Alamo Staff Picks: Another in a series of new directors' cuts that have been tumbling out recently, this one adds a significant amount of footage to the original and reportedly changes much of the concluding material. As it stands, it's a pretty great underwater adventure.
Not rated, 84 min. Directed by Jack Conway. Starring John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore and Karen Morley.
Super Krime: The World of Pulp Super Villains: Gentleman thief Lupin is immortalized in this classic which features the Barrymore brothers' first collaboration together.
Rated PG, 98 min. Directed by Roger Vadim. Starring Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O’Shea, Marcel Marceau and David Hemmings.
Agent Andromeda Fundraiser:
This outrageous movie about the adventures of a 41st century sexual explorer trips the light fantastic. This screening includes a sneak peek at Sky Candy's latest piece Agent Andromeda
, a sex-positive, sci-fi romp premiering next month. Read a full review of Barbarella.
Rated R, 97 min. Directed by Joel Coen. Starring John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh and Samm-Art Williams.
Free Victory Screening:
With this first film, the Coen brothers grabbed the national spotlight for their audacious visual stylings and the perception that the film and its makers sprang out of nowhere, fully formed. Read a full review of Blood Simple.
Rated PG-13, 100 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Rated PG-13, 115 min. Directed by Cary Fukunaga. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney, Amelia Clarkson and Imogen Poots.
The foggy moors are palpable, the passions less so, but this new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's oft-told story is a handsome addition to the canon. Read a full review of Jane Eyre.
Not rated, 133 min. Directed by Walter Lang. Starring Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner and Rita Moreno.
NCM/Fathom: TCM Big Screen Classics: This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a widowed governess to the children of the King of Siam earned Yul Brenner a Best Actor Oscar, as well as winning a fistful of other awards. Sixtieth anniversary celebration, with special commentary by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
2PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535
Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.
Austin Film Society: New Release: A look at the life, work, and political activism of the writer and TV producer who gave us All in the Family; Good Times; Sanford and Son; Maude; Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; and so much more.
5PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000
Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Tommy Wiseau. Starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero and Philip Haldiman.
This movie has become the latest classic in the "so bad it's good" school of filmmaking.
Rated R, 114 min. Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader.
Not rated, 200 min. Directed by King Hu. Starring Hsu Feng.
Austin Film Society: Newly Restored – King Hu: The complete uncut version of this film, which is regarded by many as the best martial-arts film ever made, has received a new 4K restoration. It follows the story of a fugitive noblewoman, who escapes with three others and regroups as a formidable fighting outfit.
1PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000
Rated PG-13, 116 min. Directed by Jan De Bont. Starring Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck and Philip Seymour Hoffman.