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denying it...you deserve some quality mom and/or pop time, And a day at the movies without the rigor5 of childThe 3rd Saturdayofeach month, parents (an purchase an extremely affordablevoucherfor child care service at Body Busines - locatedjustacrossfrom thefrontdoors ofthe theater -t0 last between 2:30 and 6:30 so they can watch a Saturday matinee and notwony about getting a babysitter. Nowyou can entertain your kids, love movies and give yourselfa
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(lA agent (John Malkovkh) ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees (Brad Pitt and Fran(es McDormand)

who attempt to benefit from the discovery. The (oen Brothers shook things up with their violent, masterful drama N0 (0UNTRY F0R OLD MtN last year, but this 0ne l00ks like it may bust more guts than Anton (higurh's shotgun.

(ity of tmber has been the only light in an otherwise dark world, But when the city's generator begins to fail, teenagers [ina and 0oon desperately ra(e to help their fellow (itizens es(ape before the lights
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animated, hunchbacked John (usack) looks t0 win the annual Evil Science Fair with his own creation. lG0R looks to appeal to kids and Tim Burton fans alike with isanivingwith plenty oftimefor kidsto qetworkin'on their Halioween hunchback suits.
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A young man (Shia LaBeouf) and his mother (Mkhelle Monaghan) become unwitting members of a terrorist rell plotting a politi(al assassinati0n. When surpased everyone's expettati0ns last spring, DreamWorks quickly reunited Shia LaBeoufand director D.J. (aruso for a serond project, and it'll be
interesting to see the team swit(h from a Hitchcock thriller to our hero trying t0 prevent political full-scale high+erh tenorism.

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efferts were the new star of Hollywood. When the visual magi( 0f IR0N hit the screen in 1982, every jaw in the world hit the theater flo0rs. And for our money, (Gl hasn'tbeenthisgoodsince.Join synapticsuperwaniors (lu (JeffBridges),Tron
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looking around the programming offrce of the Alamo recently, I notked that wete a bit ofa sausage festthese days. As I looked around at all the stubble and receding hairlines, I thought that maybe, just maybe, all that testosterone was
having an effect on our programming. Then I looked at the line-up of genre films in this year's Fantasti( test and the sheer number of honor films we're cramming

tokens for all in attendancel

CINEMA COCKTAILS AT THE RITZ: LEGTND OF THT DRUNKEN MASTER sEPT9& 10, RITZ
LU, 1994,35Mtut,99 Mlf\t, R Martial arts maniac/legend Jarkie (han is atthe ultimate peak 0fself-de$ructive daredevilism in thisepirofalcohol{ueled goofball violence. Everyone knowsthat

into O(tober, and I knew it to be a total and romplete fad. Now, l'm not saying that girls don't like honor. l'm not saying that guys don't like romance. l'm just
saying

thatit's high time we all appreciated the morefeminine sideofour nature.

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5o from now on we?e taking at least one Tuesday night a month and turning over to the Girlie side of life, to films those other things that

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with relationships, and kissing, and all of
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(ooties. Fortunately, we've got our

circle circle dot dots ready, so what better film to laun(h this series than AMELIE, the charmingly sweettale ofone girl who enjoysthesimple things in life,

there are few things more enjoyable to watch then a drunken brawl, but when the h00(h sparks offan innate mastery 0fthe martial arts, there's nothing t0 do
but sit back and watch the fi$s, faces and
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dreams of discovering more of the world's complexity? And with a freshly burnt (reme brulee crustjustwaitingforyourspo0n when you getto the theater, you'll have no rhoice but to squee no matter how much chest hair you've got.

ronsidered by many a(ti0n enthusiasts t0 be the shining star punchin'gen res, a nd with good reason. Whether he's doing and 100% UNST0PPAB[[!
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5in(e.1he Ritz started serving liquor, we've had a the 0pportunity t0 highlight some ofthe great drinkers the silver screen. And now we celebrate the most lovable s0use 0f them all: charlie chaplin,s Little

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At 0ne time the most recognizable figure on earth, he still opens the door to our heart for blitzed hobos io stumbhthrough. Hewasthe original rambler. Ihe misfit.The vanguard vagabond ofthe open road,with bindle oniis back, dancing (and sipping) hiswaythroughthegreatdepresion. Butfromtheveryfiritscene in (lTY llGHTS - whkh reveals the homeless lramp passed out in the arms of a,prosperity,statue - you know you're in for something even more powerful than gettin' hammered. tn the brighi lighis of his big ciry no one has the time or the patien(e for the little guy. Akohol, on some pure and perfeir levet, was "ctraiiin,s great equalizer. were it not for intoxi(ating spirits, the penniless lramp would never have spent the ;ight cavorting abolt town with a gin-goggled millionaire. But the next m0rning, sobriety puts tire two bac[ in their place, with hilarious and deeply affecting (0nsequen(es. A timeles mlsterpieci ihat has grown even more intoxkating with age, (lTY UGHTS swizzles together the perfect cocktail oflove, life and li-bations.

WEST SIDE STORY BRUN(H OCT'I2, RITZ EtR..'gRoME R0BBtN5, 1961,35MM, 1s2 Mtru
Ihis world-das musical is unarguably among the great dassi(s ofthe screen, and Alamo chefJohn Bullington has been preparing for months to mat(h its greatness with his own monumental culinary talents. Get ready to experience the maximum
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that a pack of leatherclad bad boy vampires led by Kiefer Sutherland is responsibleforthe bodycount,and Michael finds himselfdrawn into a terrifying,

nightcrawling transformation. luckily, local comk shop clerksimonster hu;teis The Frog Brothers ((orey teldman and Jamison Newlander) are up t0 the ta5k of taking down the venomous threat 0n(e and for all! packed with shocks, laughs, unbelievable'80s fashion and a soundtrack that indudes the most ripping iaxrockjam in the history ofearholes! "(ome on...be one ofus,,.,,

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out 0f the event. Vowing t0 return to defend their country and family! honor, the Wolfhouse boys asemble a ragtag dream team of beer drinkers and gamers to return and restore the honor 0ftheir 0n(e-proud suds-guzzling name. Broken
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as murh fun. Because while watching your views go up online is undeniably satisfying, nothing (an everreallyreplacetheroaroflaughterand applausethat(omeJ

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stage. Ihat's right, the AIR 5tX W0RLD tlNAIS

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prestigi0us Paramount Theater, on the opening night 0f Fantastk Fest.
For the past year, contestants have been coming up on the Alamo! stage, most of them elaborately dressed in costumes, and then they've taken offthose costumes and pretended to have sex with an invisible partner. (al I it pornogra phic pa ntom ime if you must, but theret no denying the raw entertainment value of spedating or, if you're awesome enough, partkipating in Air Sex. Play out your fantasies, Share

from an audience of your peers sitting in a darkened theater with you and enjoying your ma(erpie(e, 0f rourse, berause we'll streen literally ANYTHING that ANY0NE bringswith them to the theateron Open Screen Night, there are a lot ofturdsthatget booed at, too, but that'5 all part ofthe fun.

