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JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN—Sequel to a film that was a flop in the first place. Why do they even bother releasing Rowan Atkinson movies in American theaters? With Rosamund Pike, Gillian Anderson and Dominic West. Directed by Oliver Parker (An Ideal Husband). Regal Elmwood, Regal Galleria, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit.
MOZART’S SISTER—Speculative biography about Léopold Mozart and his talented children touring the courts of Europe, building the career of his son while repressing that of his daughter. Starring Marie Féret, Marc Barbé and Clovis Fouin. Directed by René Féret Amherst.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3—Sequel. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Flix, Maple Ridge , Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Galleria, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Transit Drive-In.
RUSH: TIME MACHINE—HD broadcast of a live concert from Cleveland with the band performing classic hits, including the album “Moving Pictures” in its entirety. Thurs Oct. 27 only. Amherst, Eastern Hills, Flix, McKinley.
SHOLEM ALEICHEM: LAUGHING IN THE DARKNESS—Documentary about the Yiddish writer whose stories about Jews in 19th century Russia became the basis for Fiddler on the Roof. Directed by Joseph Dorman (Arguing the World). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS—Remake, with a teenaged D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) and 3D digital smiting. Co-starring Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz and Milla Jovovich, which of course means it was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Galleria, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit.
BUFFALO SCREAMS—Second edition of the local horror film festival. See the feature this issue for titles and screening times. Weds 26 through Sun Oct 30. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net). www.buffaloscreams.com.
BUFFALO UNSCRIPTED: A CITY SPEAKS—In conjunction with the National Preservation Conference, this three-hour program presents footage of Buffalo filmed by the National Trust last summer with the goal of letting Buffalonians tell their own stories. The screening will be accompanied by live commentary from local preservationists, community leaders, urban planners, artists, and business owners. Free and open to the public. Fri 6 pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN—A documentary probing the question, Does the Republican party really want African American members? Filmmaker Kevin J. Williams will be present at all screenings. Reviewed this issue. Weds—Fri. Oct. 26-28, 7 pm. Squeaky Wheel, 712 Main St (884-7172 / www.squeaky.org).
THE FIFTH BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL—Movies, music and parties. See the feature this issue for films and venues.
HAPPY: THE MOVIE—Documentary that visits five continents to ponder he question, What is happiness and why does American culture tend not to breed it? Screenings will be followed by a public discussion. Directed by Roko Belic (Genghis Blues). Fri, Sat 7:30 pm. Unity Church of Buffalo, 1243 Delaware Ave. (882-0391 / www.unitybuffalo.org).
THE LAST WAVE (Australia, 1977)—Peter Weir’s unsettlingly atmospheric horror film starring Richard Chamberlain as a lawyer assigned to represent five Aboriginals accused of a ritual murder. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)—In one of Bela Lugosi’s best films, he plays the overseer of a Haitian plantation where natives are drugged into becoming catatonic laborers. Directed by Victor Halperin. Thurs Oct. 27, 7:30 pm. Sugar City Arts Collaborative, 19 Wadsworth St.
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