Rated PG, 104 min. Directed by Penny Marshall. Starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins.
Blue Starlite Drive-In: Date Night: Hanks is perfectly cast as this story's young boy who suddenly wakes up in a grownup body and facing all the problems that come with a grownup's life.
8PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145
New Belgium Brewing:
Taste beers from New Belgium's Lips of Faith series while viewing approximately 20 short films made by New Belgium fans. See "Clips and Sips at Republic Square Park
," September 20, for more about the event.
Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Luciano Moura. Starring Lima Duarte, Wagner Moura, Mariana Lima and Brás Antunes.
Southwestern University Spanish Film Club: Cinematic Scars: In this Brazilian film, a career-driven man learns the value of family when his son disappears.
Not rated, 15 min.
Austin Public Library, Texas After Violence Project, Inside Books Project: In 1982, Charlie Brooks Jr. was the first person to be executed by lethal injection. More than 30 years and 500 Texas executions later, his two sons are speaking out about their lives growing up with a father on death row. Hear their candid stories in a 15-minute film and then participate in an interactive discussion about how the death penalty affects the family members left behind.
6:30PM Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512/974-7400
Not rated, 85 min. Directed by Paul Gordon. Starring Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek and Liz Fisher.
Cinema 41 and the Khabele School Film Club: This locally made comedy features the owner of an organic health-food stand who recounts his struggles to make a difference in a corporately governed world. After the screening, the Khabele students will engage in a post-screening analysis and discussion.
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 imaginations and 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.
In its inaugural year, this three-day festival (September 26-28) offers a variety of panels, screenings, and social gatherings. For the complete schedule, see www.capcitybff.com
. See "XXX XXX," p. XX for more coverage.