Not rated, 140 min. Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. Starring Johannes Zeiler.
Russia's visionary filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov tries his hand with the classic fable.
Rated PG, 89 min. Directed by Samuel Fuller. Starring Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives, Jameson Parker, Lynn Moody, Marshall Thompson, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller and Parley Baer.
Austin Film Society: Jewels in the Wasteland:
With typically blunt, disturbing, combative, unconventional storytelling, Fuller tackles the disease of bigotry with this story about a racist dog. Read a full review of White Dog.
7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145
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, Paramount.
Not rated, 87 min. Directed by Kestrin Pantera. Starring Kestrin Pantera and Jonathan Grubb.
Devolver Digital Indie Wednesdays: A hip, young couple work through their issues with parenthood, especially the wife (played by the writer/director), who fears that motherhood will impinge on her creative options.
Rated PG-13, 135 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Not rated, 84 min. Directed by F.W. Murnau. Starring Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Greta Schroeder and Gustav Von Wagenheim.
Paramount 100: In the realm of vampire films, this 1922 silent is the original mother lode. No one since has matched vampire Max Schreck's creepy loathsomeness. Director Murnau's German Expressionistic compositional touches delineate the story's visceral drama. (Double bill: The Phantom of the Opera.)
Not rated, 79 min. Directed by Rupert Julian. Starring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin and Norman Kerry.
Paramount 100: Remadde a bunch of times, this original silent film story follows a mad, disfigured musician who kidnaps a young opera singer and holds her captive in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. (Double bill: Nosferatu.)
Rated R, 86 min. Directed by Giulio Questi. Starring Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Ewa Aulin.
Weird Wednesday: This Italian giallo thriller is set on a high-tech chicken farm run by a wife and husband, who makes a sideline of killing prostitutes.
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.
Whiskey Flight: 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.