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CONTRABAND
Dir. Baltasar Kormákur, R, 110 min, Opens 1/13
Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) used to be an in-demand international smuggler
brother fumbles a drug deal and gets deep into debt with the local gangster
(played by a neck-tattooed, jive-talking Giovanni Ribisi), he reluctantly returns
to the contraband business for one last heist. The bad guys’ primary target soon
becomes Farraday’s family, and Chris must kick some ass to save his family.
NEW RELEASES
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Dir. Tomas Alfredson, R, 127 min, Opens 1/6
Starring literally every cool British man you can think of (Colin Firth, Gary Oldman,
John Hurt, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, Christian McKay), TINKER
TAILOR SOLDIER SPY is a badass, old-school spy fick from the director of LET THE
RIGHT ONE IN that takes place during the Cold War. Based on the popular novel by
John le Carré, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY is going to be the coolest, smoothest,
most thrilling fick you catch this year.
EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE
THE IRON LADY
Dir. Phyllida Lloyd, PG-13, 105 min, Opens 1/13
We all know how easy it is to get excited when Meryl Streep is about to dominate a
new role and probably (defnitely) win another Academy Award, but when that role
involves Meryl taking on the polarizing frst female Prime Minister of England, the
“Iron Lady” herself, Margaret Thatcher, it’s easy to get worked into an absolute ft.
This is a woman about whom super-human Meryl herself said, “The prospect of
exploring the swath cut through history by this remarkable woman is a daunting
and exciting challenge. I am trying to approach the role with as much zeal, fervor
and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses – I can only hope my
stamina will begin to approach her own!” Look out!
EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Dir. Stephen Daldry, PG-13, Opens 1/20
If EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED may serve as any indication, then the much-loved
energetic and visual writing of Jonathan Safran Froer will translate beautifully
with his second novel to hit the big screen. In EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY
CLOSE, child prodigy Oskar Schell is an inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist,
tambourine player and pacifst living in Manhattan with his grandmother (Zoe
Caldwell) and mother (Sandra Bullock) They are all trying hard to cope with the
death of his father (Tom Hanks) in the September 11th attacks. In his sorrow, Oskar
comes across a mysterious key left behind by his dad. He thinks it must have
been his dad’s way of assigning him one last reconnaissance expedition, a game
they loved when his dad was alive. Beginning with just one vague clue, Oskar’s
expedition leads him all over the city on an adventure that brings him into contact
with many people who share their stories and try to help him on his journey.
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
Starring two of the great character actors of our time--Tilda Swinton and John C.
Reilly--WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is a serious flm. Based on Lionel Shriver’s
2003 novel of the same name, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is told from the
point of view of an Armenian-American mother (Swinton) who narrates the events
leading up to and including her son’s (Ezra Miller) massacre of teachers and
students at his school. The flm is not light fare, but with rave reviews at Cannes
and Fantastic Fest and a phenomenal performance from Swinton as a mother who
must assess her own culpability in her son’s actions, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT
KEVIN can’t be missed.
THE SEASON’S FRESHEST FILM FARE, FROM EXPLOSIVE HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS TO THE
BUZZ-WORTHIEST INDIE DRAMAS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
who gave it all up to be a family man. When his wife’s (Kate Beckinsdale) little
Dir. Lynne Ramsay, R, 112 min, Opens 1/27
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ONLY AT THE ALAMO
Hollywood Bullshit: ARMAGEDDON
DRAGONSLAYER
Dir. Tristan Patterson, 2012
RZ 1/29 & 1/30
DRAGONSLAYER documents the struggles of a local legendary skate punk Josh
“Skreech” Sandoval in the suburbs of California shortly after America’s economic
downward spiral. He’s a new father but spends his days gleaming the cube in
abandoned swimming pools.
Hollywood Bullshit: ARMAGEDDON
Dir. Michael Bay, 1998, PG-13, 151 min
RZ 1/10
When an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to wipe out all life on Earth, only
one thing can save us. No, it’s not scientists, NASA, or astronauts; it’s Bruce Willis
packing nuclear weapons! In the Michael Bay universe, where science, logic and
plausibility are dirty words, the only requirements are bad writing, utter insanity
and plenty of explosions. Join astronomer Andy Howell, a host of the TV show
KNOWN UNIVERSE, and Copernicus on Ain’t It Cool News, as he rips apart every
ridiculous aspect of his most hated movie, ARMAGEDDON. He leads a discussion
with a lynch mob of astrophysicists in town for the American Astronomical Society
Meeting, many of whom are doing the very research on Earth-threatening asteroids
butchered in the flm.
MAN ON A MISSION:
RICHARD GARRIOTT’S ROAD TO THE STARS
Dir. Mike Woolf, 2010, 94 min, Opens SL 1/20
Many children dream of following in their father’s footsteps – but what if that path
leads to outer space? MAN ON A MISSION follows fantasy video game designer
Richard Garriott on his lifelong quest to become America’s frst second-generation
astronaut. The sweeping tale includes rarely seen footage from his father, Owen
Garriott’s early missions and unprecedented access to Richard’s training in Star
City, Russia, as well as his launch from remote Kazakhstan. Culminating with
exclusive personal footage of his 10-day mission on the International Space
Station, viewers share an awe-inspiring journey that is literally out of this world.
At once an intimate look at the process of becoming an astronaut and a profound
statement on man’s future in space, the flm reveals a formerly top-secret world
known only by a select few--until now.
A LONELY PLACE TO DIE
Dir. Julian Gilbey, 2011, 99 min.
RZ 1/30 & 2/1
Five vacationers fnd their Scottish mountain getaway interrupted by a very
unexpected discovery: a little girl locked in a subterranean prison cell a hundred
miles from anywhere. The semi-feral child speaks only Russian and attacks
anyone who touches her. Soon the group fnd themselves stalked by the girl’s
heavily armed captors, two of the most convincingly heartless villains in cinematic
history. The heart attack-inducing chase that follows will take them down raging
rivers, three-mile clifs and into the heart of a city on fre. Gun-toting maniacs
join the fray on both sides, sending skull bits and splintered bone fying across
every inch of gorgeous, lawless rural Scotland. Terror veteran Melissa George
handles her lead role incredibly well, playing a strong, resourceful woman who’s
admittedly as prone to panic as you or I would be if caught in the crosshairs.
(Zack Carlson)
COMPUTER ERROR!: The WORST CGI in Movie History
Dir. Various Buttholes, 80 min, R
RZ 1/31
George Lucas. Michael Bay. “McG.” Bloated Hollywood billionaires who’ve built
their empires on the shattered remains of our childhood dreams. Since the ‘90s,
the advent of computer technology has graced mankind with larger stomachs,
unavoidable pornography, and the complete destruction of the flm industry. Big
budget movies used to be packed with daredevil stunts, ambitious efects work
and innovative ingenuity. Now we’re treated to an aromatic bufet of Jar Jars,
Shreks and even darker ofenses. No thrills, no chills…just the 64-bit machinations
of overpaid, Dorito-addicted studio schlubturds. Admittedly, most of America has
been too dumb to notice, but anyone with two eyes and half a mind can see that
movie magic is being violently murdered, and tonight WE FIGHT BACK!! CGI is hereby
on trial, and we’re presenting enough evidence for you the jury to send it straight
to the electric chair! So prepare yourself for a brutal barrage of twisters, scorpion
kings, sharktopuses and farting little buddies, as we hack into the mainframe of
CGI retardation and set that buuuuullshit on FIIIIRRRRE!!! (Zack Carlson)
BECAUSE SOME THINGS ARE JUST WAY TOO COOL FOR ANY OTHER THEATER IN AUSTIN
(HECK, SOMETIMES THE WORLD).
