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BUTTER—Comedy starring Jennifer Garner as a Midwesterner obsessed with winning a butter sculpting competition. Co-starring Ty Burrell, Rob Corddry, Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone, and Hugh Jackman. Directed by Jim Field Smith (She’s Out of Your League). Reviewed this issue. North Park, McKinley
CHICKEN WITH PLUMS—Live-action adaptation of a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi starring Mathieu Amalric as a famous violinist who reviews his life while awaiting the Angel of Death. With Maria de Medeiros and Chiara Mastroianni. Directed by Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (Persepolis), Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
FRANKENWEENIE—Tim Burton’s animated remake of his 1984 short film. About a boy who brings his dead dog back to life. With the voices of Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder. Aurora, Flix, Hamburg Palace, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
TAKEN 2—Sequel. Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, D.B. Sweeney and Rade Serbedzija. Directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3) Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-in
LONELY ARE THE BRAVE (1962)—Kirk Douglas as an out of date cowboy in a modern city who attempts to break a friend out of jail, getting himself in trouble with the law. With Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Carroll O’Connor and George Kennedy. Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. Directed by David Miller. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade.
LOVE NEVER DIES—Theatrical sequel to The Phantom of the Opera follows the Phantom (Ben Lewis) and Christine Daaé (Anna O’Byrne) as they make a new life in New York’s Coney Island. Tues 7 pm. Screening Room
MAN’S CASTLE (1933)—Rarely screened pre-Code drama (it’s not on DVD) starring Spencer Tracey and Loretta Young as a Depression couple trying to scrape by while living in a Manhattan shanty town. Directed by Frank Borzage. Fri 7:30 pm. The Old Chestnut Film Society, Philip Sheridan School, 3200 Elmwood (836-4757)
SABERFROG—Filmed at Buffalo locations including including Squeaky Wheel, CEPA Gallery and the Shadow Lounge, a dark comedy about an aging slacker who is told by voices in his head to look up some old friends. Starring John Karyus and Liz Mariani. Writer-director Curt Markham will be in attendance. www.saberfrog.com. Thurs Oct 11 8 pm. Hallwalls
LA SYLPHIDE—From Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, choreographed by Johan Kobborg, after August Bournonville, Sun 2 pm, Thurs 7 pm. Amherst, Eastern Hills
THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY PROGRAM 2—Episodes four through seven of the epic documentary by Irish film critic Mark Cousins, an ambitious history of cinema that covers the global filmmaking community from the 1890s through the present day. If you don’t have four years to spend in film school, this is the next best thing. Weds 7. Screening Room
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