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Best Docs, Foreign Films, and Cult Classics on the Big Screen This Week

CineFile is our weekly digest of the best in Dallas’ under-the-radar cinematic fare—from indie movies, to documentaries, to foreign films, to re-screenings of the (cult) classics. Here’s what you could be watching:


Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (2014)
Dir.: Jeff Broadway
Runtime: 93 min.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Monday, March 31, at 8 pm

This new documentary tells the story of underground music label Stones Throw Records, which has reliably produced highly respected hip-hop for nigh on two decades. Featuring interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Questlove, Talib Kweli, and Mike D, among others.


The Jerk (1979)
Dir.: Carl Reiner
Runtime: 104 min.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Tuesday, April 1, at 7:15 pm

Steve Martin is a poor black child who sallies forth into the world—mainly St. Louis—to say and do delightfully dumb things.


On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Dir.: Peter R. Hunt
Runtime: 140 min.

Landmark Magnolia Theatre
Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 and 10:15 pm

George Lazenby is James Bond in this relatively realistic 007 volume, which involves Blofeld, a villain keen on brainwashing and biological warfare.


Alien Contamination (1980)
Sci-Fi, Horror
Dir.: Luigi Cozzi
Runtime: 95 min.

The Texas Theatre
Tuesday, April 1, at 9:15 pm

Insidious green pods from outer space bring explosive death to human beings in this gruesome Alien-inspired film, helmed by the man behind the cult classic Starcrash.


The Lunchbox (2013)
Romance, Drama
Dir.: Ritesh Batra
Runtime: 104 min.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Friday, April 4, at 6 and 8 pm
Saturday, April 5, at 5 pm
Sunday, April 6, at 12, 2, and 4 pm

A lonely housewife and an aging government worker serendipitously connect when a lunchbox is delivered to the wrong address.