What's On in Austin: June 8th-14th
Austin, Texas. It’s home to world-famous barbecue, beer, and a film scene like no other. It’s such a wonderful place some of our own writers call it home. Here we take a look at what's playing in Austin at the numerous theaters, drive-ins, and special screenings this city has to offer.
This week at Austin Film Society
North of the Colorado River, Austin Film Society’s two-screen theater plays new documentaries, independents, restorations and more. The theater also includes a full bar and cafe. Check out their full schedule and more here.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Friday, June 8th at 10 PM
A classic of the Czech New Wave, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a surreal odyssey of a young girl blossoming into a woman across a fantasy landscape which slowly metamorphosizes into nightmarish territory. This screening is a special one for Austin Film Society, as part of their birthday celebrations, it will also include a psychedelic DJ set from DJ Adult Themes from Death Waltz Records, beginning at 8:30 pm.
Also on this week at Austin Film Society: In a Lonely Place (6/8, 6/10), Lone Wolf & Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (6/9), Hour of the Wolf (6/10), Thirteen Anniversary Screening w/ Catherine Hardwicke (6/10), Chronicle of Anna Magdelena Bach (6/10, 6/12), This Gun for Hire (6/13, 6/17), and The Conspirators (6/14)
What's on at Blue Starlite
This “Mini Urban Drive-in” east of UT Austin plays everything, from recent blockbusters to childhood favorites. Guests can either purchase General Admission tickets or one of 35 car slots per show. There is also a concession stand with classic fare and more! Check out their complete schedule here.
Dazed and Confused (1993) 25th Anniversary
Friday, June 8th at 11:15 PM
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Richard Linklater made the defining last day of school movie, one that continues to enthrall teens today as the ultimate hangout movie. And what better way to celebrate it than with a special anniversary showing of the cult classic, right where it’s set? Screenings like this don’t come that often, and certainly should not be missed.
Also on at Blue Starlite this week: The Neverending Story (6/8), One Crazy Summer (6/8), Grease Sing-A-Long (6/9), To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (6/10), My Cousin Vinny (6/11), Best in Show (6/12), Raiders of the Lost Ark (6/14), and Young Guns 30th Anniversary (6/14)
What's on at Violet Crown
Violet Crown is Austin's premiere arthouse cinema, screening a wide range of recent American and international indies, and playing classics as well. Their full schedule can be found here.
Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 PM
This suspense-driven film noir is one of the most integral to the subgenre as well as being a piece of metacommentary on the Hollywood Blacklist scandal by way of its director, Jules Dassin’s involvement. A gang of crooks pull off a major heist (among the greatest sequences of its kind in film history), only for their bitter rivalries regarding the score to tear them apart. It’s populated with gangster character actors you’re likely to see in later French crime films, especially in the age of Godard and Truffaut, and has served as a blueprint for countless other films involving a big score.
This week at the Paramount Theatre
Located in off of Congress Avenue in Downtown Austin, the historic Paramount Theatre is over a century old and hosts numerous events throughout the year, from the performing arts to film screenings. Every summer, the Paramount puts on their Summer Classic Film Series, from late May to the beginning of September.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 PM
Paramount Theatre’s Summer Classic Film Series continues with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, presented in 35mm. This classic Technicolor musical will be presented as a double feature with Gigi, meaning that one ticket is good for both films, back-to-back! Directed by Stanley Donen and starring Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, and Tommy Rall.
This week at the Bullock Museum
The Bullock Museum hosts both an state of the art IMAX theater, as well as it's Texas Spirit Theater, located on the museum's second floor, which shows, "original film series, artist talks, lectures, live music performances, and daily showings of multi-sensory films." Check out their weekly showings here.
Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)
Friday, June 8th at 7:00 PM
Part of Bollock Museum's Femme Film Friday, Jane B. for Agnes V. explores the bio pic format, mixing in fantasy elements. For its first-ever U.S. theatrical release, the film has been newly-restored from the original 35mm camera negative, overseen by director Agnes Varda herself.
Also playing at the Bullock Museum: Incredibles Double Feature (6/13)
This week at Community Cinema
The Community Cinema provides free screenings year round at the Community First! Village. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Screenings are free, but a donation of $5 is appreciated! A full list of Community Cinema's upcoming screenings can be found here.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Friday, June 8th at 8:00 PM
Experience the Disney classic for a great cause: Mobile Loaves & Fishes provides food, clothing, and more for "our homeless brothers and sisters in need." Movie snacks are available to purchase at the Community Grille, serving burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks.