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The Austin Museum ol Alt presenls ROBERT FRANK AND THE BEAT GENERATION THURSDAY APRIL 3, 7:30 PM
Curated by local filmmaker John Ausbrooks and the new media arts group: al*limbic systems. In conjunction with the Austin
Museum ofArt's presentation of Robert Frank Photographs

of the children of a neighborhood on Manhattan's 5ide. For them. the street is a playground. battleground. and theater. Still photographers Levitt, Loeb and Agei have caplured Lhe feeling ot sLreet energy wilh a series oI ge5ture*youg children parade. wedr ma5k\, and fighl: old women ob,ervi Irofr their {ront stoops; and the young girls wait neruously on the steps for their dates.
documentary
Upper

(Dir. Helen Levitt, i952, b/w, silent, 16 min.) An urban


ta\t
(198{ d. Herbert Ross, PG, 107 min.) Jac( get bac( 'cause it's
the sweet 80's story about a big-city, thinnie wearing rebel trapped in a rural Midwestem tonry who dances his way into the heart' of the Ioca. hick'. ild into the pant- of rhe loca ciricl.. S"e Kevin Bacon compete in a deadly slow gme of "chicken" usirg kactors...see Sarah Jessica Parker talk about diaphrams...see Sean Pem's little brother breakdance...and see a whole lot of Coca-Cola product placement. So kick off your Sunday shoes, and let's hear it for the boys, Johr, Jem and Owery as they promise to fry a lot of
Foofloose,

IN

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FIRE

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A PORTMIT OF ROBERT FRANK

(Dirs. Phillip Brookmary Amy Brookman, 1985, color, 28 min.) An intimate view o{ four decades of Frank's life, films, and photographs. Includes interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Emile de Antonio, Jonas Mekas, and Rudy Wurlitzer

Bacon

with this

one!

THE WONDER RING


1955, color, 6 min.) On a theme suggested by Joseph Cornell, New York's Third Avenue El (since demolished) as through the eyes of a child on a merry-go-round.

(Dir Stan Brakhage,

PUtt MY DAISY
(Dirs. Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, 1959, b/w 28 min.) Recognized as one of Lhe mo.t important works ol:avanL-garde cinema, lull my Daisl is a classic look at lhe,oul o[ the beat generation. made with

BRAD BEESLEY DOUBLE FEATURE

HILL STOMP HOTLAR/CAESAR'S PARK


WEDNESDAY APRII 2,7:OO PM (director: Brad Beesley, 60 min, $7; $5 student/senior/AFS) Hlll Stomp Hallar premiered at the 1999 SXSW Film Fesfival and won first rumer-up in the feature documentary competition. The film profiles bluesman R. L. Burnside and two of his musical cohorts of Fat Possum Records. The musicians, masters of their styie and wealhered by their 701 )cdrs o[ ]i[e. are generally illilerate. obstinate, and suspicious. Each seems unaware of the camera, offering insight into their lives and music. Together, they take the blues to new younger audiences, bridging the gap from Mississippi juke joints to concerts with the likes of Jon Spencer. "Didn't mean to kill nobody. Him dying was between him and the Lord," R.L. Burnside recalls during an interview. In addition to surviving hard learned his blues from an acknowledged virtuoso, Mississippi Fred McDowell. R.L. still resides in Chulahoma, Mississippi in a small home with over 20 of his relatives. Hill Stonp Hollnr represents a year-long cinematic exploration into the world of Fat Possum Records and Mississippi Hill Country blues. Using a variety of film stocks, Hrll Stomp Hollar records not iust the musical per{ormanceg but also gut-wrenching tales of suwival in the racis! sharecropping system of Mississippi.
Also screening is Sara Price's documentary Caesar's Park Filmmaker Brad Beesley will be live in person at the screening. Proceeds will go towards the production of Beesley's new h7m Carnp Stories.

writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and painters Alfred Leslie, Larry Rivers, and Alice Neel. Written and narrated by
Kerouag it tells the story of a bishop and his mother who pay i visit to Milo, a railroad worker At the same time his poet friends, Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, and Gregory Corso, hang around quizzirg the bishop about lhe meaning of life and it. everyday relationship to art and poetry

AINT IT COOL NEWS &

MOTHTIGHT
(Dir. Stan Brakhage,1963, color, silent, 4 mir.) When he had no money to buy film stock, Brakhage conceived the idea of naking a film out of natural material through which light could pass. He collected dead moths, flowers, leaves, and seeds and placed them between two layers of Mylar editing tape, a transparent, thin strip of 16mm celluloid with sprocket holes and glue on one side, to depict 'as a moth might see from birth to death i{ black were white.'
lranl, Poll My Daist 1959, Celalh silver phoiograph, 12 x 7 9/16 inches, The Mlseum of Fine Arls, Houston, Gifi of d1e ariist, 2000.468. O Robed frank, Courtesv Pace/MaGiil Callery New York
Photo Credir Robed

SUNDAY APRIT 6 7:00 PM DIRECTOR ED SOLOMON IIVE IN PERSON! (2003, d. Ed Solomon, 100 min, & 98.50, 100/o of door proceeds benefit SafePlace of Austin) We have the next in a series ol Ain't Il Cool Neros sponsored Regional premieres coming to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown on April 6. The way these screenhgs work is that Harry makes the contact and lines up the film and talent,
the Alamo donates the space, and 100ft of the door proceeds bene{it chariry None of this "portlon of the proceeds" on this one, no administrative fees, nothing. 100ft of the door goes to charity. So open up your pocketbook and shell for this extremely affordable event, and know that while you are induiging yourseli in a great movie experience, you are aiso making the world a better place. - Tim

TEVITY

SAFEPTACE OF

AUSIIN

PRESENT

REGIONAT PREMIERE!

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Film description: Lraity was directed by Ed Solomon, who authored much lighter fare such as Bill & Ted's Excellent Aduenture, Men in Black and Charlies Angels. This was the opening film of SUNDANCE (a prestigious spot) this year and was met with wonderful response. After 22 years ir jail for murder, Manual (Billy Bob Thornton) returns to his old neighborhood. He is drawn into a community center with Pastor Evans (Morgan Freeman) where he meets Sofia (Kirsten Dunst), a wreck of a young girl. Manual wrestles with his pas! pursuing a tenuous relationship with Adele (Holly Hunter), the older sister of his victim. When Adele's son gets caught in a cycle ot violence, he sees hi\ Iast opportunit) lor
redemption.

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(1987, d. Bigas Luna, 85 miry free admission) I love movies within movies, but this one really hammers home the mind-fuck potential of the Mobius strip movie. If ever there rvas a movie that deserves to be seen in a theater, this is it. Director Bigas Luna (lamon lamon) plays on the viewer's most elementary fears in ways you've never seen or imagined. It's impossible to describe the many convolutions of reality and fantasy at play here without ruining the movie for you. So for once just trust me. Would I be

showing a 1987 movie on Wednesday night unless it's real good? Featuring eye trauma, sick gore, and Zelda Rubinsteiry that creepy midget from Poltergeist. - Lars

WIIYWONKA & THE


FREE

CHOCOTATE FACTORY
EVERY TICKET

WONKA BAR WITH

JOURNEYS INTO THE SHADOW WORLD: THE FITMS OF ARTURO RIPSTEIN

5 WITH GOLDEN TICKETS EACH NIGHT! APRIt 3-5 MIDNIGHT, APRII 6 4:30 PM
(1977, dir. Mel Stuart, 100 min, G, $6) It is time once again for what has become an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema institution: WiIIv Wonka and the Chorolafe f0(laru. Al the Alamo, howerer, it's alway. more than a movie. For each screening, every patron receives a bonafide WONKA BAR" inside 5 of those bars each night is a magical golden ticket. Recipients of the golden tickets won't get a ride in a glass

PROFUNDO CARfvlESl
TUESDAY APRIL

8,7:00

PM

(1996, dir. Arturo Ripstein, free admission) Based on the same events as the 1970 exploitation frlm The Honeymoon Killers, Ripstein's tale unfolds in northern Mexico in the 1940s. A fat and passionate nurse, Coral, is hopelessly in love with a vain gigolo. She discovers that the surest way to his heart md groin is through

The Auslin Museum of Arl presenls ROBERT FRANK AND THE BEAT GENERATION
An evening o{ filnr, music and poetry highlghting works by Robert Frank and his contemporaries (description next column)

eleraLor and a lifetime qupply of chocolate, insLead.

best thing: toys and prizes from Hogwild Clothing!

next Vintage Toys and

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murder. Like a Bomie md Clyde of dusty boudoirs, they plow through a series of lonely hearts beating within unhappy widows, A trail of dead bodies and empty bark accounts is left in their wake. Profundo Carmesi won Eight Adeles, the Mexican Oscar

The Austin Film Sociely presenls ARTHUR DONG: COMING OUT UNDER FIRE WEDNESDAY APRII 9, 7:00 PM AFS Texas Documentary Tour: Arthur Dong Presents Caming Out
Under Fire, a powerful examination of gay and lesbian veterans of

VINTAGE KUNG FU, IIVE DUBBING, SCORE, EFFECTS!