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ACL Reel Rarities:
LEONARD COHEN
RZ 1/23
“Lord Byron of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” “Dr. Kevorkian of Song.” “Restless Pilgrim.” “Felonious
Monk.” “Montreal Mensch.” Whatever you like to call him, the titanic wordsmith,
troubadour and all-around nickname magnet Leonard Cohen is just shy of 78
years-old and he has a brand new album dropping at the end January. What
better time, then, for us to revisit this classic episode from 1988 -- his “frst major
performance on American television” -- featuring renditions of such signature
songs as “Everybody Knows,” “First we take Manhattan,” and “Joan of Arc.”
All proceeds beneft HAAM, Health Alliance for Austin
Musicians.
MUSIC MONDAY
JAMES BROWN BOSTON GARDEN ‘68
WGBH TV, 1968, NR, 70 min
RZ 1/16
Less than 24 hours after Martin Luther King’s assassination the city of Boston was
in a state of turmoil. When James Brown arrived at the airport to play his already
scheduled show he was warned that the mayor, fearing further unrest among the
African American community, planned to cancel the show. Not only did the show go
on at Brown’s insistence, but public television station WGBH broadcast the whole
thing. It’s an incredible historical document and a fantastic performance by James
Brown, who dedicated the show to Dr. King’s memory and brought the raw emotions
within himself and his community to a searing head.
JAMES BROWN BOSTON GARDEN ‘68
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THE LOVE WE MAKE
Dirs. Albert Maysles, Bradley Kaplan, 2011, NR, 94
min, digital
RZ 1/30
Directed by Albert Maysles -- the man behind the camera for GREY GARDENS,
the Beatles’ frst U.S. visit in 1964, and the Rolling Stones’ GIMME SHELTER, which
captured the infamous Altamont Speedway Free Festival -- along with Bradley
Kaplan, THE LOVE WE MAKE follows Paul McCartney through the streets of New
York City in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks as he organizes an all-
star beneft concert, The Concert for New York City. Featuring performances from
the concert itself, with unparalleled access backstage to McCartney and such
luminaries as David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, President Bill Clinton,
Sheryl Crow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton
John, James Taylor, Pete Townshend, and many more. [Northwest Film Forum]
CONTROL
Dir. Anton Corbijn, 2007, 122 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/2 & 1/9
Before there was Daft Punk, before there was Blink 182, and before there was any
electro pop/punk music you’ve heard in the last thirty years, there was Joy Division,
one of the most infuential post-punk bands to come out of Factory Records. As
their short success continued to rise, they were hit with a mondo tragedy: frontman
Ian Curtis committed suicide. In 2007, Avant-garde auteur, Anton Corbijn, released
a fctional biography (shot in black-and-white) on Curtis’ life from 1973 to 1980,
covering his personal struggles with marriage and infdelity, the rise of Joy
Division, and his battle with epilepsy, which is an alleged contribution to his suicide
in 1980. CONTROL is one of the better fctional biographies about a musical legend.
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FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER
Dir. Joseph Zito, 1984, 91 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/10
SPECIAL PRE-FRIDAY THE 13th CELEBRATION! Modern Earth is a thousand times
shittier than ‘80s Earth. Conclusive evidence is everywhere, but Jason Voorhees
stands as the most undeniable exhibit. The Real Jason we love is a towering,
misshapen, unstoppable force of vengeance-fueled undead rage, while Fake Jason
of Michael Bay’s 2009 FRIDAY THE 13th remake was a physically ft survivalist
defending his weed stash. Whooops. So join us in disregarding the last 2.5 decades
of Hollywood’s miserable failures, and come party hard with the genuine Machete
Master. Note: the other attendees at this splatterbash aren’t your average horny
teenage meat chunks; Crispin Glover, 12-year-old Corey Feldman and LAST
AMERICAN VIRGIN star Lawrence Monoson all face of against Crystal Lake’s
population controller. This installment is by far the darkest, meanest and most
hump-hating of the series, and though the flm’s title is an absolute goddamn lie,
Real Jason’s bloodthirsty, murderous wrath is TRUUUUE!!! (Zack)
TERROR TUESDAY
DEMONS
Dir. Lamberto Bava, 1985, 104 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/3
Italians are a hateful and bloodthirsty race. This fundamental aspect of their
species is apparent in everything they touch, but is possibly best exemplifed in
this unchallenged masterpiece of rabid, hellish possession. Co-written by iconic
auteur, Mario Bava, DEMONS is an unrepentant vomit-geyser of torn digestive tracts
and anti-human plague sewage. A panorama of stereotypes - punks, preppies n’
the ungodly events unspooling on the silver screen erupt into an actual harvesting
of shrieking mutilated victims. The demon virus spreads through the theater like
a lightning bolt with a switchblade, and no opportunity for repugnantly gratuitous
(Zack)
GOKE: BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL
Dir. Hajime Sato, 1968, 84 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/17
As far as I’m concerned, if Japan never made another movie before or after this
senses-melting Technicolor annihilator, they’d still be the most entertaining
nation in the third dimension. Every sound, hue, special efect and performance
here is like nothing ever seen on flm. Survivors of a mysterious plane crash are
stalked by mucus-based interplanetary silver blobs bent on destroying mankind
genitaliaesque forehead growths, bubble-shaped saucers, massive psychotic
frenzies and epilepsy-strobe anti-war propaganda and you’ve just scratched the
invasion skull-shredder has to ofer. Obscenely underrated creator-director Sato
had previously sharpened his teeth on gonzo Sonny Chiba monster epics like THE
GOLDEN BAT and TERROR BENEATH THE SEA -- as well as a live action children’s
TV series called LITTLE SATAN (!!) -- but GOKE is far and away the pinnacle of his
psychotically deranged genius. This is truly one the fat-out best movies to ever hit
the Terror Tuesday screen. Do! Not!! Missss!!!! (Zack)
THE CAR
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HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
Dir. John McNaughton, 1986, 83 min, NR, 35mm
RZ 1/24
Horror movies incorporate some measure of humor or “colorful characters” to
balance their violence. It’s a reliable method that’s existed as long as movies
themselves: Destroy the viewer momentarily, but allow them to take their next
breath. HENRY is a notorious exception to the rule; a fact-based blade in the guts
that twists from the opening segment and only builds speed. Shot in Chicago on an
impossibly lean budget, the cast of unknowns authentically transform into drifters,
junkies, victims and remorseless, humorless, futureless killers. Michael Rooker’s
lead performance is so strong that he probably had to strangle kittens on weekends
to depressurize from the role. One of the most infamous and efective fright flms of
all time, HENRY was completed three years before any theater would screen it, and
the MPAA declared that “there could be no amount of edits that would ever allow
the flm an R rating.” So tonight, we present a completely uncensored, unrated
35mm print. Ride the darkness. (Zack)
THE CAR
Dir. Elliott Silverstein, 1977, 96 min, PG, 35mm
RZ 1/31
In 1983, Stephen King and John Carpenter released a wildly successful movie
about a villainous automobile. With all due respect to these two timeless horror
icons, CHRISTINE is a total puss. Instead, let’s look back six additional years at
a car possessed by The Devil himself. James Brolin plays a desert community
sherif faced with an all-powerful four-wheeled custom cruiser self-driven by The
Dark Lord and capable of breathtaking paranormal feats of human extermination.
