Film: Special Screenings
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  • The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

    Rated PG-13, 100 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

    Miyazaki made his debut as a director of animated films with this story of the greatest gentleman thief of all time: Lupin III. Read a full review of The Castle of Cagliostro.

    7:10PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Mortified Nation (2013)

    Not rated, 86 min. Directed by Michael Mayer.

    Adults share their most embarrassing teenage writings and art in front of total strangers at Mortified shows across the country, as the filmmakers explore what the show's popularity says about all of us. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

    7:20PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Ultimate Nineties Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Elena (2011)

    Not rated, 109 min. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Starring Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Elena Lyadova and Aleksey Rozin.

    Austin Film Society: Russian Films of the Past Two Decades: When a sick old man tells his second wife, Elena, that his inheritance will go to his estranged daughter, Elena plots against those plans.

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

  • Black Orpheus (1959)

    Not rated, 103 min. Directed by Marcel Carne. Starring Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn and Lourdes de Oliveira.

    Brazil Week: Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Black Orpheus is a modern reworking of the ancient myth set during Rio's Carnival. Dr. Jason Borge of UT will introduce the film. Afterward, members of Acadêmicos da Ópera, the Austin Samba School, will give a performance. Also in attendance will be Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, a longtime fixture on the Rio Carnaval scene and a musician/extra in the film.

    7:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Amadeus (1984)

    The Golden Hornet Project Fundraiser: In collaboration with composers from the rock, hip-hop, video game, and avant-garde music scenes, the Golden Hornet Project is working toward completing Mozart's unfinished Requiem. A live choral performance of the Requiem work-in-progress will be performed by members of Texas Choral Consort with GHP co-artistic directors Peter Stopschinski and Graham Reynolds in attendance.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • CLAW (2013)

    Not rated, 93 min. Directed by Brian Wimer and Billy Hunt.

    The Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers – a growing international organization – is profiled in this documentary. For more on the film, see "Get Your Arms Around CLAW," p. 40.

    8:30PM 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.

  • Journey Into Amazing Caves

    Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Steven Judson. Starring Greg MacGillivray and Liam Neeson.

    This film follows expedition leaders as they tunnel through Greenland's ice caves, explore the aquatic chambers beneath the jungles of the Yucatan, and rappel the limestone caverns of the Grand Canyon. Read a full review of Journey Into Amazing Caves.

  • 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.

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

    Rated PG-13, 161 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Graham McTavish, William Kircher and Dean O’Gorman.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

    Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.

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