Not rated, 112 min. Directed by Calin Peter Netzer. Starring Luminita Gheorghiu and Bogdan Dumitrache.
Austin Film Society: New Romanian Films: Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, this Romanian film shows a manipulative mother who finds a way to
reassert control over her adult son's life when he faces manslaughter charges.
Rated R, 118 min. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn and Ted Levine.
Classics: All in all, the collaborative effort of Demme, Foster, Hopkins, and cinematographer Tak Fujimoto in The Silence of the Lambs has resulted in something very special to anyone who loves to be scared and challenged by a movie. At long, long last: the real thing.
Rated PG, 121 min. Directed by William Friedkin. Starring Roy Scheider and Bruno Cremer.
Friedkin's taut thriller, which was largely underrated at the time of its 1977 release, has just recently been fully restored and remastered. Based on the novel, The Wages of Fear (which also inspired the revered French film of the same title), Sorcerer tells the story of four foreigners in a South American country who consent to drive a huge haul of highly explosive nitroglycerin over treacherous terrain. William Friedkin in attendance.
Not rated, 104 min. Directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson.
This documentary probes the human, medical, and political dimensions of Lyme disease, its treatment, and diagnosis. There will be a Q&A after the film; all donations will benefit Lyme Branch, an Austin nonprofit that assists Lyme sufferers. Read a full review of Under Our Skin.
Rated PG-13, 109 min. Directed by Barry Levinson. Starring Susan Fleetwood, Anthony Higgins, Sophie Ward, Alan Cox, Nicholas Rowe and Freddie Jones.
Zzang!!! Sherlock Holmes is the original Spy Kid in this Chris Columbus-penned story about the master sleuth as a youth. The more one knows about Holmes lore, the more the film's foreshadowings of future cases will be evident. Read a full review of Young Sherlock Holmes.
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 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.