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Summer Film Classics: 2001: A Space Odyssey

A peerless classic, Kubrick's film is a complete and total film experience, magnificent in its scope and expression, singular in its vision and ambition. And this is the way Kubrick's groundbreaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.

7PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

Congress for New Urbanism, Central Texas Chapter: New Urbanism Film Festival

A touring festival of award-winning short films on the topics of architecture, urban design, transportation, and affordability.

7PM, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar

Experimental Response Cinema and Austin Film Society: Local Filmmakers Showcase

The program is designed to show off the breadth of experimental media artistry in Austin. Artists include Andrew Infante, Julie Conquest, Jay Roff-Garcia, Rachel Stuckey, Liz Rodda, Heath Schultz, Robert Carey, Anne Heller, Kent Juliff & Shannon Cloud, Ivete Lucas & Ike Otis, and Scott Stark. For more on the screening, see "Experimental Response Cinema Rises to the Surface".

7:30PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • Funniest Person in Austin Fabulous 50

    Spark your Tuesday toward hilarity with the top contestants of this year's Funniest Person in Austin contest. Through Aug. 30. Tuesdays, 8pm, $7-11

    Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research #100, 512/467-2333

  • One-Minute Play Festival

    It's the third year for this lively festival, presented by your friends at ScriptWorks, staged in conjunction with New York City's #1MPF. "The fast-paced fun of 70 one-minute plays has been a crowd-pleaser for audiences and participants alike," says ScriptWorks' Christina Moore. No doubt, as among the plethora of playwrights are Lowell Bartholomee, C. Denby Swanson, Lindsey Lane, Katherine Catmull, Sarah Saltwick, Max Langert, Cyndi Williams, Elizabeth Doss, Elizabeth Cobbe, and many more. Aug. 22-24. Mon.-Wed., 8pm, $20

    Austin Playhouse, ACC Highland, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084

  • Butridge Gallery: Sum You Some Me

    The husband-and-wife team of Felice House and Dana Younger present their first art collaboration in Austin, an exhibition featuring six-foot-wide paintings and super-sized sculptures of body parts. We know what wonders these two can create separately; we're excited to witness what they've done together. Reception: Wed., Aug. 17, 6-8pm.

    Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000

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