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Women’s History Week at San Antonio College: Women and Art

San Antonio College celebrates Women’s History Week by featuring films about fabulous females. Wednesday, March 8, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, will show at 10 a.m., and Frida will screen at noon. Juanita Luna-Lawhn will introduce and discuss Frida at 11 a.m. Free. For more info, visit accd.edu/sac/vat/arthistory/arts1303/WOMEN.htm.



Second Saturday Films at First Unitarian-Universalist Church

The Second Saturday Films series continues with Does God Play Football? and Saving Milo. Does God Play Football? is a 10-minute short about family and belonging. Saving Milo, starring Bridget Fonda and Albert Finney, explores birth, life, death, and everything in between. 7:45 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at First Unitarian-Universalist Church, 7150 IH-10 W. Free. 344-4695 or firstuusanantonio.org/filmfest.htm.



Sunday Movies at the Instituto

La lengua de las mariposas
José Luis Cuerda (1999)

La lengua de las mariposas, starring Fernando Fernán Gómez and Manuel Lozano, will show at the Instituto Sunday, March 12, at 4 p.m. The film follows a boy named Moncho as he learns about life, love, and friends during a chaotic time in Spain’s history. $2 suggested donation. 600 Hemisfair Plaza. 227-0130.

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Manuel Lozano and Fernando Fernán Gómez in La Lengua de las Mariposas.




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The low-down on this week’s premieres

A remake of Wes Craven’s 1977 classic, The Hills Have Eyes returns to theaters, this time written and directed by Frenchman Alexandre Aja (High Tension).While on a road trip through the desert, the Carter family becomes stranded on what used to be a government testing site for atomic bombs. They soon discover a mutant family with a thirst for blood living in the hills that surround them. Looks like AAA won’t be coming out for this breakdown.

The Shaggy Dog, another remake, is based on a 1959 family film and its 1976 copy. Here, Tim Allen (Christmas with the Kranks) transforms from a workaholic deputy district attorney into a sheepdog when he is infected with a top-secret genetic-mutation serum. Expect jokes about pooper scoopers, flea baths, and fetching.

In an attempt to get their thirtysomething-year-old son Trip (Matthew McConaughey) to move out of the house, parents Al and Sue (former NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates) set their mooching boy up on a date with a dream girl (Sarah Jessica Parker) in the rom-com Failure to Launch.

Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland) portrays the 17th-century poet and rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine, based on a play written by Stephen Jeffreys. `See “No rival in debauchery.”`

In Manderlay, director Lars von Trier (Dancer in the Dark) makes another political statement with Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village), who plays Grace Margaret Mulligan, a woman who liberates a group of left-behind slaves on a 1930s plantation. The film is the second part of von Trier’s trilogy, “USA - Land of Opportunities” (the first was Dogville, the third 2007’s Wasington). `See “Never say never,” February 22-28, 2006.`

Local premiere dates for limited-release films are tentative and can change at the last minute. Please check your local theater listings to confirm showtimes.

Kiko Martinez


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