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BEING FLYNN—Adaptation of Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City about reconnecting with his father when he meets him at a homeless shelter. Starring Paul Dano, Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore. Directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Reviewed this issue.
JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME—Mumblecore filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass go Hollywood with a comedy starring Jason Segal as a slacker helping his obnoxious brother (Ed Helms) find his missing wife. Reviewed this issue.
21 JUMP STREET—Comic remake of the 1990s TV series about youthful looking cops who go undercover at a high school. Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). Reviewed this issue.
LA BOHEME— Puccini’s opera, from the Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain. Starring Ramon Vargas, Fiorenza Cedolins and Christopher Maltman. Wed 6pm Amherst
THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI (Germany, 1919)—With its grotesque photography and distorted sets, this tale of a carnival showman who hypnotizes his servant into committing murder is considered to be the first true example of Expressionism in the movies. Ninety years later, it still packs a punch. Sat 9 pm. Screening Room
GUNNIN’ FOR THAT #1 SPOT—Documentary about eight high school basketball players preparing to compete in the Elite 24 all-star game. Directed by Adam Yauch Thu Mar. 15, 7 pm. Screening Room.
KEN DAVIS FULLY ALIVE—Digital broadcast of a performance by the Christian comedian and motivational speaker. Thu 7:30, Sun 2 pm. Amherst, Flix
TOMBOY—Gentle French drama about a ten-year-old girl (Zoé Héran) who lets her new friends believe that she’s a boy. Directed by Céline Sciamma. Part of the International Women’s Film Festival. Thurs Mar 22, 7 pm. Market Arcade
THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1975)—Arguably the film that made viewers start to take Clint Eastwood seriously as a director. He stars as a Civil War era farmer on a mission of vengeance after his family is murdered by soldiers. With Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke and John Vernon. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade.
POSSESSION (1981)—The uncut version of Andrej Zulawski’s berserk, perplexing and utterly unique horror film, though to pigeonhole it into a single genre is doing it a disservice. As the mother of a monstrous child, Isabelle Adjani gives what may be her most extreme performance, and that’s saying something. Fri midnight. Market Arcade
ROMEO AND JULIET—Live from the Royal Ballet in London, starring Starring Lauren Cuthbertson and Sergei Polunin, choreography by Kenneth MacMillan. Thu Mar 22, 3:30pm. Amherst
TAKE ME HOME—Independent comedy-drama starring Sam Jaeger (who also directed) as a New York cabdriver hired on the spur of the moment by a distraught wife (Amber Jaeger) to drive him to California. Co-starring Victor Garber and Lin Shaye. Fri 7 9; Sat 7; Tue 7:30 Screening Room; also Screens
IL TROVATORE—Verdi’s opera From the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain. Starring Fiorenza Cedolins and Vittorio Vitelli. Sun 11am. Eastern Hills
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