The late Philip Seymour Hoffman, in The Master.

Best Docs, Indie Flicks, and Cult Classics on the Big Screen

The films you've got see one more time.

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:


The Lunchbox (2013)
Dir.: Ritesh Batra
Runtime: 105 min.

Angelika Film Center & Cafe – Plano

Landmark Magnolia Theatre

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


Breathe In (2013)
Drama, Romance
Dir.: Drake Doremus
Runtime: 98 min.

The Texas Theatre
Tuesday, March 25, at 7 pm

A wobbly family in upstate New York confronts complications when a beautiful British exchange student arrives. Starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones.

After the screening, there will be a satellite-video Q&A with director Drake Doremus and actresses Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan.


Airplane! (1980)
Dir.: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Runtime: 87 min.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Thursday, March 27, at 7:45 pm

If you like wordplay, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and positively uproarious (in the nonscatalogical and nonvulgar way) movies, this one’s for you.


Mistaken for Strangers (2013)
Dir.: Tom Berninger
Runtime: 75 min.

The Texas Theatre
Friday, March 28, at 7 pm
Saturday, March 29, at 4 pm
Sunday, March 30, at 5 pm

The lead singer’s little brother tags along on indie-rock band The National’s 2010 tour, resulting in this unusual film, which is a cross between music documentary and real-life drama of two brothers’ relationship.


The Master (2012)
Dir.: Paul Thomas Anderson
Runtime: 144 min.

The Texas Theatre
Friday, March 28, at 9:15 pm
Sunday, March 30, at 7:15 pm

Paul Thomas Anderson uses Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard as a starting point for his story of a cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who inspires a vagrant World War II veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) to spread his message.


Caddyshack (1980)
Dir.: Harold Ramis
Runtime: 98 min.

Angelika Film Center & Cafe – Dallas
Friday, March 28, at 11:30 pm

All manner of wacky characters, including a tenacious gopher and Bill Expletive Murray, descend upon Bushwood Country Club in this cult comedy.