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WEDNESDAY SEPT. 17
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

    Rated R, 160 min. Directed by Andrew Dominik. Starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Paul Schneider, Garret Dillahunt, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Zooey Deschanel and Nick Cave.

    Beautifully shot and masterfully directed, this may be the world’s first epic of misguided hero worship. Read a full review of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

    3:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Back to the Future Quote-Along (1985)

    Rated PG, 116 min. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson.

    Action Pack: 1.21 gigawatts of nostalgia.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • BB King: The Life of Riley (2014)

    Not rated, 124 min. Directed by Jon Brewer.

    The story of the famous blues musician is chronicled in this doc.

    6:45PM iPic Theaters Austin, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, 512/568-3400

  • Chef

    Chef (2014)

    Rated R, 115 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr. and Jose C. "Perico" Hernández.

    Food & Film: Dinner Party: For the complete menu, go to www.drafthouse.com. Read a full review of Chef.

    4:20PM, 6:55PM, 9:50PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Clueless

    Clueless (1995)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Amy Heckerling. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto, Justin Walker, Wallace Shawn, Twink Calan and Dan Hedaya.

    Girlie Night: Heckerling updates Jane Austen's Emma to Beverly Hills. Read a full review of Clueless.

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

  • The Dance of Reality

    The Dance of Reality (2013)

    Not rated, 130 min. Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Starring Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

    Cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first feature in 23 years is a labor of mad, passionate love Read a full review of The Dance of Reality.

    4:20PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (1984)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.

    The original Ghostbusters mined the comedy-horror genre way before it became the fashionably ironic and overused format it is today. The comedy here is solid gold, Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun. Get slimed.

    11:35AM, 2:35PM, 5:15PM, 8PM, 10:55PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (1984)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.

    The original Ghostbusters mined the comedy-horror genre way before it became the fashionably ironic and overused format it is today. The comedy here is solid gold, Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun. Get slimed.

    1PM, 4PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Murray.

    Wes Anderson's film is a marvelous spectacle: spry, sly, and rich with microdetailed production design and tickling tributes to cinematic forebearers. Read a full review of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Hickey & Boggs (1972)

    Rated PG, 111 min. Directed by Robert Culp. Starring Robert Culp, Bill Cosby and Rosalind Cash.

    Weird Wednesday: An underrated gem of Seventies neo-noir, this film, written by Walter Hill, is a must see if any of the previous words resonated with you. Bonus points if you remember what TV show both stars were on.

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Nutty Professor (1963)

    Not rated, 107 min. Directed by Jerry Lewis. Starring Jerry Lewis and Stella Stevens.

    Big Screen Classics: In this Jerry Lewis classic, a nerdy university professor drinks a potion that turns him into the ladies' man, Buddy Love.

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • Obvious Child

    Obvious Child (2014)

    Rated R, 84 min. Directed by Gillian Robespierre. Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind and Polly Draper.

    Jenny Slate stars as a standup comic in this indie film about abortion that comes snuggled in the broad strokes of a quirky comedy. Read a full review of Obvious Child.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Not rated, 103 min. Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse and Jean Hagen.

    Big Screen Classics: Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain features terrific performances and music, sensational Technicolor images, and a plot that hinges on the problems inherent to early Hollywood talkies.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Not rated, 103 min. Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse and Jean Hagen.

    Big Screen Classics: Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain features terrific performances and music, sensational Technicolor images, and a plot that hinges on the problems inherent to early Hollywood talkies.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Somos Mari Pepa

    Somos Mari Pepa (2013)

    Rated R, 100 min. Directed by Samuel Kishi. Starring Alejandro Gallardo, Arnold Ramírez and Moisés Galindo.

    Arthouse Monthly: Cine Las Americas: Teenager Alex just wants to get laid and write a rock song, but when it becomes clear that his grandmother is becoming senile, he spies adulthood around the bend.

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

  • Tango Negro (2013)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Dom Pedro.

    Doc Nights: Film explores the influence of African cultures on Argentina's most famous export, the tango.

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

  • SPACES

  • Cinema Babylon

    Cinema Babylon

    Experimental Response Cinema: This traveling series showcases emerging independent filmmakers exploring both the excesses of narrative and the unraveling form of experimental film. See www.ercatx.org for lineup.

    8:30PM Farewell Books, 913 E. Cesar Chavez

  • 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.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure

    Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Sean MacLeod Phillips. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

    National Geographic uses photo-realistic, computer-generated, 3-D animation to transport audiences back more than 65 million years, when a great inland sea divided North America in two. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM, or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.

  • 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.