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sixqualifying rounds sofar, and have one more Dark HorseQualifying will really be flying.

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whoever brought it $100. And you don't have to be a filmmaker to play, because you can bring in literally anything you (an put 0n DVD, miniDV, or VH5,

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the re(reation of An(ient rituals. A typical Dionysium show will feature a le(ture, a declamation, a drinking song, a film or live musical performance, an appeal to Dionysus, a fiction-writing contest, and plenty of strong drink. But the heart of
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Another show that it's just impossible not t0 love, no matter what you think of Steve (anell's recent derisions in fllm roles. [veryone else in America will be wat(hing with baited breath to see what happens with Jim and Pam -will they get together? Will their relationship ruin the show by becoming the Ross and
Rachel M00NLIGHTING?

wat(hing Netflixed

from HB0 and 5howtime, But then I downloaded the premiere out ofcuriosity, and suddenly I was H00KED, purelyand completelyand without any irony. And now when Kristen Bell tells me that I know I love her, I say
TV shows

"xoxo"along with her. There is no hope for me at all.

plot that never makes any real sense? Will they ruin the show by going all 0r can the writers s0mehow keep us interested in the romantic

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his facial hair stop being so stubbly?

I have no idea ifwe'll play the second episode 0fthis series 0r not, because I can't reallygeta handle on ifit's goingto beawesome, or bad, orsosupremelybad that

it's the awesomest thing ever, But I do know that with all the rumors of original (astmembers returning t0 the zip (ode that started their (areers, therel no way l'm missing the pilot. And if it ends up being a struqglefest the whole time, I want t0 know that l'm in the capable hands of the Village waitstaff so I can drown my sonows in queso and beer,

T}IE PRESIDENTIAT DEBATES S{rv }*, #{T 7 & {}{T 1 5i
(ome watch the Presidential debates with your friends and neighbors at your local Alamo Drafthouse Theater. At first it seems a little odd, watching such an important historical event on a giant High Def movie screen with beer and queso
in front ofyou, but ifyou've ever tried it you'll netier want to watch a debate at home again. The crowd cheers and hisses throughout and there's a great feeling

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of neighborhood camaraderie as you watch, enjoy, learn and laugh. And as
in complete sentences and with conect conjugation.

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special bonus, this election year both candidates (an speak the English language

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season brings us a new big bad,

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a really good chan(e that l'm the 0nly penon left in this rity who srill thinks ofthat,,song,,from BlLLy but if that's the (ase then there's something seriously wrong with this city. tven if l'm left all alone on Nudey Magazine Day, though, l'm sure there will be plenty of people wio can say "6rowy'perfectly in time with Ash, over and over again. But whkhever movie isiull of youi MADISON every September,

'0h, back to xhool.

Back

to school. Backto...'Ihere's

favorite quotes, nothing compares to the thrill of saying them all ort loud in

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a packed theater. Somehow even the guy who sat next to me mumbling the happy.rharwassome profesionat quorins, afteiait..HenriMazza

BITLY MADISON BACK TO SCHOOt QUOTE-AtONG . WEDINE5DAY,
STPT 1O

"What day is it?""0ctober?"Well, it isn't 0(t0ber, but it is the first month ofschool, andwhat bettertimeto relive Adam Sandlert glory days ofreliving his glorydays
of going back to school tha n in September? lt may be too damned hot for a pengu in

bottle it up, and let you take a whiff of it any time you need t0 remember what it,s like to believe in awesomeness again. Ihink of it as R0(Ky HORROR for the true honor set, and prepare younelffor a fully religious experience.

THE TEAM AMERICA PATRIOIIC SEPT 11 SHOW
QUOTfr-ALOI.{6 . THUR5, SEPT 11
We celebrated our nation's independence with this TEAM AMERI(A: W0RID P0U(E Quote & Sing-Along, butwhen we looked on ourcalendarand noticed that Thursday, our usual night for Quote-Along fun, also happened to be 5eptember 1 1, the date that inspired this entire movie, we knew that it was our sacred duty true Americans to lead a rhorus ofsparkler waving fans onto the street to 0n(e again sing, "Amerkal Fuck, yeahl" at the top of our lungs after experiencing the communal joy of the film. After all, if we dont sing ,,Fuck, yeah!,i haven,i the
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walking around, but as long as it'ssoooooo hot, we'll wantto tou(h the heiny, and then everything will be good. We'll have 5nack Packs for everyone, a
be

special Nudey Magazine Day game before the movie, and tons from thisgolden gem of5andler's past.

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terrorists already won?

THE BLUEs BROTHERs QUOTE & SING-ALONG QUOTE.ALON6 - O(T 12 & 23
Remember when Saturday Night Live was funny? When people used to actually look forward to wat(hing it because comedians like Dan Aykroyd and John remember, Belushi were still on it? Well, that was kind of before my time, so I don,t really but I know that other pe0ple do! 5o when I was watching TV late

THE EVII DTAD II QUOTE-AIONG QU0Tr"AL0ht6 - TtNUR5DAys, SrpT 1E & 0{T 30
first time you saw EVIL DEAD ll, your life was changed forever. Whetheryou were 14 or40 on thatfateful day, something insideyou would never be the same, and from that moment 0n you had no choice but to be a fanboy.
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Since that day, of course, you've seen EVIL DEAD Il dozens, perhaps hundreds of time5. With ea(h repeat viewing, you find some new thrill, some fun new detail, but haven't quite been ableto (apture that life<hanging glee that came from the first time you realized that Sam Raimi and Bruce (ampbell are gods. Well, never

at night and witnessed the genius ofTHE BIUES BRoTHtRS for the first time, I knew irnmediately that adding a room full of singing, dancing, quoting people would be awesome. 5o get ready to f0llow Jake & Elwood through (hkago as they embark on their "mission from God" to save their old (atholic orphanage, dodgi the lllinois Nazis, and avoid every form of the law as they put their old band back together. Andwith perfomances byJames Brown,Aretha Franklin and Ray(harles you'll frnd it absolutely impossible not to sing and dancel We haven,t really