MASTERPIECE THEATER

FEAST
THEY CAIL ME TRINITY

THE TEXAS DOCUMENTARY TOUR

UTTTMATE DRAGON (1973)


SAL APRIL 12, 7:OO PM, SUN, APRIT

l3 9:45

PM

blatmt Brucesploitahon rip-of{. In the feeding freuv that was


1973-1974, every exploiteer worth his salt n'as finding some kung

(1973, d. Jim Markovic, 72 min, PG, $10) Dragon Lee stars

in this

SUNDAY APRIL I3, 7:00 PM SPAGHETTI WESTERN MOVIES Att YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI all you can eat -paghetti. focaccia and Caesar salad) My iirst exposure to the Terrence Hill/Bud Spencer team was a 35mm tailer of Watch Out We're Mad!, rvhich still leaves me speechless every time I see it. Since then, I have gone out o{ my way to acquaint myself with this comedy duo oddity ftom Italy. This comic/action duo, at their peak, were the most famous actors in the world,.. except for America. Mr Billion md Superfuzz, both early Showtime staples, were {eeble attempts to launch their names in the United States, both flops, and eventually their stars faded. Bud Spencer and
Terrence Hill also starred in the wildly popular (agairy popular abroad, not stateside) Lucky Lule comedy western series. At the peak of their career, howevel, the Hill/Spencer duo created the Trinity movies, classics of the Spaghetti Westem geroe. They CalI Me Trinity lollows a common Spaghetti plotline: a pair of drifters who
(1977, d. Emo Barboni, PG 109 min, $14 includes

World War

IL With mabashed

interviews, declassified

govement

fu expert, giving him a bow'l haircut, tossing him a pair of


nunchucks md racing to create the heir-appaent to the Bruce Lee franchise. Dragon Lee (star o{ last qutter's Deadly Silrcr Nirla), wa' arguably the most talented of rhe bunch. cdpturing not necessarily the physical look, but more importmtly the style (md sounds) of Bruce's om Jeet-Koon-Do. At Buzz Moran's Kung Fu Masferpiece Thenler, we will screen this seminal kung {u classic without any audio from the film. Every ringle eeeeyah, whooowal md whoosh will be lovingly recreated by these live foley artists, it's as if the spirit of Bruce Lee were being channeled through Buzz and company, live in the theater Truly a one-of-a-kind entettaiment spectacle, Buzz Moran's Kung Fu Masteryiece Theater rs a treat that is not to be missed!

documents, photographs, film clips, military propaganda, and medical documents, the film explores the sometimes delightful, often difficult lives of soldiers fighting on several fronts (military sociaf and psychological) during wartime.
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(1979, d. George McCowary R, 98 min, free admission) Evil space emperor Jack Palance and his army of low-budget robots is hording a super space drug stash away from a colony of moon citizens. John Ireland and the ultra-zesty Carol Lynley lead a proletariat revolt with their own lovable robot to get their fair share of these much coveted space drugs. A produci of one of the most important exploitation gimmicks of the modern er4 post-Star Wars sci-fi bandwagonin& The Shape of Things to Come spares every expense, except, inexplicably, the casting department. It also manages to capitalize on yet another age-old exploitation trick, the title bait and switch. Folk expecting a retelling of the classic H.G. Wells Things to Come (1936\ will be staring goggle-eyed at a very di{ferent animal. - Tim

help to defend a family of farmers from urocrupulous

ranchers.

What tums this into a classic, however, is the undeniable chemistrv ol the lead pajr and the behveen them. /hry Catl MeTrinify. also, i, very self-aware, turning many of the then-standard Spaghetti conventions upside down for comedic relief. What results is one of

the all-time-great popcorn flicks and one of the most popular


spaghetti westerns ever made. I'm smiling now just thinking of the chance to watch it again. We hope you will join usl As always, we will be offering all you can eat Spaghetti, Focaccia and Caesar Salad for this Spaghetti Western/Spaghetti Feast. - Tim

HOGWITD VINTAGE TOYS AND CTOTHING PRESENTS:

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK


Sqe Bruce Compbell in Woders ol lhe Losl Pqrk belore lhe

(1967, d. Jose Maria Elorrieta, 88 miru & free admission) Like a European conflation oI Bewitched md The Time Tunnel A dumb American professor gets dragged backwards and forwards through time by a foxy novice witch who's not sure hou' to get back home. ''Wacky' adventures ensue, a\ the pair is trilsported from one era to another in cheap, cheesy fashion. A stupid, stupid movie. Perfect for late-night inhalant abuse. Won't win any awards for coherence but packed to the gunwales with swinging '60s music and ambience. And of course more stupid-ireslr, midriff-baring, go-go honeys than you cm shake a can of Redi-Whip at. - Lars

APRIL lO-12 MIDNIGH! APRIL

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niles 0f bad road" fur svery hood in townt

Brand new restored and remastered prhtl Steven Spielberg's Ralders of the Lost Ark plays like an anthology of the best parts from all the Saturday matinee serials ever made. It takes place in Afric4 Nepal, Egypt, at sea md in a secret submarine base. It contains trucks, bulldozers, tanks, motorcycles, ships, subs, Clippers, md a Nazi flying wing. It has snakes, spiders, booby traps and explosives. The hero is trapped in a snake pit, and the heroine finds herself assaulted by mummies. The weapons range from revolvers and machine guns to machetes and whips. It's a Boy's Own Adventure, a whiz-bang slamarama, a Bruised Forearm movie (you squeeze the arm of your date every time something startles you). It's done with a kind of heedless joy. Spielberg was old enough (34) to have the clout to mal<e the film, and young enough to remember why he wanted to. All of the reasons why he wmted to. Roger Eberl, Chicago Sun Tlnes. Vintage Spielberg trailers before the film, Also, see Bruce Canpbell's Waders of the Lost Park as folks are seating. Also, win tickets to the AMAZING Raiders remake (shot by 12 year olds over 6 years) premiering at the Alamo on May 30.

SATURDAY APRII I2,9:30 PM The Alamo Drafthouse and Two Note Solo have teamed up to provide filmmakers and wamabes alike with a chmce to finally show off their best material. At Open Screen Nlghf we play just about anything, because you get to bring in whatever sort of videos that you want to make everyone else watch. Did you make a great short film once? Bring it. Is there a part of a family video that's really funny because your dad sat on something? Bring that tool Church youth group training videos, a Lego animation you shot when you were eight, a discarded tape found outside a frat house-we wanl Lo put it all on the big r6rssn. We're also gi\ ing away $t00 to whoever brirgs ir the video lhe audience [ike. Lhe best, so either make sure that your tape is super amusing or bring a crapload of your friends so you can cheat and swing the vote in
your favor.

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"She's "Ten Miles ol Bod Roqd" For Every Hood in Town!"

CTEOPATRA JONES

APRIL

I7-r9, MIDNIGHL APRII 20 4:30

PM

FREE

40 OZ WITH

EVERY TICKET!

"She's "Ten Miles ol Bod Rood" For Every Hood in Townl" APRIT l7-19, illlDNlGHt APRII 20 4:30 Pltil (1973, d. Jack Stilrett 89 mtrr & $7 includes 40 oz. malt liquor... Secret agent Cleo Jones (Tamara Dobson) protects her neighborhood from the drug industry, whether she must fly overseas to supervise the torching of a poppy field, or simply combat thugs on the city streets. Her main opposition? "Mommy" (Shelley Winters), a Ma Barker parody with a pendrant for young women and a deep-seated need to hook up all the street kids with smack. This movie is some of the {inest blacksploitation out there. Priceless dialogue, dozens of costume changes, big haiq, and a lot of lame kung-fu don't miss lt. - badmodes.net. Written by Max "T,he Mnck" Jrlien, directed by Jack "Dukes of Hazzard" Starrett.

CLEOPATRA JONES

Are You Listening? - Children learn how to listen after they


tum into gimt
ears and their teacher turns a giant mouth. Then they go to the zoo.
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Toothsche ol o lown - An ether-induced look


with

at dental hygiene clown. Great unless you are afraid of clowns and/or dentistsl

Ploslics

Exciting and beautiful footage of plastlc manufacturer

assembly lines accompanied by a wacky synth soundtrack.

Solly ot I 3 -

Puberty is tough, especially {or Sally who's curiosity about sex is always getting her into trouble.

Morolity for Youlh -

Made by the Church of Latter Day Saints, this film spells out all the temptations will lead teens to hell.

THOSE NAUGHTY DRUGGIES


SAT APRIL
Those Naughty Drugs

I9 9:45

PM

- Drugs behaving badly. Films include Cose Study: Amphelomines, Drug Attock, Morijuono: Greol Escope, Drugs Are like lhot, Drugs ond the
Nervous Syslem.

KIDDIE MINDWARP
SUN APRIL 20 9,45 PM
Baffling films that warped and traumatized kid's little minds. Titles include:

Porenls: Who Needs Them? An evil puppet tums


invisible until he learns not to be a spoiled brat.

a little boy

Dirt-Wilth Cleons Up An angry witch wreaks havoc on


everybody, until a little girl gives her a bath.

Sole Plqces A merciless mime plays hide-n-go


who are lead to their deaths.

seek

with children The Austin Film Sociefy Presents

VINTAGE KUNG FU, IIVE DUBBING, SCORE, EFFECTS!

MASTERPIECE THEATER
FRI,APRII 18,7:00 PM & 9:45 PM

UTTTMATE DRAGON (1973)


(1973, d. Ir\ Markovig 72 mn, PC, $10) Dragon Lee stars in this blatant Brucesploitation rip-off. In the feeding frenzy that was 1973-1974, every exploiteer worth his salt was finding some kung fu expert, giving him a bowl haircut, tossing him a pair o{ nunchucks and racing to create the heir-apparent to the Bruce Lee franchise, Dragon Lee (star of last qtafier's Deadly Siber Ninja), was arguably the most talented of the bunch, captudng not necessarily the physical look, but more importmtly the style (and somds) of Bruce's own ]eet-Koon-Do . At Brzz Moran's Kung Fu Masterpiece Theatel, we will screen this seminal kung fu classic without any audio from the film. Every single eeeeyah, whooowah and whoosh will be lovingly recreated by these live foley artists, it's as if the spirit o{ Bruce Lee were being chameled through Buzz and company, live in the theater. Truly a one-of-a-kind entertainment spectacle, Buzz Moran's Kung Fu Masterpiece Theater is a treat that is not to be missed!

Cipher in lhe Snow A lonely kid gets off a school bus, falls into the snow and dies. This film has traumatized kids for almost two generations!
Never been to a Skip Elsheimer show? Please don't miss it. I personally consider this amual event to be a programming highlight
for the entire year You will exit a changed human being. - Tim

DRIVEN INTO PARADISE


Europeon Emigr5 Filmmokers in Hollywood, 1933-1950 TUESDAYS, APR1L22-MAY 27 7;OO When Hitler's iron grip fastened around the neck of Germany in 1933, many artists realized what would happen to them if they stayed in their homeland, so they fled to other parts of Europe or the US. When Nazi troops began spreading over Europe in 1939, many of the same artists, particularly film directors, sought safer climes, including Hollywood. By the time the US entered the war in 1941, there was an astounding oasis of world olture within miies o{ the American film capital. Among the 6migr6 novie directors who gahed entrde into the heart of the cultural factory
were Fritz Lang, Otto Premingea Max Ophuls, John Brahm, Robert Siodmak, Billy Wildea Rene Clai4 Edgar G. Ulmer, and Anatole Litvak. This AFS series will present six American films by some o{ these directors driven into paradise by the bloodshed and destruction raging through Europe. At the time of this printing, titles have not been confirmed. The series runs Tuesdays, April 29May 27, admission is free. r{,,

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(1972 d. William Allen Castleman, produced by the LEGENDARY David F. Friedman, R, free admission) Anyone who's spent any time at all around rock music knows one thing. Bass players are the scum of the earth. Here's a movie with the courage to come out

SKIP ELSHEIMER IIVE IN PERSON!

