Rated R, 90 min. Directed by Bill Berry. Starring Roy Jefferson, Le Tari and Haskell Anderson.
Weird Wednesday: A group of black Vietnam vets go up against the Ku Klux Klan.
10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Nathan Nicholovitch. Starring Céline Farmachi, Gilles Kazazian and Clo Mercier.
Criterion: Arthouse Monthly: Three adult siblings rediscover one another while traveling together to visit their ailing father outside Paris.
7PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600
Rated R, 108 min. Directed by Michel Gondry. Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Jane Adams and David Cross.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Akitaro Daichi.
Japanimation. Dubbed in English.
7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Rated R, 86 min. Directed by Joe Lynch. Starring Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Margarita Levieva, Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Jimmi Simpson and Danny Pudi.
In this comedy, live-action gamers conjure up a demon from hell by mistake, and they must deal with the consequences.
7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549
Not rated, 108 min. Directed by Elia Kazan. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger and Eva Marie Saint.
Classics: This one's still a contender in anyone's book. Screenwriter Budd Schulberg's exposé of the corruption in the dock workers' unions won eight Oscars and remains as stirring as ever – as does the performance of Marlon Brando.
2PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535
Not rated, 64 min. Directed by Jimmie Buchanan Jr.. Starring Amy McCollough.
Austin Film Festival: Austin Premieres: A hard-ass female detective goes up against a sadistic criminal mastermind. The star and director, along with most of the cast will be in attendance.
7PM Galaxy Highland 10, 6700 Middle Fiskville, 512/467-7305
Rated PG, 195 min. Directed by Warren Beatty. Starring Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Hermann, Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Nicolas Coster, Gene Hackman, William Daniels, Max Wright and Bessie Love.
Austin Film Society: Jewels in the Wasteland:
Beatty directs and stars in this dramatic rendering of the life of American journalist John Reed and his involvement in the Communist Party and the Bolshevik Revolution. The period film also recounts Reed’s love affair with the independent-minded writer Louise Bryant (Keaton). The history the film brings to life is generally fascinating, although the romantic aspects of the story are weakened by their conventional treatment. Reds
, however, won three Oscars: for direction, best supporting actress (Maureen Stapleton as Emma Goldman), and cinematography (Vittorio Storaro). Read a full review of Reds.
7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000
Rated PG, 125 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
A young girl is trapped between the real and the ghost worlds in this classic animated Japanese film that filters Western fantasias and Eastern-angled spookiness through an outré sensibility. Read a full review of Spirited Away.
7:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Not rated, 115 min. Directed by Julio Bracho. Starring Irasema Dilián, Ernesto Alonso and Carlos Navarro.
Cine Las Americas: The Films of Julio Bracho: free
8PM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.