If you’re standing in line on Sunday and waiting for a screening, it might be a good time to start planning for Monday’s movies. Here’s a look at the narrative features that will be playing on Monday.
"Before I Disappear": Based on the 2013 Oscar-winning short film "Curfew," this movie focuses on a young man who is asked by his estranged sister to look after his 11-year-old niece. Shawn Christensen directs and stars. 1:45 p.m., Alamo Ritz. Also: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rollins; 4:15 p.m. March 14, Stateside.
"Arlo and Julie": Austin’s Steve Mims wrote and directed this movie about a neurotic couple who become obsessed with a mysterious puzzle. Mims says that the cast includes some of the "best of Austin’s young actors." Starring Ashley Spillers, Alex Dobrenko, Chris Doubek, Sam Eidson, Mallory Culbert and Hugo Zesati. 2 p.m., Topfer. Also: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Alamo Village; 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Marchesa; 2 p.m. March 13, Alamo Village.
"A Night in Old Mexico": Robert Duvall plays a cranky old Texan who’s losing his ranch and facing life in a trailer park. Then his grandson, whom he’s never met, arrives on his doorstep, and they decide to take a fling in Mexico. Emilio Aragón directs the feature, which was shot in Brownsville. It’s based on a screenplay by Austin’s legendary Bill Wittliff. 3 p.m., Paramount. Also: 4:15 p.m. March 13, Marchesa; 11 a.m. March 14, Topfer.
"Frank": This Sundance favorite stars Michael Fassbender, who leads an eccentric band and wears a mascot head all the time. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson co-star. 4:30 p.m., Stateside. Also: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Alamo Slaughter; 4 p.m. March 13, Topfer.
"Cesar Chavez": Mexico’s Diego Luna directs this biographical look at the life of the famous farmworker organizer. It’s framed as the tale of a family, with an older son who resents the long absences of the father. But most of the action, of course, deals with the tireless efforts to organize workers. Michael Peña, America Ferrara and Rosario Dawson star. 6 p.m., Paramount. This is the only screening, so expect a big crowd.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel": University of Texas graduate Wes Anderson takes an elaborate, meticulous look at life at a very fancy hotel in an imaginary Eastern European country in between the two world wars. Ralph Fiennes plays a concierge who woos the elderly female guests who dote on him. And when one of those guests dies, she leaves him a valuable painting that sets off a big squabble with some extremely nasty would-be heirs. It has a great cast. And it’s one of Anderson’s best films. Willem Dafoe is amazingly evil and funny at the same time. Cat lovers, however, should beware. 9 p.m., Paramount, with an extended Q&A with Anderson. Not to be missed.
"Open Windows": Elijah Wood stars as an Internet geek who thinks he has won a contest to have dinner with one of his favorite female stars. So he shows up in Austin for the big event, only to be drawn into a cat-and-mouse game via his laptop, with seriously dark overtones. Nacho Vigalondo, a favorite at Fantastic Fest, directs what’s being described as a 21st century "Rear Window." If you can’t make the 9 p.m. screening at the Alamo Ritz because you’re at "The Grand Budapest Hotel," you have three more chances: 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Alamo Ritz; 4:30 p.m. March 13, Alamo Slaughter; 11 a.m. March 15, Alamo Ritz.
"Housebound": A young woman is ordered by a court to return to her home and be in detention. But she can’t stand her babbling mother. And some hostile spirits in the house make things much worse. 9:30 p.m., Violet Crown. Also: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Alamo Slaughter; 9:45 p.m. March 13, Rollins.