Cops, children, wife-beaters, schoolteachers and crosscountry bicyclists all fnd
themselves smeared across the pavement under Lucifer’s hungry wheels. This
Satanic sedan is not only seemingly unstoppable, but actually modeled after
the real-life luxury vehicle of Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, who himself
served as the movie’s on-set creative consultant! We’re talking about white-
knuckled, brimstone-burnin’, damnation-fueled, 666-mile-per-hour Hell power,
motherfucker!!! (Zack)
pimps - are trapped in a rundown cinema by a man with a metal face, and soon
violence is left untaken. In fact, just watching this movie is a second-degree felony.
eurosadist Dario Argento and directed by the son of Italy’s apocryphal horror
surface of what this slow-boiling 84-minute hatefuck-psychedelia zombie/alien
by reanimating human corpses. Mix in mascara-smeared male terrorists,
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EROTIC ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
Dir. Corey Allen, 1971, 79 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/18
“It’s not his nose that grows.” Unbelievably silly high concept adult fairy tale about
a wooden man created by the horny Gepetta (the amazing Monica Gayle, Patch
from SWITCHBLADE SISTERS) to help satisfy her insatiable desires. As you could
probably fgure out for yourself, he becomes a real warm-blooded man and pretty
soon he’s knee deep in the naughty free-love sex hijinks of feudal Europe. But
he’s faced with one difcult and embarrassing technical problem: everytime he’s
unfaithful to Gepetta, his love-kabob doubles in size. And since he’s starring in
one of the village’s many proftable live sex shows (presided over by a guy who
looks and acts exactly like Super Mario), he soon fnds his indiscretions impossible
to conceal. A stupid yet fun flm that will appeal to your baser instincts. With
Dyanne Thorne (ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE SS) as the Fairy Godmother and an all-star
cast of sixties and seventies skin-fick performers. (Lars)
WEIRD WEDNESDAY
SWITCHBLADE SISTERS
Dir. Jack Hill, 1975, 91 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/11
This is one of the all-time classic exploitation flms, and probably director Jack
Hill’s masterpiece. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect Girl Gang movie. All the
elements - tone, pacing, performances - are dead-on. The revenge and betrayal-
flled plot brings to mind the nastier Elizabethan dramas that were so popular
with working class audiences of 400 years ago, who crammed into disreputable
never change. Hill combines the complicated plot efortlessly with the crisp,
classical gangster movie tone of the old Warner Brothers James Cagney flms and
the directness and intensity of ‘70s drive-in cinema. The result is a perfect storm of
red-hot teenage bad girls, fashing knives and social commentary. The three main
leads are perfect - angelic Robbie Lee, cast against type as the tough leader of the
Dagger Debs; Joanne Nail, who looks like Miss America but is the toughest Deb of
all and Monica Gayle as the sexy one-eyed Iago Patch, who dines on the coldest
plate of revenge imaginable at the end. Incredible. (Lars)
EROTIC ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
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THE HUMAN TORNADO
Dir. Clif Roquemore, 1976, 85 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/4
As the poster says: “Nerve-shattering ...Brain-battering ...Mind-splattering ...A
ONE MAN DISASTER!” If you want an argument from me you’ll have to change the
subject. Rudy Ray Moore is without a doubt one of the most idiosyncratic talents
ever to light up the silver screen. He frst achieved fame as a nightclub entertainer
reciting “toasts” (basically proto-raps) about a mythical black pimp/avenger
named Dolemite that had been handed down in various forms through years of
African American oral tradition. With the advent of blaxploitation action movies
in the ‘70s Moore took the next logical step, starring as Dolemite in his own flms.
This is the second and possibly funniest. This time the bad guys are rednecks and
mobsters. We also get to see the mature, somewhat pudgy Rudy Ray Moore naked
on more occasions than we might wish. Throughout, Moore displays his half-speed
the giant step into surrealism Moore’s flms would take, culminating in PETEY
WHEATSTRAW and AVENGING DISCO GODFATHER. Devastating! (Lars)
MESSIAH OF EVIL
Dir. Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, 1973, 90 min, R, 35mm.
RZ 1/25
The ‘70s were a period of such astonishing artistic ferment in the American flm
industry that if we just poke through the junk pile a bit we’re bound to turn up
some amazing overlooked masterpiece -- and by the director of HOWARD THE
DUCK no less. MESSIAH OF EVIL is a legitimate horror classic. I’d rank it right up
there with I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. I realize
that’s a provocative statement, but then so is MESSIAH OF EVIL. Like a lot of young
flmmakers at the time Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz had absorbed as many
European art flms they possibly could and when they were contracted to make
let that scare you of. Between the Bergmanesque shots of women looking out of
windows, we get a beautifully sketched atmosphere of a small town with a dark
secret. Some of the scariest scenes in the flm take place in the most mundane
locales -- a gas station, a grocery store, a movie theater. A memorable scene
with a can of evil-repellant. (Lars)
theaters to watch the blood-drenched intrigues of kings and thieves. Some things
martial arts chops and amazing one-liners. THE HUMAN TORNADO also foreshadows
a low-budget horror movie all that artsiness spilled out on the screen. But don’t
featuring an African-American albino will make you want to hide under your seat
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THE ACTION PACK
Quote-Along: THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Dir. Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998, 117 min, R
SL Mondays : RZ 1/6, 1/7 : LC 1/15, 1/19
If you’re at all like me, you quote this movie every day, all through your regular life,
and at times you forget that some of the things you say all the time are actually
from the movie. Well from now on, that aggression will not stand, man, because
at long last The Action Pack has put together THE BIG LEBOWSKI Quote-Along and
we can’t wait to see all of our Little Lebowski Urban Achievers out at the theater.
As always with a quote-along, all of your favorite lines will be subtitled karaoke-
style so it will be easy to yell out, “Nobody fucks with the Jesus!” at exactly the
right time (you’re on your own for getting the accent, though). We’ll have bowling
pin beer available, a giant sized bowling game onstage before the flm, and a bunch
of props to help make the best moments of the flm come to life (including a bag
of Walter’s dirty whites). So, go pee on a stranger’s rug, pull the marmot out of
your bathtub, and come down to the Alamo and The Highball for our new weekly
tradition. Mark it 8, Dude. (Henri Mazza)
Hecklevision: SPICE WORLD
Dir. Bob Spiers, 1997, 93 min.
RZ 1/15
From the minds of the Spice Girls (seriously they got a writing credit for the idea),
developed and written for the screen by Kim Fuller (From Justin to Kelly) and
directed with elegance and grace by Bob Spiers (That Darn Cat), SPICE WORLD had
every excuse to be a bad movie ...except it was...no wait it was just a terrible,
awful flm. But it’s so bad it’s INSANELY ENJOYABLE! This is why it creates the
perfect recipe for The Action Pack’s Hecklevision. So, climb aboard the double
decker Spice Bus and get ready for a madcap musical adventure with the sexy
phenomenons of pop - the Spice Girls. An encounter with extra-terrestrials, a
night in a haunted castle, and a moment of truth in a maternity ward are just a
few of the whacky predicaments the Spice Girl’s fnd themselves in as they gear
up for their frst live concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Join The Action Pack
as they present SPICE WORLD on the screen like you’ve never seen it before with
your heckles streamed LIVE ON-SCREEN alongside the flm for everyone to enjoy.
So come on all the people of the world, SPICE UP YOUR LIFE! (Greg MacLennan)
Sing-Alongs: ANCHORMAN
Quote-Along: ANCHORMAN
RZ 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 : LC 1/22, 1/26
Ron Burgundy loves scotch. Brick Tamland loves lamp. Champ Kind loves fun. Brian
Fantana thought he was in love with a Brazilian girl once...or a Chinese girl...at any
rate, it was this girl, and he made out with her. These are the men of the Channel 4
News Team and they’re here to deliver... the news. If you’re a man who’s never been
to an ANCHORMAN Quote-Along, you’ve missed out on one of the most quote-able,
drink-able, enjoyable nights of your life. And if you’re a woman who’s never been
to the ANCHORMAN Quote-Along, I encourage you to dress like a man and try your
luck at getting in...it is AnchorMAN, not AnchorLADY. And that is a scientifc fact.
