Film: Special Screenings
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  • Planes

    Planes (2013)

    Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Klay Hall.

    Austin Public Library: Family Matinee: Free. Read a full review of Planes.

    4PM Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley, 512/974-7372

  • Death by Hanging (1968)

    Not rated, 117 min. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Starring Yu Do-Yun and Kei Satô.

    CineMondays: Japanamania: When a prison execution goes wrong, officials scurry about trying to rectify the situation.

    8PM Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

  • Shoot Yourself: Artists In Their Own Light

    Shoot Yourself: Artists In Their Own Light

    Experimental Response Cinema and Fusebox Festival: This program of avant-garde films and videos highlights artists in the act of pointing their cameras at themselves. Works by Miranda July, Dara Greenwald, Jeroen Offerman, Sharon Hayes, Kate Hers Rhee, Bridget Irish, Jun Jalbuena, Scott Stark, Lori Felker, Amaranta Sanchez, Haruko Tanaka, and Ekrem Serdar are included. free

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


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.

  • Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

    Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    The river at risk is the Colorado. Water-conservation advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joins ethnobotanist and author Wade Davis and their 18-year-old daughters for a rafting trip down the river to the parched Colorado delta.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tornado Alley

    Tornado Alley (2011)

    Not rated, 43 min. Directed by Sean C. Casey.

    Storm Chasers star Casey joins the researchers of VORTEX2 in this effort to capture the origins and evolution of tornadoes.

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