Film: Special Screenings
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  • Faust

    Faust (2011)

    Not rated, 140 min. Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. Starring Johannes Zeiler.

    Russia's visionary filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov tries his hand with the classic fable.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • White Dog

    White Dog (1982)

    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

  • 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, Paramount.

    5:05PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Let's Ruin It With Babies (2013)

    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.

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

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke (1997)

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

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

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

  • Nosferatu

    Nosferatu (1922)

    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.)

    7PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

    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.)

    9PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Death Laid an Egg (1968)

    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.

    10:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    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.

    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.

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

  • Gasland: Part II (2013)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Josh Fox.

    Austin Climate Action Network

    7PM The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies (1985)

    Rated PG, 114 min. Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green and Martha Plimpton.

    Austin Public Library: Family Movie Night: Free.

    6PM University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola, 512/929-0551

  • Distinto Amanecer (Another Dawn)

    Distinto Amanecer (Another Dawn) (1943)

    Not rated, 108 min. Directed by Julio Bracho. Starring Andrea Palma, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán and Narciso Busquets.

    Cine Las Americas: The Films of Julio Bracho: A man searches for documents that will identify the murderer of a union leader while he also reignites the flame he once had with a college sweetheart. free

    8PM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772


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 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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