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rombined a 5ing-Along and Quote-Along yet, but it's about time. I don,t know if we'll havedrywhitetoastandfourfried chi(kens, butwe'll suitthe (rowd upwith
some shades and drink everytime s0meone (rashes a car (maybe - that might kill someone). Sobringsomebodyt0 hold,t0 kiss,to miss,t0 squeeze, and please, and join us forTHE BLUES BR0THERS 5ing-AlongiQuote-Along. And remember, they?e on a mission from 6od. ((aitlin)

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ART OF THE DEVIL 3 (US PREMIERE) A prequel to one ofthc most graphic and visually creative horror movics in reccnt times, ART OF THE DEVIL 3 is a tale ol unrequited love set amid the exotic world of rural Thri black nragic.

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CHASER

Joong-ho is a dirtl detecrive turncd pimp jn linanc.ial troublc as several ofhis sirls haic rccently disappeared n'ithout cleaiIc thcir debts. Whiie trying ro track them doirn. he llnds a ciuc that the vanished girls wcre all called up bv a same client whom one olhis girls is neering wirh righr now.

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arts lrom rvatching Tonv Jaa and Bruce Lee films so as 10 e\act relcnge ot thosc r,lto barkruptcd her nother.

THE GOOD THE BAD AND TllE WEIRD The story ofthree Korcatr oullaws in I 9J0s Manchuria and thcir dealings with the .lapanese army and Chinese and Russian brrrJil.. A Korcar rr-irnr;inrne,\t Leunc classic, TITE GOOD fHE BAD AND THE WEIRD set an alltime Korean box olfice record earlier this year.

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EAGTE EYE Trvo stlangers (Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Molaghan) become the parvls ofa nyslcrious wontan they have ler,er met, but rvho scems io knolv their every mot'e-

SEVENTH MOON (WORI.D PREMIERE)

Realizing thev are being used to llflher hcr evil plans. the1, must $'ork togcther to out\it the $,onlan betbre shc has them killed. Director DJ (laruso in person!

While honeymoonius in rural China during the ''Hun.erv Ghost" Festiral. nc$'lywcds Mclissa (Any Smaft) and yul (Tin Chiou) 1lnd thenselves srrarded ar night in dre micldle ofa superstitious ritual that nay llc more real than fblk lcgend. Frorr the director of THE BLAIR WITCH PRO]FCT

DONKEY PUNCH Seven sexv young Brits are hanginu out on a "borrowed" yacht for a day of dnrgs, debauchcry, and ultinately donkey purching. lt's the last activity causes e\rr\lhiIp rn unra\el. Alier the .cree ril;. follow us to Ladybird Lal<e tbr the potcntially inappropriate Donkey Punch Boat

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JACK BROOKS MONSTER SI.AYER Hofior legend Robcrl Elghutd costars in this cpic battlc ofargry plumber vs. the denonic creatures olfie night. Packed $,ith fiilttastic practical cffects and spot on hunor, JACK BROOKS is dcstired ro emerge an audiencc fave.

h Brussels, he lands ir the middle ofa bank heist and may have to actuallir save the day.

JCVD (US PREMIERE) Jean-Claude Van Damme pofirays an aginc action star whose caleer in Hollyrvood is all but washcd up. Retuming to his homclald

FEAR(S) OF THE OARK animated anthology offilms by six ofthe ['orld's hottest graphic artists and cafioonists. All films are rendcred in black and white. and all are based on their creators o\vn night[ares and fears.

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0ET LIT: C[0S1l'lG NIGHT CAVE PARTY

Following the closing right fllm, we'll bc heading outsicle oftorvn tbr ri'hat wc i'eel rvill be rhe Ausrin pafiy olthc year:

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AIR SEX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS For the past year we'r'c been hosting prelininary rounds ofcompetition at the Alamo Drafthousc dowtto$Il. Or the slage olihe Paramount on opeting night ofthe festival, rve'll be deciding the grand chrmpio.r. uh,' r ill u in a lnp lo \ egrj lur.\C I L AL ser. Airser... ir'"'i.eAir
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1OO BESI KILI-S PARTY Fantastic Fcst celebrates thc great legacy of 5t,'m,trlt-cl.unr ns. ^iood-\prtrrinc llo\ie magic rvith this interactive shou'dorn party utere YOU THE AUDIENCE arc invited to.ioin the FF programnrers in prot'iding the all-titne greatcst on-screen hcadbursts. rib-rips and rutblastsl

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canl do it very well, but man do I love to sing. ln the car, I don't care ifthe people next t0 me at
find. At
a karaoke bar, I a

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klipse of the Heart and do

a (oplight are staring as I rock outto the cheesiest songs don't get scared when I have t0 g0 up on stage after the woman who has a mirarulous voi(e that (an hit every note 0n lotal perfect Axl Rose for Sweet (hild of Mine. l'll butcher my way through Wonderwall and shout and jump around anyway, But as
I

much as I lovesinging on myown,

go nutswhen l'm

ina hugegroupand weteall singing and shoutingand pumpingourfistsand

dancing alongtoevery

song we love. Whkh is probably why I gleefully sit in the oowd f0r every show ofevery Sing-Along - I just never get tired 0f it at

all.. Henri Mazza

DISCO INFERNO
THUR5, SEPT 11 & 0(T 3, 512, 120 MtN
We don't usually delve back deeper into the pop musk well than

the 1980s - there

a whole lot of musk videos in the pre-MTV era, after all. But we de(ided that it was HIGH time we got some disco balk installed at the Ritz, and itjust didn't seem right to debut them at anything less than a pure celebration oftrue disco joy.5o we've colle(ed all the bestvideosand live performances ofdis(osuperstars from the true era of exces, when Studio 54 was still raging, suits were always white, and the samples we heard in the Jiggy (runk show were first recorded,

