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Versus: Akira

Anime classic will be presented with an interactive mix of lights, lasers, and visual effects.

7PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

Austin Film Society: Rossellini: Rome, Open City

This film, which became the cornerstone of Italian neo-realism, kicks off the new AFS series devoted to filmmaker Roberto Rossellini. Shot while Rome was still under Nazi occupation, the film's gritty look and catch-as-catch-can shooting methods fit its story about resistance fighters. A genuine classic. Read a full review of Rome, Open City.

7:30PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • One Page Salon

    Yes, Owen Egerton's popular monthly literary shindig – where authors read just one page from a new work – continues to brighten the North Door's snazzy stage with sharp presentations from, this time, Nina Swamidoss McConigley, John "Master Pancake" Erler, John Pipkin, Tatiana Ryckman, and David R. Perkins . "Quick readings, slow drinking." Tue., May 3, 7pm, Free

    The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765

  • Art on 5th: What's Done in the Dark

    The internationally acclaimed painter Gabe Leonard, inspired by cinematic depictions of the Great Depression and Prohibition times, presents his Noir collection that reveals the world of gangsters, G-men, lovers, and loners. Through May 14

    Art on 5th, 3005 S. Lamar, 512/481-1111

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