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Special Screenings

TUESDAY JAN. 28
  • Abby (1974)

    Rated R, 93 min. Directed by William Girdler. Starring William Marshall and Carol Speed.

    Terror Tuesday: This African-American variation on The Exorcist was out of circulation for years because of lawsuits by Warner Bros. that argued that the resemblance is too close. The Alamo programmers claim to have the only 16mm print in existence.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Gideon's Army (2013)

    Not rated, 96 min. Directed by Dawn Porter.

    Texas Fair Defense Project: This HBO documentary that's nominated for an Independent Spirit Award looks at the three committed public defenders who work in the Deep South.

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

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along

    Action Pack

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

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along

    Action Pack

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

  • Pit Stop

    Pit Stop (2013)

    Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Yen Tan. Starring Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz and John Merriman.

    Arthouse Monthly: A festival favorite, Pit Stop takes a subtle and eloquent approach in telling the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town.

    7PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • SPACES

  • Man With a Movie Camera

    Man With a Movie Camera (1929)

    Not rated, 68 min. Directed by Dziga Vertov.

    Austin Film Society: Avant Cinema: In this groundbreaking silent Russian film, a vast array of creative camera and editing techniques are used to convey a day in the life of a cameraman observing his city. The film is one of the cornerstones of avant-garde cinema. free

    7:30PM Austin Studios Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St., 512/322-0145

  • Los Tres Huastecos (1948)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Ismael Rodríguez. Starring Pedro Infante and Blanca Estela Pavon.

    Austin Parks & Recreation: Cine de Oro: In this Mexican film, three brothers who were raised separately cross paths again later in life. free

    9:30AM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772

  • 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.

  • Journey Into Amazing Caves

    Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Steven Judson. Starring Greg MacGillivray and Liam Neeson.

    This film follows expedition leaders as they tunnel through Greenland's ice caves, explore the aquatic chambers beneath the jungles of the Yucatan, and rappel the limestone caverns of the Grand Canyon. Read a full review of Journey Into Amazing Caves.

  • 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.

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

    Rated PG-13, 161 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Graham McTavish, William Kircher and Dean O’Gorman.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

    Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.