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C:\Users\AlamoRitz>cyber_punk_2015.exe: Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Cops and androids fight it out in 21st century L.A. in this Philip K. Dick film adaptation with fabulous art direction. This remastered and subtly rejiggered print is most notable for its inclusion of the "scene with the unicorn," which makes abundantly clear that Ford's blade runner is indeed an android and not a human. The film remains a landmark spectacle.

3:30PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

Summer Film Classics: Sleeper

Slapstick is still alive in Allen's futuristic vision in which he plays a clarinetist/health-food-store worker who awakens after surgery to a world comically set 200 years in the future. (Double bill: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask).)

8:45PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

Austin Film Society: Taiwanese Comedy: Pinoy Sunday

A new Essential Cinema series launches with this comedy about Filipino migrant workers trying to lug an abandoned couch across Taipei.

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

Austin Public Library: Difficult Dialogues: Triple Divide

Presented in partnership with The University of Texas Humanities Institute's Difficult Dialogues program, this documentary explores fracking from multiple angles.

7PM, Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez

  • The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

    AAAAAAAAH! Here's the 14th annual explosion of comedy that's fixin' to rock Downtown Austin and beyond, scattering the live human shrapnel of diverse brilliance and kooky capers in venue after venue after venue. Here are more than 500 performers from all over the country, more than 500 performers in 120 shows, berserking our grackle-stained urban hub all the way to Labor Day. It's a novadose of improv and sketch and stand-up, bringing you a greater variety of what's funny than you've probably ever seen in one city before.

    You want visiting headliners? April Richardson. The Annoyance Theatre. Dasariski. Brendon Walsh. Epic Rap Battles of History. And more.

    You want the best locals? ¡Zarzamora! Andrew Dismukes. Available Cupholders. Danny Palumbo. Damn, Gina! Brendan K. O'Grady. Get Up. The Frank Mills. Kerri Lendo. The Amazon & The Milksop. Maggie Maye. Confidence Men. And more.

    You want more stars from out of town? The Right Now. Daaang Judi Dench. Josh Johnson. Whiskey Tango. NY Neo Futurists. Liz Russo. Love in the Time of Cholesterol. Destination Live. Paul Oddo. And more.


    Suggestion: Check out that fancy OOB website and make your reservations now.

  • Strategy and Horsehair

    This new work by Jennifer Sherburn features a cast in motion to the live musical score by Justin Sherburn. Inspired by Comanche Natives, the piece reflects the choreographer's research on Horse Warrior Culture, exploring tactic, maneuver, and merciless manipulation. Bonus: The set is designed with a white floor and a series of mirrors suspended overhead to provide a bird's eye reflection of the movement. Sept. 3-5. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 4pm, $15-50

    Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale, 512/926-2203

  • The Year of the Rooster

    Capital T Theatre, the award-winning company that so often brings eruditely violent and bloody fare to Austin stages, now offers Eric Dufault's "bad-ass black comedy about love, underdogs, and cockfighting." Mark Pickell directs a bang-up cast – Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Julia Bauer, Lana Dietrich, Jason Liebrecht, and Jason Newman – in this bloodsportish upheaval, with that Liebrecht playing the rooster(!) See our review right here, and note: The smart money's on you'd-better-make-reservations-quick. Through Sept. 19. Thu.-Sat., 8pm, $15-30

    Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

  • The Blanton Museum: The Brothers Grimm

    Here the Blanton invites us to explore the "unsanitized" version of those ancient and grisly tales compiled by the legendary Brothers once upon a time, and this exhibition is predicated on the gorgeous and eerie and, we reckon, unforgettable gouache and pastel drawings by New York-based Austin native Natalie Frank. The artist captures a phantasmagoria of narratives in the 40-plus images on display in the soaring gallery, and the show is accompanied by Frank's new book of Grimmstory illustrations, a book that was designed by – be still, our calligraphiliac hearts!Marian Bantjes. Recommended? Yes, even if some mad-eyed crone with spiders in her hair warns you to stay away. Be brave, citizen! Be valiant and true, and seek this gathering of vivid treasures within the Blanton! Through Nov. 15

    The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324

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