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THURSDAY MAY 1
  • Beetlejuice Quote-Along (1988)

    Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara and Winona Ryder.

    Action Pack

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca (1942)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Dooley Wilson.

    Classics: A weeklong run of the romantic classic.

    11AM, 1:30PM, 4PM iPic Theaters Austin, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, 512/568-3400

  • 8 1/2

    8 1/2 (1963)

    Not rated, 138 min. Directed by Federico Fellini. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo and Barbara Steele.

    Austin Film Society: The Creative in Crisis: Mastroianni plays a film director who's just had a huge hit but is struggling to find an idea for his next project. Between fits and starts, he goes back through his life and confronts all his demons. And what a cavalcade of demons! This new AFS series has been curated by the Chronicle's Kimberley Jones, who will present each film. For more on the series, see "The Pen May Be Mightier Than the Sword, but Sometimes It Makes You Want to Slit Your Wrists," p. xx. Read a full review of 8 1/2.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Farmland (2014)

    Not rated, 77 min. Directed by James Moll.

    This documentary offers viewers an intimate and firsthand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers across the U.S.

    7PM Metropolitan, 901 Little Texas, 512/447-0101

  • Kanye West Glow-in-the-Dark Party

    Action Pack

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

    Rated R, 123 min. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright.

    In this hypnotic love story, Jim Jarmusch gives us vampires who are bohemian outsiders and not blood-sucking freaks. Read a full review of Only Lovers Left Alive.

    11:20AM, 1:05PM, 4PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • The Wedding Singer (1998)

    Rated PG-13, 96 min. Directed by Frank Coraci. Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Steve Buscemi, Allen Covert, Angela Featherstone, Matthew Glave, Billy Idol and Christine Taylor.

    Date Night Theater: Eighties nostalgia is in full bloom in this comedy that also kickstarted that whole rapping grandma thing. Read a full review of The Wedding Singer.

    7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • SPACES

  • Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Rated R, 154 min. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria De Medeiros, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken and Bruce Willis.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Tarantino's second feature film lights up the screen with the same blazing torch that it carries for the idea of the movies. Though the story is soaked in the stench of criminal echelons, Pulp Fiction is also marked by its humor, its color, its dialogue, narrative strategies, and its characters. With this project, Tarantino presents himself as one of the smartest storytellers around. Read a full review of Pulp Fiction.

    8:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • D-Day: Normandy 1944

    D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.

    Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.

  • Hubble 3D

    Hubble 3D (2010)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

    This documentary follows NASA's May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Read a full review of Hubble 3D.

  • 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.

  • FESTIVALS

  • Hill Country Film Festival

    Hill Country Film Festival

    This year's edition of this five-day festival in nearby Fredericksburg showcases nine feature films and 86 shorts from around the world. Panel discussions, awards, free screenings, and parties are also on the extensive schedule. For the complete lineup, see www.hillcountryff.com and our preview in "Have Car, Will Travel for Film," April 25.