BEST OF THE AV GEEKS RETROSPECTIVE


During the day a mild-mannered computer tech support
techniciary Skip Elsheimer, 36, spends most of tjme and money collecting, archivirg and presenting old 16mm educational films. What started as a hobby ten years, the collection has grown to over 13,000 films gathered from school auctions, thift stores, closets md dumpsters. Skip recently purchased an old boarding house with eight bedrooms - five of which are filled with films. He presents monthly themed film shows in his home base of Raleiglr, NC md Durhm, NC - shows like "Bratsl" - a collection of films showing early brat development and how to prevent it; or "Televised Teen Traumas" - a showcase ofABC Afterschool Specials.

SAT & SUN APRIL T9 & 20

APRIL22-24 9:45 PM
(1962 d. Stuart Rosenberg, PG, 126 min" $7.50, includes all you cm eat hard boiled eggs) "Three performances stand as the purest defined enduring epitome of cool and they are all in trouble with the law in their first five minutes. James Dem rn Rebel Without a Cquse, Elvis Presley in lnilhause Rack, and Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke,bftI'm not so sure I wouldn't put Newman for that one slice of time eternal on top of them all. Newman even manages to look unbelievably cool lying flat on his back shoveling beans into his mouth." Brad Laidmarq Filnr T/rreal. Newman's sidekick George Kennedy won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in Cool Hanrl Luke. Newman himself remained Oscarless untrlThe Color of Money. Hardbolled eggs will be stacked high on every table for the screening linit 50 per customer. We will hold a timed hard-boiled egg eating contest before the filml

and say it. A small-time rock band with aspirations towards the big time is derailed by their psychotic four-stringer's crime spree. The electric bass may provide the bridge behveen the melody md the rhythm but if we have to put up with this sort of behavior we're better off without it! And this bassist is even worse than most. He's raping and killing all the groupies. A band this bad should be down on their knees thanking God every night for even having groupies at alf let alone groupies this hot. Fortunately Carol(Abby: The Black Exorcist) Speed is on hand to take care of business in the explosive, double-barreled ending. FuckBass Players! - Lars

6lh lnlernotionol Film Feslivol of the Americqs


APRtt 23, 24 & 26
Now in it's sixth year, Cine Las Americas will be presenting award-

CINE tAS AMERICAS PRESENTS:

This year we are offering a three program mini-retropsective of


Skip Elsheimer and his nindblowing films. Before the film show, Skip will show a filmstrip which the audience will read - sort of m ice breaker for the crowd.

wiming features from Latin America at the Alamo Drafthouse. This is the only chance you will get to see most of these regional premieres, representing New Cinema from Brazil, Cuba, Chile,
Argentina, Mexico and the US. Visit www.cinelasamericas.org for complete information about the festival and to purchase tickets.

5AT & SUN APRII l9 & 2O 7:00 PM A collection of the best of the best amazing films from the A/V
Geeks library. Titles include:

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We have a busy season lined up already for the 2003 Rolling Road>how. nith more date' lo come d\ the 5ummer heat. up Look for our 40' inflatable screen to pop up in the most unlikely of places, not the least of which being... the moon* (June 28)! We are also taking the screen out to the site of the keg party from Dazeri anri Cont'trsed for a 10 year high school reunion of sorts (May 31). The cast and crew will be there, and if you show up, you may end up as an extra on the special edtlion Dazed anrl Cont'used DYD... details later We are celebrating the six year anniversary of the Alamo and the 2 year anniversary of the Rolling Roadshow with ov Delioerance canoe tdp (May 10), ticket includes roasted pig (slow roasted for 12 hours on site at the screening area), ice cold beer, canoe rental, transportation back to the canoe launch and a screening of Deliaerance along the banks of the Colorado. Also look for us June 3-6 in Cuero, Texas at the Shakespeare Festival. We will be screening a selection of Shakespeare screen adaptations. Also look for us on July 4th weekend in Roswell New Mexico at the world's largest UFO convention. We are also working again with the Time Warner Cable to bring free screenings to the parks around Austin. Al1 movies begin at dusk. At the tjme of this printing the schedule is subject to change, so check www.drafthouse.com to confirm:

ATAMO TO OPEN TWO NEW TOCATIONS!


full o{ good neu's this quarter for residents of far-off Cedar Park and even farther-of{ Houston, who would like to participate in Alamo fun and games, but just can't make it into the ciry We are pleased to announce the pending arrival of two new Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas; Alamo Lake Creek will be located off Hwy 183 near 620 in the Lake Creek Festivai shopping center It's convenient for residents of Cedar Park and Round Rock as well as Lake dwellers. Also Alamo West Oaks will be opening in the thriving metropolis of Houston this spring. Located in the West Oaks shopping center off West I10, it's the first step h bringing the Alamo Experience to the rest of Texas. These two theaters are our most ambitious effort ye! with 7 and 6 screens respectively. We'll have new release films and the original programming you've come to expect. All theaters will be equipped with new state-of-the art film projectors, digital sound, as weil as video projectors (or preshow entertainment (and Ior private parties and venue rentals).
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June 19th, Back to the Future June 26tlr" Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius July 17t[ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets july 24th, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

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The Alamo Drafthouse, The Capital Area Food Bank and the Austin Chronicle are up to even more gourmet surprises this quarter. The Eat, Drink, Watch Movies Series, which perfectly matches menus to the greatest foodthemed menus of all time, is coming back. Its too early to say at press time all the speciiics, but we will be ieaturing one event at each of the Austin Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, dolvntom, Village and Lakecreek this quarter. We are looking at several Iilms, but no Iinal decisions have yet been made, so suggestions are welcome. Menus are conceived and created bv Austin's top restaurants, and served to you in the theater whiJe 1'ou watch the movies that inspired them. Past events have included Likt \Nster Far Chocolafe, menu bv El Meson, Mosfly Mnrfha: menu by Portabla, Brg Nighf: menu by Asti Trattoria and La Traviata, and many more. Proceeds from the event benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Check wrvrv.drafthouse.com for more details.

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APRIL24-25, MIDNIGHI' APRIL 27 4:30 PM (1934 d. John Hughes, 93 mirr, PG, $5) Sammtha Baker (Molly Ringwald) is walkrng through a living nighbnare. Her sister ic about to marry an uncouth Italim hood. both seB of grandparents have invaded her house, and in all the insanity surrounding the wedding everyone has forgotten her sixteenth birthday- "Sixteen Candles-' was ihe first effort by writer/ director John Hughes on his way to becoming the WilUam Shakespeare of teenage angst One reaily ha. to be aware of the climate of the earJy 80s to truly understand the impact that this fitm had among teens At the time, teen movies were merely a reason for 15 year old boys to sneak into theaters and see a bunch of healthy unclad co-eds See: Porky's,

bus. A select party of 56 guests will be racing all over Austin on a specially equipped Sinus bus: TV's apleniy md microphones for the boys. When Keanu makes the riders shift to the right side of the bus going around the turry damned if we won't make you shift over as well. When the thug shoots the bus driver in the film, damned if Jerm don't pull out the nine and cap our own driver Explosives mounted to the chassis of the onscreen bus, explosives on ours. You get the idea. Unlike the city bus seen in the movie, however, our bus will have a keg. Without a doubt, this is one bus ride you are not going to want to miss! Full details are available al
www.d raf thouse.com-Tim

,EWISH COMMUNIW ASSOCIATION OT AUSTIN PRESENTS

PHOTOGRAPHER
WEDNESDAY APRIL 30 7:30 & 9:30 ($6; $a.50 student/senior/AFS) In 1982 about 400 color slides photographed between 1939 and 1943 in the Lodz Ghetto in Polmd, sur{aced in mint condition in Viema. They were taken by

the ghetto's top Nazi administrator: Walter Genewein. In


Photographer, director Dariusz Jabl6nski juxtaposes the color slides with Genewein's detailed notes on the color quality of the slides md the ghetto's production figures, never reflecting on the human

tragedy he is recording. The film is narrated by Dr. Arnold Mostowicz, a Lodz Ghetto survivor whose firslhand account provides a chilling testimonial to one of World War II's darkest
chapters. Wimer of the PRIX ELT{OPA. 56 minutes.

Sping Break, or countless others. Hughes' movies

were revolutionary because they understood high school and got all $e detaiis right - what shoes kids wore, how couples walked together from clasi to class, the scary bus drivers, bored study hall monitors, and the romantic sex suffeys of secretly passed notes. No movie since Kazan made cinematic love to James Dean in Etst of Edenhad ever so closely chronicled the moping euphoria of teendom, the esctatic highs and tlre horrors oi embarrassmenl. Hughes klew how kids 6lked, he knew how they parlied and he krew the huge chasms of difference between Freshmert, Sophomores, and Seniors,
(1975, d. Sergio Martino, R, {ree admission) As Freud sayt "fetishes are cornplicated things." So who knows why the suave killer in this ItaLian giallo thriller likes to saw the arms and legs off his victims? I'm just glad he does! Nobody but the ltalians could blend sex and

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RECORD CONVENTION AND THE ATAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA PRESENT

violence so thoroughly and with such serendipitous results. The


sex is ripe, lush and decadent. The violence is jagged md shocking. Yet it all flows together seamlessly md the whole amounts to more than the sum of its parts. Sergio Martino was and is a capable hack susperue director and this may be his best work. The tension is

