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Nicholas Ray, Pat Garrett and the Austin Kids: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List 

Thursday, Apr 7 2011
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Thursday

At 7:30 the Aero screens Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Sam Peckinpah's finest film and a pinnacle of the Western, revisionist or otherwise. The second half of the double bill is Peckinpah's 1962 breakthrough Ride the High Country.

Echo Park Film Center hosts Chicago-based experimental filmmaker Thomas Comerford with his latest film, The Indian Boundary Line, an unassumingly rigorous examination of the spatial history and politics of the site of the line that once stood between U.S. and Native American territory.

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Saturday

With Made in Austin, Cinefamily will spend two days celebrating nearly half a century of filmmaking in the Texas indie hotbed, with events dedicated to directors Richard Linklater (Saturday, 8 p.m., featuring Slacker and SubUrbia), Tobe Hooper (Sunday, 8 p.m., Eggshells and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Eagle Pennell (Sunday, 4 p.m., Last Night at the Alamo) and the first short films of many of Austin's biggest names (Saturday, 5:30 p.m.).

Sunday

A Woman's Secret, starring Gloria Grahame and Maureen O'Hara, is a beautiful film built around a brutal action, and like many of Nicholas Ray's greatest works, it's inexplicably unavailable on DVD, which makes the Egyptian's screening as part of the Festival of Film Noir the can't-miss event of the week. It screens as the second half of a double feature with Irving Pichel's They Won't Believe Me, with Susan Hayward and Robert Young, which also is unavailable on DVD. —Phil Coldiron

Reach the writer at philcoldiron@gmail.com

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