Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges.
Not rated, 113 min. Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. Starring Ami Diakhate and Mansour Diouf.
Rebel Griot: The Films of Djibril Diop Mambety: Mambéty transfers Friedrich Dürrenmatt's tragi-comic play The Visit from Switzerland to Senegal. An economically depressed village hopes that a rich, new resident, who in her youth was a town beauty, will share her wealth. But first she wishes to correct an injustice that long ago branded her the town pariah.
Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Various.
Japanese television anime.
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, 80 min. Directed by Frank V. Ross. Starring Frank V. Ross, Rebecca Spence and Megan Mercier.
Austin Film Society: Best of the Fests: A young married couple who work opposite shifts gradually drift apart. A Skype Q&A with director and lead actor Frank Ross will follow the screening. Andrew Bujalski will moderate.
7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000
Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Zach Clark. Starring Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lydia Hyslop, Maggie Ross and Melodie Sisk.
Homo Arigato! A carefree girlfriends' weekend at the beach turns nasty after the introduction of some psychotropics and sociopathy. Presented by Mouthfeel; preshow by Young Creature; hosted by Ursula.
Rated PG, 117 min. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda.
Winner of the 2013 Japanese Academy prize for animation, this film tells the story of a woman who raises her half human/half wolf children on her own.