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SATURDAY APRIL 5
  • Animal Crackers

    Animal Crackers (1930)

    Not rated, 98 min. Directed by Victor Heerman. Starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont and Lillian Roth.

    Marx Brothers Retrospective: Hooray for Captain Spaulding, the African explorer (Groucho Marx) who is the guest of honor at one of Mrs. Rittenhouse's tony dinner parties. This movie features the Marx Brothers at their zaniest.

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

  • Batman Forever (1995)

    Rated PG-13, 122 min. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell, Michael Gough and Drew Barrymore.

    Master Pancake: Join John Erler, Mac Blake, David Jara, and Andrew Rosas as they head back to the Nineties to jovially overthrow Batman Forever. Read a full review of Batman Forever.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    Rated PG, 118 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw and Dan Aykroyd.

    Class of 1984: This prequel to Raiders is generally the least favorite among fans, although it tries to outdo the original in terms of cliffhangers and visual treats.

    3:50PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • La Bohème (2014)

    Not rated.

    Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. The Saturday performance is live and the encore presentation is on Wednesday.

    11:55AM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    Rated R, 92 min. Directed by Wes Craven. Starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Ronee Blakley and John Saxon.

    Class of 1984: Nightmare is the modern tabula rasa of the teen slasher genre.

    7:45PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • 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

  • SPACES

  • Rear Window and Strangers on a Train

    ABlue Starlite: Hitchcock at the Drive-In: Double feature.

    8:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    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.

  • Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

    Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    The river at risk is the Colorado. Water-conservation advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joins ethnobotanist and author Wade Davis and their 18-year-old daughters for a rafting trip down the river to the parched Colorado delta.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tornado Alley

    Tornado Alley (2011)

    Not rated, 43 min. Directed by Sean C. Casey.

    Storm Chasers star Casey joins the researchers of VORTEX2 in this effort to capture the origins and evolution of tornadoes.

  • FESTIVALS

  • Attic Film Festival

    This annual festival seeks to spread Christ’s message through film. The festival programs films that explore, explain, or exemplify the Gospel of Christ or examines the redemptive themes of the Bible.The eight programming blocks over two days include narrative features, documentaries, and short films. Visit the festival website at www.atticfilmfest.org/festival-central for more details.