Upcoming special screenings: “Eraserhead,” “Pete’s Dragon” and a noir from Nicholas Ray

“Eraserhead.” David Lynch’s first film is the closest you can come to a filmed nightmare — a memorable vision of anxiety, horror and the shifting fabric of subjective reality. 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug 2. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

4174_4157-petes-dragon-poster-14d_D07C“Pete’s Dragon.” The Austin Film Society and the Paramount Theatre have teamed up for this special advance benefit screening of “Pete’s Dragon,” with the director David Lowery in attendance. All proceeds will support the AFS’s artist services programs. 1 p.m. Sunday. $12-$56. The Paramount, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

“On Dangerous Ground.” In this noir from Nicholas Ray, overly intense cop Robert Ryan is transferred to a rural station where he takes on a murder investigation, tracking the suspect to an isolated farm. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

— Arianna Auber

Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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