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Special Screenings

FRIDAY MAY 2
  • Footloose

    Footloose (1984)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Herbert Ross. Starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn, Jim Youngs and Sarah Jessica Parker.

    Master Pancake: Let's hear it for the Pancake gang, as they put the screws to this charming celluloid time capsule.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Kanye West Glow-in-the-Dark Party

    Action Pack

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 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.

    NOON, 2:30PM, 5PM, 7:30PM, 10PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • Ultimate Nineties Party

    Action Pack

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Ultimate Nineties Party

    Action Pack

    10:45PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Whitewash (2014)

    Austin Film Society: Austin Premiere: After accidentally killing a man during a drunken joyride, the driver (Haden Church) hides the body and flees to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience. Thomas Haden Church and director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais will be in attendance for a Q&A.

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

  • 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

  • "The Suffering Grasses" (2012)

    Not rated, 52 min. Directed by Iara Lee.

    First Friday Film Series: This documentary about the onset of the Syrian revolution against the Assad regime will be followed by a discussion with various speakers about what has happened in Syria since the filming. free

    7PM Wildflower Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/428-9464

  • 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.