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Looking for Langston

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11

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Although his resume includes writing and directing credits for the award-winning coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels (1991) and the blaxploitation documentary BaadAsssss Cinema (2002), British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien is arguably better known for conceptual films presented on multiple screens simultaneously. Seemingly dissected and left for viewers to reassemble with their own eyes, these immersive projects have involved journeys to remote ice caves in Iceland, juxtapositions of Arctic and African landscapes, travels through China and curious collaborations with the likes of Tilda Swinton and James Franco. A co-founder of the Sankofa Film and Video Collective (an organization “dedicated to developing an independent black film culture in the areas of production, exhibition and audience”), Julien made one of his earliest waves with Looking for Langston — a 1989 film billed as “a lyrical exploration — and recreation — of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and his fellow black artists and writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s.” In essence a non-linear homage that presents Hughes as a metaphor for the black gay experience, the film has earned cult status and is taught extensively in universities as part of African-American and queer studies programs. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017, Julien was a favorite of late local artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who acquired more than 50 of his works during her lifetime. In celebration of Looking for Langston’s 30th anniversary, the Linda Pace Foundation’s gallery Studio at Ruby City showcases the 45-minute film as the anchor of a new exhibition of two recently acquired photographs Julien shot during production — Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3.

Outdoor Film Series: Black Panther

Sat., July 20, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Black Panther' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: All That Heaven Allows

Tue., July 23, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow (Jane Wyman) and her handsome and earthy younger gardener (Rock Hudson). When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama. (Synopsis by Criterion) 89 minutes, Not Rated. (210) 734-4552

Family Flicks: Lu Over The Wall

Tue., July 23, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum. (210) 978-8100

All About My Mother

Thu., July 25, 7-9 p.m.
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


A nurse overseeing organ transplants in Madrid, single mother Manuela sees her son Esteban get killed by a passing car as he attempts to obtain an autograph from a famous actress. After donating Esteban’s heart to a patient, Manuela sets off for Barcelona in search of his father, who is living as a trans woman named Lola. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar, this film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (210) 824-5368

Dynamic Tensions Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Fourth Thursday of every month, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Jan. 3

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Dynamic Tensions Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show Hoopla! Dynamic Tensions, San Antonio's Rocky Horror Shadow Cast, is an easy-going group of talented people who enjoys the RHPS and everyone who lives life in the Transylvanian way. (210) 607-7007

Superhero Pajama Party!

Fri., July 26, 5-9 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

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Put on your favorite superhero PJs and enjoy a marathon of Max Fleischer’s Superman cartoons from 1941. Explore Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, munch on breakfast and cereal-inspired food and drink, and make super art! The cartoons will be played on a loop throughout the evening in our auditorium. Auditorium is seating is limited. Feel free to drop in and out to watch the toons and explore other evening activities. (210) 978-8100

SA Rewind

Sat., July 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boysville Auxiliary Thrift 307 W Olmos Dr, San Antonio Central

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Join Video Hoarders of San Antonio for SA Rewind: VHS Swap Meet! Buy, Sell, or Trade VHS tapes and collectibles with other collectors from across South Texas. This indoor event is free and open to all movie-lovers. (210) 986-3679

The 25th Annual San Antonio Film Festival

Mon., July 29, 12-11:45 p.m., July 30-Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$10-$169

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This year marks the Silver Anniversary of the Largest Film Festival in South Texas! The San Antonio Film Festival celebrates local and international filmmakers with a week full of exciting independent films from all over the world, including documentaries, horror films, and so much more. VIP Passes grant you access to ALL films, all day every day, as well as the VIP Filmmaker Mixer Parties every evening. Every Summer SAFILM also welcomes Hollywood insiders to bring their wonderful spirits and expertise for live, free panels, from editors to directors, producers and more! (210) 885-5888

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Zodiac

Tue., July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


In December, 1968, an unknown person shot and killed two victims in Northern California, and would continue to kill, terrorizing the region and confounding authorities well into the 1970s. To this day, the Zodiac case remains open in Napa County and the city of Riverside, CA. Using his meticulous approach to filmmaking, director David Fincher released what may be his masterpiece, Zodiac, in 2007. The film follows San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Robert Graysmith’s obsessive quest to identify the killer. Fincher recreates with astonishing detail San Francisco of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as the dogged attempts by Graysmith, police, and journalists to solve the case. As critic Roger Ebert wrote, Zodiac is the “All The President’s Men of serial killer movies.” David Shire (who also scored President’s Men) wrote the music, incorporating Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question.” 157 minutes, Rated R. (210) 734-4552

Family Flicks: The Incredibles 2

Fri., Aug. 2, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum. 210.978.8100

