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ANSWERS TO NOTHING—Multicharacter drama about troubled people in Los Angeles. Starring Dane Cook, Julie Benz, Greg Germann, Zack Gilford, and Barbara Hershey. Directed by Matthew Leutwyler. Reviewed this issue. McKinley


CULTURE IN CINEMA: DON GIOVANNI— Mozart’s opera broadcast live as the opening event of the 2011-12 season of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Starring Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel and Peter Mattei. Conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Wed noon. Amherst

KID GALAHAD (THE BATTLING BELLHOP)—Edward G. Robinson as a fight promoter who takes on a promising rookie but regrets it when his girlfriend (Bette Davis) falls for the pug. Co-starring Humphrey Bogart and Wayne Morris. Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca). Fri 7:30 pm. The Old Chestnut Film Society, Philip Sheridan School, 3200 Elmwood (836-4757)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)—Perennial Christmas favorite starring Edmund Gwenn as a New York department store Santa who claims to be the real deal. With Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley and a nine-year-old Natalie Wood. Directed by George Seaton (Airport). Screens

MY FAIR LADY (1964)—Alan Jay Lerner’s adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Winner of eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Director (George Cukor) and Actor (Rex Harrison). Co-starring Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Jeremy Brett. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade

THE NUTCRACKER—E.T.A. Hoffmann’s seasonal favorite, in a 2011 performance by Britain’s Royal Ballet. Mon 4 pm. Aurora

PROCEED AND BE BOLD!—Documentary about Amos Paul Kennedy Jr, who at the age of 40 abandoned his middle-class career to pursue the “dead” craft of letterpress printing. Kennedy will be present for the screening. Sun 7 pm. Squeaky Wheel

THE ROSE TATTOO (1954)—Adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s play starring Anna Magnani as an Italian-American widow in Louisiana who has allowed herself to withdraw from the world after her husband’s death, and expects her daughter to do the same. Co-starring Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan and Jo Van Fleet. Directed by Daniel Mann (Marty). Free and open to the public. Mon 7:30 pm. Wick Center, Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst

SOLDIER OF THE ROAD—Performance documentary featuring the German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. Sat 8 pm. Hallwalls