Film: Special Screenings
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  • The Power of Nightmares (2004)

    Not rated, 180 min. Directed by Adam Curtis.

    This three-part BBC series examines the two groups that have fed the public belief in a hidden terror network: the American neo-conservatives and the radical Islamists.

    6:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • 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.

    5PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Class of 1984: Do you know what it sounds like when the dove cries?

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

  • Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2014)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Jeff Broadway.

    Music Monday: The avant-garde, Los Angeles-based record label is profiled.

    10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Dracula

    Dracula (1931)

    Not rated, 75 min. Directed by Tod Browning. Starring Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye and Edward Van Sloan.

    Paramount 100: The Thirties: It’s the movie that put Transylvania on the map and the role to which Bela Lugosi became forever linked. (Double bill: Frankenstein.) Read a full review of Dracula.

    7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein (1931)

    Not rated, 70 min. Directed by James Whale. Starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke and Dwight Frye.

    Reel-y Scary Movie Marathon: They could have thrown out the mold for monster movies after they made this one. It's the mother lode to which we constantly return.

    8:35PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Savage Gold

    Austin Film Society: Deep Tracks: Maximillian Meehan and Lars Nilsen lead you down the rabbit hole of video collector culture and VHS oddities.

    8PM AFS Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • Shogun Assassin (1980)

    Rated R, 86 min. Directed by Kenji Misumi. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, Masahiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo and Robert Houston.

    CineMondays: Japanamania: This film is a fascinating Americanized amalgam of two Japanese movies: Lightning Swords of Death and Baby Cart at the River Styx. Read a full review of Shogun Assassin.

    8PM Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

  • Experiential Documentary

    Mad Stork Cinema: The ethics and poetics of documentary, ethnography, and surveillance are explored in these works: "Hacked Circuit" by Deborah Stratman, "Choreography" by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, and "Draft 9" and "Platonic" by Dani Leventhal.

    8PM Texas Union, 2247 Guadalupe (UT campus)


1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "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.

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