Film Now Playing
NORA’S WILL—Winner of the Mexican Oscar for best film, a comedy about a woman who doesn’t let her suicide keep her from running the life of her ex-husband. Starring Fernando Luján and Angelina Peláez. Directed by Mariana Chenillo. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS—Prequel. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, and Rose Byrne. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
THE CHORUS (LES CHORISTES, 2004)—Oscar nominee for Best Foreign language Film, a French drama about a teacher who disciplines the unruly boys in his care by teaching them to sing. Thu 7 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376
D.O.A. (1950)—Film noir classic starring Edmond O’Brien as an ordinary guy trying to find out who poisoned him in the few days before he dies. With Pamela Britton and Beverly Garland. Directed by Rudolph Maté, better known as a cinematographer who worked with Carl Dreyer. Fri 8 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376
DETOUR (1945)—A gritty Poverty Row masterpiece directed by Edgar G. Ulmer with minimal resources. Tom Neal plays a hitchhiking pianist who becomes implicated in two murders when he makes the mistake of accepting a ride from Ann Savage as the screen’s most memorable harridan. With existential dialogue, striking camera angles and dashes of Chopin, it was a major influence on the French nouvelle vague directors. Fri 9:15 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
FOWL PLAY (2009)— Documentary on the factory processes used to produce supermarket chickens and eggs. The screening is sponsored and catered by the vegan-friendly restaurant The Eights Bistro (www.theeightsbistro.com). Mon 6:30 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)
SWIMMING UPSTREAM—Documentary detailing the funding struggles of the Buffalo and Erie County Library System. Sun 4 pm. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St (885-9535).
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