Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Steve Hoover.
AFS Doc Nights:
Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family, is the subject of this documentary. Braat's desire led him to an AIDS hostel in India, where he discovered the joy and responsibilities of being needed and loved. For more on the film, see "He Ain't Heavy; He's My Blood Brother
." April 4.
7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000
Rated PG-13, 90 min. Directed by Bob Kelljan. Starring Robert Quarry, Michael Murphy, Donna Anders and Michael Macready.
Terror Tuesday: This modern-day vampire picture is set in Sixties Los Angeles, where eccentricities are commonplace but devouring one's pet cat is still out of bounds.
10:20PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 79 min. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Starring Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Glenda Farrell.
Paramount 100: The template for the modern crime film can be seen in this Depression-era classic in which Robinson plays a small-time crook who rises in the rackets by bumping off his rivals. "Mother of mercy; is this the end of Rico?" the character famously wails at the end of the movie. Hardly – it's just the start of a long life on the silver screen. (Double bill: The Public Enemy.)
8:40PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470
Not rated, 84 min. Directed by William Wellman. Starring James Cagney, Eddie Woods, Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke and Joan Blondell.
Paramount 100: This criminal tale excited audiences and landed the kinetic Cagney on the movie map. Now a classic, this is the movie in which Cagney famously crams a grapefruit into Mae Clarke’s face. (Double bill: Little Caesar.)
7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470
Rated PG-13, 94 min. Directed by Gil Junger. Starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholz, Andrew Keegan, Susan May Pratt, Gabrielle Union and Larry Miller.
7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG-13, 106 min. Directed by J.C. Chandor. Starring Robert Redford.
6:30PM Milwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst
Filmmaker and Certified Cicerone Craig Noble documents his personal journey in craft beer. Noble will be in attendance, and a secret sausage will be prepared by Executive Chef Ted Prater, to be served with Noble’s special Saison brew.
8PM Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656
Rated PG, 98 min. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin.
6:30PM Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth
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 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.
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, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.
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.