Five Movies to See in Austin This Week

Your weekly film guide for Feb. 23 through March 1

So you’ve seen Black Panther twice already, and the Winter Olympics Biathlon is over (arguably the best competition based on appeasing a Norse god), so here’s a fun fistful of films for your future.

Sin City

Master Pancake
Robert Rodriguez digitally adapts Frank Miller's noir graphic novels for the screen using the panels as storyboards, and the local movie jesters have a whole garden of barbs to play with here. Could it be when Mickey Rourke punches a dog? Or just endless jokes about creepy Elijah Wood? This sounds like low-hanging fruit for the Pancake guys, but with Miller’s hamfisted dialogue and Rodriguez’s camera preoccupied with boobs and butts, it should be a pretty good takedown.
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Variety

AFS: No Cover – Films by Bette Gordon
Working from a script by Kathy Acker, feminist filmmaker Bette Gordon tells the story of a woman who works as a ticket seller in a porn house in New York and begins taking her work home with her. Gordon is in town for the next week with AFS, being present at screenings of this classic, and her latest film The Drowning, 1998's Luminous Motion, and a night of her early Experimental Shorts. All of the films in this series are highly recommended.
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Wild

AFS: Deep End
A woman living a nondescript existence in a German city comes across a wolf in a park and her world changes forever in this fable-tinged love story. Her relationship with the animal sparks a break with societal norms, and glorious anarchy blooms.
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Kedi

Hyperreal Film Club: Second Look Series
AFS: 10 Years of Oscilloscope Pictures
Austin sure loves dogs, but judging by these two screenings of this feline doc this week, cats are cool. Cool? The cats of Istanbul shine in this affecting doc that celebrates a spot on Earth where an odd symbiosis between humanity and felines have flourished for centuries. As Chronicle film critic (and crazy cat lady) Steve Davis notes, “As the raconteurs frequently attest, the street kitties profiled in the film possess distinctive personalities and character traits that endear them to the people they adopt. Maybe it’s anthropomorphic wishful thinking, but if you’re a cat person, you’ll understand. If you aren’t, why in the world are you watching this movie?”

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The Concert for George

Quick story: My uncle Phil was the guy that introduced me to all the seminal bands from the Sixties and Seventies, and the Beatles were one of his favorites. And while I loved Paul, he always made a case for how underrated George Harrison was. I get it now. Celebrate the life of Harrison on what would have been his 75th birthday with the screening of this Royal Albert Hall concert organized by Eric Clapton in 2002. Other performers include Ravi Shankar, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Ringo Starr, and more.
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