Film Now Playing
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2—The finale. Wanna bet someone somewhere is planning a reboot? Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, and Maggie Smith. Directed by David Yates. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Aurora, Flix, Hamburg, Lockport Palace, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, New Angola, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker , Regal Transit, Regal Walden , Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
WINNIE THE POOH—Reboot. Disney apparently has no faith in this—it was released in Europe in April, and opening it the same day as Harry Potter in pretty much suicidal. Directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall. Regal Walden, Flix, Maple Ridge, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Transit Drive-In
THE END OF SUBURBIA—Documentary that examines the issue of America’s sprawling lifestyle and whether it can be sustained in the era of post-peak oil production. Sat 7 pm. Angola Screening Room, Center & North Main. Village of Angola
FUNNY GIRL (1968)—Barbra Streisand in her Oscar-winning performance as Ziegfeld comedienne Fanny Brice. With Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, and Walter Pidgeon. Directed by William Wyler (Ben Hur). Thurs July 21, 7 pm. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St, N. Tonawanda (692-2413 / www.rivieratheatre.org).
NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (2010)—Filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile), returned to his homeland for this documentary set in the Atacama Desert, which is visited by both astronomers exploring the universe’s outermost edges and mothers of the “disappeared” searching for remains of their missing sons and daughters. Co-sponsored by El Buen Amigo. Fri 8 pm. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (www.hallwalls.org).
THE STRANGER (1946)—Orson Welles directed and stars in this suspense drama as a Nazi hiding out in small American town, where he is tracked down by Edward G. Robinson. Even though Welles only took the assignment in the hope that the studio would reward him with backing for other films, it’s as well-crafted a film as he ever made, with a particularly bracing finale. Thurs July 21 8 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
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