VINYT
SATURDAY APRIL 26 9:45 ALAMO NORTH

SUNDAY APRII 27,7100 & 9:45 AIAMO DOWNTOWN captures the struggle of record addiction in his bittersweet documentary Vinyl. Coming off like Gilbert Gottfried's more dour md fuazzled. older brothet, Zweig laconically coaxes his subjects into revealing the disturbing effects of their obsessions and the nastier side of their personalities. For Zweig, the filming of Viryl served as a cinematic 12-step program out o{ downhill spiral greased with every god-awful 60's easy listening record he could find. That mindstate is why Vinyl tums out to be as much an unsettling portrait of Zweig hitting emotional rock-bottom as a document o{ a kitschy phenomenon. Zweig's fearlessly carefree
approach - appearing at his subject<'doorstep mere moments after contacljng them - and nodring-ioJose lire o[ que:tionhg results in an altemately absurd and dowmight tense conftontations. - Stuart Bermn,CMl Monthly
(2000, d. Alan Zweig, 110 mirL not rated) Alan Zweig painstakingly

surprisingly well hmdled md even the most jaded viewers will be biting their nails during the climactic sequences. It's a sexy, exciting movie and a complicated thing. Starring Suzy Kendall and every
other hot chick in Europe. -Lars

AIN'T IT COOI NEWS, THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE & BIG


BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS PRESENN

IHE SATURDAY MORING FltM CLUB


SAL APRTL 26, NOON, FREE ADMISSION (1969, dir. Bill Melendez, G, 88 mrn, free admission) Things get ofi to a bumpy start. Firs! Charlie fails to make anything profound out of the cloud {ormations above, just a "ducky" and a "horsy." (But that's always been one of his best qualities-he calls them as he sees them.) Then he has a disastrous kite experience, followed by further humiliation on the baseball field (with its dandelioncovered pitching mound). Just when it seems as if things couldn't get much worse-they don't. Charlie {inds something he's good-at. BAD GIRI./GOOD WOMAN PRESENTS: APRIL 28 7:00 & 9:45, APRII 29 9:45, MAY I 7:00 ($6; $a.50 student/senior/AFS - $8 Monday with Am Calvello live

A BOY NAMED CHARTIE BROWN

iucy, Violet, and the rest of the Peanuts gang doubt that his
speiling bee winning streak can possibly la:t, but Chadie proves them oll wrong and makes it to the national championships ir New York City. Hii best pal, Linus, and free-spirited pooch, Snoopy, mrive shortly aftemaids and provide their support Along the way, there are numerous pleasures lo enioy: Vince Luaraldi'5 classic Oscar-nominated score (fealuring lyrics by Rod McKuen), the brightly hued, clean-lined mimation (which occasionally erupts into impressionist md pop art flights of fanry), Schroeder's lovely rendition of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonat4 Snoopy's ice-skating escapade at Rockefeller Plaza, and Linus's Fred Astaire-inspired danie with his long lost blarket. -Kathleen C. Fennessy

DEMON OF THE DERBY

IHURS, MAY l,9:45 PM ($6; $4.50 student/senior/AFS) In the war o{ the words, they're t}re infmtry Every spring in Austin, people travel from far md wide to compete in a sophisticated dash of wits known as the O. Henry Pun Off. This event is host to some of the worlds most accomplished manipulators of the English lmguage. We follow four contenders through arduous competition as they battle head to head in their quest to claim the world championship. There are no
cash prizes at stake- the punsters compete solely to be krown as the best of the worst. Watch the three-time reigning champiory Alex "the machine" Ramirez intimidate and best competitors with his lightning wits. Watch newcomer, Brim Snider attempt to ffieat the chmp with his lexicon of puns. With a lascinating cast of characters whose minds are as twisted as their use of language, Pun-Smoke will elicit groans beyond precedent. Don't miss this

PUN.SMOKE

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slamming, elbow-jabbing, hair-pulling Ann Calvello has been Roller Derby's "Meanest Mama on Skates" since 1948. Now in her 70's, Ann is still rolling around the banked track, bashing heads with the best of them. From her heydey in Madison Square Garden to her more recent matches in high school glmnasiums, this documentary portrait covers six decades of an ageless rebel's pursuit of fame, glory, and the tltirnalejam. Demon of the Derby is sponsored by Austin's own all-girl roller derby (bggw.com). If you bring proof of admission to the April 27 bouf reieive $1.50 off admission to any Denon of the Derby showingl

hilarious look at the annual celebration of the lowest form of

humor.

Proceeds will benefit the O. Henry museum. Don't miss this years O. Heroy Pm Off, happening in Aushn the weekend o{ May 3. Check our website for details.

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NEW 35mm PRINT

ABEI FERRARA'S DRILLER KIttER


WlTl{ HIS SHORT FIIM: COUID THIS BE IOVE TUES-THURS MAY 6-8, 9:45 PM

DETIVERANCE: THE CANOE TRIP! MAY IO & iNAY II,3 PM


in mid-may, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opened its doors at the original downtown location. 2 years ago, with a screening event oI Delioerunce: fhe Cnnoe ?ip, the Rolling Roadshow wai launchedi Since then, ne have been on the hdter, in d cave under Ihe earth, at the racetrac( at the bowlling a1ley and in numerous parks aromd the state. To commemorate both the amiversary of the Alamo and lhe amiversary oi the Rollirg Roadshow. we are presenting an encore screening of our very first rolling roadshow adventure. We will launch canoes in the mid-afternoon along the Colorado River, enjoy a lazy day of paddling and beer, pull the boats out at a remote rolling roadshow theater set up along the banks of the river, drink more beer, and wait for the sun to set and watch the ultimate hillbilly canoeing
6 years ago movie: Delioerante. Aq thi5 i. back country, we may run irto somi natives along the way, but iust stare straight ahead and don't show them your teeth. We will have at least one live inbred banjo picker {or your entertainment, and we are doirg an upgrade on the food: A slow-roasted spit cooked pig! We are limitied in the number of canoes available for this event, so get your tickets early!

d. Abel Ferarr4 89 min, R, g6; 94.50 student/senior/AFS) Driller Killer is a film that had developed quite a reputation. Originally, it was intended as little more than a Times Square
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mAY I -3 MIDNIGHL MAY 4 4:00 PM (1983, d. Nicholas Meyer, 113 min, $5) It is nearly gospel now among Trekkies that the second Star Trek sequef Slnr Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is the undisputed best of the series, md will likely never meet its equal. Inspired by classic literature: Moby Dic( Paradise Lost, and King Lear - along with classic naly {ilms Nicholas Meyer's major directorial debut is indeed the best of the series and it's a classic sci-fi flick on its own, outside the Trek mythology altogether. The classic story follows an old Trek nemesis named Khm (Ricardo Montaiban in the greatest role of his career), who is chasing Kirk and crew through the galaxy as he hunts for "Genesis," a life-generating device used to create life on dead plmets (o1, as we leam, destroy existing life where it exists). It's a classic cat-and-mouse story with our Khan on the heels of our humble heroes all the way until the climactic finale.

exploitation film. But its notoriety grew when it was declared a Video Nasty in England and bamed in several countries. Even in the countries where it wasn't bamed it was mavailable on video, which only served to increase its notoriery It has had a reputation as sadistic and nastily exploitative. But this has been all secondhand. Finding a copy of the film for first hand viewing has been almost impossible. But then in the early 1990s a fumy thing happened. Director Abel Ferrara began to develop a reputation as i strong and mcompromising director with King of New York (1990) and Bad Lieutennnt (1992). And now Driller KiIIer is a "sharp md striking early effort by a major talent". Our friends at CUUI EPICS have struck a brand new 35mm print of Driller Killer lor your enioyment. On lhe same amazing double bill, we will alsb be screening a film print of Ferrara's 1973 short film CoaLl This Be Looe.

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(1977 d. Graydon Clark, R, free admission) It's the all-American story It's corny and old-fashioned. It's etched into our national consciousness like the simple prosaic scenes painted by Winsiow Homer or the folk wisdom of Will Rogers. But deep down we love it. Like that favorite bedtime story we wanted to hear over and over again as children. Not that I need to bother recapping the plot: a cheerleading team is pursued and abducted by Satanists who use them in unspeakable demonic rituals, then the girls use their newfound powers to help the team win the big game. Wth Yvome De Carlo, John lreland, and John Carradine as America's most beloved lecherous wino. Come share the warmth. -Lars

THE AUSTIN FII.M SOCIETY PRESENTS:

MAy 14,7:00 pM ($6; $4 student/senior/AFS) "Ten Under Ten," the best short
documentaries by UT Documentary students in 2003.

THE TEXAS DOCUMENTARY TOUR

guys from Mr. Sinus


asked visitors to their website (www.mrshus.com) to elect the next

HONG KONG CINEMA AND CUISINE SUN, MAY 4 7:00 & 9:45 (1992, d. Gordon Charu $6.50; $4.50 student/senior/AFS) Stephen Chow is hands down the most famous actor in Asia, the equivalent of Bill Murray, Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy all rolled into one
fanbase is deserved as Chow portrays the real life Chinese legend So-Hat-Yi, the King of Beggars, as he transforms from ne'er-do-well layabout to master of the lazy, layabout sleeping kung fu fist. King of Beggnrs earned HK Film Awards nominations for Best Picture, Directot Screenplay and Music. Look for a cameo by action directing legend Yuen Wu Ping. As always on Hong Kong Sundays, we will have a fulI Chinese menu to compliment the onscreen Chinese action!

KINO OF BEGOERS

tightly wound ball of comedy. Find out why this

MAY 8-10 MIDNIGHL MAY I1,4:30 PM (1993, d. Sam Raimi, 81 min, & $5) STILL haven't seen Army of Darkness? From an Alamo perspective, it's a pillar in every selfrespecting moviegoers cultural literary and, Bruce's most insane, lovable, over-the-top performance to date. Because ol Army of Dnrkness, Bruce Campbell, an otheruise unknom B-movie actor secured a rabid frothy-mouthed fan base that rivals that of Britney Spears. The plotline is morc Xena than Etil Denrl, md the perfect balance of comedy and hoffor established in Ezll Dead 2 has skewed off the charts to the side of the uncontrollable laughter, Picking up where Eall Dead 2 lelt off, Army of Darkness finds Bruce Campell trapped in the middle ages. He must find the recover the book oI the dead, battle the literal Army of Darkness (a well,executed Ray Harryhausen homage) and return back to modern times. The lean 80 ninute plotline, however, is predominantly a backbone for Bruce to showcase his physical humor and zing out more quoatable oneliners than a generation of Schwarzenneger movies. Each night, five autographed hardback editions of Bruce's book IF CHINS COULD KILL will be given out by raffle... Save your ticket stub!