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0f course, we?e not stopping there, Together with MexicArte and Red Bull, we're taking our Thriller zombies onto the streets of Au$in, where we'll be part 0f the Day0fthe Dead pro(essional and streetparty.0urgoal isto haveupwards 0f2,000
zombies walk down Sixth Street, then stop in front ofthe Alam0 Ritz. Thriller will start playing out of speakers I ined up and down the street, and al I of a sudden earh

and every zombie will become synchronized, perfectly choreographed zombies. Then we'll marrh down the street and do it again at the blo(k party...
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birthto awhole newcraze ofdance partythat!still going on strongtoday. offwith a'70s disco costume (ontest, maybe have a dance off two, and then $art our disco balls spinning for the fint time to the Bee Gees,
stuff in November.

you

fully expett these events t0 become historical touchstones, and we'd like for to be a part 0f it with us. We're putting on a special Michael Jackson Thrill

Gloria Gaynor, Diana Ros,andsooo much more.Thenwe'll getbackt0d0ing s0me
'90s

the World Sing-Along and danre lesson during Fantasti( Fest, and even ifyou?e in from out of town and can't make it t0 the Day 0f the Dead parade in person, we'd love to have you (ome out and learn the dan(e, then take that ba(k to your hometown where you (an putt0getheryourown grouptojoin in on theThrill The World record-breaking attempt. Plus, just the experience of singing along and dancing around the movie theater to all of Mithael Jackson! best musi( videos, sorry - "short filml'- is something that everyone should have as much of as posible.

MICHAEL JACKS0N: THRILI THE W0RtD 0(T 23 & 3A,517,120 MtN
0ver the past year 0r two, Youlube has been frlling up with groups 0f people performing the zombie dance from i\4ichael Jackson's Thriller. There are videos of newlyweds performing that (h0re0graphyas part oftheirfi6t dan(e together at
wedding re(eptions, and of roursethere3the dip 0f the 1,500 inmates of the (ebu Prison in the Phillipines, We were watching those videos last winter and thought t0 0urselves, "What if we could make that even more awesome?" Ihis fall, that's

exa(tlywhat we're going to do.

joined forres with lnes Markeljovic, a dance teacher and founder of IhrillTheWorld.com, to help her romplete her task 0f setting a Guiness World
We've Record

for having the most people around the world doing the Thriller dance

at the exact same time. For the past seven months, we've been ho$ing Mi(hael
Jackson Sing-Alongs at the Alamo Ritz,

then following the music video orgy with two hours ofdance instru(ti0n that gets everyone in the (rowd uptospeed on how

t0 do the Thriller danre themselves. We've partnered with local theater groups, dance companies, and schools as well, and we?e convinced that when it (omes time t0 parti(ipate in the Thrill the World dance, on Saturday, 0(ober 25th, we'll
have more people in one place than anywhere else 0n the globe.

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When punk re-erupted as new wave, [.A. journalist David Jove and rock-n-roll rharacter Peter lvers were first in line to document it.
NEW WAVE THEATRE

refledion of the rags-to{i(hes and rise-and-fall stories happening across the ever-devolving [.A. punk landxape. Kitty (anyall Uennifer Schwartz) and her
best friend Bunny lremelo (Hilary Rubens) comb the (ity to (omplete the lineup for their band The Lovedolls. The girls sleep in abandoned buildings, practice their songs on stolen equipment, and run afoul ofVenice Beach punk gang The 5he-Devils, A who's who of'80s L.A. backyard filmmaking, several also appeared

debuted

on humble UHF station 18, but found

rapid footing with misfit s(enesters
hungry for interviews and live footage

ofthe player

of burgeoning musir icons induding
Fear, 45 Grave, 5uburban Lawns, Jerks and

(irrle

Ihe Dead Kennedys, to name

and artist Raymond Pettibon's frlms. Ihe soundtrack was recorded largely by Redd Kros (who also star as rrooked promoters), but also features songs from LA punk monoliths The Bags, Sin 34,
SIJBURBIA

in the original

just a few, The songs were recorded
live and raw, with the studio audience

of trashed-out maniacs pogoing and
spitting t0 show their adoration, and lvers hosted the show with a zealous

White Flag and Nip Drivers. PLU5...we'll be soeeninq select shorts from Markey, many of whkh have NEVER been available on video. This is an inaedibly rare 0pportunity to (apture this much punk heritage on the big srreen, so shave your
head, kill your parents and (ome on down t0 the Ritz! (Zack)

grin and
theatrics.
'1983

a penchant for oddball Ihe show came t0 an end in

9/22:5TREETS 0F FIRE H05T€D EY n USt{ MEt{DAy F0Uht}[& K'[fi"t_A.'At{t55e
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when he was found bludgeoned to death in his apartment a (rime which has yet to be solved but this reverberating (hronide 0f one of music's most (haoti( and exciting transitions,

R. WA'-TE R H'LL, 1984, 3l'.ll1U|

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SIRIEIS 0F FIRE is quite simply my favourite film of all time. lt's been said that Walter Hill is a

presenting footage not seen since the show's initial broad(asts, is to lvers'work, (Za(k)

a

fitting legacy

real'mant diredor'; but this

is

belied by the aos-gender, croscontinental rult appeal of his rock

9/8:0RNEITE: MADI lN AAtlERl(A
Ern. 5!fiftGY {tAnKE, 1985
From legendary filmmaker Shirley (larke (THE (0NNffil0N) (omes

n' roll a
rare

masterpiece

of

vigilante

documentary about one 0f the most important musical figures of our time, 0rnette (oleman.Ihe film traces his orrhe$ral/jazz mashup"Skies 0fAmerica"as it evolves through numerous performances. The great saxophonist is interviewed

justke. 0riginally intended as a trilogy until American audiences broke Hill's heart with poor box offi(e,STRIETS 0F FIRE stars
heartthrob i\,lichael Pare (notice
I didn't say former heartthrob) as Iom (ody, a soldier offortune who

at great length and we visit with his buddies Buckminster Fuller, William
BunoughsandtheMasterMuskiansofJajouka.Butthebiggesttreatisthemusic. 0rnette's harmolodir mid-'70s period is due for a major reasessment and what better time than the present?

is summoned by his sister (IHE WARRI0RY super-tuff Deborah
Van Valkenberg)

to rescue his old

9/15: DTSPERATE TETNAGE L0VFDOLts

flame, rock goddes Ellen Aim (a
19-year 19-vear old Diane [ane) fiom a pack of PV(<lad bikers from the wrong end ol n town (who are headed up by Willem Dafoe and fear's Lee Ving), Add to this mix
Rick Moranis as Ellen's cunent boyfriend/manager Billy Fish, a tough-as nails Amy Madigan as (ody's sidekirk Mc(oy, an early appearanre by Bill Paxton, and the

