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BULLY—Documentary about bullying among school aged children, a problem worsening with the growth of social media. Directed by Lee Hirsch. Reviewed this issue. Amherst
CHIMPANZEE—Disney nature documentary. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield. Flix, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
FOOTNOTE—Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, an Israeli comedy about a Talmudic scholar who father is accidentally given a prestigious award meant for him. Starring Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, and Aliza Rosen. Directed by Joseph Cedar (Beaufort). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills
THE LUCKY ONE—Adaptation of a Nicolas Sparks novel, which is probably all you need to know. Starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, and Blythe Danner. Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine). Aurora, Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
THINK LIKE A MAN—Urban comedy about women who use a self-help book to snare men. Starring Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, and Romany Malco. Directed by Tim Story (Fantastic Four). Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)—Because you haven’t seen it unless you’ve seen it in a theater. Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Gary Oldman. Directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tue 7pm. Market Arcade.
DEEP RED (1975)—A.k.a. 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-Sat 9pm, Tue 7:30pm, Screening Room
DON QUIXOTE—From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Starring Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Choreographed by Alexei Fadeyechev after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky. Sun 11am. Eastern Hills
RIGOLETTO—Verdi’s opera from the Royal Opera House in London. Starring Dimitri Plantanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo, and Christine Rice. Wed 6pm. Amherst
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-Sat 7pm, Tue 7:30pm. Screening Room
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