ARMY OF DARKNESS

movie for them to sinusize. The hands-down wimer was James Cameron's breakthrough feature: TheTerminqtor. Sure, you loved it as a kid, but is it really beyond ridicule? Arnie's silent disposition is just itching for a redubbirg and the uncontrollably 80's coitumes, hairdos and set design contrast the intensely serious tone o{ the film, giving it a veneer of ridiolousness. And when you consider the defleshed T-800 Model 101 as a transfomer mecha-skeletor, well there is no questions that the popular vote has it right, the time to stnustze the Terminator is nowl

FW'-r\::,w

(1973. d. lheodore Ger'huny, R, rree admrscion) Atmospheric New p'ychoserual York psychosexual thriller starrine the sreat Mary Woronor and starring gteat Varv directed by her then-husband Ted Gemhuny. Mary and Ted made several films together and all of them are nastv little thines, full ol nasty things, mind-games, kinh md hateful, argumentative chmacters who live to mind-games, kink, screw over everyone in sight. This is the best of their coilaborations. It takes place ir the (oit white mderbelly of the Neu Yorl porn induslry.

A scumbdg pomo producer accidentally tlr .hs615 hjs biggesr .tar

while she fellates his revolver and enlists his

lesbian inforcer

(Woronov) to help him cover up the crime and find a new star She complies with vigo1, and even has a long sex scene with the new starlet (a high point of the movie to say the least.) It's a tense, sick melodrama lull of shitting alJegiance., revenge, and triple-crosses. Alco (tarring

Lym Lowry and a bunch of lhe Warhol :tock company. Olirer Stone was an associate producer but was unable to fuck up this movie. -Lars

THURS-SAI MAy 22-24 MtDNIGHI MAy 25 4:00


min., R, g5) A landmark of science fiction and horror, A/ler arrived in 1979 between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back as a stylishly malevolent alternative to George Lucas's .pace Jrnta-\. lartially in.pired b1 1o58. Iti The Terror from Beyond Space, this instant classic set a tone of i15 su,ry offering richly detailed sets, ominous atmosphere, relentless suspense, and a flawless ensemble cast as the crew of the space freighter Nostromo, who fall prey to a vicious creature (designed by Swiss artist H.R. Giger) that had ge-trted in,ide one of the ill-tated cren member". ln a,tarmaking role, Sigourney Weaver excels as sole survivor Ripley, becoming the screen's most popular heroine in a lucrative movie {ranchise. To measure the film's success, one need only recall the many image. thal have been burned into our collectire p.yche. including the'facehugger," the' chestburster," and Riplev's climactic
(1979, d. Ridley Scott, 113

STEVE McQUEEN RETROSPECTIVE

THURS, MAY l5 7:00 & 9:45 (1968, d. Peter Yates, 113 min, PG, $6; $4.50 student/senior/AFS) The following is the official tagiine of Bullitt: "BilIitt comes to this theatre soon. That ought to shake up the place pretty good, Not many {reaky cops like Ballifi around. You look at the Italian shoes and the turtleneck and you have to wonder. You listen to the official beefs about 'personal misconduct', 'disruptive influence', you figure he's got to be up for trade. But rvhen some rare Chicago blood starts spilling in San Francisco, ihe,v give Bullitt the mop. They weren't exactly doing him a favour But they've done a great big one for vou". If a TACLINE gets vou as juiced up as that did me, you know you are in for a good ride. Considered by Mcqueen enthusiasts to be his best role ever, Balllff is pumping on all 8 welltimed cylinders.

BUTLITT

encounter rvith the fuil-grown monster. impeccably directed by Ridlet' Scott, ,41lrn is one of the cinemas most unforgettable
nightmares. -Jeff Shamon

F"{$"t::"

(1974 d. William Grefe, R, Free admission) Certain stars loom so large

in our personal mythoiogy that we know them by one name. Thinl< GARBq BOGART, CAGNEY and yes: SHATNER. A lot of peopie put down Shahrer's acting but he's never boring to watch. Here he
puts on an acting clinic, playing a murderous psychopath constantly on the verge of exploding. Shatner demonstrates fear, pair; dementia, demon rage - the lvhole gamut of unsavory emotions, in his own inimitable Shatner way. It's always fury when watching Shatner emole, to imdgine lhdt Captain Kirk has beamed lnto somr sort oi altemate reality. Here Kirk is transported into a metaphysical '70s South Florida, decked out in the finest polyester psycho-gear, and required to deal with a pulshg walnut-sized tumor throbbing against the aggression center of his brain, As you rvould expect, Shatner carries it off with ail the wit and aplomb we expect from America's Greatest Living Actor. -Lars

BUZZ MORAN'S KUNG FU

THEATER

Cusack) is stuck in a personal hell. A compulsive, adolescent Everymm grolvirg up in Suburbia, USA, not only does he fail to make the prestigious high school ski team (again), but his beloved
srveetheart, Beth, also leaves him for Roy, the team's popular, arrogant

captain. If this isn't bad enough, he's stuck with a mother who frighteningly experiments-rather than cooks-with {ood, a brother rvho builds rockets out of models, and a best friend so desperate lor drugs that he settles for snorting porvdered snorv. Faced with these prospects, Lane opts to end it a1l... until he comes up rvith a ridiculous plan to gain acceptance and win Beth back. Director Savage Steve Holland warps this simpie, clich6d premise, letting his wacky lmagination twist it into a fairly original, slightly dark, and completely hilarious'80s teen comedy. Not as serious a "suicideattempt" movie as, say, Harold and Maade but just as fumy, the film's more a collection of screwball sketches than a narrative. Holland livens the high jinks with surrealistic fantasy touches, including JelJ-O that crawls, a hamburger that sings Van Halen, drawings that mock its creator, Japanese race-car ddvers who only speak Howard Cosell, and a psychotic paperboy seeking blood over a missing $2. Cusack puts the whole thing on his shoulders and carries the insanity with another one of his touching, obsessively romantic performances, whic[ along wrlh Say Anything, The Sure Thing, and One Crazy
Snruner, made him the quintessential (and appealing) personification o{ lovestruck adolescence and suffering. -Dave McCoy (1968,

SUN, MAY 25, 7:00 PM ($10) Buzz Moran, the mastermind behind kung fu masterpeice theater, is getthg maffied on May 25. Shce Buzz doesn't want to inflict his stag night foley effects on the new in-laws, Buzz has scheduled an encore performance of our family friendly Kung Fu Masterpiece Theater production ol Deadly Siber Nlnfn. Head foley artist Buzz Moran wdtes of the film: "Traveling around and fighting evil-doers in what looks like a homemade Space Ghost costume, the Dendly Silaer Ni{a hides this secret identity by pretending to be an ordinary traveler who fights evil-doers. But when the evil-doers hatch a scheme to steal an exact copy of a treasure map that they had already stolen five years previously (and hadnt bothered to use), the whimsical Ninja joins forces with an old, blind kung fu expert and his beautiful kung fu expert daughter to stop the evil-doers with expert kung fu! Sound convoluted? You don't krow the half of it! This masterpiece will receive the full attention it deserve when Buzz Moran (self) and crew perform all of the dialog, sound effects, and music live in the theater!"

'I/IASTERPIECE DEADTY SIIVER NINJA

STEVE McQUEEN RETROSPECTIVE

THURS, ,VIAY 22 7:00 & 9:45 d. Norman Jewisory PC, 102 min) Millionaire businessnan

THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR

Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) is also a high-stakes thief; his latest caper is an elaborate heist at a Boston bank. Why does he do it? For the same reason he flies gliders, bets on golf strokes, and races dune buggies: he needs the thrill to feel alive. lnsurance investigator Mckv

Anderson (Fave Dunaway) gets her own thrills by busting crooks, and she's got Crown in her cross hairs. Tlrc Thomas Crown At'fair is a catalog of'60s conventions, {rom its clipped editing stvle to its photographic trickery' (the inventive Haskell Wexler behind the camera) to its mod design. It's like a "What Kind of Man Reads Plai'boy?" ad come to life. When compared to the stunning orlginal, rhe lqqq leircc Brosnan rcmale look. nuthing *horl ol anemic.

BRAND NEW 35mm PRINTI

DAVID LYNCH'S BIUE VETVET


MAY

27,9:45,

MAY 28, 7:00 & 9:45

(1986, d. David Lynch, R" 118 min, 96.50, includes Pabsi Blue Ribbon) It's easy to forget why Lynch is heralded as an avant-garde genius. Thc rca.on. oi cour.c. i- Bttil V?lwt hr' rvidely acclaimed masterpirce

about the loss of innocence in suburban

Lumberton

(BIue Veluet continued...) (theme song: "Logsl Logs! Logsl"), where

Maclachlm, Rossellini, and Dern form a bizarre love triangle and are sucked into a web of deceit. The now-immortal missing ear sequence and Hopper's gas-sucking loony are only a few of the surreal touches that distinctively brand the film, from its opening
shots of picket fences to the strains of Rossellini singing the titular aria. Whether or not Lynch is severely messed up is not in question. Whether or not you can figure out the intricacies and deep symbolism of his finest film may be, but either way, you should definitely give it a try - Christopher Null, asfir Chronicle Belore the {ilm, check out lhe new Alysteries of Looe dorumentary featuring new interviews with Isabella Rossellini, Kyle Maclachlm and other cast and crew members.

RAIDERS OF IFIE

Another made-in-thePhiLippines exploitation classic. One of the most insane revenge movies ever made. An American platoon leader is shot in the face and his body is dumped in a ditch but his thirst for revenge aninates his corpse md he wanders the countryside looking for the man who shot him. The bloody, gory, partially decomposed dead mary who has gone insane to boot, is a pretty wild sight. Wherever he goes he's pursued by torch-wieldhg villagers who think he's a

(1973 d. Neil Yarema) Half corpse...All

Killer

witch. His only friend is a hunchbacked kid until he finally


reunites with his squad to kill anything that moves. Completely horrifying. You won't believe your eyes. Staffing john Gamood and the legendary Mlliam Smith. -Lars

FITMMAKERS IIVE IN PERSON! FRI & SAL MAY 30-31 MIDNIGHL JUNE l,4:00 Pill (1982-1988, d. Eric Zala, PG, 115 min, $7.50) In 1932, Eic Zala, Jayson Lamb and Chris Shompolis began filming a shotfor-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. They were twelve years old. Six years late1, the film was in the can. Fifteen years later still, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is proud to amounce, the theatrical world premiere of Raiders of the Losl Ark: the Adaptation No other {ilm experience will prepare you for thrs, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation rsIlke no other film you have ever seen (except of course Raiders of the Lost Ark\. This trio of Iilmmakers showed more tenacity, originality, hearf courage and skill thm ten independent production teams put together, and all belore puberty! SEE lndiana Jones grow six inches, drop into a baritone and grow facial hair! SEE Marion Ravenwood develop breasts! SEE the meanest pack of prepubescent nazis ever recorded on film! Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb and Chris Strompolis are flying in to Austin for this screening from all corners of the US. There will be a Q&A after each screening where they tell all about the unbelievable six year adolescent advenhrre that is Raiders af the Lost Ark: the Adnptation! Special thank goes out to Eli Roth (Cabln Feaer) for 1) introducing us to the film 2) tracking down the filmakers and 3) initiathg the tallr to set up this world premiere screening! -Tim

L0SI ARK: THE ADAPTAIION

HONG KONG CINE'I/IA AND CUISINE


COMPTETE CHINESE MENU

AI

EACH SCREENING!

