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  • Behind de Pole (2013)

    Not rated. Directed by Michael Sterling. Starring Cherie Johnson and Omar Gooding.

    Houston-based drama that goes behind the scenes of the strip club industry.

    8PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-1991

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, Sterling Hayden, Kennan Wynn and James Earl Jones.

    50th Anniversary: More lethal than a nuclear-waste dump, Kubrick's komedy at least kills us with laughter. It's one of the greatest – and undoubtedly the most hilarious – anti-war statements ever put to film. See it before the world ends.

    4:20PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Moulin Rouge Sing-Along (2001)

    Rated PG-13, 127 min. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

    Action Pack

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • 7:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Quote-Along (2010)

    Rated PG-13, 112 min. Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Michael Cera.

    Action Pack

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Ultimate Nineties Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Hipsters (2008)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Valery Todorovsky. Starring Anton Shagin and Oksana Akinshina.

    Austin Film Society: Russian Films of the Past Two Decades: Rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity.

    7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

  • William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996)

    Rated PG-13, 121 min. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora, Harold Perrineau, Jesse Bradford, Christina Pickles, Miriam Margolyes, M. Emmet Walsh, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Paul Rudd.

    Chick Flix: Luhrmann's film is a rich visual feast, besotted with acrobatic camerawork, kinetic staging, and a mind-bending aggregation of unrelated but resonant fragments of 20th century iconography. Read a full review of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet.

    7PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

    Rated G, 86 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

    Miyazaki Madness: This Japanese children's tale about magical forest creatures is from the magisterial Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).

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

  • Aya: Awakenings (2013)

    Not rated, 101 min. Directed by Timothy Parish and Rak Razam.

    Icaro Foundation: Adapted from the cult book Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey by Rak Razam, this mystical documentary follows his experiential exploration of Amazonian shamanism in the 21st century.

    7PM Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th, 512/809-7799


1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • The Magic of Flight (1997)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Tom Selleck.

    The history of human attempts to re-create the effortless flight of birds is ably recounted before the film turns to the dizzying aerobatics of the Blue Angels, the flight demonstration squadron of the U.S. Navy. Read a full review of The Magic of Flight.

  • 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.

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