THIS WEEK'S FILM EVENTS

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Saturday at Noon & 3:15pm
Monday at 7pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Saturday at 3:30pm
Alamo Lakeline
Sunday at 4pm
Alamo Slaughter

Tuesday at 9:30pm
Alamo South Lamar

Wednesday at 10pm
Alamo South Lamar

Wednesday at 7pm
Alamo Lakeline
Alamo Slaughter
Saturday at 7pm
Wednesday at 7pm
Alamo Village
Sunday at 12:35pm
Monday at 7pm
Alamo Slaughter
Tues. & Wed. at 6:45pm
Thursday at 7:30pm
Alamo Ritz
Friday at 7pm & 10pm
Saturday at 7pm & 10pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Monday at 7pm

Wednesday at 7pm

AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY SCREENINGS:

Book of Mormon In Austin Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:48

By Amy Elizondo

If you've ever wanted to take a peek inside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, now is your chance! This nontraditional story follows two mismatched missionaries, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, as they embark on their first ever mission trip to a small village in Uganda.

Arriving upbeat and ready to work, the two Elders quickly learn that the inhabitants of the town are dealing with very serious issues such as AIDS and famine. Due to all of the troubles that have befallen the town, they have lost all faith in God, making Elder Price and Elder Cunningham's mission that much more complicated and difficult. Among the problems facing the town is a tyrannical warlord who terrorizes the people of the Ugandan village. Feeling useless, Elder Price decides he no longer wishes to stay and wants to ask to be relocated to another location, leaving Elder Cunningham to try to convince the townspeople to convert and be baptized. The only problem is that he had never actually read the Book of Mormon, therefore, he resorts to connecting to the people the only way he knows how, by making various sci-fi film references.

The Book of Mormon pulls multiple aspects of different religions and includes them in a way that lightens the mood throughout the musical. There are some tropes that can be a bit crude, but the audience must keep in mind that this musical is, in its simplest form, a farce. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, this musical is comical and crude, but a lot of fun. Parents should be aware of that when bringing their children, especially since explicit language and themes are used. However, any fan of South Park or hilarious parodies should definitely check out The Book of Mormon while it is on town.

The Book of Mormon runs through Sunday, April 22nd. For more information, call (512) 471-4453 or to buy tickets, click here!

 
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 04:08

By Amy Elizondo

If you are in the mood to find a truly unique musical, look no further than A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder portrays the tale of Monty Navarro, a man of low status who becomes the heir to a fortune of the D'Ysquith family. However, there are eight people ahead of him to receive the inheritance. Desperate to impress his mistress, Monty happens upon a plan to rid himself of those ahead of him in the line of succession and keep the money and status to himself.

What makes this musical truly remarkable is the fact that the entire cast is comprised of 10 people! It is difficult enough for a musical of any production caliber to go off without a hitch, but to do it with a cast of only 10 is simply amazing. The nice thing about a smaller cast is that it makes the play a bit more intimate. Although several of them played many different characters, they still managed to give every character their own inimitable quirks. The actor who is to be truly commended for his extraordinary performances of eight different characters is James Taylor Odom. Playing all eight of the D'Ysquith family members, James Taylor Odom masterfully transforms into each character so effortlessly.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder runs through Sunday, March 25th. For more information, call (512) 471-4453 or to buy tickets, click here!

 

Photo by Jeremy Daniel

 
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