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)
Austin Film Society: Deep Tracks: Maximillian Meehan and Lars Nilsen lead you down the rabbit hole of video collector culture and VHS oddities.
Rated R, 86 min. Directed by Kenji Misumi. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, Masahiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo and Robert Houston.
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.
1800 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.