Film: Special Screenings
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  • Singin' Along in Low Places: The Country Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Baby Doll

    Baby Doll (1956)

    Not rated, 114 min. Directed by Elia Kazan. Starring Karl Malden, Carroll Baker and Eli Wallach.

    Austin Film Society: Films That Were Banned: A precocious 19-year-old virgin (and married woman) is the source of business tensions between two Southern men much older than she. The film was ordained obscene by the Legion of Decency.

    7:30PM AFS Cinema, 6406 N I-35, #3100, 512/322-0145

  • National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

    Rated R, 109 min. Directed by John Landis. Starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst, Mark Metcalf, Kevin Bacon, Karen Allen and Donald Sutherland.

    Back to School: Toga Party: The Johns – Belushi and Landis – both achieved their first huge film success with this eternally inexplicable hit about out-of-control fratboys in the early Sixties.

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

  • 40 Years – On the Air (2013)

    Not rated, 60 min. Directed by Cinema du Cannes.

    Cinema du Cannes: The subject of this documentary is David Anderson, an Austin radio broadcasting legend.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Starring Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin.

    Classics: In their second feature film, the wacky Brits do a number on Arthurian legend and the Middle Ages. Insert your favorite quote here.

    7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • Clean Guys of Comedy (2013)

    NCM Fathom: Encore Presentation: Performance film features the comedy of Dave Coulier, Jamie Kennedy, Andy Hendrickson, Ralph Harris, and Heather McDonald.

    7:30PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

    7:30PM Metropolitan, 901 Little Texas, 512/447-0101

  • Kindergarten Cop (1990)

    Rated PG-13, 111 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Penelope Ann Miller.

    Tough Guy Cinema: Schwarzenegger is an undercover cop posing as a schoolteacher.

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

  • "Growing Up With Charlie, Jr."

    Not rated, 15 min.

    Austin Public Library, Texas After Violence Project, Inside Books Project: In 1982, Charlie Brooks Jr. was the first person to be executed by lethal injection. More than 30 years and 500 Texas executions later, his two sons are speaking out about their lives growing up with a father on death row. Hear their candid stories in a 15-minute film and then participate in an interactive discussion about how the death penalty affects the family members left behind.

    6:30PM Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512/974-7400

  • Big

    Big (1988)

    Rated PG, 104 min. Directed by Penny Marshall. Starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Date Night: Hanks is perfectly cast as this story's young boy who suddenly wakes up in a grownup body and facing all the problems that come with a grownup's life.

    8PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • The Happy Poet

    The Happy Poet (2010)

    Not rated, 85 min. Directed by Paul Gordon. Starring Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek and Liz Fisher.

    Cinema 41 and the Khabele School Film Club: This locally made comedy features the owner of an organic health-food stand who recounts his struggles to make a difference in a corporately governed world. After the screening, the Khabele students will engage in a post-screening analysis and discussion.

    8PM Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

  • Clips: Beer and Film Tour

    New Belgium Brewing: Taste beers from New Belgium's Lips of Faith series while viewing approximately 20 short films made by New Belgium fans. See "Clips and Sips at Republic Square Park," September 20, for more about the event.

    7PM Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700

  • Father's Chair (2013)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Luciano Moura. Starring Lima Duarte, Wagner Moura, Mariana Lima and Brás Antunes.

    Southwestern University Spanish Film Club: Cinematic Scars: In this Brazilian film, a career-driven man learns the value of family when his son disappears.

    7PM Southwestern University, FW Olin Bldg., Rm. 105,


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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