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                          • The Guest
                            The Guest 9/17
                             

                            From the director of You're Next and featuring a standout, badass performance from Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), comes The Guest: a tense, action-packed and unpredictable film like everything and nothing you've ever seen before. The film is written by Simon Barrett  and directed by Adam Wingard.

                            Category: Film, Suspense
                          • The Grandchildren of the Revolution

                            Shot guerrilla style by director Carlos Montaner, The Grandchildren of the Revolution documents youth culture in Cuba and what the revolution means to the current generation. The Southwest Workers Union and Bihl Haus Arts join forces to screen the film in association with Eric Lane’s Fotoseptiembre exhibition “Havana Now/Habana Hoy.”

                            Category: Film, Documentary
                          • Jaws at Alamo Drafthouse
                          •  Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2

                             Follow the journey of Joe Cross, who in 2010, went from overweight to healthy and fit via a 60-day juice fast.

                            Category: Film, Documentary
                          • Pretty in Pink
                            Pretty in Pink 9/18 7:00PM
                             

                            This cult favorite stars Molly Ringwald as a working-class high school girl who falls for one of the wealthy boys at her high school. Each of their cliques opposes their budding romance, and the clash culminates at prom.

                            Category: Film, Romantic Comedy
                          • Slab Cinema: An Affair to Remember
                          •  An Affair to Remember

                            Two strangers fall in love on a cruise and decide to meet atop the Empire State Building in six months time. Of course, the universe sometimes interferes with love’s sweetest intentions. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr tug on every heartstring in 1957’s An Affair to Remember. Called one of the greatest love stories of all time by the American Film Institute, this timeless tale has inspired droves of modern-day romancers; just think, without it, there would be no Sleepless in Seattle. The Botanical Garden screens the classic—bring the blankets, bring your sweetie and revel in the romance.

                            Category: Film, Classic, Romance
                          • Outdoor Movies This Fall
                            Outdoor Movies This Fall 9/19 8:00PM
                             

                            Starlight Movies in the Garden presents free outdoor movies at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in September. Bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a screening of An Affair to Remember.

                            Category: Film, Classic
                          • Outdoor Movies This Fall
                            Outdoor Movies This Fall 9/20 7:00PM
                             

                            The SA Parks and Recreation Flamenco Dance Program presents Fandango dance Troupe with excerpts from "Frases Flamencas,"  a performance showcasing Flamenco guitar phrases with the accompanying singer and dancers that embody the music and true Flamenco experience. Following the performance, Blancanieves (Spanish Snow White) screens on the restored Mission Drive-in. The performance is at 7pm and the movie at 8:30pm. Food trucks will be on site. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics, as no cars are allowed on the lawn.

                            Category: Film, Classic
                          • Blancanieves
                            Blancanieves 9/20 7:00PM
                             

                            Slab Cinema and District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran co-host a screening of Spanish director Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves (2012), a silent, black-and-white fanstasy that sets the Brothers Grimm tale of Snow White in 1920s-era Andalusia.

                            Category: Film, Foreign, Silent
                          • the Godfather Double-Feature at Alamo Drafthouse

                            THE GODFATHER, One of the most loved, acclaimed and popular films of all-time THE GODFATHER feels just as fresh and groundbreaking today as it did in 1972. It made Al Pacino a star, it cemented Marlon Brando as the acting force of his generation and shed light on the unique and overflowing talent of Coppola. Coppola and writer Mario Puzo crafted one of the most emotional and complex studies of family, loyalty and morality ever put on film. Whether it's your first time or fiftieth experiencing THE GODFATHER you can't help but be moved by one of the greatest films ever made. THE GODFATHER, PART II, A completely different film from its predecessor in terms of narrative structure and tone the film fulfills the cliché of being a sequel that delivers and, in some ways, surpassing the original. Following the drama surrounding the Corleone family at the end of the first film, PART II takes two decidedly unexpected detours: One into history, the other into politics. We're proud to be presenting this amazing pair of films with multiple course inspired by the film: Caprese Panzanella, Lasagna, Intermezzo, and the Cannoli

                          • The Piano Guys
                            The Piano Guys 9/23 7:30PM
                             

                             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).

