Four movies to see this weekend: “Pete’s Dragon,” “Hell or High Water,” “Author: The JT Leroy Story” and “Belphegor”

Petes-Dragon-Eliott-with-Tree“Pete’s Dragon”We dug it in Austin.  And director David Lowery is a swell fellow as well.

“Hell of High Water”We dug it at Cannes.

“Author: The JT Leroy Story.” In this riveting true story, Jeff Feuerzeig examines the mystery behind the young gay male novelist from West Virginia, JT Leroy, who took the literary world by storm. 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

BelphegorPoster_240_356_81_s_c1“Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre.” Originally broadcast on French television over four weeks in 1965, the titular character  is haunting the Louvre. Commissioner Menadier and a young student namedAndré Bellegarde, are determined to catch him (it?).  Based on Arthur Bernède’s 1927 novel, this remains the definitive cinematic version. Noon. Saturday. Alamo Ritz, 320 E 6th Street.   drafthouse.com/austin/theater/ritz.

 


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