+ MARKEY's PUNK

SHORTS

ONN. PAVT MARK€V,X984 "Ihanks for killing my momJ"'No problemJ' 20-year-old Markey and cohorts
Jennifer and Jordan Schwartz were an undeniable driving force in the [.A. punk scene, and

this is their legendary first feature. The story is a funhouse minor

alwayseffervesrent'80sstaple E.G. Dailyand you've qotyourselfa moviethat can pretty mu(h do no wrong. The merits of STREETS 0F FIRE are many: its stunning

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Sln. e HRlS
HAI-L &

ldlli{r KERRY,2006

Finally, the story of a band that was every bit as imp0rtant as their fellow LA groups The Byrds and The Doors but who never had the kind of breakthrough hits that would install them in the rultural pantheon. Still, the musicwastoo good to ignore and their reputation, and espe(ially that ofthe bizane pre-punk, easy listening

(hangeli has grown and improved until there are probably very few hipsters who can,t sing alongwith"The RedTelephoneJ'A raciallyintegrated band led bythe bemused geniusArthur Lee, theyground it out whh the rest ofthem and their highs and lows make for fascinating viewing. Lots of interviews, lots of
hybrid "Foreler performances, this
is

the movie to see ifyou love l-ove.

10/6&10/13:

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Probably everybody who loves reggae has seen THI HARDER IHEY (0ME, and it lives up t0 its rep as one of the boomingest jams ever, But l'm always surprised to talk to reggae fans who've neverseen R0(l([R5.5eriously, ifreggaemeans morethan UB-40and"B0b Marley'sGreatest Hits" to y0u, you must drop everything and see this movie. The great drummer leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace plays himself as a kickas drummer who goes into the record business in a small way, making the rounds of record stores and recording studios (all shown in mouth-watering detail) and selling boxes of 45's from his moped. When the gangsters who (ontrol the musir business

steal his bike, he gets his crew together and strikes back. Reading back over that synopsis it sounds much more fast-paced than it actually is, ln fact, the movie evolves like a slow stoned
(onversation, with the hypnotk rhythms ofthe best reggae artists

evertowalkthe planet0n the
Dr.

s0undtrack thr0ugh0ut. teaturing Burning 5pear (unforgettable), Gregory lsaaa, Big Youth, Dillinger and more. [ssential and dangerous, ([ars)

Alimentado,

10/20: DEV0: THE MEN WHO MAKI THE MUSIC... AND M0Rt
DtR. VARi0rJ5,'1979
the best band in the world. This incredible collection, released before their,80s ,,Whip It"phase acted assupporting eviden(eforthe group'sde-evolution theory, is undeniable proof. No other
FA(T: Devo were

-newwave, rockorotherwise - haseverburstforthsofullyarmedwith revolutionary newsounds, images and ideas. lfyou?e still skeptical that Devo were the greatest innovators in musi( history, t0night will leave those doubts in the dust. The boys formed as a school proiect in 1973, beating both the punk
band and new wave movements by a l0ng stret(h and choosing to document their avalan(he 0f (reativity via music, film and even bizane printed pamphlets on mankind's evolutionary regresion. The footage in

tonight's show (little of which is available on DVD) captures Devo at the absolute tip of their violently creative apex, where earh music video and short film explodes with bizane snapshots borne of future fantasies, nerdish sexual denial and unfiltered, unhinged brilliance. At the end of the program, you'll have no choice butto stand upand dedare:"We ARE Devo!!1"(Zack)

10127: TRICK 0R TREAT ONR HARLES MAfiTII,I SMITIJ, 1986, 35MM
headbanging honor was
a fii m

genre onto itself Video age ragers like BLA(l( R05ES, 5H0(K'EM

This Halloween week, Musit Monday is going to steal your soulll! ln the midrSos metal was king, and DEAD and R0(K N'R0LL N IGHTMARE illustrated the many dangers ofSatan,s

mixtapes. ButIRl(K0RTRIATshredsthroughall competition, unveiling the storyofhard-rorking geek Eddie (MarcPrke a.k.a. Skippyfrom FAMILYIItS) and his devotlon to recently deceased soni( hellmaster Sammi (un. When an eviled-up (un returns from the grave (via backwards masking, ofcoune), things heat up for anyone who's ever done Eddie wrong, and soon a small town is awash in the flames 0fblazing retribution in this action-injected showdown between the human rare and tlre unstoppable
forces ofThe Dark Lord himselfl teaturing a blistering soundtrack plus rameos from ear-blasting wanion Ozy 0sbourne and Gene 5immons! HAIL SATAN!l (Zack)

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Sinte the fall 0f 2001, we have b€en hosting a series of free movie screenings of exploitation dassics, trom (heerleaders Gone Bad u Elaxpl0itation to '70s Action (heese and even to llromen ln Prkon, it s all there - scratches, splices and all. Many of these flms are obs(ure that little is known or has been written about them, Some of them ale bad, mort of thein are enioyable, aid a rare few are minr blowingly amazing, Weird Wednesdays is the vanguatd of cinema explotation in Austin. Escape the cruihinq lameness of the real worrr with us every week. [or free! - [ars Nilsen, Weird Wednesday Programmer and Host
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ippi nes movies. As East Eddie, a scuay pim p who (ontrives to stea I a massive stash of saaed pearls from prim itive isla nders, ! : balder.Ihis moviealsoscores major'70s exoti(a pointswith itrwild anal0g synthesizer-flavored score, amazing underwatermating danc:
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0ne of the superprime made-in-the-Phi
Haig has never been cooleror

jaw-dropping nopical locations, and ofcourse the mind-altering textiles we've (ome to expect from tilipino movies. For some reason the goddes/prinres ofthe islar: tribe is a stone fox Amazon Barbie-doll blonde while everyone else is brown*kinned with giant ping-pong ball eyes! Whoa! Why can't all movies be this fun? With Jol"
Ashley, Vk Diaz, and Patri(k {son 0fJohn) Wayne, who can't act but has his dad's cool

