Mother's Day is a big day for moviegoing in Austin. Who knew? Alamo Drafthouse is offering Mother's Day movie-and-feast combinations for Amelie at the South Lamar theater and Moonstruck at the Village theater. Alamo Lake Creek is showing Terms of Endearment in the afternoon. And aGLIFF is honoring Mom in an entirely different way with its annual Mommie Dearest Roast at Alamo Downtown.
In other Austin film news, The Paramount has released its Summer 2006 Classic Film Series schedule. The series begins on May 24 with Chocolat and ends on Sept. 8 with The Third Man and Fallen Idol. My favorite double-feature on the schedule: Hail the Conquering Hero and The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, both Preston Sturges movies I haven't yet seen.
- The AFS@Dobie collaborative series starts again this week with The Syrian Bride (shown above), which Dobie Theatre is showing regularly all week long. The 2004 film is about the ways in which an Israeli family is affected by the turbulent political situation.