SUN, JUNE I 7:00 & 9:45 d. Cheung-Yan Yueq 9Omiry 96.50/94.50 student/senior/AFS) I was entirely unprepared for this movie. It is a confusing but hilarious roller coaster of Kung Fu mayhem! Words can hardly describe the number of cazy kung fu, oversized weapons, spiming fat ladies and anthropomorphic monsters you are treated to. And now for the equally absurd plot. Rat Face is tasked with finding a virgin male born on the 15th ofAugust to perform a temple ritual, Cha Le (a virgin born on the 15th of August) is learning the art o{ being a martial-arts-using
(1983,

DRUNKEN WUTANG

witch fiom his manly grandmother He must retdeve the

"secret

document" from a hidden room. Reaching the room involves many dangers, not the least of which is the dreaded Watermelon Monster. It's confushg enough to begin wit[ and you'll be laughing so hard you'll miss what plot clarification points do exist. Never in my life have I seen so mmy people being pulled or suspended by wires, or shrffed dumies being thrown against walls, etc... ...and The Watermelon Monster, who in the heck thought this thhg up? You really have to see this movie my friends. - Bad Motie Report As always on Hong Kong Sunday, we will {ealure a complete Hong Kong menu to compliment
the onscreen insanity.

STEVE'I/ICQUEEN RETROSPECIIVE MAY 29, 8:00 &

PAPIttoN

l0:00

Schaffner, 150 min, R, $6.00; $4.50 student/senior/AFS) Franllin J. Schaffner (Patfor) directs this true story of Henri Charriere (better known as "Papillon" or "the butterfly") a prisoner so determined to escape the notorious Devil's Island that he attempted it continually mtil he reached old age. (1973,
Steve McQueen plays Charriere, and Dustin Hoffman is the hero's anxious, delenseless friend. Based on Charriere's own memoir and

d. Franklin J.

FIVE EASY PIECES


(1970,

d. Bob

JUNE3&4,7100

Rafelson, USA,

96 minutes, R, $6;

$4.50

screenwriters Dalton Trumbo (lohnny Got His Gun) and Lorenzo Semple Jr. (Thru Days of the (it is se! after all, on Devil's Island) Condor), the film is tough going but not gratuitously violent. There are sequences that stay with one for a long time, such as Papillon's brief stay at a leper colony and the long periods of starvation and solitary confinement he endures

uncompromisingly adapted

by

a{ter each attempted

flight. --Tom Keogh

ffiW
AIN'T

THE AUSTIN FIUN SOCIETY AND THE ROIIING ROADSHOW PRESENT

student/senior/AFS) Road movies were much in vogue in the late lqoOs and early la70s md Bob Rafelcon's Fiue Lasy lieces is. along with Monte Hellmm s stupendou' Two-l ane Blacktop, the best of the bunch. Jacl \icholron plays ersr,while classical pianist Bobby Dupea. Disenchanted with his bourgeois background, he takes to the road and drifts. He finds a job as an oil-rig worker in Southern Califomia, spending his evenings at the bowling aliey. Very much his own mar! he starts an uneasy relationship with a sluttish waitress (Karen Black). It is only when he hears, from his sister, of his father's stroke that he decides (reluctantly) to visit home. This is an inspired, emotionally resonant movie, It asks us to look inside ourselves to discover our own desires. It's packed full of delightful set-pieces, including the legendary scene in the diner Each character is finely sketched and the dialogue is brilliant. lack Nicholson gives a real depth to his characterisation of a lonely iconoclast adrift in the world, sieking, but unable to find, a self-understanding. Iiae Ensy Pieces established Rafelson md Nicholson as unique talents of the very first order , Edinburgh Unitersity Eiln Society ProgramNotes Wimer of best picture, best director and best suppofing actress 1970.

DMED AND CONFUSED


THE TO YEAR REUNION
SAL MAY 31, 8:00 PM
(1993, d. Richard Linklateq 103 min, R) It's hard to believe that 10 years has passed already stnce Dazed and Cont'used first hit the screens in 1993. A box-office mediocrity in its intial rcIease, Dazed

{-:

II COOI NEWS, THE AUSTIN

CHRONICTE & BIG

BRO'HERS BIG SISTERS PRESENT

THE SAIURDAY MORNING FIIM CIUB

CHITTY CHITW BANG BANG SATURDAY |ilAY 3l NOON, FREE ADIliltSStON


Dick Van Dyke,
a charming, daydreaming invento4 fixes up an old lalopy and, wilh the vivid imaginations of his two children and a lady friend, transforms it into a flying, floating wonder car that carries them to a magical kingdom. The novel was written by Im Fleming, better known for peming the James Bond series, and the screenplay was developed by Roald Dahl, oI Charlie and the Chocolnte Factory

fame.

and Cont'used, through word of mouth and video, has gone on to become on of the few natural cult classics of the decade. Seeming to strike a common chord with those who went to high school anytime from the 60's io the 90's, Dnzed and Cont'used captures the everyday fears, joys, boredoms md nervousness of smail-town adolescence. This film means a great deai to me personally, and I am proud to be associated with the celebration o{ its 10 year amiversary We will be taking the Rolling Roadshow out to the site of the keg party from the third act of the film and recreating the scene with the cast and crew. When the sun sets at this kegger, howevel, we'll watch aa archive 35mm print of what has become the galvmizing film of my generation. More details on the party/screening at www.drafthou'e.com. Proceeds benefit the Austin Film Society. Tickets available online beginning at 5 PM on April 30.- Tim

(1989 d. Robert "Freddie Kurger" Englund, R, 105 miry free admission) Stars Stephen Geo{freys, better knom as major gay pom character Sam Ritter, plays Hoax, a nerdy outcast who calls the'horrorscope (976-evil)" for spiritual guidance. What he receives instead is marching orders from the big red man himselJ to basically slaughter every bully and ne'er-dowell he has encomtered since birth. He begins to dress better, his hair grows longer, his confidence increases, and he starts hanging out with pmk rockers. All h all, things really start to look up for young Hoax. If it weren't for his over-the top bible-beating mom on his case, a school of fish dropping from the sky and an ever mounting body count linked to his wrat[ he d be on easy street. Watdl out for a steady sheam of undiluted 80's to assault your eyeballs: "pmk" clothing, gratuitous neo4 mullets galore and a color palate nearly as offensive as Tinsletown's. - Tim

.Yry!??t"r'"/t

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fu;*w
OK, after an not-so-exhaustive search oi the rvorld rride rreb, I have found the following out about lVe Are No Arigels from an autotranslated Italian site: "Two siblings gain the contest between automobiles and diligenze for the conquest of one concession o{ transports. Westem in key of commedia directed from Gianfranco Kind u'ords (other pseudonvms: lohn Eastwood, Cehett Grooper) ihat every a lot amuses, thank to the hvo protagonists to the Spencer/Hill. For the rest already it has been looked at a11." That's about all I need. Auto-race, spaghetti westeffL reference to Bud Spencer/Terrence Hill. I dont know if the comparison is favorable or not, but the mere
STEVE MCQUEEN RETROSPECTIVE

HEtt IS FOR

HEROES

mention of the ultimate comedy/action duos name in a poorly translated film capsule is enough to get me out on a Wednesdav for a
free movie, the same should be said for evervone. -Tim

THURS, JUNE 5 7:00 & 9:45

(1962, d. Don Siegel, PG, $6; $4.50 student/senior/AlS) Don Siegel brings his tough worldview and cdsp, no-nonsense direction to this

quintessential World War II drama of an undermanned American platoon in France holding off a German advance through sheer blufl and bravery Steve McQueen is curt and surly as the insubordinate

loner whose tactical skills and soldiering savvy make him indispensable to his nen' unit. His reputation precedes him, but
commander Fess Parker is in no position to be choosy when he learns that his tired platoon will not be shipping home as rumored, but tossed into a ragged new offensive. James Coburn is the slow-ialking, forevertinkering mechanic; Bobby Darin is the scavenger with a small fortune in tdnkets; and Nick Adams is the Polish orphan and unit mascot. Bob

Newhart makes his feature debut as a hopeiessly lost typing clerk drafted into the undermamed unit md re-creates his nightclub shtick making phony phone calls near a Nazi listening post in the pillbox. Like Pork Chop Hill, this film is less a patriotic flag waver thm a "war is hell'drama that frames the battle not in its tactical importance (which is negligible) but in its cost in human life. McQueen's taciturn
performance as a ruthlessly effective soldier and Siegei's tough, lean direction make it a classic of the geroe. --Sean Axmaker

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I]ITES

IXX;
STEVE MCQUEEN RETROSPECTIVE

JUNIOR BONNER
THURS, JUNE

student/senior/AFS) lunior Batuter is director Sam Peckinpah's lovely, elegiac look at the rvorld of the rodeo-and his only film rvith narv a bullet wound. Steve McQueen, engagingly easygoing but determined, is the title character, a rodeo rider out to win a big bull-riding contest in h:is hometown. Even as he confronts his dwindling days on the circui! he also must deal rvith his feuding parents, marvelouslv played by Roberi Preston and lda Lupino. Preston is particularlv good as the randy o1d con artist; he and Lupino strike real sparks. Peckinpah's slow-motion camera is put to particularly good use fi1ming the balletic violence of the rodeo, at once more terrifying and awe-inspiring than any gun battle. A lovely country-rvestern valentine to a dying breed. -Marshal1 Fine

