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Witness the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust... er, sort of. In director Todd Haynes's ode to the glam era, Christian Bale plays Arthur Stuart, a Brit reporter in 1984 New York begrudgingly tasked by his editor to do a "Where are they Now" piece on Brian Slade, a glittery, androgynous Bowie-esque glam superstar. Slade dominated the charts in 1974, only to mysteriously disappear from the limelight completely after staging his own on-stage "assassination."
Through flashbacks to his own turbulent adolescent days as a glam fanboy and interviews with those who knew Slade, Arthur pieces together some of the mystery of who Slade was and what he might be up to now. Much like his more critically and commercially successful homage to Dylan, 2007's I'm Not There, Haynes masterfully blurs fact and legend, people and personas, into one fantastic cinematic mash. Sure, the history is dubious (Bowie certainly thought so and sadly refused to let his music be used), but that's totally beside the point: his vision of the era is so completely captivating it's bound to leave a little glitter on your collar
What the heck is Bangerz & Sass? Well for starters, after going to Miley's Bangerz tour this year we immediately knew we wanted to have a special night of Miley Cyrus amazing at the Alamo. But as great as she is, we knew that we wouldn't be satisfied if we only played her hits and didn't hear from any of the other leading pop princesses of today. So we went through all of our Katy Perry collection and fell in love with everything there. Then we wanted to hear some Taylor Swift, because we were starting to feel 22 and we felt like she belonged with us. Then that led us to some Ellie Goulding, and then some Ariana Grande, and eventually we were even rocking out to the Chainsmokers' #SELFIE and wondering why the DJ was playing "Summertime Sadness" when it wasn't even the summer.
Our DJs are taking all of that and mixing it together into the hottest party of July, featuring plenty of Katy Perry's "Fireworks," a total "Party in the USA," and soooo much more. We're going to start the night with a Twerk Off on stage, and then it's just going to get more awesome from there. Be a Teenage Dream and join us!
First in Christopher Guest’s acclaimed list of ensemble cast “improvisational” comedies (followed by Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration), the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap chronicles a fictional British heavy metal band touring America tour in support of a comeback album titled Smell the Glove. Through concert footage and interviews with filmmaker Marty Di Bergi (Rob Reiner), the band’s dim present and bizarre past comes to light complete with anecdotes about former drummers who died by spontaneous combustion, a bizarre gardening accident and choking to death on the vomit of person(s) unknown.
Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays series wraps up with Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning sci-fi blockbuster following a young boy (played by San Antonio native Henry Thomas) who befriends an otherworldy being. Released in 1982, E.T. remained the highest-grossing film of all time until Spielberg’s Jurassic Park surpassed it in 1993.
Baby and Johnny paved the way for future silver screen amalgamations of love on the dance floor; in other words, without Dirty Dancing, there would be no Step Up franchise (a horrifying thought, I know). With such a monumental legacy, Dirty Dancing deserves our utmost respect, as well as a high amount of romantic mega-sighs.
Obviously, there's no better place to celebrate it than Girlie Night, where we're unleashing the brand new quote-along (and sing-along! and dance-along!) version of the film. We've partnered with the Action Pack to take this film to the next level, which means your favorite lines and songs will be subtitled, and you'll receive interactive props, like maracas for the mambo and Patrick Swayze fans so you can cool yourself down from his hotness.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is teaming up with Team In Training hosting a movie night featuring new release, Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. 100% of the ticket sales will be going towards funding for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Join Westley as be duels Vizzini and his crew, braves the dangers of the fire swamp, and overcomes death for true love. We'll have all your favorite lines subtitled up on screen karaoke-style for your quoting pleasure, swords for everyone to fight and dramatically switch hands with, as well as a Rescue Princess Buttercup game before the show. So lace up your boots, draw your swords, and prepare for a miracle because this is true love. You think this happens every day?