As always we will have all of your favorite lines subtitled karaoke-style for you to
belt out as well as mustaches for all and a yazz fute for you to play along with Ron
during his melodically intense seduction of Veronica Corningstone. Also, we will
have a harmonizing sing-along of Afternoon Delight and a drinking competition
before the show. (Greg MacLennan)
Action Pack: ALIENS
Dir. James Cameron, 1986, R, 137 min.
RZ 1/16
ALIEN(S) you read that right, ALIEN(S) because The Action Pack didn’t want to sit in
a claustrophobic theater with you and NOT BLOW STUFF UP!
57 years after her ordeal with an extraterrestrial creature, Ellen Ripley is rescued
by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep only to discover human settlements
have popped up on the alien planet, LV-426. Ripley returns to the planet to help
out the cocksure, tough-as-nails space Marines investigate the sudden break in
communications from LV-426. AND THEN SHIT GETS REAL.
James Cameron picked up where Ridley Scott left of and then turned it up to
11. You will see Michael Biehn in full commander mode, shots will be fred and
things will explode. So stay frosty marine, grab a standard issue Action Pack cap
gun, a full sheet of caps and marvel at the masterpiece that is ALIENS while the
Action Pack provides a full-on pyrotechnic experience -IN THEATER to all the key
explosions. “We’d better get back, ‘cause it’ll be dark soon, and they mostly come
at night... mostly. “ (Greg MacLennan)
Sing-Along: MOULIN ROUGE
Dir. Baz Luhrmann, 2001, PG-13
RZ 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/12 : LC 2/5, 2/8
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the tale of a penniless, hopelessly romantic
Bohemian poet who moves to Paris only to quickly fall into a doomed afair with
the most beautiful girl at the Moulin Rouge theater. But this sweeping musical
epic is far more than meets they eye as it can warm even the coldest of heart and
convert the most jaded of minds to a belief in the New Bohemian lifestyle. Baz
Luhrmann has given us a gift that will never stop giving and no matter how many
times I’ve seen this movie in a theater, it never fails to give me goosebumps all
over. So the Action Pack is putting its heart on its sleeve this February and inviting
you to belt out all your favorite tunes, quote your favorite lines and fash your
diamond rings while you shake your maracas at the MOULIN ROUGE Sing-Along.
We’ll have props for everyone to interact with the flm as well as an IN THEATER
Can-Can competition before the show. So come out and take a deep breath of love
this February at the Alamo Drafthouse. (Greg MacLennan)
PACK’S INTERACTIVE MOVIES, PARTIES AND EVENTS!
TAKE YOUR LOVE OF POP CULTURE TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH ACTION
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MASTER PANCAKE
The Master Pancake: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Master Pancake: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Dir. Robert Zemeckis, 116 min
RZ 1/20, 1/21, 1/27, 1/28
FOR TWO WEEKENDS ONLY, Master Pancake lampoons BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985),
a flm so iconic that for a brief period in the mid-80’s it convinced people that De
Loreans, down vests, and Huey Lewis were cool. Michael J. Fox (FAMILY TIES, TEEN
WOLF) stars as Michael J. Fox -- or Marty McFly as he’s called here -- who travels
back in time in order to save his professorial pal “Doc”, played by Christopher Lloyd
(TAXI, STAR TREK III). Along the way, McFox ends up inventing rock‘n’roll, changing
history, and almost dating his own mom. You’ll have 1.21 jigowatts of fun at this
Oedipally complex movie, as Master Pancake rifs on BACK TO THE FUTURE! (John)
CHOOSE YOUR OWN PANCAKE XVII
RZ 1/22
It’s time for CHOOSE YOUR OWN PANCAKE where you, the viewer, get to pick a
movie for Master Pancake to mock, and then we make it up right there on the spot!
Joining us a second time will be the hilarious Charlie Hodge as our special guest
mocker. How does it work? Just bring the DVD of your choice, Master Pancake will
narrow it down to 10 favorites, then the audience will vote on which of those they
want to see mocked. Be prepared to give a short speech in defense of your movie.
The audience has fnal say. Previous winners include: TIP TOES, WHITE COMANCHE,
LOGAN’S RUN, LEFT BEHIND, FACE/OFF and DEMOLITION MAN! What will be the
pick this time? It’s up to you. CYOP is always a fun night, with lots of audience
participation and the thrill of seeing a movie mock made up right before your
eyes. (John)
AUSTIN’S OWN AWARD-WINNING MOVIE MOCKING MAESTROS. FEATURING SLACKER WISE-
CRACKER JOHN ERLER AND HIS PARTNER JOE PARSONS.
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GIRLIE NIGHT
DANCE MOVIE MARATHON
DANCE MOVIE MARATHON
Featuring CENTER STAGE, STRICTLY BALLROOM and
STEP UP 2: THE STREETS
RZ 1/29
I’m constantly shocked by the number of people who fail to understand the power
of dance in flm. Dance changes lives! Dance brings people together! Dance
transforms ugly ducklings into graceful (and occasionally scary) swans! It’s high
time we gave the dance movie genre the appreciation it deserves, which is why
we’re screening not one but three of the greatest dance ficks of all time. We’ll start
with the balletastic CENTER STAGE, which proves that you don’t need good actors to
make an enjoyable movie-- just great dancers. Next, we’ll trade in our plié for the
pasodoble with Baz Luhrmann’s STRICTLY BALLROOM and cheer on Scott and Fran as
they fght for love and victory. Our evening will end with plenty of booty-shakin’ and
battling in STEP UP 2: THE STREETS, a flm that combines underdogs, friendship and
a little rain to create the best dance fnale in cinematic history. Come prepared to
laugh, swoon and bust a move in your seat as the power of dance turns your Sunday
afternoon into the best day ever. (Sarah Pitre)
Afternoon Tea: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Dir. Ang Lee, 1995, 136 min
SL 1/28
You might think we created our new Afternoon Tea series just to have an excuse
to nibble on delicious British baked goods. Or you might think we started it as a
reason to watch period flms with gorgeous costumes and classy British accents.
Well, congrats, smarty pants, because you’re correct on both counts! We’re excited
to launch Afternoon Tea with the Austen classic SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, featuring
luminous performances by Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet set against the
beautiful English countryside. The Academy Award-winning screenplay highlights
the thrilling (but always polite!) drama and heartbreak of Jane Austen’s novel,
complete with secret engagements, scoundrels and the unbreakable bonds of
sisterhood. Feel as elegant and refned as the Dashwood sisters while you sip
on tea, and swoon with a scone over the adorable Hugh Grant and exceedingly
dashing Alan Rickman. Whether your inheritance is £5000 or £500 a year, everyone
is invited to this delightful and delectable afternoon! (Sarah Pitre)
Girlie Night: SIXTEEN CANDLES
Dir. John Hughes, 1984, 93min
LC 1/4 : VL 1/11 : RZ 1/17, 1/24
I’m pretty sure that John Hughes is responsible for my survival of high school.
