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"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) is showing this weekend at the Screening Room.


ARBITRAGE—Richard Gere as an amoral billionaire hedge fund manager who will do whatever it takes to sell his trading empire. Co-starring Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth and Brit Marling. Directed by Nicholas Jarecki. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

BACHELORETTE—Raunchy comedy, not to be confused with Bridesmaids. Of course not! With Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson and Lizzy Caplan. Directed by Leslye Headland. Amherst, Flix, Market Arcade, McKinley

RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION—Sequel. Probably not the last one, either. Starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez and Kim Coates. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Regal Transit, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

SLEEPWALK WITH ME—“This American Life”’s Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia co-wrote this comedy starring Birbiglia (who also directed) as a struggling stand-up comic whose stressful life leads to a sleepwalking problem. Co-starring Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, and Carol Kane. Reviewed this issue. Amherst


ASYLUM (England, 1972)—Robert Bloch wrote the four stories that comprise the tales told to the new administrator of an insane asylum who is trying to figure out which of these lunatics is his predecessor. With Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Barbara Parkins; directed by Roy Ward Baker. Sat 9 pm. Screening Room

CHILDREN OF PARADISE (France, 1945)—Marcel Carné’s much-loved epic, shot on the sly during the Nazi occupation of France, about the tragic love of a mime for a glamourous woman of easy virtue. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues 7 pm. Market Arcade

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)—Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell are just “Two Little Girls from Little Rock” out to make good for themselves on a transatlantic cruise in this splashy musical adapted from Anita Loos’ book. Even with the two stars, this might not be so well remembered were it not for director Howard Hawks insistence on cramming the Cinemascope screen to the best of his abilities. Co-starring Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan and George “Foghorn” Winslow. Sat-Sun 7 pm. Screening Room

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA—In conjunction with Curtain Up, the Buffalo International Film Festival presents the the 25th anniversary production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh’s musical from the Royal Albert Hall in London, featuring more than 200 cast members and musicians who have been involved with the show over the years. Fri 8 pm, Tues 7 pm. Screening Room

QUEEN LIVE IN BUDAPEST—Digital presentation of Freddie Mercury and Queen in concert from 1986. Thurs Sept 20. 7:30 pm. Amherst