The Grand Budapest Hotel

11:00am 12:00p 1:00p 2:00p 3:10p 4:25p 5:20p 6:30p 7:00p 8:40p
Reviews

"A captivating 1930s-set caper whose innumerable surface pleasures might just seduce you into overlooking its sly intelligence and depth of feeling." - Justin Chang, Variety.

"While it has many familiar ingredients — from the atmosphere to the ensemble of Anderson regulars in nearly every role — in its allegiance to Anderson's vision, everything about The Grand Budapest Hotel is a welcome dose of originality." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire.

R

The Grand Budapest Hotel


Directed by Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. 

 

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 100 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Joe

1:10p 3:35p 9:15p
Reviews

"Nicholas Cage delivers an excellent, tightly wound performance." - Justin Chang, Variety.

"David Gordon Green & Nicholas Cage hit their sweet spots with the moody Southern gothic drama…a return to form." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire.

R

Joe


Directed by David Gordon Green

A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown's novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green in and around Austin, Joe brings Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble - until he meets a hard-luck kid, who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector. 

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 117 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: USA
The Raid 2

The Raid 2

11:05am 4:05p
Reviews

"If The Raid: Redemption was a thrashing drum solo, its sequel is the opulent symphony where every instrument is played with fevered inspiration.” - Robert Cameron Fowler, Indiewire.

“An even more masterful jolt of high-energy genre filmmaking.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.

R

The Raid 2


Directed by Gareth Evans

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.

 

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 148 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Under the Skin

10:50am 2:10p 6:00p 8:15p
Reviews

"Weird. Brilliant. Stunning. Under the Skin is by far the most memorable movie of the first few months of 2014." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times.

"Watching this film feels like a genesis moment — of sci-fi fable, of filmmaking, of performance — with all the ambiguity and excitement that implies." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times.

R

Under the Skin


Directed by Jonathan Glazer

A voluptuous woman of unknown origin combs the highway in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Based on the novel by Michael Faber, this film examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 108 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: USA
Joe Benefit Screening

Joe Benefit Screening

Sunday, April 20 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

 

        

 

 

R

Joe Benefit Screening


Directed by David Gordon Green

Director David Gordon Green and select cast members in attendance. Complimentary cocktails provided by Shiner and Z Tequila.

A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown's novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green in and around Austin,Joe brings Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble - until he meets a hard-luck kid, who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protect

All ticket proceeds for the screening will be contributed to a fund for longtime Violet Crown employee and SXSW victim Evan West.

 

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 117 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: USA
Bob Birdnows Remarkable Tale

Bob Birdnows Remarkable Tale

Tuesday, April 22 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

"The screenplay by Steele is a thing of great power, tremendously sensitive and insightful, and the lead performance by Barry Nash is raw, inspired and seamless." - Paul Sbrizzi, Hammer To Nail.    

                                           

 

 

NR

Bob Birdnows Remarkable Tale


Directed by Eric Steele

Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self

When invited by an old friend to speak to a struggling sales team at a conference, Bob Birdnow reluctantly agrees. Bob's attempt to say something motivational takes an unexpected turn when, forced off script and desperate, he begins the one story he'd hoped he'd never have to tell. Based on director Eric Steele's hit one-man play/experimental theatre piece in Dallas, Texas, Bob Birdnow challenges viewers to consider their own dark secrets and how they may hold an answer to one of life's biggest questions… Who is your greatest self?

Presented as part of Texas Spotlight, an ongoing series showcasing films set in Texas or from Texas filmmakers.

100% of all ticket sales for this screening will be donated to a support fund for Evan West, a SXSW victim and Violet Crown Cinema employee.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 95 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: USA

The Outsiders

Wednesday, April 23 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

                       

      

 

 

 

 

PG-13

The Outsiders


Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Based on S.E. Hinton's best-selling classic novel and directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Francis Ford Coppola, The Outsiders focuses on the class struggles between two groups of Oklahoma teenagers during the 1960s.

Capturing the intense feelings of being caught between childhood and adulthood, and not belonging anywhere, this 1983 film also served as a launching pad of talent, featuring a slew of future box-office names before they were stars, including Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio and Emilio Estevez.

The night will also feature Austin Eastciders' Original Dry Cider in tallboy cans and Gold Top Cider on draft. Each ticket comes with a choice of either cider and a souvenir glass.

CineBrew is an ongoing film series pairing retrospective programming alongside tastings of regional craft brews.

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 113 mins
Release Year: 1983
Country of Origin: USA

Alan Partridge

STARTS FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Coming Soon
Reviews

"Hilarious. Just what big-screen comedy needed." - Dan Jolin, Empire.

