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SATURDAY MARCH 1
  • AMC Best Picture Showcase

    AMC Best Picture Showcase

    In this second part of the showcase, Nebraska, Captain Phillips, Her, American Hustle, and Gravity will screen back-to-back.

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

  • The Breaking Point (1950)

    Not rated, 97 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring John Garfield, Patricia Neal and Phyllis Thaxter.

    Noir City: A charter-boat captain gets involved with illegal activities in this adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not. Restored print.

    9:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Crashout (1955)

    Not rated, 89 min. Directed by Lewis R. Foster. Starring William Bendix and Arthur Kennedy.

    Noir City: Six prison escapees try to evade a manhunt and recover some stolen loot.

    4:35PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Cry Danger (1951)

    Not rated, 79 min. Directed by Robert Parrish. Starring Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman and William Conrad.

    Noir City: A man is framed for a robbery and murder he did not commit, and after his five-year prison stretch is up, he tries to find the real culprit. Restored print.

    7:05PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Knights of Badassdom

    Knights of Badassdom (2014)

    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.

    10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Larceny (1948)

    Not rated, 89 min. Directed by George Sherman. Starring John Payne, Dan Duryea and Shelley Winters.

    Noir City: A couple of con men try to inveigle a war widow's loot.

    2:05PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Medora

    Medora (2013)

    Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart.

    In this documentary look at the struggling small town of Medora, Ill., the varsity basketball team tries to overcome its losing streak.

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

  • Prince Igor (2014)

    Not rated, 270 min.

    Metropolitan Opera: Bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the title role in this Russian epic, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting. The opera will be presented live on Saturday, followed by an encore presentation on Wednesday, March 5.

    11AM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

  • 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

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along Dance Party

    Action Pack

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

  • 2 Million Minutes

    Not rated, 64 min.

    High school in America consists of approximately four years or two million minutes, which is paltry according to this doc when compared with educational norms in India and China.

    3PM Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620, Bldg B, 512/501-3520

SPACES
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Wes Anderson.

    Austin Public Library: Family Matinee: Free. Read a full review of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    2PM Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster, 512/928-0333

  • The Golem

    The Golem (1920)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese. Starring Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch and Lyda Salmonova.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Double Feature: A score by the Pixies frontman Black Francis will accompany the film. This silent film is based on the Jewish folktale of the golem and is remembered as a high point in German Expressionism, with dramatically painted sets and crowd scenes and stylized acting. (Double bill: Grease Sing-Along, 8:30pm.) Read a full review of The Golem.

    10:45PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • Grease Sing-Along

    Grease Sing-Along (1978)

    Rated PG, 112 min. Directed by Randall Kleiser. Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Didi Conn.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: The original high school musical returns with nothing changed but your lyrical participation.

    8:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • 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.

  • Hurricane on the Bayou

    Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Meryl Streep.

    Hurricane on the Bayou started production before Katrina and switched gears after the catastrophe. The film tells the stories of four musicians, highlighted by a jazz, blues, and gospel New Orleans score.

  • 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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