Film: Special Screenings
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  • West Side Story

    West Side Story (1961)

    Not rated, 151 min. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno and Russ Tamblyn.

    70mm at the Ritz: It's Sharks and Jets time when this timeless Leonard Bernstein musical with the Jerome Robbins kick-steps starts rolling. This Spanish Harlem Romeo and Juliet tale is one for the ages.

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

  • Love Bites Sing-Along

    Action Pack

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

  • Blood Punch (2013)

    Not rated, 104 min. Directed by Madellaine Paxson. Starring Milo Cawthrone, Oliva Tennet and Ari Boyland.

    Austin Film Festival: Audience Award Series: Winner of the Audience Award in the Dark Matters section of the Austin Film Festival, this horror movie is a scorcher about a guy who's recruited to cook meth for a twisted couple and winds up in a dangerous and deranged situation.

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

  • Mother and Son

    Mother and Son (1997)

    Not rated, 73 min. Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. Starring Aleksei Ananishnov and Gudrun Geyer.

    Austin Film Society: Russian Films of the Past Two Decades: A dying mother is nursed by her son in this primal love story, which is set against the natural landscape.

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

  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso (1992)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki and Tony Bancroft.

    Miyazaki Celebration: A 1920s Italian aviator, who has the face of a pig, deals with combat, love, and competition in this animated film.

    4PM, 10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Moulin Rouge Sing-Along (2001)

    Rated PG-13, 127 min. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

    Movie Party: Pass me that absinthe, please. No it's okay, the whole bottle's fine.

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

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

  • Broadway's Romeo and Juliet (2014)

    Not rated, 135 min. Directed by Don Roy King. Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad.

    NCM Fathom: Bloom and Rashad heat up the Broadway stage in this show directed by David Leveaux.

    7:30PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

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

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

    7:30PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

    7:30PM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

    7:30PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

    William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996)

    Rated PG-13, 121 min. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora, Harold Perrineau, Jesse Bradford, Christina Pickles, Miriam Margolyes, M. Emmet Walsh, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Paul Rudd.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Valentine's Week: Park your preconceptions at the door before entering. Overhyped as the newest thing in youth culture retro-vogue, Baz Luhrmann's new film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet seems positioned to slip one past the Shakespeare purists and art aesthetes while building a base of support among the newbie MTV generation of star-crossed teens in love. If so, what a self-limiting miscalculation. For Luhrmann's rendition is not so much a reconceptualization as a recontextualization of the 400-year-old play. This Romeo & Juliet is a rich visual feast, besotted with the fervor of its acrobatic camerawork and kinetic staging and its mind-bending aggregation of unrelated but resonant fragments of 20th century iconography. It is a Shakespearean work thoroughly conceived for the screen. In terms of sheer spectacle, there is hardly another work this year that compares with Romeo & Juliet. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes once again prove that they are two of the best actors of their generation. And William Shakespeare has once more demonstrated that he is a storyteller for all time. Read a full review of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet.

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


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.

  • 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 Magic of Flight (1997)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Tom Selleck.

    The history of human attempts to re-create the effortless flight of birds is ably recounted before the film turns to the dizzying aerobatics of the Blue Angels, the flight demonstration squadron of the U.S. Navy. Read a full review of The Magic of Flight.

  • 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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