Three movies (at least) to see this weekend: a Burt Reynolds marathon, “White of the Eye” and “Another Dawn”

BURT_MARATHON_web_image_better_758_426_81_s_c1“Burt Reynolds Mystery Marathon.” A free screening of “The Bandit,” the excellent documentary about the friendship between 70s icon Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham, the greatest stunt man of all time. They were best friends and together made such classics as “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Cannonball Run.” Alamo Ritz hosts a free screening of followed by a ticketed marathon of Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham classics and a bunch of 35mm trailers. 11 a.m. Aug. 7 $20. Alamo Ritz.

“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.

 With Arianna Auber


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