(1972, d. Sam Peckinpah, PG, 100 min, $6;

l2

7:00
$4.50

AIAMO FAVONITE ALI-TIME MOVIES:

l0 7 & 9:45, WED, JUNE I I 9:45 DEAD BABY BOYS (THE COCKTAIT) BE AVAIIABIE AT EACH SCREENINGI (1992, d. R6ny Belvaux, tj6; $4.50 student senior) Is it a comedy? A dorumentary? An underground goreJest? Mnn Bites Dog, the first feature ftlm from Belgian director R6my Belvaux, is all of these md much more, a ghastly', shocking and explosive debut lvith a1l the genuinely ruthless ability to disturb as an oily blue-barreled revolver jammed in your mouth. And it's fumy, too. Taking on the increasingly omnipresent trend of
TUES, JUNE

MAN BITES DOG

WILI

reality-based television shorvs such as COPS, Rescue 911 and others, Mal Bifes Dog follows ihe self-reflexive exploits of a docunentary Iilm crew as they attempt to shoot a sort of "dav in the life" piece on a Brussels serial killer, Ben (Poelvoorde). A far cry from Michael Rooker's take on a similar sociopath in Henry: Poriait of n Sertnl Kilkr, this easygoing maniac has the uptorvn charm of that worldly Republican tiaternitv Joe: he's handy with a wine list, is an erudite conversationalist, and tcnds to recite really au'ful poetry u'hen he's in his cups. He's also a bit of a racist and the inventor of a mixed drink charmingly knolvn as the "Dead Baby Boy." (the Alamo

DORIS WISHMAN TRIBUTE NIGHT THURS-SAT, JUNE 5-7 MIDNIGHL JUNE 8, 4:30 PM (1978, d. Doris Wishmaru 78 miry & $5) One of my fondest memories of 42nd Street was seeing this at the Anco Theater and watching the audience go absolutely berserk. And who could blame 'em? This, God help us, is a Doris Wishman mondo-stvle documentary on sex change, complete u'ith surgical footage I still cant watch. A sort ol Clen or Glendn goes to Hell. Dr. Leo Wollman, "MD, PHD. doctor. surgeon. psychologist, minister, and medical u,ritet" lechrres us from cue cards. discusses dildos. and acts as tour guide through a rather motley group of transsexuals, occasionally prodding them with his pointer -Frank Henenlotter, exploitation historian, director ol Basket Case. The lovelv, one-of-a-kind Doris Wishman joined us at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema live in person in 2000, and rsas one of oul favorite guests of all time. She passed away in August of 2002. At this screening, I'e would liLc lo rri* a gla.s the cron ned queen o[ erploitation. I rm .ure -he iplaying nudc rollryball wilh deedlct-bobbcr. on her head. ir the special section of heaven reserved for the saints of the cinema.

tET ME DIE A WOMAN

will not be spirit-based). As the {iln crew acquaint themselves with the daily rituals o{ this monsier ("1 like to start off each monlh with a najlman," he comments as he empties his gun into a hapless mail carrier), they begin to {ind themselves inerorably sucked into the naelstron o{ oit handed violence - when they announce that they have run out oi funds {or the projec! their subject dreerfully consents to loan them money from the corpses that are piJing up all over the place. Eventually - and unsurprisingly -- they become more than rvitnesses and actually commence to aid Ben in his increasingly repugnant crimes. For all its TLis Is Spinal Tap in-jokes, Belvaux's film can be a dif{icult thing to n'atch (one scene in parlicular has managed to send record numbers oi vierrers scurrying from the theatre in revulsion, and although the Austin print of the tilm is medited, the national djstributor has removed the olfending bit from most versions). Shot in black-and-lvhite, Marr Brfrs Dog has the feel of a genuine documenta$i which makes it all the more grisly The questions raised - Where is the line behveen reaiity and fiction? How much is too much? and, of course, That s Entertainment? - are dodgy enough in themselves but the film never resorts to preaching - it doesn't have to. Shocking, audacious, compelling, and more than a little hunorous, Man Bttts Dog is a stunning original: love it or hate it, you'll never Iorgei it. Bang. - Marc Sar,lori Arsiln Chranick (note: flrc Alatno's ''d'nd bnby bav, .till nat h >pti, l1p'eit
version

ATAMO 3.DEMENTIA!

FRIDAY THE
THURS-SAL JUNE
(1982, d. Steve Miner, 95 miry

l2-14 M|DN|GHT,
R

I3TH 3-D!

SUN, JUN

r5 4:30
krorv

$7, includes 3-D glasses) You

we can't just let a Friday the 13th pass us by lvithout exploiting it r,ith the hands-down BEST of the seriesl You will be sheilding your eyes in horror hen you see:
EYES POPPING FROM THEIR SOCKETSI ARROWS BEING SHOT RIGHT AT YOU! PITCHFONKS COMING THROUGH THE SCREEN! EMETY CLOSE POPPING CORN! HEtt, THE TITIES ATONE WItt HAVE YOU CHEERING!!!I! Haven't seen 3-D at the Alamo? We're not talking that crappy red/blue junk they pawn off on TV, this is the real deai: silverscreen polarized 3-D action, and there is only one theatcr in Texas dedicated to showing you classic 80's horror jn all it's multidimentional glory... that's right, the Alamo Drafthouse, baby.

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\$ilG @ill0Hr
uintagc stag films
the linest in I 970
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SUN, JUNE l5 7:00 & 9:45 School filmsl Cartoons! Commercials! Soundiesl Meaningless clipsl T&Al lropagmdal Peanut brittlel Scourge of clas.rooms. *uccor of

MONDO I6MM

I6rane!
STEVE McQUEEN RETROSPECTIVE

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oftie sclnfillafing stagdialog, perforned


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nerds, SIXTEEN MILLIMETER has long been the celluloid .humed and abu,ed: while iG bigger, glossier brother 'tepchrld, 35mm was off living it up in Hollywood, 16mm was stewing in Anytown, USA, amassing all the secret weirdness of the 20th
century Now the Chucky Lou AV Club passes that weirdness on to you as we open our vaults and invite you inside to meet: Mr. Whiskey, every boy's nightmarel Corrie Escorus, a bad worm, ugly and mem!
J.J.

THE CINCINNATI KID


(1965,
student/senior/AFS) Considered by many to be the best poker movie of all-time (please don't menttonRounders and Cincinnati Kid in the same breatlr), The Cincinnati Kid follows the arrogant upstart cardsharp Eric Stoner (McQueen - The Cincinati Kid) as he tries to prove his skills against an older, wizened poker champion. There's of courre a love .tor). with the erer-reireshing Am Margaret. but it's included merely for convention's sake. The real action in this film takes place on the green felt, md it's there where McQueen's undeniable charisma really shines. Similar in many ways to Tle Hustler hom fow years earlier, The Kld, nonetheless, stands strong
on its own merits. - Tim

every sqneeze, squid

liue sound elfects md


clap lo!,]ngly recreated lvith a bizane aray ofutensils and gadgetsl

d. Norman Jewison, PG 102 min, 96;

THURS, JUNE

l9 7:00 & 9:45

94.50

heavy bass and lots ofwah-wah guitar you know the scorel

liue music

Armeg the double-amputee detective, new from Kemer! Chucky [ou, the cross-dressing woodchuck (our namesake)l

SWINGIN SIAG NIGHT


YOUR MOTHER'S TONY CURIIS! FRl, JUNE l3 7:00 & 9:45 ($10) We at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are proud to unveil our latest concept in movie entertaiment: STAG-O-VISION! Vintage stag films from the 1970's with the original audio completely THIS

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And so many more. This is ourbest and most ambitious show yet, an AV Club Pu-Pu platter made fresh from only the finest dead format l6mm. Plus, in the lobby at 11:45, fifteen minutes of boring "sponsor messages" from Midgeville, Lawrenceville, Sabina, Westbore and Rushsylvania, OH, circa 1955. And one lucky customer will go home I'ith a wheelbarrow full of 16mm films and
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recreating ALL of the sounds from tie movie, redubbing all of the outrageous dialog, and delivering all the requisite gritty wah-wah guitar licks 100% LIVE IN THE THEATER! This mondl we are featuring the German softcore sexy romp Ser 0n fhe Run, slatti\g

none other than the inimitable Tony Curtis. A notorious skirt chaser and party boy, Tony Curtis was lured into this low-budget grindhouse {eature by the prospect of continually being surrounded by topless Alist Eurotrash starlets. Curtis piays the legendary lover Casanova with aplomb, prancing from bed to bosom and back again as if he were the man incarnate (which, after six wives and countless real-life tabloid sexcapades isn't far from
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truth!) - Tim
THE ORIGINAT BOTTTE ROCKET SHORT BEFORE THE FI[i/I! THURS-SAL JUNE 19-21 , MIDNIGHL SUN, JUNE 22 4:30 There is a great divide about this film: A limp2 stars from Ebert, Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle (whom I generally respect) gives it one star and calls it wretched. Did these people see the same film I did? Of all the movies I have seen in the last 10 years (and that is a LOT of movies), no other film has made me laugh so convuisively that I had to forus all power not to wet my pants. Everything that is wonderful about Wes Anderson and the Wilson brothers, every subtlety, every comic sensibility, every nonsensical character quirk is at peak form in Botfle Rockef. Thii isn't a matter of "taste," not a matter of "evervone has their own opinion." Bottle Rocket is flat out hysterical.' It is a universal, mdeniable truth, and those who disagree are simply wong. As an extra bonus before Bolfle Roc,tef, check out the ultra-rare short fiLm (also called Botfle Rocket), thaf when seen by producer Albert Brooks, inspired him to sign a check then and there for 95 million so these boys could get started with their careers.
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THE JEWISH COI\IIIIIIUNITYASSOCIATION OF AUSTIN PRESENTS

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THE SEARCH FOR THE KING'S JEWISH ROOIS TUES & WED, JUNE 17 & 18,7:00 & 9:45 (2002, d. Max Wallace, 80min, $6; $4.50 shrdent/senior/AFS) Nobodv

SAL JUNE 14 TzOO &9:45 ($7.50) What comes to mind when you thbk of Looney Tunes? Daffy, Porky and Elmer Fudd? Or camibalism, suicide and Bugs Bunny in blackface? Not if Warner Bros. can help it! A threat to young minds, racial harmony and nerchandising revenue, WB has disowned much of the early work of some of animation's greatest directors; Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin and the late, irreplaceable Chuck iones. The Chucky Lou AV Club comes to the Alamo to present two hours of uncut, uncensored irresponsibility from these hidden vaults. All in the public domairy so the Wamer Brothers don't show up and kick our asses (we hope). Preceded bv mellow 16mm performances from Fats Waller and Cab Calloway, and interrupted by a live musical salute to the mad mind behind

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knew Elvis was Jewish until the influential Wall Streei JournJl published an article h 1998, 'Ail Shook Up in the Holy Land' exposing the King's improbable lineage. Elvis was very aware of his Jewish roots, according to Gracelmd spokesman Todd Morgan who told the Journal, 'lt was something Elvis was aware of and certainly was sensitive to.' Schmeluis is the story of a true life Montreal-based Jewish Elvis impersonator named Dan Hartal. For years, Hartal has worked as an entertainer at Jewish senior citizens' homes in his incarnation as Schmelvis - singing his own versions of Elvis songs in a Jewish musical style. Schmehls follows Hartal on a bizarre odyssey to Elvis's Graceland home in Memphis to say Kaddish - the Jewish prayer {or the dead at Elvis's grave. Stopping at roadside diners in his Winnebago down Highway 61, Schmelvis mingles with rednecks, truckers, white trash and middle Americans. Bizarre and unpredictable reactions result as he tries to convince his fellow travelers that Elvis was a Jew. Schmelais sheds fascinating light onto contemporary idol worship and the serious quest of an Orthodox Jew in an Elvis costume.

