Steven Spielberg’s iconic “ET: The Extra Terrestrial” is showing Saturday and Sunday at the Alamo Ritz as part of “Septemberg,” their celebration of all things Spielberg.
Music Monday at the Alamo Ritz features Agnès Varda’s little-seen 1988 movie “Jane B. Par Agnès V.” starring Varda, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg in a sort of faux-biopic of Birkin packed with fantasy sequences and plenty of surrealism. It has been newly restored from the original 35mm negative. It’ It’s all Birkin, all the time.
Over at the Austin Film Society, Hubert Sauper’s 2014 documentary “We Come as Friends” screens at 4 p.m. Sunday. The award-winning film examines power, poverty and endless war in South Sudan. AFS at the Marchesa Hall and Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.
Things get truly strange at 7:30 Tuesday at AFS with a screening of Nikos Koundouros’ 1967 weirdness-hunk “Vortex, the Face of Medusa,” which features nudity, strong sexual content and the music of Greek progressive rock act Aphrodite’s Child. Between this thing and “Jane B.” it is clearly strange European music cinema week in Austin. Which is awesome.