Sunday, March 20 marked the last day of the South by Southwest Film Festival, and you can look to Cinematical for boatloads of reviews, interviews and coverage in the days to come. Simultaneously, the rest of the film world looks to their local repertory houses to fill the void left empty by acclaimed titles that haven't yet reached their town, or God forbid, received distribution yet. Thankfully, there's not shortage of great movies being shown all across the country, offering cinephiles plenty of great chances to celebrate the art form.
Otherwise, we would like to remind you to please leave comments and send in emails with any suggestions you may have for events, screenings, or other opportunities film fans may have to share with others in their celebration of the medium. Also, when and if you attend any of the events listed below, please let us know about your experiences, and let the organizers know where you found out about it!
On March 24, head over to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for Stanley Kubrick's often-overlooked film 'Barry Lyndon,' which will serve as the backdrop of the latest installment of the Alamo Iron Chef competition. The screening begins at 7:30 PM, but check out the Alamo Drafthouse website for more information about the menu, tickets and additional screening details.
On March 22, check out a rarely-seen 35mm print of Terence Malick's breakthrough film 'Badlands.' The screening starts at 6:00 PM, but check out the Gene Siskel Film Center website for ticket information and additional screening details.
On March 24 and 25, head over to The Texas Theatre for two screenings of Enzo G. Castellari's 'Inglorious Bastards,' the film which inspired the title (and more) for Quentin Tarantino's 2009 misspelled-name war epic. Both screenings begin at 10:00 PM, but check out The Texas Theatre website for ticket information and additional screening details.
On March 25 and 26, head over to the River Oaks Theatre for screenings of John Huston's film noir classic 'The Maltese Falcon,' an amazing film which deserves to be seen on the big screen. Both screenings are at midnight (sorry kids!), but make sure you check out the River Oaks Theatre website for ticket information and additional screening details.
On March 24, there's a terrific double feature playing at the Aero Theatre – two of Peter Yates' most memorable films, 'Bullitt' and 'The Friends of Eddie Coyle.' The former is on Blu-ray and the latter on DVD via the wonderful folks at Criterion, but both are gloriously worthy of being seen on the silver screen, starting at 7:30 PM, so check out the Aero Theatre website for ticket information and additional screening details.
Over at the Egyptian Theatre on March 25, check out a Trek fan's dream double feature – 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' and 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock.' George Takei will appear in person to introduce the films and conduct a q&a with the audience. The screening begins at 7:30 check out the Egyptian Theatre website for ticket information and additional screening details.
Also on March 25 over at the Silent Movie Theatre, check out the final night of their Cassavetes programming series with a screening of 'A Woman Under the Influence.' In addition to the film, film and video rarities will be screened, a panel discussion will ensue with various Cassavetes collaborators, and a couple of special performances and presentations by local film and music experts. The screening begins at 7:30 PM, but check out the Cinefamily website for ticket information and additional screening details.
While there are obviously a number of great and important screenings happening this week, the New Beverly Cinema is playing host to one of the most exciting with their debut of 'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair,' Tarantino's long-awaited mash-up of both halves of 'Kill Bill.' Screenings of this rare single-double feature begin on March 27 and run through March 31, but check out the New Beverly Cinema website for ticket information and additional screening details.
On March 25 and 26, head to the Sunshine Cinema for two adults-only screenings of 'Irreversible,' Gaspar Noe's reverse-engineered film starring Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci. Both screenings are at midnight, and if you haven't seen the film, it's definitely not for weak constitutions, but check out the Sunshine Cinema website for ticket information and additional screening details.
And on March 23, head over to Metro Cinemas for the latest installment in their classic film series, Billy Wilder's film noir masterpiece 'Double Indemnity.' There are two opportunities to see this terrific movie on the big screen, at 7:00 and 9:10 PM, but check out the Metro Cinemas website for ticket information and additional screening details.