                            Category: Film, Concert
                          • Singing in the Rain at Alamo Drafthouse

                            To say this movie is merely a “masterpiece” is doing it a disservice. To lump it in with all the other movies that are just great is unfair. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN transcends its medium and tap dances straight into your heart. It's a film you can watch on a cold night and feel it flush your face with warmth. It’s a song you can sing when rain is pouring down on you and you couldn't care less because you're in love. This isn't one of those classic movies you have to see because it's “important” and your viewing experience will feel anything but scholastic.  You need to see this movie because YOU NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE.

                            Category: Film, Classic, Musical
                          • Get Reel: 60th Anniversary Film Series-  Shanso the Bailiff

                            A wine reception at 6:00 pm precedes the feature film. Set in 11th-century Japan, Sansho the Bailiff tells the tale of two children who are separated from their parents, sold into slavery and attempt to escape from their brutal captor, Sansho (Eitaro Shindo). Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, the film is based on a short story of the same name by Mori Ōgai, and won the Silver Lion at the 1954 Venice International Film Festival. U.S. 1954. Japanese with English subtitles, 124 min., B/W. Not Rated.  

                            Category: Film
                          • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
                            Ferris Bueller's Day Off 9/25 7:00PM
                             

                            Ferris Bueller is a clever fast talker and a legend at his school. He decides to fake sick in order to skip school to embark on a wild adventure involving his girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, his best friend, Cameron Frye, and a Ferrari.  

                            Category: Film, Romantic Comedy
                          • Beyonce Sing-Along Party
                          • Free Movie Thursday at Wonderland of Americas: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
                          •  High Society

                            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!

                            Category: Film, Comedy, Musical
                          • Slab Cinema: High Society
                          • Outdoor Movies This Fall

                            Starlight Movies in the Garden presents free outdoor movies at the San Antonio Botanical Garden this September. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy a screening of High Society at the Garden.

                            Category: Film
                          • TCM Presents: Gone With The Wind
                          • Grease Sing-a-long
                            Grease Sing-a-long 9/28 7:00PM
                             

                            GREASE sing-a-long is coming to Alamo Draft House. This film adaptation of the 1971 musical is a pure dose of happy, a celebration of youth the way we prefer to remember it. It's got the school dance to end all school dances, the school carnival to end all school carnivals, the teen romance to end all teen romances. And then there's the incredibly catchy soundtrack, jubilantly executed by Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and the stellar cast. It's impossible not to sing along with this movie, which is why we're screening the film with all of the lyrics subtitled. (Like anyone doesn't know them word for word, but still.) As you sing about the risks of being a beauty school dropout or, oh, those summer nights, you'll also have props themed to the show so you get the full interactive experience. Call up your Pink Ladies and T-Birds and join us at Rydell High, where we'll cheer on Greased Lightening, swoon over Sandy and Danny and sing ourselves silly. Because when it comes to fun, we're racing for pinks. (Sarah Pitre)

                            Category: Film, Musical
                          • Back to the Future Quote-along
                          • Beyoncé & Jay-Z: the Bey-Z On the Run Sing-Along
                          • Robocop at Alamo Drafthouse

                            As part of the Alamo 100, this screening will feature free collectible Robocop pins while supplies last. Part Man, part machine....ALL HERO. Robocop is one of the greatest action/social-satire/all-around badass movies to have ever been made. It's tough, it's mean, it's dirty and it's made with 100% real moving parts. Paul Verhoeven is an absolute genius and Peter Weller will annihilate you with his anguished robot cop constructed from leftover pain and rage. Come quietly or there will be... trouble. Get your prime directives in order, grab your tickets and prepare for a cinematic experience that will BLOW YOUR MIND! Now I'd buy that for a dollar. (Greg MacLennan)

                          • The Ultimate Willy Wonka Party
                          • Nas: Time Is Illmatic

                            Category: Film
                          • Gong Shorts 5th Annual Competition

                            Bunny Hat Productions is calling for aspiring short film directors for entries intot he 5th Annual Gong Shorts Film Competition. This comptition is an audience-voted event that will be emceed by comedian Jade Esteban Estrada. It is free for filmmakers to submit entries, however, they only accept up to 20 submissions on a first come, first serve basis. Entries can be submitted to Kimberly Suta from Bunny Hat Productions at 7246 Sunlit Trail Dr. Filmmakers must submit any original film 3-15 minutes long on a playable dvd or blu-ray. The deadline is September 23.