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movie theaters where dou ble features of kung fu, hono

and sex films unreeled 24 hou rs a day for audiences composed primari ly of bitter, sociopathic males. Think Travis Bickle from TAXI DRIVIR and you?e 0n the right track. lt an audiencefor

w;:

whith n0 extreme wast00 extreme. The audience of"popeyes"would sitthrough showing after showing ofgory honor, amputee porn and worse, sniffinc glue and smoking dirt weed. There was enough existential nausea in any given foot of Iimes Square to make Jean Paul 5artre toss his crepes in the nearest (logged anc overflowing urinal. 5o KIDNAPPED (0tD mu( have hit Times 5quare like an artillery shell. You can imagine the smell of record deaner in the theater; you (an almost hea'

thesound ofthe butterflyknives dacking shutasthecrowdwatches in raptadmiration. NotsincethefilmsofJean-PieneMelville hadtherebeen anantiheroquite likeJacl (annon, a selfloathing kidnapper whose victim is stolen away from him by the mob, leading to a bloody showdown. This is tough stuff, rough around the edges but gooilt primal. lf it had been made in France it probably would have been acclaimed a masterpiece of postwar alienation, Thank God it wasn't made in Franre but in the number
one country on Earth I.JSA

Amerira. {[ars)

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itl;:;. !]:fi. &?,{rtt:ii{ttr*t5*t;},,1rfi:J,35mfi,?3,?"11ri,t|r,
Plrt 0ftheFlntlsticfest"NotQuite Hlllywlld" lzploitation Retospertlle. Seri0usly, Australia
seems seems like a cool place to live. Everybody pretty cool. Ihere are beautiful beache5. 0utlaw (ultur€ is h0nored and respected. There's one huge downside though, everything that walks, swims or crawls can kill you within 8 seconds. The ocean is full of Great White Sharks, the venomous snake population is tops in theworld,thereare all kindsofcreatures thattaxonomists have neverbeen ableto getrlose enough to even dapa latin nameon. l\4ost

disturbingly, there are giant crocodiles the size of eighteen-wheelers roaming the marshlands. 0r you believe. Fortunately, the frlm
is so

so

the makers of

DARK AGE

would have

boomingly well directed,

a(ed and shot you'll

be

willing t0 believe just about anything. Not only

isthe giantcrocodile atthe center ofthis film hundreds ofyears old, he isvenerated bythe Aboriginal Australians as a sarred spirit. Inter the great Aussie a(tor John Janatt (W0LF (RtEl() as a ranger asigned to kill the croc after it inge$s some poa(hers. lnstead of killing the
beast, he makes plans to (apture and relo(ate it- butthe whole plan isjeopardized bythe most inaediblysruzzyoutback reptile hunters imaginable. Their leader lost an atm to the (rocodile and takes it all pretty personally. With David Gulpilil and Burnam Burnam as the Aborigines who join up with the ranger and his lady against the bad guys. Fanta$i(, highly recommended, (Lars)

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SEPT 24, I1,IICIf{I6HT, TREE, DIR" BRIAN TREruTHARD.SMITI,I, 'I975,35MM, 111 MIN, R Plrt 0fthe Flntlstk Fest "Not Quite Hlllywold" lzploitation Retrospertive. trom now 0n whenever anyone asks me what the most bererk orgy of action and violenre ever placed on frlm is l'll be honor-bound to answer IHE MAN FROM H0NG K0NG. lf a car crashes and explodes in this film (and it will, don't wony) you'd better beliey€ it will explode with 5,000 megatons ofTNT power. When our special guest Brian Trenchard-5mith was filming this movie in Australia he g0t (0mplaints from Soyi€t (osmonau$ in space who said it kept them awake at night. With 75 car chases, 17 throat-ripping death fights,437 burning-man scenes and one dopey hang-glider
this is truly a memorable exercise in pedal t0 the metal ex(itement. And director Brian Trenchard-5mith, who n0t only directed the film but plays a pornishly-Uiai*ea henchman, will be here in person to explain how and why. Stars limmy Wang Yu as the "tough cop who learned every trick in the book and then threw the book away' and erstwhile James Bond seatwarmer George lazenby as a dandyish crime boss with a bulletpro0f musta(he. stunts by themadman from dingoJand Grant page, who appears desperate t0 end

MAN FROM HONG KONG WITH BRIAN TRENCHARD-SMITH I-IVE

ltall in a progressivelygreaterand greateraggreqation ofdeath-defianre.

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n0t only lealistic but universal and mythological. Not only do you rare about the characters. You are the charaders. I know it
sounds like l'm enthusing t00 much but serioudy, be here. See it for yourself. (Lars)

T}IE SI{APE OF THINGS IO COME 0(T 8, MlDlNt6HT, FRrE, DtR.6r0RGE MI{CIWAru ,1979,35wtll,98 Mll,t,
ln caseyou haven't heard, STARWARSwasa

pG

big, huge monster

hit on an unprecedented srale. For years afterward cheap the multiplexes, promising so mu(h 0n the poster and delivering so, so little. l'd like to say that this film is the ex(eption but it's not, Fortunately it's
spa(e operas swept thr0ugh an entertaining, though ronfusingly jumbled, mix of sexy spare ladies, a wisecracking robot (ugh),

spe(ial effects that l00k like they were filtered through a burlap sack full of as and the great Ja(k Palance, looking stronger than a l0c0motive full of steroids at age 60, as the evil robot lord 0mus. If you drinkenough generkcough syrup beforethe movie, y0u'll swearyoute reallyin space.Ihat'sour
guarantee to you, ([ars)

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TellySavalasandtrancoNeroplayapairofwisectackingscrew-upswhobotchajewelrobbery,killsomepeopleanda(cidentallytakeayoungboyhostage. Prettysoon
they?e tutoring the kid on the finer points of being a complete psychopath. Savalas, never noted for his actorly restraint, is like a runaway downhill ham-train as the ruthles killer Memphis while the nattily mu$a(hio'd Nero is a bit more subdued as Mosquito, the (relatively) sympatheti( 0ne. Along the way there! a side-trip into

what-the{uck land with a bit ofthe old inappropriateness we've come to know and love

l'll

be quaffing tumblers

so well. Hard-edged, violent, idiosyncratic,., not your usual ltalian crime movie. full ofJ&B 5cokh at this one s0 stay out 0f my way and don't be grabbing on mel ([ars)

DRESSED TO KILT
OCT 22, MIDi{IGI{T, FRTT, DIR, BRIAII DT PALMA, 19S0,35MM, 105 MIN, R "lf this film suceeds, killing women may become the greatest turn-0n of the Eighties!" - Women Against Pornography leafle! 1980.

