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THE CONSPIRATOR—Historical drama about Mary Surratt, charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. Starring Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood. Directed by Robert Redford (Lions for Lambs). Regal Quaker, Regal Transit
THE LAST LIONS—Jeremy Irons narrates this National Geographic documentary about ions facing extinction in Africa. Directed by Dereck Joubert. McKinley
OF GODS AND MEN—Cannes winning drama based on a true story of a Trappist monastery in Algeria who come under threat from threat by fundamentalist terrorists. Starring Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale. Directed by Xavier Beauvois (Le Petit Lieutenant). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills
RIO—Animation. Directed by Carlos Saldanha (Robots). Angola, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In
SCREAM 4—Sequel. Starring Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes and Dane Farwell. Directed by Wes Craven, which used to mean something many years ago. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
BAMBERG: A CITY BUILT ON BEER—Documentary about the German city whose residents lay claim to being the world’s most avid beer enthusiasts. Sun 7 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net)
CARMEN—Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci stars in this new production of Bizet’s classic opera, staged at the Opéra Comique in Paris by Adrian Noble of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Sun 2; Tues 7 The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net), Also Sat 2; Mon 7 HD Video Café, 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville (688-4933 / www.hdvideocafe.com).
THE CIRCLE (Iran, 2000)—Drama about the lives of women under Iran’s fundamentalism regime. This is one of the films that caused Iran to try filmmaker Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Mirror, The White Balloon) for “producing anti-Iranian propaganda;” he is presently serving a six-year prison sentence and is forbidden from making another film for two decades. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
GREASE (1978)—The sing-a-long version. You may or may not consider that a plus. Weds-Thurs 7 pm. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St, N. Tonawanda (692-2413 / www.rivieratheatre.org).
TO CATCH A THIEF (1955)—One of Alfred Hitchcock’s blander efforts, but who cares when you’ve got Cary Grant for the star? He plays a reformed burglar who has to prove his innocence after another thief starts working in his style. With Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, and John Williams. Fri—Sat 7:30 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
YOUTH PRODUCING CHANGE—Program of eleven sort films highlighting human rights issues from Afghanistan, Australia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Palestine, Slovenia and the United States. Free and open to the public. Fri 7 pm. Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway www.BuffaloSeminary.org.
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