This week’s special screenings: AGLIFF, shorts from Sundance and Chantal Akerman

The 29th Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. Stories of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender women and men, queer young people and many others within the LGBTQ spectrum. An Austin tradition for nearly 30 years! 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday. Passes are $50-$125. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.

“Sundance Film Festival 2016 Short Film Tour.” Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, here’s a theatrical program of eight short films selected from this year’s fest. 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road.

220px-jeannedielman“Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.” Chantal Akerman’s minimalist masterpiece shows us three days in the life of a widowed housewife who cooks, cleans, shops and performs sex work to make ends meet. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road.

“Juanicas.” An award-winner at the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, this documentary is an intimate and bittersweet portrait of a Mexican immigrant affected by mental illness. 7 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. Sept. 18. Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second St.

“Three Colors: Red.” The final film in Kieslowski’s trilogy and his final film as a director focuses on a woman’s distressing discovery about a neighbor, made after accidentally running over a dog. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road.

With 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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