This week's AFS@Dobie collaborative series entry is the film I Am a Sex Addict, playing throughout the week at Dobie. Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi will attend the 7:30 screenings on Friday and Saturday to introduce the film and hold a Q&A afterwards. Also at Dobie, actor Scott Mechlowicz will attend the 7 pm Friday night screening of Peaceful Warrior, in which he has a costarring role. Other limited-release films opening around Austin this week include Wordplay, Krrish, and the Sydney Pollack-directed documentary Sketches of Frank Gehry.
- The Paramount's Summer Movie Classics series is back on schedule this week. The musical Cabaret screens on Sunday. An Al Pacino double-feature on Sunday and Monday includes Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico. And on Thursday and Friday, Marlon Brando takes over the screen in On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire.
- Alamo Lake Creek is holding a benefit screening of Orphans of Nkandla, a 2004 UK documentary about the ways in which HIV and AIDS are affecting children in rural South Africa. Proceeds will go to PositiveMoms, a charity for South African mothers with HIV/AIDS.
- Alamo Downtown is showing that cheesy 1985 spy movie Gotcha! on Monday night as a kickoff for a citywide watergun tournament called Assassination H20. You can see the film without having to arm yourself with a water pistol.
- This week's selection in the Austin Film Society series De/Re:Constructing the Narrative: Global Experiments in Film is Gus Van Sant's look at teen culture, the 2003 film Elephant. The film screens on Tuesday night at Alamo Downtown.
- Turk Pipkin's gorgeous-looking documentary about Nobel Laureates, Nobelity, returns to the Paramount on Tuesday night for a special screening.
- Speaking of teen culture, you can flash back to Eighties Corey-ful pre-teen adventure films with a free screening of The Goonies on Wednesday night. The screening starts at sundown, outdoors on the lawn near the Central Market on North Lamar.
- The B-Side Roadshow returns to Austin for its closing night film, the 2004 feature Quality of Life, playing at Alamo Downtown on Wednesday night. The movie is about a pair of San Francisco grafitti artists.
- Austin Film Society's monthly 20th anniversary screenings continue on Wednesday night with Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 film Weekend, playing at Alamo Downtown. This is the one with the 10-minute-long traffic-jam scene.
- Screen Door Films presents its monthly short film showcase on Thursday night at Emo's. Five of the eight shorts are from Austin filmmakers.