Film Now Playing
BUCK—Documentary about Buck Brannaman, the inspiration for the Robert Redford character in The Horse Whisperer. Directed by Cindy Meehl. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
LARRY CROWNE—Tom Hanks co-wrote (with My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Nia Vardalos), directed and stars in this comedy-drama as a middle-aged man who returns to college after losing his job. Co-starring Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Pam Grier, and Bryan Cranston. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden
MONTE CARLO—Tweenie comedy. Starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy. Directed by Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone). Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON—Sequel. Roger Ebert calls it “[A] visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog…one of the more unpleasant experiences I’ve had at the movies.” Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Josh Duhamel. Directed by Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1979)—Every band should be so lucky as to have a tribute documentary so lovingly assembled as this film about The Who, made shortly after the death of Keith Moon. Fri-Sat 9pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net)
NEDS—Hallucinatory drama about a teenager beign drawn into gang life in 1970s Glasgow. Starring Conor McCarron, Greg Forrest, and Joe Szula. Directed by Peter Mullan (The Magdelene Sisters). The screening will be followed by a virtual Q&A session with members of the cast. Reviewed this issue. Sat 11am. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655 / www.dipsontheatres.com).
SMALL TOWN MURDER SONGS—Terse Canadian drama starring Peter Stormare as a small town cop whose past sins are brought out by the investigation of a murder. Reviewed this issue. Fri-Sat 7:30pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
A STAR IS BORN (1976)—Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in another version of the perennial story about a newcomer whose star rises while her mentor fades into alcoholism. Directed by Frank Pierson (King of the Gypsies). Thu July 7, 7pm. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St, N. Tonawanda (692-2413 / www.rivieratheatre.org).
WHAT’S UP DOC? (1972)—Peter Bogdanovich’s homage to Bringing Up Baby opens a summer series of films starring Barbra Streisand. With Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn and Kenneth Mars. Thu June 30, 7pm. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St, N. Tonawanda (692-2413 / www.rivieratheatre.org).
WELCOME TO SHELBYVILLE—Documentary about a Tennessee town dealing with an influx of Latino and Muslim Somali immigrants. Directed by Kim A. Snyder. Wed 7pm. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884-4400)
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