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Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast


THE CABIN IN THE WOODS—Horror movie. Bad sign number 1: it was shot in 2009. Bad sign number 2: it’s released by Lionsgate, a company that specializes in lousy horror movies. Caveat emptor. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, and Anna Hutchison, Directed by Drew Goddard. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

DELICACY—French romance starring Audrey Tatou as a young widow fending off attraction to a co-worker. Directed by David and Stéphane Foenkinos. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

LOCKOUT—Outer space prison adventure. With Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan and Peter Stormare. Directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE RAID: REDEMPTION—A SWAT team storms an apartment building occupied by a crime lord in this over-the-top action film from Indonesia. Starring Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim and Doni Alamsyah. Directed by Gareth Evans Reviewed this issue. Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE THREE STOOGES—Reboot. Starring Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jane Lynch, Sofía Vergara, Jennifer Hudson, and Larry David. Directed by the Farrelly Brothers (Dumb and Dumber). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, New Angola, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In


CALIGULA—Live from the Paris Ballet. Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Suite. Dancers include Stéphane Bullion, Clairemarie Osta, and Nicolas Paul. Sun 11 am. Eastern Hills

CITY OF GOD (2002)—Fernando Meirelles’ charging, violently picaresque movie tells a complicated story of boys and young men who maraud and kill in a large, shoddy public housing development outside Rio de Janiero. Unlike the classic Pixote, set in a similar milieu, Meirelles doesn’t try to create an empathetic response to his characters: he approaches the story with caustic wit and a hyper-dynamic cinematic approach that sprawls like the slum district it’s set in. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade.

DEEP RED (1975)—Aka Profondo rosso, the film that first made Dario Argento an international success and put the word “giallo” into the vocabulary of horror fans. The story (a musician and a reporter investigate the killing of a psychic) is derivative, but Argento’s sheer technical panache is what keeps you watching. Fri 9 pm, Screening Room

THE FACE OF ANOTHER (1966)—Hiroshi Teshigahara’s follow-up to his international hit Woman in the Dunes (also based on a novel by Kobo Abe) is an examination of personal identity through the story of a man given a new face after he is disfigured in an accident. Fri midnight. Market Arcade

MY NEIGHBOR, MY KILLER—Documentary about Rwanda’s open-air Gacaca courts, tasked with facilitating reconciliation in villages where neighbors killed neighbors in the 1994 genocide. Director/producer Anne Aghion will be present at the screening. Free and open to the public. Thurs April 19, 4 pm. 112 Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo

NO IMPACT MAN—Documentary of reporter Colin Beavan’s attempt to eliminate his personal impact on the environment for one year—not the easiest thing to do when you live in Manhattan and have a family. Directed by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein. Weds 7 pm. Screening Room

RIGOLETTO—Verdi’s opera, live from the Royal Opera House in London. Starring Dimitri Platanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo, Pablo Bemsch and Christine Rice. Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner and directed by David McVicar. Tues 2:30 pm. Amherst

SNOW SHARK: ANCIENT SNOW BEAST—Premiere of a locally-produced creature feature about a prehistoric shark that thrives in snow. Thurs April 12, 7:30 pm. Screening Room

TITANIC (1953)—Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the sinking, Hollywood’s original look at the famous ship, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter and Richard Basehart. Oscar winner for Best Screenplay. Fri 7 pm, Tues 7:30 pm. Screening Room

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