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SATURDAY FEB. 15
  • Casablanca

    Casablanca (1942)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Dooley Wilson.

    Big Screen Classics: Play it again, Alamo.

    4:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Cheap Thrills (2013)

    Rated R, 85 min. Directed by E.L. Katz. Starring Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner and Amanda Fuller.

    Fantastic Fest Presents: Winner of the Audience Award for Midnight Films at SXSW 2013, Cheap Thrills is a bloody allegory about society's haves and have-nots. Actress Sara Paxton will be in attendance.

    10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • The Circus (1928)

    Not rated, 71 min. Directed by Charles Chaplin. Starring Charles Chaplin and Merna Kennedy.

    Alamo Kids' Club: Chaplin's Tramp is chased by the police into a circus bigtop, where he finds employment and the girl of his dreams. free

    11AM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Lego Movie (sensory friendly) (2014)

    Rated PG, 100 min. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

    Autism Society of America: Sensory-Friendly Films: At these screenings, the auditorium's lights are brought up and the sound turned down. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and move around during the screening and bring special-diet snacks. In 2-D.

    10AM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 888/262-4386

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

    Not rated, 123 min. Directed by John Ford. Starring James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Woody Strode, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef and John Carradine.

    This is the American classic that uses the now-famous line: "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Ford addresses the complexity of heroism in a poetic manner.

    11:45AM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Notebook

    The Notebook (2004)

    Rated PG-13, 121 min. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden, Sam Shepard and Joan Allen.

    Master Pancake Theater: The love sap flows freely in this movie romance told in retrospect, and so will the Master Pancake quips. Read a full review of The Notebook.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke (1999)

    Rated PG-13, 135 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

    Miyazaki Madness: This Japanese animated feature is packed with an environmentally aware storyline and breathtaking animation. Read a full review of Princess Mononoke.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

    Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org.

    11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)

    Rated R, 113 min. Directed by John Madden. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Simon Callow and Antony Sher.

    Afternoon Tea: “The play's the thing,” proves Shakespeare in Love as it presents the imaginary events that lead to the creation of the playwright's timeless romantic drama, Romeo and Juliet. The setting is 1593, and Shakespeare is just another scribbling London hack suffering a bad case of writer's block on his new play, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, the result is a frothy romantic comedy that is equally nourished with truisms of historic lore and modern sensibility. It's flighty, improbable stuff, meant not to be a historical restorative but a modern tribute to the scribe whose words have launched a million sonnets. Certainly, the more the viewer knows about the life and writings of Shakespeare, the richer the viewing experience will be, yet it's a love story that works on its own terms. As the lovers, Fiennes and Paltrow are an enchanting pair. The film's other performances are all terrific too. The end result is a delightful, though a smidge too long, reminder of one of the reasons we so enjoy going to the movies: perchance to dream. Read a full review of Shakespeare in Love.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York (2008)

    Rated R, 124 min. Directed by Charlie Kaufman. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis and Tom Noonan.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Memorial: Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s first venture as a director is audacious, ambitious, and amazing; it’s also intricate, self-referencing, and all-encompassing: in a word, a masterpiece. Proceeds will benefit Hoffman's beloved Labyrinth Theater Company. Read a full review of Synecdoche, New York.

    4:05PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along Dance Party

    Action Pack

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • SPACES

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca (1942)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Dooley Wilson.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Valentine's Nights: Play it again, Paramount.

    9:45PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • Nelson/Abate

    Not rated, 92 min.

    Experimental Response Cinema: Works by Gunvor Nelson and Bobby Abate will screen. Both artists explore topics of identity, family, and society. Nelson's avant-garde "Red Shift" and "Frame Line" are accompanied by Bobby Abate's The Evil Eyes," which is an homage to the death of the soap opera

    8PM MASS Gallery, 507 Calles

  • The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride (1987)

    Rated PG, 98 min. Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Cary Elwes, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Robin Wright Penn, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith and Carol Kane.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Rarely does a week go by in this city that this much beloved film doesn't screen somewhere.

    6:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • 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.

  • 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 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.