                            Category: Film, Shorts
                          • The Gong Shorts 5th Annual Competion

                            Bunny Hat Productions announces the 5th annual Gong Shorts film competition where audiences can enjoy orginal, short films. Comedian Jade Esteban Estrada, who has been with The Gong Shorts since the beginning, will emcee this unique interactive and audience-voted film event.

                            Category: Film, Shorts
                          • Outdoor Movies This Fall

                            River Flicks: Movies in the Park presents free movies in Jackson Nature Park this fall. Come by October 3 to see a screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

                            Category: Film
                           

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                          • The Grandchildren of the Revolution

                            Shot guerrilla style by director Carlos Montaner, The Grandchildren of the Revolution documents youth culture in Cuba and what the revolution means to the current generation. The Southwest Workers Union and Bihl Haus Arts join forces to screen the film in association with Eric Lane’s Fotoseptiembre exhibition “Havana Now/Habana Hoy.”

                            Category: Film, Documentary
                          • “Whimsical, Magical, Surreal”

                            An apt follow-up to 2013’s “The Photographic Art Of Thomas Dodd,” AnArte’s latest Fotoseptiembre offering unites Dodd with like-minded artists linked by visions of “an otherworldly universe.” Whereas Dodd’s prints combine classical aesthetics and digital practices, Eduardo Berdegué’s works add movement to portraits of market vendors in Bolivia. Immediately arresting, the altered landscapes of Aubra Franklin’s series Lavender Dreams spell out the exhibition’s title while Trish Simonite’s compositions spark dialogues via photographic mashups.

                            Category: Art, Exhibits
                          • Mixing It Up
                            Mixing It Up 9/18 11:00AM
                             

                            Curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn and Melanie Rush Davis, “Mixing It Up” is a one-stop crash-course in some of San Antonio’s most innovative artists, who experiment in this show with mixed media and photographic images. Given the crazy roster of artists involved, which includes Katie Pell, Juan Miguel Ramos, Kemp Davis, Trish Simonite, Ramin Samandari, Mario Garza, Wesley Harvey, Carra Garza and the curators themselves, this could be anything. Worst-case scenario: The viewer learns a little something about a whole lot of artists at once.  

                          •  Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2

                             Follow the journey of Joe Cross, who in 2010, went from overweight to healthy and fit via a 60-day juice fast.

                            Category: Film, Documentary
                          • Exhibition Talk:

                            McNay director William J. Chiego highlights connections between paintings in the McNay’s permanent collection and those currently on view in the traveling exhibition “Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art.”

                            Category: Art
                          • Daedelus
                            Daedelus 9/18 7:00PM
                             

                            Daedelus is an anachronistic dude. With the name of a mythic Bronze Age Greek architect, the sideburns of a 19th-century president and the aesthetic sense of a retrospective futurist, the LA producer isn’t held down to a place in time like the rest of us. Take his recent soundtracking work for the excellent side-scroller Nidhogg, touching on the driving rhythms and ascending, 8-bit lines of classic SNES, while introducing Aphex Twin beats and occult synths to the mix. For Daedelus, trained at the University of Southern California in jazz double bass, this clattering of influence is all in a day’s work, blending ’90s house pop with PBR&B or tasteful EDM with outsider production. With Empireal Formula, Ernest Gonzales and Ohh Yeah.

                            Category: Music, Rock/Pop

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                          • Tejano Music Awards
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                          • Demi Lovato
                          • <i> An Affair to Remember </i>
                          • Neon Indian DJ Set
                          • “<i>Whimsical, Magical, Surreal</i>”

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