Beneath the comic exaggerations and sweet romanticism, the ordinary geeks in
his flms all gave me the same life-changing advice: “Prepare for the worst, but
don’t stop hoping for the best.” And no character exemplifes this wisdom better
than Samantha Baker in SIXTEEN CANDLES. Whenever I had a particularly rough
day in school, or an extremely awkward encounter with my unrequited crush, I
always reminded myself that Samantha had it worse. Like, did a freshman guy ever
try to dance with me while spastically yelling, “Very hot! Very hot!” Um, no. Did my
entire family ever forget my birthday? No way! Did my grandmother ever feel me
up? HECK NO. Samantha, on the other hand, endured all of that crap (and more!)
and she STILL got to kiss the hottest senior over a tasty birthday cake in a super
posh house. In celebration of those tiny (yet monumental) teenage triumphs over
adversity and awkwardness, I invite you to join me for Girlie Night, where we’ll
pass sex test notes and stare obsessively at Jake Ryan. (Sarah Pitre)
CELEBRATING THE MUCH-LOVED BUT OFT NEGLECTED GENRE OF SLUMBER PARTY MOVIES.
AT GIRLIE NIGHT, YOU CAN SQUEE WITHOUT SHAME. SERIOUSLY.
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REPERTORY REVIVAL
Zzang!!!: THE ROAD WARRIOR
COCKTAIL with Cocktails by Bill Norris
Dir. Roger Donaldson, 1988, R, 104 min, 35mm
RZ 1/6, 1/7
The Alamo was lucky to get a hold of Austin Chronicle’s “Best Mixologist” winner
Bill Norris, and at the very moment I learned Bill was hired on to the Alamo team
know a lot about Bill when I asked and as I’ve gotten to know him and taste his
concoctions since his hiring all I can say is this: This man knows how to make
drinks. He’s mixed alcohols that I previously thought I hated and made me love
them. TRUST THIS MAN. Anyways, Bill said yes. We got a 35mm print of one of
Tom Cruise’s most underrated gems and we’re inviting you to come baptize your
cocktail making before the show! So grab a drink, throw up your feet and prepare
yourself for the story of a talented New York bartender who takes a job at a bar
in Jamaica and falls hopelessly in love with a young and sexy as hell Elisabeth
Shue. (Greg MacLennan)
Zzang!!!: THE ROAD WARRIOR
Dir. George Miller, 1981, 94 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/8
THE BEST ACTION MOVIE OF ALL TIME!! Before Mel Gibson traded in his post-
apocalyptic leatherwear for the fowing cotton robes of Jesus, he was The Toughest
Hero in Movie History. Mad Max burned rubber across the scorched highways of
the barren Earth, on the hunt for fuel and the blood of criminal marauders. Even
in the Australian desert, some shotgun-wielding punk goon-ass needs to be
murdered every 30 seconds or so. Easy work for Max, until he runs up against
post-nuke shitmaster Lord Humungus and his crew of feral mohawked wasteoids.
Suddenly, the lone wolf of the wasteland fnds himself defending the last outpost
of untarnished humanity. What follows is inarguably the single greatest chase/
fght/stunt explosion ever captured on flm, with more car-fipping and stuntman-
smashing than any 1000 American action blockbusters could dream of. Come
witness the absolute ultimate in fallen world annihilation with THE ROAD WARRIOR!
Zzang!!!
OUR COLLECTION OF SERIES DEDICATED TO BRINGING BACK FILMS OF ALL GENRES AND
PRESENTING THEM THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE ON ALAMO’S GLORIOUS BIG SCREENS.
insides with the magical mixtures of alcohol...we might even have some fair-flled
I asked if we could have a screening of COCKTAIL with signature cocktails. I didn’t
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Celluloid Handbag: LIZA WITH A Z
Dir. Bob Fosse, 1972
RZ 1/25
It’s Liza with a Z, not Lisa with an S, cuz Lisa with an S goes Ssss not WHUUT!
Are ya’ll ready ta’ experience one of tha’ most dazzlin’ and brilliant shows of
ya’ LIFE?! For one stank night only, CELLULOID HANDBAG will be screenin’ tha’
frst flmed concert on television ever starring the one and only LIZA MINNELLI
involving tha’ frst ever “Liza-Of” complete with celebrity judges and ya’ hostess
REBECCA HAVEMEYER, then sit back and take in tha’ magic of Kander and Ebb (of
Cabaret fame), and the indestructible choreography of Bob Fosse for a powerhouse
performance that will leave ya’ foamin at tha mouth for more! Oh Mama….Ohhhh
Mama! BRANG IT. (Rebecca Havemeyer)
REPERTORY REVIVAL
HOOK Mini-feast
Dir. Steven Spielberg, 1991, PG, 144 min
LC 1/18 : SL 1/25
BANGARANG!!!!!!!
“Have to fy, have to fght, have to crow, have to save Maggie, have to save Jack,
Hook is back.” Captain James T. Hook is back and badder than ever and this time
because Chef John Bullington is pulling out all the stops to create a feast beyond
the imagination of any lost boy. Remember that huge imaginary feast the lost boys
are chowing down on? Well remember no more because that feast is becoming a
reality! The menu is still to come, but one thing we can assure you, by dessert time
deliciousness. So go ahead and close your eyes and think of what you want more
than anything else in the whole world, because anything is possible...all you gotta
do is ...believe. (Greg MacLennan)
ASIAN INVASION: DREADNAUGHT
Dir. Yuen Woo Ping, 1981, 91 min, 35mm
RZ 1/22
This little-seen classic by Yuen Woo Ping (DRUNKEN MASTER, TRUE LEGEND etc.)
and his brothers (the Yuen clan) is completely astonishing. The only appropriate
not widely seen, DREADNAUGHT deserves to occupy a high place in the pantheon
of martial arts cinema, what Yuen and his brothers lacked in budget, they more
than made up for in endless expertise of combat and cinema. There’s as much
Buster Keaton as Bruce Lee in this story of a terrifying, demented maniac, wearing
the painted face of a Chinese opera villain, who pits himself against an elderly
Wong Fei Hung, the invincible and wise perfect fghter of Chinese folklore, and his
students. Everyone who sees DREADNAUGHT is wildly impressed by it. Don’t miss
this opportunity to see a gorgeous 35mm print. Essential! (Lars)
CINEMA CLUB:
COMANCHE STATION with The Zellner Brothers
Dir. Budd Boetticher, 1960, 74 min, 35mm
RZ 1/15
For January’s Cinema Club we will be joined by David and Nathan Zellner, the flm-
making team responsible for the forthcoming Sundance selected flm KID-THING,
as well as many others. Boetticher, a rough, tough son of a bitch who started as a
boxer and bullfghter, made westerns unlike any others that preceded them, though
he would have a gigantic impact on the flms of Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone, Clint
Eastwood and others. While his movies were commercially and critically successful
in the states, it was the French (naturally) who really embraced Boetticher’s
series of existential westerns. COMANCHE STATION was the last of Boetticher’s
collaborations with the tall, taciturn actor Randolph Scott, a man of few words but
unshakable moral strength. Here he must enter into an unsteady truce with his old
enemy Claude Akins and his gang in order to return a young woman to her family
from captivity by the Comanches. The threat of Indian attack is ever-present but
the real tension is within the group and ultimately within Scott himself.
