Special screenings: Cocteau, Taiwan and Greta Garbo

"Beauty and the Beast" Take that, Disney!

“Beauty and the Beast” Take that, Disney!

“Beauty and the Beast.” Cocteau’s still-stunning, dreamy fairytale masterpiece remains a cinematic feast for the soul in all its black and white glory. (Please note: this is not the Disney version.) 8 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

“A Brighter Summer Day.” Co-presented with the Austin Asian American Film Festival, this newly restored epic of the New Taiwan Cinema movement is based on a true story from the late director Edward Yang, who grew up in the first generation in Taiwan born to Chinese refugee parents. 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

 

“Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story.” Frank Morgan, an excellent sax player in the Los Angeles bebop scene, survived 30 years of revolving door incarceration and drug abuse and went on to a much heralded comeback career in the last 22 years of his life. N.C. Heikin’s “Sound of Redemption” explores Mogan’s complicated, moving story. Monday. $10.75. Alamo Ritz.

"Here Come the Videofreex"

“Here Come the Videofreex”

“Here Come the Videofreex.” A group of young countercultural revolutionaries, after losing their contract with CBS to document the changing times in the late 1960s, stole all the equipment and went on a documentary rampage.. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 22. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

“Mata Hari.” One of Greta Garbo’s most popular and enduring roles, Mata Hari was a Dutch exotic dancer who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad in France during World War I. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 23. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

 

(With Arianna Auber)


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