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SAT,JUNE 21 7:00 PM

IHE BEST OF BIZARRE JAPANESE VIDEO ODDIIIES We've been longtime fans of bizarre Japanese advertising, television and video. We have teamed up with local Japanese pop-culture enthusiast
and archivist Tony Salvaggio to compile the definitive collection of
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game shows, bawdy situation comedies, unexpected nudity, extreme pro-wrestling, bizarre anti-flatulence products, nonsensical English phrases, supreme goofiness and more, more, more! We've tempted you tastebuds in the past with Japanese preshow mixtapes before midnight features, but now we are unleashing the {ull insanity of the rising sun with SUPER HAPPY FUN MONKEY BASH DXI Be ihere!

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SAT, JUNE 28 NOON, FREE ADMISSION d. Michael Curtiz, 119 min, free admission) In anticipation of the Phates 0f the Carribean rclease Ihts summer, Harry has programmed what is argrably the best pirate adventure film of all t-ne, Caplain Bload The swashbuckler had been around long before Errol llym drew a cutlass, but the Tasmanian-born bit player reinvigorated the genre with his mix o{ dashing good looks, haughqr insolence, and alluring confidence. Adapted from the novel by Ra{ael Sabatini (who also pemed The Sea Hauk\, t}us
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THE BEST OF THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND FITII,I FESTIVAI JUNE 24 &25 9145 An ofloverlooked aspect of hip-hop music gets its due in Brealh Confral: The History of lhe Humail Beafbor. Beatboxing is the art of producing musical sounds, particularly percussiorl without the use of instruments. Filmmaker Joey Gar{ie}d traces beatboxing from the early days, when the simple rhythms o{ Darren "Buff" Robinson helped make The Fat Boys a household name, to the amazing techdcal skills of such contemporily artists as Rahzel and Scratch ol The Roots, and Anthony River4 also krown as Click tha Supah Latin. As one artist, Chris Jung, explains, beatboxing "stemmed {ron the need to make music now." It grew out of a necessity to produce music when instruments and turntables were not available. Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, and others explain what they brought to the art, while Congo-born vocalist Marie Daulne o{ Zap Mama expomds on both the miversality and the ethnic diversity of vocal rhythm-making. Breath Control won the Festival Choice Award at the 2002 New York Underground Film Festival. It was also featured at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2002 Urbanworld Filn Festival. - Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

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rousing advenhrre chronicles the travaiis of Peter Blood (Flynn), a righteous doctor mjustly sold into slavery for treating the wounds of
kind o{ British Dr. Mudd. Sent to a Jamaican plmtation where he toils under the brutal whip o{ Lionel Atwill and seethes with passion for his fair niece (the astonishingly beautiful Olivia de Havilland), he escapes from bondage with his feilow prisoners and becones the gentleman rogue pirate o{ the Caribbem. Director Michael Curtiz builds Irom one set piece io another, induding a nimble beachside sword fight with pirate nemesis Basil Rathbone and climaring with a grand .ea battle (hat belies $e tiln s msdsst budget. Flym. brarado and charisma are apparent from his entrance, but once he leaps into action he takes command o{ the picture, overcom:ing his still-green dramatic skills with sheer personality. Capfah Blood made stars o{ Flym and de Havilland and catapulted Curtiz to the
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TWO NOTE SOLO PRESENIS IHFTOMPTETED FITMS FROI\A THE tESllVAt 15 NOI SPONSORED BY IHE AtAIl0 SUN. JUNE 22 9:30 Have vou er er tried to make a'mor ie a{ter having a bit too mu(h to drinkl You ei,er wanted to give it a shot? Here's the delal: at 1 p.m. on June 21st, we get together with a lot of filmmakers md share a keg of beer At 2:30 p.m., we give each team a di{ferent genre and a prop to use in a movie. At iast call, (2 a.m.) they've all got to turn in their completely edited and finished Drunken Films, and the next night at midnight we'll all get together to watch them with an audience. In the end, the audience will piak whicll film they liked best, and fhat team will win a suitable prize, We just donlt know what it is yet, cause we were drinking when we plamed this whole event. Wanna see the movies? Buy a ticket and come on down on the 22nd. Wmt in on the competition? Get a group of 5 filmmakers together and sign up at M.h{onotesolo.com right now There's not a whole heck of a lot of space available, and there are a lot of
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(1980, d. Menahem Golm, 90 min, & $5 AKA Stnr Rock) In 1994 (as envisioned in 1980!), almost all the world has become enslaved to

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the hedonistic disco music of the BIM corporation, supervised by the demonic Mr. Boogaloo (Vladek Sheybal ol Re d D awn). When Bibi and Alfie, an Adam & Eve-ish folkinger duo, come on the scene, he alternately sabotages and seduces them. Will they resist the temptation of sex, success, and excess? Will you be abie to keep your wits as you watch this jaw-dropping future-disco-biblical-glitter musical? Unseen for over 20 years in theatres, on tape, or on TV, inJamous Camon Films mogul Menahem Golan's glitzy directorial
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park last year for an outdoor screening ol Nost'erntu. During the screening, while looking at the vast lava field upon which we had set up, we realized that our big black obelisk of a screen set upon this minimalist lava plane was destined to reflect the image of Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterwork. ]oin us for m afternoon of hiking, swimming and general frolicking about McKinney Falls, and when the sun sets over the obelisk" settle in for what we anticipate to be a most pleasant little joumey... to the mooo Stanley Kubrick style!

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Dell, X, 89 miry {ree admission) A movie studio strapped {or cash needs a sure{ire hit. What do they make? A western? A space opera? A light romantic comedy? No No No They make an undersea meimaid pornl Where's that kind of outside-the-box thinking in today's Hollywood? I want to krow True to its titlg the filmwithin-i-film is'the bastard spawn of /arus and Deep Thtlnt Not that I need to waste any more time selling this movie, a guaranteed theater pacler if eter there wa. one, bul it features big bu*t leli'h queen. kitten \atividad md Cmdy Sample>. h the immortal words of Russ Mever: "lt smells like breasts in herel" - Lars
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When The Apple lirst played in theaters in 1980, patrons received a free vinyl LP somdtrack album of The Apple, after the first screening, exhibitors had to cancel the promotion for fear that the rain of records hurled at the actors would damage their screens. In keeping with this fine tradition, the Alamo will be hmding out free CD's of The Apple soundtrack to the first 10 patrons each night (claim them a{ter the movie, we have learned from history)! Be(ore the film, watch a barrage of trailers for other Golan/ Globus Camon Film atrocities. The nuart screened the {ilm to a PACKED house in Los Angeles last mont[ sparking a wave o{ revival for this glittery, hairy, mind-bending disco fable atrocity. The Alamo is proud to pick up the torch md continue the spread of APPLE-MANIAI -Tim

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The Alamo Drafthouse downtown has come to be

known as one of the premiere meeting and conference facilities in Austin. Our powerful audio-visual equipment makes for impressive presentations, our flexible iatering staff can set the tone you want, and the entertainment options offer a per{ect way to unwind following the business at hand.

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The new Alamo Drafthouse North is also be available for private functions. Situated conveniently close to many of the high tech centers in Austin, our new location offers easy access from Mopac and Highway 183, and has ample parkiig adjacenito the theater.

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The Alamo is famous {or creating special events that have attracted nationwide attention. Now we can recreate some of these events just for you, for a truly memorable party. The Spaghetti Westem Spaghetti Feast: Enjoy heaping all-you -can-eat spaghetti with a classic spaghetti western likeThe Good, The Bad and the Ugly or AFistful of Doltars.lttrelpaghetti tlteme also goes

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Mr. Sinus Theater 3000: Based on the popular tv show lvlystery ScienceTheater, our version combines live comedy with skits and musical interludes. The Mr. Sinus comedians take some of the world's worst movies and turn them into a roilicking good time by adding comedic dialog and commentary This is one of the Alamo's most popular special events, drawing sold-out crowds almost every time.
Food themed. movies: Many popular movies revolve around food. For the Alamo's two -year armiversary, we created a fivecourse meal that followed the progression of dishes served in the romantic epicurean masierpiece Like Water For Chocolate. The possibilities are endless, and or kitchen staff is ready to prepare a menu specific to your event.

Alamo on the Road: Last summer marked the first Alamo off-site event ever! The outing was based on the movle Deliuer,nce in which four city dwellers plan a canoe trip on the last wild river in the South, soon doomei to extinction by the construction of a dam.. They,face the dangers of the river and the elements, and finally the ultimately terrifying encounter of man against man. We planr.red a canoe trip on the Colorado River which ended up at a picnic by the banks of the river with music, fo'od and beer. When the sun went down we had a massive 40 foot movie screen erected on the bunkr of the river and watchei Deliaerrmce under the stars. We also have in the works other film outings, including a temporary drive-in for a week-long festival this spring.
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