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SUNDAY MAY 28
  • Il Sorpasso (1962)

    Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Dino Risi. Starring Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

    AFS: Comedy, Italian Style: Road trip!

    5PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

  • August Evening

    August Evening (2008)

    Rated PG-13, 127 min. Directed by Chris Eska. Starring Pedro Castaneda, Veronica Loren, Abel Becerra, Walter Perez, Sandra Rios and Grisel Rodriguez.

    AFS: Texas Christening: This quiet, contemplative award-winner paints a painfully accurate portrait of familial love among the migrant community near San Antonio. Writer/director Chris Eska in attendance. Read a full review of August Evening.

    7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast (2017)

    Rated PG, 129 min. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald and Ian McKellen.

    Feast: Be the Alamo's guest as you dine on a four-course meal while enjoying the latest adaption of this beloved fairy tale. Read a full review of Beauty and the Beast.

    12:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Clue Quote-Along

    Clue Quote-Along (1985)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Colleen Camp.

    Movie Party: Props will be distributed (but probably not any candlesticks).

    12:30PM, 3:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Stalker

    Stalker (1979)

    Not rated, 155 min. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Starring Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn and Nikolay Grinko.

    New Restoration: Tarkovsky opts for imagist allegory in this science-fiction journey into the heart of darkness.

    6PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Bomb City (2017)

    Not rated, 95 min. Directed by Jamie Brooks. Starring Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower and Logan Huffman.

    Special Preview: Richard Linklater hosts a preview of this tale of a local culture war in the aftermath of a tragedy in Amarillo’s punk/hardcore scene. A Q&A with director Jameson Brooks, along with cast and crew, follows the screening.

    4PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

  • John Carpenter's Escape From New York

    John Carpenter's Escape From New York (1981)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau and Season Hubley.

    Tough Guy Cinema: Kurt Russell creates the most unforgettable role of his career: the criminal/hero Snake Plissken, caught in a "damned if he does and damned if he doesn't" situation as he attempts to save the president from captors. It all takes place in the sci-fi future of 1997, in which the entire island of Manhattan has been put to use as a maximum security prison.

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Crocodile Fury

    Crocodile Fury (1988)

    Not rated, 85 min. Directed by Godfrey Ho. Starring Kent Wills.

    Video Vortex: Incredibly awesome VHS mayhem. Will definitely sell out.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

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1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

    Rated PG-13, 129 min. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba and David Wenham.

    Beware the summer season tentpole franchise that purloins its opening action sequence from a one-off gag in Carl Reiner’s The Jerk and then drags it on for a full 15 minutes. So it goes with this fifth and – if the cinema seas be sane – final entry into Disney’s Pirates series, which has grown as long in the tooth as those titular dead men who don’t so much tell a tale as they do gurgle on, overflowing with expeditionary asides and much watery dialogue. Beachcombing in a hurricane is surely a more entertaining way to get your booty on compared to Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) latest voyage.

    Gore Verbinski’s 2003 original, The Curse of the Black Pearl, was a lusty, swashbuckling, and altogether wonderful goof, with Depp melding bits of everyone from Keith Richards to pal Hunter S. Thompson into his gonzo interpretation of the ocean’s most disreputable (and inebriated) skull-and-boner. The joke has worn thin in the intervening 14 years, and this incomprehensible odyssey to find Poseidon’s mythical trident and break “all the curses of the sea” is little more than a hodgepodge of poorly penned quippery attached to a pair of hoary Star Wars-y subplots involving pirates and their long-separated offspring. Even Bardem, as the captain of a Spanish warship who was lured to his undead doom by that rascally Sparrow back when Mr. Depp was stuck on 21 Jump Street – and thanks to digital de-aging, we get to see the budding pirate Jack at that age; disconcerting to say the least – can’t salvage this Hesperian wreck. Methinks there were a few necessary paydays involved for the cast to board this floating bilge-pile, although Rush, as Sparrow’s nemesis Captain Barbossa, certainly does seem to be enjoying himself. That can’t be said for the rest; even Depp appears to sleepwalk, or rather drunk-stagger, through the entire film. Better to scupper this armada of waterlogged mediocrity as soon as possible. This ship has sailed, sank, and not to put too fine a bowsprit on it, sucks.

    Read a full review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

  • Wild Africa 3-D (2017)

    Not rated, 42 min. Directed by Patrick Morris and Neil Nightingale. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.

    Can't afford that African safari? Here's the next best thing.

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