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DRESSTD

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gay rights groups protested, reviewers savaged

it cleated a firestorm of tontroversy. Womens'groups marched on theaters, it as an unnecessarily violent rip-off of all of Hit(h(ock's be$

ideas. They were a ll wrong. DRESSED T0 KILL is one of the funniest, cleverest essays 0n the art 0f the suspense film, and a superior example 0f the f0rm. It's the only American giallo thriller and it stands with the best work ofArgento, Bava, [enzi and Sergio Martino. Thefilm was a huge hit and shot its vile seed deep intothe brains of

millions of people in theaters throughout America and later as a late night staple 0n pay (able. Angie Dickinson, Michael (aine, Nancy Allen and especially Keith 6ordon (even though he looks like Hany Potter) are all fantastic but the sp0tlight is on writeridirertor Brian De Palma. made
DRE55ED T0 KILL his He

was very busy throughout the'70s and by the time he

runs the viewer through a

reflexes and instincts were tuned up tighter than a drum. [ike a kinky behaviorist, he sleazy maze ofsex and death while c0nstantly exploiting the audience's sophisticated

cinema-consciousness. Think you're smart? De Palma's imafter. He virtu0si(ally demonstrates 37 positions of mind{ucking before letting you have your (igarette, ltt a true rlassic, and an unmissable big screen event.
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offwith nearly every movie she appeared in, n0 matter h0w insignifigant her part. 5he has a way of melting your eyeballs with just her tiniest nostril-flaring glance, She's basically sex penonified. And this is one ofherbest roles. She playsa (ountes Bathory type who bathes in the blood ofvirgins to stay beautiful. 8ut when vampire hunting twin br0thers show up, will some other stuff happen? Looks like you'll have to show up to find out be(ause all we
Neri. The dusky, olive-skinned Neri ran remember is the sight

of Rosalba Neri rising naked from a silver bathtub covered in the blood of

virgins, 0h, and there's an awesome Drarula ring. And a bald guy. (Lars)

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writer/director (oscarelli unleashed this infinitely more amped-up braindamager. The elderly-but0mnipotentTall Man (Angus Scrimm) has returned to devourentiretowns, transforming seled vi(tim5 into dwarven fendsto aid in his latent enslavement ofthe Earth. l\4ankind's onlyhope lieswith a bald icerream
vendor and a blowdried goof from an insane asylum. lilore gore, more goop and more chainsaw-wielding, automobile-crushing, house-exploding action than we'll see in another fright fllm until Hollywood wises the fuck up. And l'm not holding my breath. lhe very best horror movies prove that the human body is a canvas and violence is the paintbrush, but PHANTASI\4 ll's ambitious (arnage wins an extra gold $ar for exrellenre in creative homicide.
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to pre-teen audiences despite the fa(t that it's undeniably the most mentall,

PG-1 3 film to ever hit the s(reen. Two 1 2-yearold oukasts find the actual doorway to Hell in the . own backyard, inadvertantly releasing an unstoppable tempest of supernatural violation. Drywallec (orpses, stop-motion beastopoids and adolescent self-mutilations (ulminate in a feature that shouldn: be viewed byany child underthe age 0f40. Believe me...this screening is going to be the most honifyinc

thing to happen on 5eptember 11th sin(e I d0n't kn0w when. {Za(k)

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ofAustralia have submitted their entries to the Halls ofGargantuanism, here in the form ofa baby-eatin' multi-ton poKine powerhousethat rampages out ofthe blackened desertto destroyeverything in its path.
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sawthe"Biggest Pig in theW0rld"atthe2006
as a

lowa state tairand it had nothin'onthissnubnosed 30-foot

wreckage marhine. Walch

vengeful grandpa, two rural new wave oil drillers and an ineffective schlub

attempt to take down this grunting, red-eyed, hate-fueled embodiment 0f utter annihilation. (Zack)

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interesting German frlm directors. 0ur new series will feature works by four of those youngerdiredorsandtwo relativelyre(entfllmsbyveteransof the1970s

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Guest (urator Raoul Hernandez examines the unexpected

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lynrh all have in tommon?Theyall came togetherin theworld ofPeter lvers

rsttimewe screenedIEEN WII(H attheAlamqthe rrowd wasso overwhelmed that they burst into tears and song. But now we?e bringing in one ofthe fitm's
stars: the winsome and wee ZELDA RUBINSIIIN! TOP THAII '80s teen (omedies

0fthe 1980s Los Angeles-based cult-favorite cable show New WaveTheatre who was mysteriously muldered in 1983. ln the first Peter lvers biography, "lN

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host

Unsolved Life of Peter lvers and the lost History of New Wave lheatre", Josh Frank (with (harlie Bu*holtz) (aptures the life of a
HEAVEN EVERYIHING 15 FINE: The

definitely captured the hearts and minds ofAmerica, but none ofthem were as lightheartedlywackoasthis late-eracultdassk. louiseis unpopularatschool, but
she learns

that being the direct descendant of the original Salem witches has its

gifted artist his tragi( death, and a little-known yet aucial chapter in American pop history. ERASERHEAD is an inaedible, unique nightmare vision from the mind of David Lynch. For many years thh film has been a treasured, shared experience
among artists and hipsters, usually screened at midnight with the a((ompaniment

advantages. What follows is a helium-infused romp through the post-pubescent

black arts, bolstered by eye-popping unexpeded musical sequences and a tour-de-force performance by the one and only Zelda "that awesome lady from
P0LIERGElSI" Rubinstein! presented

ofbad coffee and worse marijuana in dank"spa(es': We don't have the dank orthe dirtweed, but we have a beautiful print of ERASERHTAD. Join us and author Josh
Frank for an experien(e

Ihe most supernaturally delidous slice of'80s cheese, with a(tual Rubinstein magic live in our theater!!! PLus: Stick around

forfieeTenorThursday t0 see Zelda starring in ANGUI5H!

the show. He
check

t0 remember. Josh Frank will sell and sign books after will also appear at Book People on August 28 at 7pm. See www.
0fNew Wave Theaterat Musk Monday laterthe same night.