Thankfully you don’t have to be an expert of make-believe to enjoy this event,
we will be chowing down on some unnaturally colored, fufy-looking custard-like
he’s kidnapped Peter’s kids.
at tha’ height of her fame and stank fortune! Start ya’ night out with a pre-show
response to kung fu action this fast and inventive is slack-jawed admiration. While
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SUPER FRIENDS
The Dionysium presents
ITS SCIENCE SHOW
SL 1/4
The Dionysium ofers a unique, innovative program of debate, lecture, declamation,
theatrical presentation and music in a salon-like atmosphere on the frst
Wednesday of every month at the Alamo South Lamar. Audiences enjoy oferings
not to be found elsewhere in Austin, including the recitation of famous speeches,
participatory discussion in a formal, moderated context, and the opportunity
to participate in the recreation of Ancient rituals. A typical Dionysium show
will feature a lecture, a declamation, a drinking song, a flm or live musical
performance, an appeal to Dionysus, a fction-writing contest, and plenty of strong
drink. But the heart of every Dionysium is the debate, pitting two experts against
each other in toe-to-toe parliamentary combat. Dionysium debate resolutions
FANBOYS
REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR
Dir. Chris Payne, PG-13, 90 min
SL 1/9 & 1/11
In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same
car companies that built them. Today, less than fve years later, the electric car is
back ... with a vengeance, and those same companies and others are now revving
up production on exciting new models. In the follow-up to his hit 2006 flm, WHO
KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?, director Chris Paine delves inside Detroit, Tokyo, and
Silicon Valley to explore why the electric car is making a phoenix-like comeback. To
tell his breathlessly entertaining and eye-opening resurrection tale, Paine pits four
visionaries against one other: Bob Lutz, the cigar-chomping chairman of General
Motors; Elon Musk, PayPal wunderkind (and model for Iron Man’s Tony Stark) who
CEO of Nissan; and eccentric carenthusiast Greg “Gadget” Abbot, who converts
existing cars to electric. Who will be the best at grabbing the world’s imagination
and getting consumers to buy their version of a green car? Narrated by actor Tim
Robbins, this high-speed documentary reveals why the next generation of electric
cars truly is America’s future.
COME HANG WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM AUSTIN & BEYOND AND SEE
COOL STUFF YOU WON’T FIND ANYPLACE ELSE.
have covered everything from Social Security reform to the future threat of
genocidal robots.
heads upstart Tesla Motors; über-capitalist Carlos Chosn, the eternally-driven
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The Golden Hornet Project presents AMADEUS
Dir. Milos Foreman, 1984, R, 210 min
SL 1/15
Golden Hornet Project (GHP) has launched a project to complete Mozart’s
unfnished Requiem, in collaboration with composers from the rock, hip-hop,
video game and avant garde music scenes. To support this monster project, which
will be completed and presented to the public in 2014, we are hosting a series
of screenings of the flm AMADEUS over the next two years. Each screening will
include a live choral performance of The Requiem work in progress, with GHP co-
artistic directors Peter Stopschinski and Graham Reynolds in attendance. Based
on the stage play by Peter Shafer, AMADEUS tells the tale of Salieri, a famous
composer who is tormented and ultimately goes mad because of his jealousy of the
infnitely more talented Mozart. His utter mediocrity when compared to Mozart is
too much to bear, and Salieri hatches a plan to kill the brilliant composer.
Ain’t It Cool News, Austin Chronicle & Toy Joy present
Free Kids Club: The Original BAD NEWS BEARS
Dir. Michael Ritchie, 1976, PG, 102 min, 35mm
SL 1/28
Yep, if there’s one thing that brings joy to the hearts of children across the world,
it’s Walter Matthau. No…wait a minute…that’s not true at all. Anyway, ol’ Dogface
was already a Hollywood legend before he decided to make the unlikely leap to
playing the lead in a family flm. Even more surprising is that the movie was a
huuuge hit, spawning two sequels, a TV series, and a 2005 remake that we won’t
talk about here. But the original movie is the best of the bunch, jam-packed with
zany antics, childhood triumphs, PG swear words (okay…plus a few real ones), and
the type of kids movie electricity that no one’s been able to match in decades!
Sure, one kid smokes, another one’s kinda racist and the coach always has a beer
in his hand. But these are all parts of what made THE BAD NEWS BEARS the most
memorable, enduring little league epic of all time! So don’t be a wimp! Bring your
kids on down, and if they end up hooked on Marlboros, we’ll refund your ticket price
in its entirety. PS: This show is free.
SUPER FRIENDS
Reel Change Film Frenzy
SL 1/15
Lights. Camera. Help. and The Alamo Drafthouse present The 2012 Reel Change
Film Frenzy! At noon on Friday, January 13th, ten Austin nonprofts will be teamed
up with ten flmmaking teams to make cause-driven short flms in just 48 hours. At
7 pm on Sunday, we’ll see the results of their hard work. The winning flmmakers
walk away with cash prizes and bragging rights. All the participating nonprofts
walk away with a great short flm about their work. Join us as we see the results of
this weekend flm project on the big screen and help select the winners.
FANBOYS
Dir. Kyle Newman, 2008, 90 min.
SL 1/18
Join screenwriter Ernie Cline and the 501st Legion (costumed Star Wars bad guys)
for a special screening of FANBOYS to beneft the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Help us cheer on the onscreen fanboys as they attempt to break into George Lucas’
Skywalker Ranch to steal an early copy of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom
Menace and answer the ultimate question: “What if the movie sucks?” We’re going
full geek on this one. Expect a theater full of costumed Storm Troopers, droids,
and all the Star Wars nerdiness you can handle. And yes, you can wear your Yoda
ears. (Amy Averett)
THE BEST DAMN SHORTS SHOW!
RZ 1/15
Austin is becoming a mecca for indie-flmmaking. Austin legends like Richard
Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, and Wes Anderson honed their craft by telling short
form stories. But who will be the next generation of Austin flmmakers? Cue.......
The Best Damn Shorts Show! hosted at the Alamo Drafthouse. The best short flms
from Austin’s brightest flmmakers will be shown alongside trailers for upcoming
Austin feature flms. After the show join us for a Q&A with local flmmakers,
industry experts, and to create an open dialogue for what Austin Film is becoming.
All genres will be represented in an event full of laughs, sighs, and maybe even
a few cries.
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Go West! Representations of the American Frontier is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art.
Generous funding for the exhibition is provided by the T. J. Brown and C. A. Lupton Foundation
with additional support from Dana and Gene Powell.
Art on Tap: Craft Beer and Local Fare
Saturday, March 24, 1PM
Join beer expert Sam Hovland in a tasting of
five beers selected from regions represented in
our spring exhibitions. Food pairings provided by
Mat Clouser, executive chef at Swift’s Attic.
Details at blantonmuseum.org
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LATE SHOW
WILD AT HEART
REPO MAN
Dir. Alex Cox, 1984, 102 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/13 & 1/14
REPO MAN is considered to be The Ultimate Punk Film but in fact, REPO MAN
should be called The Ultimate ‘80s Film, with its shipwrecked characters living
low beneath the shadows of the crummy Reagan era. Otto (Emilio Estevez) is a
go-nowhere L.A. punk whose life takes a turn for the crazy when he’s enlisted
by a crew of self-destructive, nihilistic repo men (including HARRY DEAN STANTON
delivering some of the BEST monologues ever committed to celluloid). Meanwhile,
a mysterious cop-evaporating force threatens to change the laws of science as we
know it. Featuring a hilarious script and a soundtrack from Black Flag, Circle Jerks,
There is no movie experience like this one, and Cox is considered one of the reigning
kings of cult flm for a thousand reasons, all of which are on fearless display in this
blue-collar masterpiece. “Ordinary fucking people, I hate ‘em…”
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Dir. John Carpenter, 1981, 99 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/6 & 1/7
Snake Plissken is the ULTIMATE Sci-Fi Badass. Why? Because he’s played by
ultimate real life badass Kurt Russell, who was at the height of his efortlessly
steely machismo when he teamed with ultimate flmmaking badass John
Carpenter for the frst (and many say greatest) of several fawless collaborations.
So if you love BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and THE THING - and you sure as hell
do - this is the unshaven, post-apocalyptic blowtorcher that started it all! The
year is 1997 A.D., Cold-blooded criminal Snake has 24 hours to enter the lawless,
bloodthirsty prison island known as “Manhattan” and rescue the nation’s president
(HALLOWEEN’s Donald Pleasance) from the clutches of a crazed gang leader played
by the late, great Isaac Hayes! Along for the explosive destruction, mayhem and
grit are HARRY DEAN STANTON, Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine. A beautiful ‘80s
sci-f masterpiece packed with testosterone-fueled violence and tough guy rage.
