Not rated, 114 min. Directed by Elia Kazan. Starring Karl Malden, Carroll Baker and Eli Wallach.
Austin Film Society: Films That Were Banned: A precocious 19-year-old virgin (and married woman) is the source of business tensions between two Southern men much older than she. The film was ordained obscene by the Legion of Decency.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.