 

R

Alan Partridge


Directed by Declan Lowney

Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, 'Bouncing Back', subsequently remaindered and pulped. Alan Partridge finds Alan at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he's getting sacked by the new management.

The character Alan Partridge first appeared over twenty years ago as a BBC sports reporter on the radio show, On The Hour. Since then, this wonderfully conceited, petty, anal, idiosyncratic comic creation has flourished across virtually every medium you can think of. He's been a sports reporter (again) on the seminal TV news spoof, The Day Today, host of his own TV chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You, star of the fly-on-the-wall sitcom I'm Alan Partridge, and most recently Mid-Morning Matters.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 90 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: USA

Only Lovers Left Alive

STARTS FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Coming Soon
Reviews

"The unhurried film is a beauty. The titular lovers are beauties too, soulful and captivating. Swinton and Hiddleston make their love story one for the ages." - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times.

"A movie about the transcendent bond between partners who can communicate without speaking a word." - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News.

R

Only Lovers Left Alive


Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 123 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: USA

King of the Hill

Tuesday, April 29 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

“Has all the rich satisfactions of a fine novel.” - Todd McCarthy, Variety.

"With the kind of material you'd never dream of associating with him, Soderbergh has made his best movie." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

 

PG-13

King of the Hill


Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh (whose independent debut, sex, lies, and videotape, had won the Palme d’Or at Cannes a few years earlier) crafted this small jewel of a growing-up story. Set in St. Louis during the Great Depression, King of the Hill follows the daily struggles of a resourceful and imaginative adolescent who, after his younger brother is sent to live with a relative and his tubercular mother to a sanitarium, must survive on his own in a run-down hotel during his salesman father’s long business trips. This evocative period piece, faithfully adapted from the A. E. Hotchner memoir, is among the versatile Soderbergh’s most touching and surprising films.

This film is presented as part of the CRITERION PRESENTS series presented in partnership with THE CRITERION COLLECTION.

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 103 mins
Release Year: 1993
Country of Origin: USA

Finding Vivian Maier

STARTS, FRIDAY, MAY 2
Coming Soon
Reviews

"It’s a big puzzle that the filmmakers piece together in an intriguing and engrossing way.” - Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times.

"An initially playful, ultimately haunting documentary." - Rob Nelson, Variety.

 

NR

Finding Vivian Maier


Directed by John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. 

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 83 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: USA
Flutter

Flutter

Tuesday, May 13 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

NR

Flutter


Directed by Eric Hueber

To treat her son, Johnathan, who suffers from a degenerative eye condition, JoLynn must break society’s laws. With her husband away indefinitely, JoLynn struggles to nurture her son in the face of poverty, isolation and incarceration. Flutter explores the truest love on earth—the love of a mother and child.

Presented as part of Texas Spotlight, an ongoing series showcasing films set in Texas or from Texas filmmakers.

100% of all ticket sales for this screening will be donated to a support fund for Evan West, a SXSW victim and Violet Crown Cinema employee.

 

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 96 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

A Teacher

Wednesday, May 14 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

"A short, sharp burst of concentrated character-based storytelling that builds considerable emotional intensity." - David Rooney, Holly wood Reporter.

"Burdge's performance boasts a remarkable emotional precision throughout." - William Goss, Film.com.

NR

A Teacher


Directed by Hannah Fidell

Filmmaker Hannah Fidell to participate in a Q&A following the screening via Skype.

Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A Teacher explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana, after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric. What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings us into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment.

Presented as part of Arthouse Monthly, an ongoing series showcasing internationally acclaimed art cinema.

100% of all ticket sales for this screening will be donated to a support fund for Evan West, a SXSW victim and Violet Crown Cinema employee.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 75 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: USA
Dear Pillow

Dear Pillow

Tuesday, June 10 @ 7:30PM
Coming Soon
Reviews

NR

Dear Pillow


Directed by Bryan Poyser

10-Year Anniversary Screening

17-year-old Wes is stuck living with his divorced father in a boring apartment complex. Eager for his first sexual encounter and starved for companionship in general, Wes reluctantly befriends his neighbor Dusty after he discovers the older man writes for an adult magazine called "Dear Pillow." Dusty mentors Wes on the art of writing pornography and soon draws their lusty apartment complex manager into his dark lesson plan. The three form an alliance that plunges Wes into dangerously adult territory where he must choose between sexual fantasy and reality. Nominated for a 2005 Independent Spirit Award.

Presented as part of Texas Spotlight, an ongoing series showcasing films set in Texas or from Texas filmmakers.

100% of all ticket sales for this screening will be donated to a support fund for Evan West, a SXSW victim and Violet Crown Cinema employee.

 
MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 85 mins
Release Year: 2004
Country of Origin: USA