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THURSDAY APRIL 24
SPACES
  • Pick Your Flick

    Austin Public Library: Choose from a selection of candidates each month. free

    5PM Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove, 512/974-7400

  • Hot Rod

    Hot Rod (2007)

    Rated PG-13, 83 min. Directed by Akiva Schaffer. Starring Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Ian McShane, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett and Chris Parnell.

    Off-Centered Film Festival: Beer Party With Lonely Island: Cross Napoleon Dynamite's endearing optimism with Ben Stiller's total commitment to his goofy characters, and you'll wind up with a character something like Andy Samberg's hapless stuntman. Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone of Lonely Island will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Read a full review of Hot Rod.

    6PM Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318

BULLOCK MUSEUM IMAX

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.

FESTIVALS
  • Cine Las Americas International Film Festival 2014

    Cine Las Americas International Film Festival 2014

    Now in its 17th year, this annual festival continues through Sunday. The opening and closing-night galas will be held at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, along with many other new, international releases, and the Hecho en Tejas lineup. Competition narrative features and shorts will be shown on two screens at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will host free screenings of films in the documentary competition and the Emergencia Youth Film Day on Saturday, April 26. Free screenings will also be offered at St. Edward's University's Jones Auditorium. Pioneer Chicano filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez will be honored at a retrospective of his films at the Marchesa, for which he will be present. For our interview with Executive Director Eugenio del Bosque, see austinchronicle.com/daily/screens.
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