Film Now Playing
HORRIBLE BOSSES—Comedy starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day as friends who decide to kill their bosses. With Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jamie Foxx. Directed by Seth Gordon (Four Christmases). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
BEGINNERS—Comedy-drama starring Christopher Plummer as a family man who comes out of the closet at the age of 75. Co-starring Ewan McGregor, Mélanie Laurent, and Goran Visnjic. Directed by Mike Mills (Thumbsucker). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills, North Park
ZOOKEEPER—Kevin James as a zookeeper whose animals offer him lessons in love. Bad sign: seven credited writers. With Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong, and Donnie Wahlberg. Directed by Frank Coraci (Click). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
A BOY CALLED DAD—The final installment in the “From Britain with Love” series is this drama about a 14-year-old boy who meets his own long-lost father (Ian Hart) just as he has become a father himself. Directed by Brian Percival. The screening will be followed by a virtual Q&A session with members of the cast. Sat 11am. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655 / www.dipsontheatres.com).
CHILE, OBSTINATE MEMORY (Chile, 1997)—Years after his film The Battle of Chile led to his exile, filmmaker Patricio Guzmán returns to his native land to show the film and see how a new generation reacts to facts that have been suppressed. Co-sponsored by Hallwalls. Wed 7pm. El Buen Amigo, 114 Elmwood Ave. (www.elbuenamigo.org)
CULTURE IN CINEMA: CHILDREN OF PARADISE—Live from the Paris Opera Ballet. Reality and illusion blur in this new ballet by choreographer José Martinez’, adapted from the 1945 film about the ill-fated love between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Claire, an actress who is loved by three other men. Starring Mathieu Ganio and Isabelle Ciaravola. Sat 1:30pm. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655 / www.dipsontheatres.com).
DEALING DOGS—Documentary about the efforts to close down an Arkansas kennel that supplied research labs with dogs, many of which were stolen from their owners. Mon 7pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
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. Fri 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).
A STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS (Japan, 1934)—The original silent version of the story Yasujiro Ozu filmed again in 1959, the story of an aging actor who returns with his troupe to the small town of his birth. Presented with live accompaniment by local musicians. Sponsored by Squeaky Wheel. This outdoor event begins at dusk and is free and open to the public. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE—Feature adaptation of an anime by Yasuhiro Naitom transposing a nourish plot onto a remote planet, where a wanted man tries to evade both the authorities and a villain seeking revenge. Thu July 7 8pm (subtitled); Fri 7:30pm (dubbed); Sun 7:30pm (subtitled). The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
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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