By Arianna Auber
“The Hunting Ground.” Film producer Amy Ziering couldn’t have created a more timely — and necessary — documentary than this tour-de-force on campus sexual assault. She’ll be part of this movie screening and panel discussion about “The Hunting Ground” both nights of its showing. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $11.25. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-861-7040, drafthouse.com.
“A Space Program.” One of the oddest films of recent years, it showcases artist Tom Sachs’ art and performance exhibition with a bricolage version of a Mars landing mission that is simultaneously beautiful and hilarious. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd. austinfilm.org.
“Jellyfish Eyes.” Laguna Gloria’s Green Screen Film Series is showing Takashi Murakami’s feature film debut, a Pokémon-influenced coming-of-age story following Masashi, a boy who moves to a sleepy town in the wake of an unnatural disaster. 9 p.m. Friday. $10. 3809 W. 35th St. 512-458-8191, thecontemporaryaustin.org.
“The Scarlet Empress.” The Austin Film Society’s Surrealist Love Goddesses series continues with this landmark of Hollywood’s high-kink, pre-code era starring Marlene Dietrich in her unforgettable role as the sexually insatiable Empress Catherine the Great of Russia. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd. austinfilm.org.