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This Week’s Special Screenings

JFKCinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with a digitally restored print of Oliver Stone’s controversial JFK (1991), 2pm November 17 and 2pm and 7pm November 20, at select Cinemark theaters. Details

Kill Bill 2Kill Bill 1The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s martial arts revenge epic Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), 7:30pm, November 19; followed by Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), 7:30pm, November 20 at the theater. Details here and here.

SerenityThe Alamo Drafthouse also presents Joss Whedon’s sci-fi cult favorite Serenity (2005), 7pm, November 21, at the theater. Details

400 BlowsThe Chris Vognar’s Screening Room monthly series continues with a free screening of Francois Truffaut’s groundbreaking New Wave classic The 400 Blows (1959) at 7:30pm, November 21, at the Angelika Theater. Vognar, film critic for the Dallas Morning News, will discuss the movie afterwards. Details

KoyaanisqatsiThe Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi (1982), 7:30 and 10pm, November 19, at the theater. Details

Terminator 2The Alamo Drafthouse’s Tough Guy Cinema series presents a screening of James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), 7pm, November 22, at the theater. Details

Benny and JoonThe Historic Palace Theatre’s First Friday film series presents a screening of Benny & Joon (1993), 7:30pm, November 22, at the theater. Details

War is HellCry of BattleThe Texas Theatre presents a partial screening of War is Hell (1963) and the entirety Cry of Battle (1963) — the films that were playing at the theater when Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested following the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy — at 1:20pm and 2:45pm respectively, November 22, at the theater. Details here and here.

JFKThe Texas Theatre also presents a 35mm print of Oliver Stone’s controversial JFK (1991), 8pm, November 22, at the theater. Details

Big Trouble in Little ChinaThe Angelika Film Center’s After Hours feature for the week is John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China (1986) at 11pm, November 22 and 23, at the Angelika Dallas. Details

rocky horrorThe Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness features for this week are Tommy Wiseau’s cult-classic Z-grade drama The Room (2003) on Friday, November 33; and the classic rock musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) on Saturday, November 23, at the theater. Details

About Gary Dowell

Professional film critic, journalist, Byronic hero.


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