“DePalma:” I have always been a bit torn on all things DePalma. For every “Phantom of the Paradise” (come on, it’s bonkers) or “Carrie,” there’s a “Black Dahlia” or “Bonfire of the Vanities.” Or three. But I do enjoy hearing learned cinephiles talk about what inspired them and DePalma is certainly that. At area theaters.
“Green Room:” This movie has been out for some weeks now, but given the recent passing of “Green Room” star Anton Yelchin, now would be a good time to check it out if you haven’t yet seen it. One of my favorite movies of the year. At the Alamo Ritz.
“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.
With Arianna Auber