Rated R, 109 min. Directed by Ivan Passer. Starring Jeff Bridges, John Heard and Lisa Eichhorn.
Austin Film Society: Jewels in the Wasteland: One of the great, frequently overlooked films of the Eighties is this textured character study-cum-modern film noir. Heard plays a physically and mentally damaged Vietnam vet who joins with his pal (Bridges) to solve a murder – or at least that's ostensibly what the movie's about. Richard Linklater will introduce the film and discuss it afterward.
7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000
Rated R, 102 min. Directed by David Mamet. Starring Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna and Mike Nussbaum.
From Script to Screen: Four Films Written by David Mamet: Who better than a psychiatrist to uncover a gambler's tells? In this film, that's how a shrink trying to help her patient gets drawn into the murky world of gamblers and con men.
Devolver Digital Indie Wednesdays: Lindstrom, the Emmy-nominated soap-opera actor, makes his debut as a writer, director, and producer with this ensemble piece about old friends who are hit with an unexpected tragedy. A sneak preview of "Super Game Jam" precedes the film.
Rated R, 93 min. Directed by Lewis Teague. Starring Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad and Louise Fletcher.
Weird Wednesday: John Sayles wrote the script for this New World film about the woman who, ultimately, done John Dillinger wrong.
Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.
Action Pack: Wonder what it sounds like when a dove cries? Then Prince's idealized life story is the movie for you.
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.