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ALEX CROSS—Tyler Perry as the serial-killer stalking hero of James Patterson’s airport novels. With Rachel Nichols, Giancarlo Esposito, and Matthew Fox. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
DETROPIA—Documentary on the city of Detroit as it suffers the collapse of the US manufacturing base. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp). Reviewed this issue. Amherst
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4—Sequel. Starring Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, and Matt Shively. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL—Inaugurating a new series of high definition productions of William Shakespeare’s plays from the restored Globe Theater in London. Starring Janie Dee, Ellie Piercey, and Sam Crane. Directed by John Dove. Wed 7pm. Amherst, Eastern Hills
L’ALTRA META DEL CIELO—From La Scala Ballet, choreographer Martha Clarke piece based on the music of aging Italian rock star Vasco Rossi, a man known for his drug use, racism, and misogyny. Sun 2pm, Thu Oct 25 7pm. Amherst, Eastern Hills
BUFFALO SCREAMS—Third edition of the horror movie festival. See the preview story this issue. Market Arcade
THE BIRDS (1963)—Alfred Hitchcock’s macabre fable about a small town in northern California beset by inexplicable avian attacks. Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright, and Jessica Tandy. Fri-Sat 7pm. Screening Room.
EXTRATERRESTRIAL—From Spain, a mumblecore comedy about a couple whose attempts to get to know each other the morning after a one-night-stand are interrupted by the growing realization that an alien invasion has removed everyone else in the city. Fri-Sat 9:15pm. Screening Room
FRANKENSTEIN (1931) and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)—Double feature starring Boris Karloff in James Whale’s original classic and its dark-humored sequel. Wed 7pm. Regal Elmwood, Regal Transit
JOHN CARPENTER’S HALLOWEEN (1978)—Revival of the original slasher movie. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, and P. J. Soles. Thu Oct 25 7:30pm. Amherst, Eastern Hills, Flix, Market Arcade, McKinley, Transit Drive-In
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. Tue 7pm. Screening Room
SIDE BY SIDE—Keanu Reeves hosts a surprisingly engrossing documentary about the death of 35mm and the rise of digital in Hollywood film production, featuring interviews with many top directors, cinematographers, and editors. Mon 7pm. Screening Room
THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY—Third installment 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. Wed 7pm. Screening Room
THE STUNT MAN (1980)—Cult classic from the 1970s (it sat on a shelf for a few years before it was released) starring Peter O’Toole as a megalomaniac film director who agrees to hide a fugitive from the police, so long as he works as a stunt man in his new film. With Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield, and Alex Rocco. Directed by Richard Rush (Psych-Out). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tue 7pm. Market Arcade.
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