Science has never met fiction like this. In 1974, Japan's Tsuburaya Productions (Ultraman) released twenty-six episodes of a TV show called Saru No Gundan. Much like the Turkish "interpretations" of movies like Rambo and Jaws, Saru No Gundan re-imagined an American blockbuster as something that was more digestible for its native country's culture. In this case, it was Planet Of The Apes. Saru No Gundan told the coherent story of a time-traveling family who were trapped in a future that was ruled by apes. Fair enough. In 1987, TV producer Sandy Frank discovered Saru No Gundan and said, "Boy, this is great! But it would be even better if I cut all twenty-six episodes into one movie, dubbed the whole thing in my bathroom, and called it Time of the Apes!!" And so he did. Time of the Apes is an illogical black hole of madness, jam-packed with psychedelic visuals, deranged dubbing, and ape soldiers who drive rainbow-colored hippie vans. The movie reeks of desperation, haste, and recklessness. It has UFOs and a child-ape named "Pepe" who wears corduroys. We're not saying that Time of the Apes is better than Planet of the Apes. But it probably is.
This romantic drama follows Robert Merrick, a spoiled playboy, who survives a boating accident that inadvertently causes a local hero's death. Merrick resolves to abandon his lifestyle and win the heart of the local hero's widow.
"The Show!" is a showcase of Filmmakers and comedians where we have a local actor/comedian/personality interview all the filmmakers and comedians in a kind of late night talk show format!
Jude, a young shipyard worker in Liverpool, jumps ship in New Jersey to find his American G.I. father, only to be swept up in the anti-war movement and social protests of the 1960s. More than 30 Beatle's songs are woven into this live-action and animation hybrid.
Head on out to the Mission Drive-in theater where you can see screenings that your whole family will enjoy! Just make sure you only bring lawn chair and a blanket. No cars will be allowed on the lawn.
Three child prodogies, now adults, reunite with their estranged father. Wes Anderson's quirky, yet obsessively meticulous aesthetic blends family poignancy, broad intellectual pursuits, and an iconic soundtrack.
Fathom Events is joining The Weinstein Company and Walden Media to give movie fans across the country the unique chance to experience the glamorous red carpet for the Aug. 11 premiere of the highly anticipated new film “The Giver” as though they were invited guests with the cast and crew. In addition to seeing the full film, attendees at "The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event" at 250 select theaters nationwide, will have the opportunity to interact with the film’s stars – Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Brenton Thwaites are among those scheduled to appear – as they speak directly to theater audiences from the red carpet.
Hot on the heels of “Rifftrax Live: Sharknado” (in theaters tonight and July 15), Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN are excited to announce the Rifftrax crew are back with a never-before-seen take on a ’90s creature feature.
This original, disney animation made its debut back in November, though its immense popularity never keeps it far from the publics eye. Considered one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, Frozen has captured the hearts of not only children, but also adults who can’t deny they’ve belted out “Let it Go,” from time to time. Even if you have no child at home, who will no doubt beg you to go to this free screening, rest assured you will be in the comfort of fans who range from the youngest to the oldest in San Antonio. Don’t miss out on this free screening. You know you need your Frozen fix. This screening is located in the park next to the Alamo Heights Pool (Nature Trailhead Park).
This original, disney animation made its debut back in November, though its immense popularity never keeps it far from the publics eye. Considered one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, Frozen has captured the hearts of not only children, but also adults who can’t deny they’ve belted out “Let it Go,” from time to time. Even if you have no child at home, who will no doubt beg you to go to this free screening, rest assured you will be in the comfort of fans who range from the youngest to the oldest in San Antonio. Don’t miss out on this free screening. You know you need your Frozen fix.
This sweeping rags-to-riches tale follows Sabrina Fairchild, the daughter of a chauffeur. who undergoes a transformation while at culinary school in Paris and returns home to a love triangle involving brothers David and Linus Larrabee.
Reviving Global Lens’ 2004 award winning series, SAMA will screen Ticket to Jerusalem, a hybrid of fiction and documentary from writer/director Rashid Masharawi. Jabir, a character in the film, runs a mobil cinema from his old truck throughout the West Bank while his wife works to bring emergency care to Palestinians. When Jabir is invited by a spirited schoolteacher to make an open-air screening in the city of Jerusalem, he becomes obsessed with the idea of this pilgrimage and begins to investigate the possibilities.