Outdoor Film Series: The Lego Movie 2- The Second Part

Sat., Aug. 3, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'The Lego Movie 2- The Second Part' with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Briscoe Summer Film Series

Sun., Aug. 4, 1 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market St., San Antonio, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Briscoe Museum of Western Art presents its 2019 Summer Film Series, curated by Professor Andrew Patrick Nelson, P.h.D., from the School of Film and Photography, Montana State University and Bozeman. Dr. Nelson will introduce each film with a brief lecture discussing connections and themes which relate to the museum’s current exhibitions. The lecture begins at 1:00 pm followed immediately by the film. Films include Smoke Signals (June 9), Thelma & Louise (July 7) and Junior Bonner (August 4). (210) 2994499; (210) (FAX)

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Wings of Desire

Tue., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


Wings of Desire is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.(Synopis by Janus Films) 127 minutes, Rated PG-13. New 4K restoration with 5.1 sound mix provided by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by Wim and Donata Wenders. Funding provided by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the FFA, and by the French CNC. (210) 734-4552

Family Flick: Batman

Tue., Aug. 6, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum. (210) 978-8100

Film on the Green: Wonder Woman

Fri., Aug. 9, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum. Wonder Woman (2017) | Suggested for ages 12 and up. (210) 978-8100

Movie in the Park

Second Saturday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 14
Tower of the Americas 739 E Cesar Blvd, San Antonio San Antonio

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Grab a blanket and enjoy a family-friendly motion picture under the stars every month. Visit the Tower of Americas Facebook page to see what's playing each Saturday. (210) 223-3101

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: The Blues Brothers

Tue., Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


“We’re on a mission from God.” An outrageous holy crusade of a film from John Landis, The Blues Brothers finds Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the titular duo, putting the old band back together to save the orphanage where they grew up. It’s absolutely a corny premise, but Landis uses it as an excuse to stage all manner of mayhem, from dozens of wrecked police cars to a chase through a mall and even Carrie Fisher with a rocket launcher. The musical numbers in the movie feature the best of classic soul and blues performers, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and Cab Calloway. 133 minutes, Rated R. Bonus: Before the feature, enjoy a rare short film from the Paramount vaults featuring performances by Cab Calloway and his band. (210) 734-4552

Outdoor Film Series: Grease

Thu., Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Grease' with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: Captain Marvel

Sat., Aug. 17, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Captain Marvel' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Cinema Terrible: Cosmos: War of the Planets

Wed., Aug. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Central Library 600 Soledad St., San Antonio San Antonio

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Cosmos: War of the Planets is an Italian space opera considered to be a remake of a Mario Bava space horror film. It features killer robots, impossibly weird futuristic couture, an evil supercomputer, and an incoherent plot that not even the film’s four scriptwriters could fix. There will also be the first ever heckler panel! The staff will provide the popcorn, BYOD (bring your own non-alcoholic drinks) and bring your MST3K-style heckling skills to add to the witticisms provided by the heckle leaders! Up to 3 hours free parking at the Central Library Garage! Validate your parking ticket at the 1st floor. 210.207.2693

Good Movie Night

Third Wednesday of every month, 8-11 p.m. Continues through Aug. 21
The Good Kind Southtown 1127 S St Mary's St, San Antonio Central

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Join Blue Star Contemporary and Slab Cinema in the lush gardens at The Good Kind. John Hughes' classic 1986 film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is our first showing Wednesday June 19th! The film will start just after sunset! BSC Members receive a 10% discount on The Good Kind's delectable food and beverages.

Talom Aptzai Film Festival

Sun., Aug. 25, 12-9 p.m.
Guadalupe Theater 1301 Guadalupe, San Antonio San Antonio


With the intention of re-adjusting mindsets, and honoring accurate, sensitive and thought-provoking films, American Indians in Texas (AIT), as part of its 25th year in the Alamo City, is hosting a free Native American Film Festival. Talom Aptzai, meaning “ancient fire” in Pajalate (a Coahuiltecan language), refers to the custom of gathering around the fire to share stories among family. Likewise, the festival is designed to create platforms for discussion through more than six hours of shorts, documentaries and feature films. (210) 271-3151 (FAX); (210)

Film on the Green: Superman II

Fri., Aug. 30, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum. (210) 978-8100

Outdoor Film Series: Dumbo

Sat., Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Dumbo' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: Nacho Libre

Thu., Sept. 19, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Nacho Libre' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: Cesar Chavez

Sat., Sept. 21, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Cesar Chavez' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: McFarland, USA

Sat., Oct. 5, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'McFarland, USA' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: The Goonies

Thu., Oct. 17, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'The Goonies' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: Bumblebee

Sat., Oct. 19, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Bumblebee' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

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