Film: Special Screenings
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  • The Land Before Time (1988)

    Rated G, 69 min. Directed by Don Bluth.

    In this animated film, orphaned dinosaurs band together to find a place where they can live peaceably.

    11:30AM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)

    Rated G, 88 min. Directed by Ken Kwapis.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Free.

    10:25AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Night of the Bloody Apes (1968)

    Rated R, 83 min. Directed by René Cardona. Starring Armando Silvestre, Norma Lazareno, José Elías Moreno and Agustín Martínez Solares.

    Terror Tuesday: A Mexican wrestler meets up with a mad scientist who decides to transplant a gorilla heart in the human body of a wrestler.

    10:35PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez, Jesse Garcia, Lane Garrison, Wilmer Valderrama and Don Johnson.

    TV at the Alamo: Simultaneous with its debut on the El Rey Network, the first episode of Robert Rodriguez's TV adaptation of his successful 1996 film will also be shown on the big screen. Following this special premiere screening, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League will moderate a Q&A with Rodriguez and various cast members who will be in attendance.

    8PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie (1979)

    Rated G, 94 min. Directed by James Frawley. Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Charles Durning and Austin Pendleton.

    Alamo Kids Camp: The first Muppet feature showcases Kermit on the road to Hollywood. Dozens of movie-star cameos are included.

    10:10AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070


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.

  • Hurricane on the Bayou

    Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Meryl Streep.

    Hurricane on the Bayou started production before Katrina and switched gears after the catastrophe. The film tells the stories of four musicians, highlighted by a jazz, blues, and gospel New Orleans score.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RxSM Self Medicated Film Expo

    This unofficial film expo returns for its fifth year, March 6-13. This year’s lineup features 130 indie films from 21 countries, 25 first-time filmmakers, 12 student filmmakers, and 18 films that are nominated for the Crossroads Award. The 18 nominees come from Film ExChange Network, an international network of film festivals with festivals in Berlin, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Austin, Las Vegas, Victoria and Corpus Christi. For complete schedule, visit RSVP at free with RSVP
  • SXSW Film Festival 2014

    SXSW Film Festival 2014

    As the conference part of the SXSW Film Festival fades into the rearview and the SXSW Music Festival picks up speed, don’t forget that film festival screenings continue through Saturday. For tips on what to see, check out our coverage in the Screens section of this week and last week’s issues. Plus, it’s all available online at

    Local filmgoers should also remember that it’s not necessary to have a badge or wristband to see festival; single admission tickets are available at all screenings, space permitting. SXSW has a very informative page, which you can find at, that details everything you need to know about attending the screenings – from how the lineups work to when you should arrive and which theatres are the biggest and therefore easiest to get into. If you’d prefer to avoid the Downtown commotion altogether, that can be arranged by heading to either of the three satellite screening locations: the Alamo Drafthouse Village, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Creek, and the Marchesa Hall and Theatre. The complete schedule can be viewed at Also keep an eye out for Buzz Screenings added for some popular films, as well as encore screenings at the end of the week of all the films that received festival awards at Tuesday night’s ceremony.

    Venues include Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, Rollins Studio at the Long Center, Paramount Theatre, Stateside at the Paramount, Vimeo Theater at the Austin Convention Center, AMC at the Violet Crown Cinema, Topfer Theatre at ZACH, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, Alamo Drafthouse Village, Marchesa Hall & Theatre.

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