This week’s special screenings: “White of the Eye,” “Distinto Amanecer” and Ida Lupino

MPW-7465“White of the Eye.”   A 1980s psychological thriller from Donald Cammell, the man who brought us “Performance” and “Demon Seed.” David Keith is a weird Casanova-type who may be able to hear voices from the beyond. A rare 35mm print of this seriously odd film. 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

“Another Dawn (Distinto Amanecer).” Film professor Charles Ramirez Berg, he of the volume “The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films,” presents what is often considered the first Mexican film noir — in fact, one of the first noirs made anywhere. Co-presented by Cine Las Americas. 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

“The Measure of a Man.” This stunning film examines the personal impact of runaway capitalism in traditionally socialist France. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 10. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

220px-Roadhouse1948“Road House.” A tough, entertaining noir, “Road House” stars Ida Lupino as an independent-minded singer who arrives in town and gets a job at a highway nightclub. Soon, she drives a wedge between the owner and his best friend, the club manager. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 11. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

With Arianna Auber


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