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Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Aug. 23-29

1001 Bissonnet;

“Young Picasso”

Art historians discuss Pablo Picasso’s early years as an artist and his early works. 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday


When soccer player Diamantino learns of the European refugee crisis, it shatters his sheltered worldview and drains him of the idyllic ignorance that fuels his athletic prowess. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday


800 Aurora,

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”

Author Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday

“The River and the Wall”

Five friends journey from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes and canoes to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment. 5 p.m. Sunday


2009 W. Gray;

“The Room”

Tommy Wiseau’s cult midnight movie about Johnny, a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. Midnight Friday

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Midnight Saturday


2707 Commercial Center, Katy;

“Dirty Dancing”

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. 7:30 p.m. Friday

“Runaway Nightmare”

Two dorky Nevada worm wranglers are kidnapped by a gang of beautiful women as part of a plot to steal plutonium from the Mafia. 9 p.m. Friday

“The Goonies”

A group of young misfits discovers an ancient map and sets out on a quest to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure. 10 a.m. Saturday

“Apocalypse Now”

A U.S. Army officer serving

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