SLAB CINEMA: KING KONG VS. GODZILLA
Ishiro Honda (1962)
In this Japanese-language film, King Kong is captured by a pharmaceutical company and taken to Japan - home of the recently released Godzilla. King Kong escapes and the two duke it out in a battle of the titans. Outdoor screening at La Tuna Bar & Grill, Thursday, May 31. Pre-show at dusk, feature at 9 p.m. 100 Probandt, 212-9373. Admission by donation. Bring chairs, blankets, no coolers.
Raja Amari (2002)
This first installment of the S.A. Museum of Art’s Mediterranean Film Festival is from Tunisia. A mother finds solace in a belly-dance cabaret after the loss of her husband forces her to focus her life on her daughter. Unbeknownst to both, mother and daughter are being romanced by the same man. Tuesday, June 6. Refreshments and comments at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Free for members, $10 for non-members. 200 West Jones Ave., 978-8183.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Victor Fleming (1939)
You can go home again with the classic tale of Dorothy and her red shoes at Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays. One-time showing at the Bijou, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m., but can be purchased in advance at www.tpr.org or 1-800-622-8977. Suggested donations of $10 for members, $12 for non-members. All who attend will receive a free dessert coupon from Biga on the Banks.
DESPUÉS DE LA TORMENTA
Tristán Bauer (1990)
Part of Sundays at the Instituto, Después de la Tormenta (After the Storm) follows the struggles and search for hope of a man in a shanty town who suddenly becomes jobless and unable to support his family. Sunday, June 3, 4 p.m. Suggested donation: $2. Instituto de México, 600 Hemisfair Plaza.
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