Don't miss out on this sequel of The Amazing Spiderman, where news characters such as Electro and the Goblin are introduced into the action packed storyline!
A scene-for-scene remake of Love Affair, the story of An Affair to Remember tells the story of how two high society individuals engaged to other people, meet and fall in love on an ocean voyage. But, already committed to other people, they agree that if they still have feeling for one another after six months, they will meet at the top of the Empire State Building. On the day that they are set to meet, misfortune keeps one fro making it to the top and the other is left in a derision of disappointed hopes and rejection. But, love always prevails right? Don't miss out on seeing how this classic ends at the Starlight Movies in the Garden!
Translated to mean Snow White, this Spanish film follows the fairy tale of Snow White written by the Brothers Grimm. What makes this story unique from the classic version is its setting and style of filming. Presenting a European silent film in a 1920s vision of Andalusia, Blancanieves presents an artistic world that delivers a cinematic charm many films have forgotten in today’s times. Though it didn’t make the short list for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards, it did win the Goya Award for Best Film.
Hailing from Utah, YouTube stars, THE PIANO GUYS became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. (Co-presented with AEG Live).
In this classic musical comedy, High Society tells the story of a successful jazz musician who is trying to win back his ex-wife before she marries her new hubby. But, things get a little nutty when another man is thrown into the mix who is also trying to win over the affection of the jazz musician’s ex-wife. With an amazing cast consisting of Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, this is a must see film! Don’t miss out on this Starlight Movies in the Garden!
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five curated titles is "Manon," a story of a beautiful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th century Paris. Directed by Kenneth MacMillian, the story of Manon Lescaut is brilliantly portrayed as described in Abbe Prevost's infamous novel.
The splendor of Russia’s world-renowned dance company is coming to select cinema theaters in the US. The “Bolshoi Ballet 2014-2015” will present four titles from the Bolshoi ballet’s season. Three will be live broadcasts (captured earlier the same day) from one of the oldest and greatest ballet companies. Performances include, “The Legend of Love,” “The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” and “Romeo and Juliet.”
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five titles in the series is "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Director Christopher Wheeldon's full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll's classic book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters.
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Director Christopher Wheeldon collaborates with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot to create his first play based the Shakespeare play, "A Winter's Tale." THe story follows the destruction of marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love.
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five curated titles is "Swan Lake," one of the greatest of romantic ballets that tells the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love.
Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five curated titles is Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardee," that is inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside.
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Outside of reality television, porn and contemporary art, there aren’t many places that value amateurism quite like garage rock. From the Shaggs to Meg White, there’s a proud tradition steeped in the simple idea of not having a clue how to play your instrument. It’s one that Atlanta’s Coathangers fully upheld during their first gig in 2006. Nearly eight years have passed since that debut house show and the slapdash tour that followed; now the ATLiens are all but unrecognizable. Armed with their strongest release to date and trimmed to a leaner power trio lineup, bassist/singer Meredith (Minnie) Franco, guitarist/singer Julia (Crook Kid) Kogel and drummer/singer Stephanie (Rusty) Luke have now morphed into a formidable live act with a killer batch of songs to back them up.
’90s soft alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket called it quits in ’98, but returned in 2010 to release new material. In 2013, TTWS came into the internet age, crowd-funding New Constellation, an update on their acoustic rock jams that hit No. 97 on the Billboard Top 200.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a harder working or more dynamic rock musician than Buzz Osborne of the groundbreaking experimental sludge-metal outfit Melvins. Since 1986, Melvins have put out more than 25 studio albums and EPs, touring with a seldom seen ferocity. Pioneers of grunge music, King Buzzo and co. left the genre for others to perfect as they pushed their own experiments into the nether realms of noise and drone. Now, Osborne is on the road with a new solo collection entitled This Machine Kills Artists. The acoustic record, which still manages to display sludge-metal influence, brims with excellent material and represents something truly unprecedented for Osborne.
Hocus Pocus, Alakazam! Local professional magician Paul Mims visits Westfall Branch Library to discuss the art of stage magic and teach a few basic tricks.
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