WILD AT HEART
Dir. David Lynch, 1990, 125 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/27 & 1/28
Based on the pulp novel by author Barry Giford, WILD AT HEART follows Sailor
Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, a young couple of outcasts who leave their hometown
of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and strike out on their own. This “road movie” is
a journey into the supernatural and the violent, bringing to light the dark side
of America and the open road. Adapted for the screen and directed by master
director David Lynch (TWIN PEAKS, BLUE VELVET, ERASERHEAD) and starring prime-
era Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern, this flm is one of Lynch’s fnest eforts, and
features a supporting cast of some of the greatest character actors of the 1980s
and ‘90s, including HARRY DEAN STANTON(!), Willem Dafoe, Crispin Glover, and
Isabella Rosellini.
ALIEN
Dir. Ridley Scott, 1979, 117 min, R, 35mm
RZ 1/20 & 1/21
The progenitor of 101 “in space no one can hear you scream” ficks over the past
30 years, and the springboard for one awesome sequel (ALIENS) and two terrible
ones, this is Ridley Scott’s trailblazing 1979 original in all its pulse-pounding,
face-hugging, chest-bursting glory. (Oh, and it’s also providing the “DNA” for
Scott’s much-anticipated PROMETHEUS -- just don’t call this new one a sequel! )
Not only was ALIEN the flm that proved to the world how brilliantly kick-ass that
leggy Mensa member Sigourney Weaver is, but it also featured a rather topnotch
supporting cast that included our man of the month HARRY DEAN STANTON!, (Sir)
Ian Holm, John Hurt (side note: when’s this guy gonna get knighted?), Yaphet Kotto,
and your mom’s favorite dreamboat, Tom Skerritt.
NEW AND CLASSIC CELLULOID CULT KICKS FOR LATE NIGHT
THRILL SEEKERS. EVERY FRIDAY + SATURDAY AT RITZ.
Iggy Pop and Fear, plus enough zoned-out, new wave maniacs to fll a mental ward.
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$5 AFS MEMBERS (FREE WITH AFS PASS) / $8 ALL OTHERS
Best of Fests:
MAN ON A MISSION:
RICHARD GARRIOTT’S ROAD TO THE STARS
Dir. Mike Woolf, 2010, 94 min, Opens SL 1/20
VL 1/5
Last year Richard Garriott became the frst son of an astronaut to go to space, but
this is no millionaire’s joy ride, he pioneered private space travel to make his dream
come true: from his training in Russia to his launch in Kazakhstan to the dramatic,
never before seen footage inside the capsule during fery re-entry, this is a historic
moment in human space travel.
Not just for space fans, this is a flm that will inspire anyone who works tirelessly
to make their dream come true.
Austin Film Society Essential Cinema
The Great Escape: Three European Émigré Filmmakers
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm Jan 10 - Feb 14, 2012
Great directors who left their homeland to fnd greater fame and fortune (or just to
continue staying alive). Curated by Chale Nafus and Charles Ramirez-Berg
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Dir. Fritz Lang, 1931, 117 min, 35mm
SL 1/10
The unforgettable depiction of a serial killer (of children) hunted by both the police
and the criminal underworld.
FURY
Dir. Fritz Lang, 1936, 92 min, digital
SL 1/17
An innocent Spencer Tracy barely escapes a mob lynching and then sets out on a
path of revenge.
FAUST
Dir. F.W. Murnau, 1926, 116 min, digital
SL 1/24
Goethe’s timeless tale of God and Satan fghting for control of the earth through
the soul of one man, Faust.
SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS
Dir. F.W. Murnau, 1927, 110 min, 35mm
SL 1/31
A naïve young farmer is bewitched by an alluring city woman, who drives him
toward murder (one of the most beautiful American flms of the silent era).
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MOTOWN MONDAY
Mondays 9pm FREE
Out of all of the days of the week, Monday defnitely has the worst reputation.
Well, we at the Highball have decided to take pity on Monday and give it the
makeover it so desperately needs. That’s why we’re ofering a new weekly series,
Motown Monday, featuring the funky sounds of the Matchmaker Band and specialty
cocktails. Come enjoy a little liquid comfort and dance away your stress on the
dance foor! We guarantee that after one dose of Motown Monday, you’ll be saying,
“TGIM!”
TITTIE BINGO
Tuesdays 10pm FREE
In the greatest partnership since tequila and karaoke, we’ve combined bingo with
edited versions of porn parodies. Because when you take out the sex, you’re left
with hilariously surreal moments that ofer a goldmine of amusement. We’re also
throwing in some very special activities and giving away prizes! So come out and
get frisky, because everyone’s a winner at Tittie Bingo. Hosted by the totes ferce
Craig Ries!
GEEKS WHO DRINK
Wednesdays 7pm FREE
Sundays 7pm FREE
Join us for team trivia hosted by John W. Smith and James Pound! Quizzes cover
everything from train wreck celebrities to comic books to current events. Form a
team of your friends or show up and make some new ones while enjoying Happy
Hour priced drinks. Winners receive prizes and eternal glory!
DALE WATSON
Thursdays 8pm FREE
With a recording career spanning over two decades, Dale is basically a state–hell,
national– treasure, rocking roadhouses and dance halls with his signature brand
of honky tonk and country swing. This guy is the real deal, and once you’ve seen
him, you’ll be back every week. And we’ll have some $3 local beer waiting for you.
BLACK RED BLACK
Wednesdays 10pm FREE
Austin-based jazz phenoms Ephraim Owens, Red Young, and Brannen Temple
transform into the explosively eclectic trio, Black Red Black. Individually, these
musicians are powerhouses– Owens won the title of “Best Horn” from the Austin
Chronicle, Young has played with superstars ranging from Dolly Parton to Tanya
Tucker, and Temple has appeared on The Tonight Show and Soul Train. Put these
three together, and the audience is in for the jazz ride of their life.
ACTION PACK 80s DANCE PARTY
FRIDAYS 11pm FREE
Everybody’s working for the weekend, when they can party all the time and get into
the groove. And that’s why the Action Pack 80s music video dance party is the
ultimate way to spend your Friday night! Slip on your favorite leg warmers, crimp
your hair and let loose with videos from the superstars of the 80s. Whether you
want to whip it or do the safety dance, you’ll feel like you’re walking on sunshine,
because Action Pack parties are simply irresistible. So join us every Friday, because
we’ve got the beat, and we’ll be right here waiting for you.
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THE ACTION PACK JIGGY CRUNK DANCE PARTY
1/7 10:30pm FREE
Do the dip, humpty hump and pop and lock to videos of all the dope jams from the
golden era of “hip pop” (a term we may have invented just this very moment).
We’re talking Will Smith, Bel Biv DeVoe, Kid N’ Play, and everything else that
made those baggy pants and awkward spazmatic moves seem mad hype (or at
least somewhat socially acceptable). Be magically transported back to the days
of playas and scrubs, hotties and hoochies. Don’t shake your head and pretend
that you aren’t into this idea. This is the realm of guilty pleasures, and we are all
lifetime residents. Bring your dawgs, your bling, and a little bit of cheddar, and get
to the hottes retrospective rap pop video dance party in town.
MAGNIFICENT 7
1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17 7pm FREE
An Austin based group specializing in original arrangements of American swing
music, the Magnifcent 7 will lure you to the dance foor with the sultry stylings
of their female vocalist and their rich, vibrant sound. With an instrumentation of
four horns, bass, drums and guitar, the group masters a number of musical genres,
including, swing, blues and Latin.
