Movies on the Slab
Dir. Joseph Pierson (2002)
Filmed on location in San Antonio, Evenhand a tale of two beat cops in a small Texas town has received rave reviews for its sense of place and social-realist script and acting. The main feature screens at 9 p.m. Thursday, August 11, at the Slab at Probandt and Cevallos, across from La Tuna Icehouse. Admission is free. For more info, visit saevents.org/movies/index.htm.
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Dog Day Afternoon
Dir. Sidney Lumet (1975)
Al Pacino sweats like a star in this stranger-than-fiction retelling long considered Sidney Lumets masterpiece of a Brooklyn bank robbery that went horribly yet comically awry in the heat of August 1972. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, at the Bijou at Crossroads Theatre. Tickets are $10 TPR members / $12 nonmembers, available at tpr.org or 1-800-622-8777 during business hours.
American Me at Alamo Drafthouse
Dir. Edward James Olmos (1992)
This special screening of Edward James Olmos epic story of 30 years of gang life in L.A. will be introduced by actor Danny de la Paz, who portrays Puppet. American Me screens at 7:20 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. Thursday, August 11, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Admission is $8. For more info, visit alamodrafthouse.com/westlakes, or call 677-8500.
Movies at the Instituto
Nunca debieron amarse
Dir. Ramón Peón (1951)
Considered the prototype of the rural melodrama, this tale of two lovers whove known each other since childhood but are thwarted by the girls father is enhanced by The Panchos romantic songs. The film screens at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 14, at the Instituto de México, 600 Hemisfair. $2 suggested donation.
Alamo Drafthouse Supports Joven
Dir. Tony Scott (1986)
One hundred percent of ticket sales of this special screening of Tom Cruises seminal 80s flick about Navy fighter pilots will benefit Joven, a San Antonio project that focuses on community building, leadership development, health services, and other projects to benefit youth. Top Gun will screen at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 11, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Admission is $10. For more info, visit alamodrafthouse.com/westlakes, or call 677-8500. For info on joven, visit jovensa.org.