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DRIVE—Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher) makes his Hollywood debut with this crime thriller starring Ryan Gosling as a movie stuntman who doubles as a getaway driver. Co-starring Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, and Albert Brooks. Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
THE FUTURE—Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know) wrote, directed, and stars as a woman searching for the meaning of her life while waiting to adopt a cat. With Hamish Linklater and David Warshofsky. North Park
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT— Sarah Jessica Parker as a financial executive trying to juggle her business and home lives. With Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, and Christina Hendricks. Directed by Douglas McGrath (Infamous). Aurora, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden Galleria
POINT BLANK—From France, a thriller about a hospital worker whose wife is taken hostage as part of a plan to free a gangster. Starring Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, and Gérard Lanvin. Directed by Fred Cavayé (Anything for Her). Eastern Hills.
STRAW DOGS—Remake of the controversial Sam Peckinpah about a meek writer (James Marsden) driven to violence when he relocates his family to the deep South. Co-starring Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, and James Woods. Directed by Rod Lurie (The Contender). Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden Galleria
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (USSR, 1929)—Dziga Vertov’s documentary about a day in the life of Moscow and its citizens may well be the single most influential film ever made, for its exhilarating range of stylistic techniques. Thu Sep 22 7:30pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
A MAN WITHIN—New documentary about writer William S. Burroughs featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his friends and colleagues. Thu Sep 15 7pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953)—Relatively tame by his usually overheated, two-fisted standards, Sam Fuller’s suspense thriller was one of his biggest hits. Richard Widmark stars as a pickpocket who unknowingly gets his hands on microfilm that had been on transit to enemy agents. With great urban locations, brash dialogue and colorful characters. Co-starring Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter. Fri, Sat 7:30pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
THE RED SHOES (Great Britain, 1948)—The greatest film ever made about dance, but if that doesn’t appeal to you don’t let it keep you away: for sheer cinematic voluptuousness, and despite everything it has influenced (lately Black Swan and Kate Bush), it remains unparalleled. Starring Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, and Anton Walbrook. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tue 7pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
SHOCK (1946)—Vincent Price hadn’t yet established a reputation as a horror icon when he starred in this noirish thriller as a psychiatrist who accidentally kills his wife and is forced to discredit a witness as mentally unstable. Directed by the reliable B-movie veteran Alfred L. Werker (He Walked by Night). Fri, Sat 9pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)
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