FANTASTIC ARCADE HAPPY HOUR
1/8, 2/5 4pm FREE
Like the Fantastic Arcade itself, Fantastic Arcade is a celebration of the best
in independent video games, with demos, developer chats and early looks at
unreleased and upcoming games from some of the fnest indie studios in Austin
and around the world. Come meet, drink and play with people who are taking
games in directions you never thought possible.
NEW DAY SOUL PARTY
1/21 9pm FREE
The New Day is not your average soul night. Brought to you by Friends of Sound
Records, this is a party that showcases talent from the heaviest collectors in the
soul & funk community nationwide. Get on up (and get on down) on the dance foor
while enjoying rare and classic soul music, played exclusively on vinyl by local
experts and special guest DJs.
JAZZ BRUNCH
Sundays 10-3pm
Jazz up your Sunday with mimosas, tasty business and live music by the Kris Kimura
Quartet. Each week chef Trish Eichelberger hand selects fresh, local ingredients to
use in our made-to-order menu that ranges from comfort food (fufy pancakes!)
to gourmet goodness (the Highball Benedict with beef tenderloin). Our delectable
food and delicious brunch cocktails are sure to make your Sunday buzz last
through the week!
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BILLY GOAT BALL FEATURING ROOSTER JENKINS AND
ROUGH RIDERS
1/15 10pm FREE
We’ve put together a fantastic bill of live music to get all of you billy goats and gals
stomping around on the dance foor! With their rollicking country western style,
the Rough Riders are always a rip-roarin’ good time, especially when partnered up
with Rooster Jenkins, an energetic ball of neo-folk soul with a laid-back swagger.
Hoof it up in our ballroom while enjoying happy hour drinks and music that’ll make
every billy goat lose his gruf.
400 RABBITS PREVIEW DINNER
1/17 7pm
You may have heard about 400 Rabbits, the agave spirit bar opening in conjunction
with the new Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane. We’re giving you a chance
to experience the tastiness before anyone else with our tequila paired dinner,
featuring cocktails from the 400 Rabbits menu! See what all of the hype is about
as beverage director Bill Norris and chef Trish Eichelberger take you on a mescal-
fueled journey of culinary delights.
AUSTIN ROASTER’S CLUB
1/24 7pm
The tradition of Dean Martin, Don Rickles, Lucille Ball, Red Foxx, and the venerable
Friars comes to Austin with The Austin Roaster’s Club! Get ready for a night of
big comedy and irreverent laughs for a great cause as The Austin Roaster’s Club
brings together the funniest people in the city to insult, praise, pay tribute, and tell
stories both true and untrue of Austin’s fnest, most talented, and most celebrated
people. A portion from each ticket sold goes to the charity of the Honoree’s choice.
This month, the Austin Roaster’s Club will be honoring Ari Temkin, co-host of “The
Adams Theory” on ESPN Austin’s 104.9 The Horn
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ANTONE’S
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STUBBS INDOORS
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THE PARISH ANTONE’S
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The Action Pack:
ANCHOR MAN
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Ritz
AFS: MAN ON A MISSION
@ Village
Music Monday:
CONTROL
@ Ritz
The Action Pack:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Lamar
REVENGE OF THE
ELECTRIC CAR
@ Lamar
Zzang!!!: ROAD WARRIOR
@ Ritz
Terror Tuesday:
FRIDAY THE 13TH PT 4
@ Ritz
Hollywood Bullshit:
@ Ritz
Weird Wednesday:
SWITCHBLADE SISTERS
@ Ritz
Girlie Night:
SIXTEEN CANDLES
@ Village
REVENGE OF THE
ELECTRIC CAR
@ Village
The Action Pack:
ANCHORMAN QUOTE-ALONG
@ Ritz
The Late Show:
REPO MAN
@ Ritz
ROCKY HORROR
@ Village
The Late Show:
REPO MAN
@ Ritz
Music Monday:
JAMES BROWN
BOSTON GARDEN
@ Ritz
The Action Pack:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Lamar
The Action Pack:
ALIENS
@ Lamar
Big Screen Classics:
VERTIGO
@ Village
Cinema Club:
COMANCHE STATION
@ Ritz
The Action Pack:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Lake Creek
Hecklevision:
SPICE WORLD
@ Ritz
Terror Tuesday:
GOKE: BODYSNATCHER
FROM HELL
@ Ritz
Girlie Night:
SIXTEEN CANDLES
@ Ritz
Big Screen Classics:
VERTIGO
@ Village
Weird Wednesday:
THE EROTIC ADVENTURES
OF PINOCCHIO
@ Ritz
Big Screen Classics:
VERTIGO
@ Village
HOOK
mini-feast
@ Lake Creek
FANBOYS
@ Lamar
The Action Pack:
ANCHORMAN QUOTE-ALONG
@ Ritz
Big Screen Classics:
VERTIGO @ Village
Skinemax:
LAST CALL
@ Ritz
Master Pancake:
BACK TO THE FUTURE
@ Ritz
MAN ON A MISSION
Opens
@ Lamar
The Late Show:
ALIENS
@ Ritz
Exploision:
DEEP RED
@ Village
Music Monday:
ACL LEONARD COHEN
@ Ritz
The Action Pack:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Lamar

Master Pancake:
CHOOSE YOUR OWN
PANCAKE
@ Ritz
The Action Pack:
ANCHORMAN QUOTE-ALONG
@ Lake Creek
Asian Invasion:
DREADNAUGHT
@ Ritz
Terror Tuesday:
HENRY: PORTRAIT
OF A SERIAL KILLER
@ Ritz
Girlie Night:
SIXTEEN CANDLES
@ Ritz
Weird Wednesday:
MESSIAH OF EVIL
@ Ritz
Celluloid Handbag:
THE LIZA W/A Z
HOOK
mini-feast
@ Lamar
Master Pancake:
BACK TO THE FUTURE
@ Ritz
The Late Show:
WILD AT HEART
@ Ritz
ROCKY HORROR
@ Village
Kids Club:
BAD NEWS BEARS
@ Lamar
The Late Show:
WILD AT HEART
@ Ritz
Tea Time:
SENSE & SENSIBILITY
@ Lamar
Music Monday:
THE LOVE WE MAKE
@ Ritz
DRAGONSLAYER
@ Ritz
A LONELY PLACE TO DIE
@ Ritz
The Action Pack:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Lamar
Girlie Night:
DANCE MOVIE MARATHON
@ Ritz
DRAGONSLAYER
@ Ritz
Terror Tuesday:
THE CAR
@ Ritz
COMPUTER ERROR!: The
WORST CGI in Movie History
@ Ritz
The Action Pack:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Ritz
COCKTAIL w/cocktails
@ Ritz
The Late Show:
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
@ Ritz
ROCKY HORROR
@ Village
The Action Pack:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Ritz
COCKTAIL w/cocktails
@ Ritz
The Late Show:
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
@ Ritz
Terror Tuesday:
DEMONS
@Ritz
COLD SWEAT
@Ritz
Weird Wednesday:
HUMAN TORNADO
@ Ritz
DIONYSIUM
@ Lamar
Girlie Night:
SIXTEEN CANDLES
@ Lake Creek
ROCKY HORROR
@ Village
Master Pancake:
BACK TO THE FUTURE
@ Ritz
The Late Show:
ALIENS
@ Ritz
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Band of Skulls
TUES MAR 13
WED FEB 1
e Ar e August i nes
Music Monday:
CONTROL
@ Ritz
The Action Pack:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
QUOTE-ALONG
@ Lamar
Action Pack:
MOULIN ROUGE
SING-ALONG
@ Ritz
ARMAGEDDON
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