Play at Artpace
Artpace presents a special screening and lecture for the documentary Play, which premieres on the award-winning PBS series Art:21 this fall. Contemporary artists and former Artpace residents Arturo Herrera and Oliver Herring are featured in the film. Assistant Curator Kate Green will introduce the screening, and educators who attend will receive complimentary interactive teaching guides. 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at 445 N. Main. Admission is free. Call 212-4900 for more info.
Movies at the Instituto
Dir. Luis Buñuel (1950)
Fernando Soler and Rosita Quintana star in this tale of a disturbed young woman who ignites discord in the family who takes her in after her escape from reform school. Susana screens at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 28, at the Instituto de México, 600 Hemisfair. $2 suggested donation.
Cinema Tuesdays with Texas Public Radio
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock (1958)
A Hitchcock masterpiece of suspense starring Kim Novak as the femme fatale and James Stewart as a detective who finds a half-dozen ways to fall from grace and sanity. Bonus: pre-show screening of The Rabbit of Seville, starring that wascally wabbit. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 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.
Movies on the Slab
The Killer Shrews
Dir. George Kellogg (1959)
Eek! It's the killer shrews!! No, not PMS- and worthless-husband-plagued women, but giant mole-like creatures, created by a mad scientist. The screaming begins at 9 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at the Slab at Probandt and Cevallos, across from La Tuna Icehouse. Admission is free. For more info, visit saevents.org/movies/index.htm.