Director Andrei Tarkovsky's powerful debut, Ivan's Childhood, follows a 12-year-old Russian boy who works as a spy on the front lines during World War II. The film jumps between jarring violence and the young protagonist's peaceful memories of life before wartime, which are his only connection to his lost innocence. A word of warning: This one's probably a first date no-no, unless you're going for the whole "dark" thing. 8:30 p.m. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit www.domystore.com. Free.
Thu., Aug. 27, 8:30 p.m., 2009