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.
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.)
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.)
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.
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.
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.