful performances (Spacek won on Oscar) anchor this biopic of country star Loretta Lynn's rise to fame.
7:30PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600
Rated PG-13, 111 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Penelope Ann Miller.
Tough Guy Cinema: Schwarzenegger is an undercover cop posing as a schoolteacher.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated R, 109 min. Directed by John Landis. Starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst, Mark Metcalf, Kevin Bacon, Karen Allen and Donald Sutherland.
Toga Party: The Johns – Belushi and Landis – both achieved their first huge film success with this eternally inexplicable hit about out-of-control fratboys in the early Sixties.
7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Rated R, 142 min. Directed by Frank Darabont. Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows and James Whitmore.
7PM Moviehouse and Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620 Bldg B, 512/501-3520
TV @ the Alamo
7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Not rated, 129 min. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Starring Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, Mary Badham and Robert Duvall.
Cinemark Classics: This atmospheric Southern Gothic was adapted for the screen by Horton Foote from Harper Lee’s prize-winning novel about a widowed lawyer with two young children who takes on the locally scandalous job of defending a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his work, and Robert Duvall makes his screen debut as the mythic Boo Radley.
2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264
Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Matt Weston.
Documentary about the Australian band screens prior to a live performance.
8:30PM Beerland, 711 Red River, 512/479-7625
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.