Film: Special Screenings
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  • Arise (2012)

    Not rated, 80 min. Directed by Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando. Narrated by Daryl Hannah.

    The documentary weaves together poetry, music, art, and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story about women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the Earth.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

    Rated R, 92 min. Directed by Amy Heckerling. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston, Vincent Schiavelli, Forest Whitaker, James Russo, Eric Stoltz and Nicolas Cage.

    Heckerling’s portrait of high school/shopping mall life in Southern California (based on Cameron Crowe's book) is still just about as good as it gets.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Grease Sing-Along

    Grease Sing-Along (1978)

    Rated PG, 112 min. Directed by Randall Kleiser. Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Didi Conn.

    Action Pack: The original high school musical returns with nothing changed but your lyrical participation.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Mean Girls Quote-Along (2004)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Mark Waters. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey.

    Girlie Night

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Massacre at Central High (1976)

    Rated R, 87 min. Directed by Rene Daalder. Starring Ray Underwood, Derrel Maury, Robert Carradine, Andrew Stevens and Kimberly Beck.

    Terror Tuesday: A teen who's transferred into a new high school challenges the pecking order in this thinly veiled political allegory.

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

  • Escándalo de Estrellas (Moviestars Scandal) (1944)

    Not rated, 84 min. Directed by Ismael Rodríguez. Starring Pedro Infante.

    Austin Parks & Recreation: Cine de Oro: Infante plays a young man who wants to be an actor, despite his father's preference that he become a lawyer. free

    9:30AM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772

  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

    Rated G, 94 min. Directed by Frank Oz. Starring Dabney Coleman, Art Carney, James Coco and Joan Rivers.

    Jim Henson's Birthday: The Muppets invade Broadway – and lord knows, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. free

    7PM The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765


1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "Flight of the Butterflies" (2012)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.

    The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.

  • Great White Shark

    Great White Shark (2013)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Narrated by Bill Nighy.

    This 3-D film explores the great white’s place in our imaginations and fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.

  • Rocky Mountain Express

    Rocky Mountain Express (2011)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Stephen Low.

    Giant IMAX cameras were strapped to a 1930s steam engine from the Canadian Pacific Railway to follow its trek through the Rockies from Vancouver to Calgary.

  • 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.

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