BOOI{ PEOPLT PRESENTS:

bookpeople.com for more information about Book People guests and events. Also

AN TVENING WITH MAURETN M(CORMICK
WED. OCT 22
There's no denying

outthe

Best

ABIGAII. LESLIY IS BACK IN IOWN
WITH JOT SARNO LIVE
O(T 1, 1OPM, DIR. JOE sARNO, 1975,35MM,96 MIN, PRISENTED BV TETflO.SEDUfiION (INTMA.
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that Marcia Brady

is a true, near universally rerognized icon. Her honey-blonde, All-American beauty has made her one of the most
referenced totems of twentieth rentury disposable <ulture. But she's not a real person. And Maureen Mc(ormick, the

lf you?e looking for an example of a cinema artist who has carved out a unique
niche and made films with integrity, Joe Sarno is your guy, During the'60s, when most exhibitors and distributon would have been perfectly happy with an hour and a half of naked flesh followed by
a

"The End" card, Sarno had begun making

aftess who played her f0r five seasons is not Marcia Brady. She's a talented
singer and actress who has now written

daring, challenging films that were much, much better than they needed t0 be. A psyrhology major in (ollege, he direded eroti( movies with strong moral and

a

book about the hanowinq, .ioyful
is

trchetypal underpinnings. His films are full 0f mind games, seoet rituals, role
playing, masks and strong, often dominant female characters. Wow. That's all
we can say about Joe Sarno's mind-blowing erotic masterpiece. lt's the story of
a

experien(e 0f having enacted such a familiar character. Advan(e w0rd

that

the book, HERE'5THE 5I0RY: SURVIVING MAR(lA BRADY AND FINDING MY TRUE Vol(E is a tenifc, pagerurner filled wirh the inside dirt on a family so omnipresent 0n television 0ver the past 35 years that they've been granted honorary reality status in American life. F0r one night only, Marcia Brady, excuse me - l\4aureen Mc(ormi<k will join us t0 tell us a little bitabout herselfand introduce a program ofsome ofher mostfamous m0ments. Bookswill beforsaleatthe eventand Maureen will gladlysign. Maureenwillalso greet and sign at Book People earlier in the evening. See www.bookpeople.com

quietly desperate suburb, the kind of staid, puritanical, thoroughly unhappy town full 0fattradivebutaimless(ouplesthat
Lesley,who was hounded
rise, stretch and begin

providesso much kindlingfortheflames

of lust in Sarno's frlms. This time the torch is

lit by the titular town tramp Abigail outoftown two yean earlierafter being (aught with a

manied man. When she comes home again, all those unresolved erotic demons their fiolia anew. ([an)

Sept - Oct 2008 Schedule of Special Events - for complete calendar and tickets visit

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AFS PRESENTS: PLEASE V0TE FCIn 5Lr'717 "y,t17

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film introduces many of the governmental and (orporate (ulprits behind the water grab, while begging the question "(AN ANY0Nt REALTY OWN WATERI' Beyond identifying the problem,
crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the
FLOW

ln Wuhan, the most populous city in central (hina, an experiment in demo(ra(y

also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing

takesplaceforthefirsttime inthethird gradeofa primarysthool. Thechildren are (ontr0l and asked to elect a clas monitor, who will help keep the students under on task. Each 0f the three candidates must show their worthines by performing in a talent show, parti(ipating in a debate, and delivering a speech extolling their virtues and qualifications. As with any p0litkal (ampaign tempen fly and tears
sometimes trirkle, but this frrst step towa rd demo(rati( ele(tions may foreshadow things to (ome in (hina.

soluti0ns t0 the water oisis and those developing new technologies,

pra(i(al whkh are

fastbecoming blueprintsf0ra su((essful globaland economicturnaround.

AF5 PRESTNTS: CAN MR SMIT}I GET TO WAs}I!NGTON ANYilIORE?

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When former House Majority Leader Dkk Gephardt (D) retired from the U'5. H0use of Representatives, a 29-year-old part-time p0liti(al s(ien(e instrudot at

t0 enter the 2004 Missouri Demotratic primary, (arnahan, Jeff Smith's most formidable opponent would be State Rep Russ "scion of Missouri's most powerful politi(al dynastyi'With no name recogniti0n or money, Smith put together a staff(omposed primarily offormer students, but their youthfulnes and enthusiasm be(ame a threat to the entrenched political
Washington University decided

TlllRD C0AS1' FRE5ENTS: SECRECY tj{T 7u,73,;9, A!.&M* RlTr l'{1*55, 2***,85 &4iit, l}V, ruft sln, PrTift *AL!5*tr,
ln a single recent year the u.S. dassified about five times the number of pages addedtothe Libraryof(ongress.We live in aworldwherethe produ(tion 0fsecret knowledge dwarfs the production of open knowledge. Depending on whom

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establishment. ln the pro(ess Jeff Smith's campaigns became one of the most surprising ofthat politkal year.

THIRD COAST PRESENTS:

seaeq is either the key to vidory in our struggle against terrorism, or our A(hilles heel. But is so much setrecy a bad thing? 0n the one hand some argue that se(re(y saves: (ounter-terr0rist intelligen(e offlcers recall
you ask, government

FLOW. FOR LOVE OF WATIR
5[pT 4,
ALAtu4$ mlT; isue of the 21st (entury and we all need to wake up aboutthe greatest threat of ourtime - the global

with fury how a newspaper arti(le describing National Se(urity Agen(y abilities diredly led to the los of information that could have avoided the terrorist killing of 241 soldien in Beirut late in 0(ober 1983. But se(te(y also (orrup$. From
extra0rdinaryrendition t0warrant-lesswiretapsand Abu Ghraib,we have learned

"Water is the sleeping giant about

it.

tLOW opens our eyes
is a

water crisis. lt

compelling and passionate fllm. lts engaging nanative will grip

that, under the veil of dasifrcation, even our leaders can give in to dangerous impulses. 5ecrecy increasingly hides national policy, impedes coordination
among agencies, bloats budgets and obscures foreign atcords; secrecy throws into the dark our system of ju$ke and derails the balante of power between the executive branch and the rest ofgovernment. Thisfilm is aboutthe vast, invisible world of qovernment secrecy. By focusing on dasified secrets, the government's ability t0 put information out of sight if it w0uld harm national security, 5E(RE(Y explores the tensions between our safety as a nation, and 0ur ability to function as a democracy, Presented by lhird (oast Activist Resource (enter (www. thirdcoastactivist.org).

the viewerl'- Robert Redford lrena Salina! award-winning dotumentary investigation into what experts label (entury - Ihe the most important political and environmental isue of the 21$ World Water (risis. Fl-0W builds a (ase against the growing privatization 0f the world! dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching fotus on politks,

pollution, human rights, and the emergence ofa domineering worldwatercartel. lnterviews with scientists and adivists intelligently reveal the rapidly building

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