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THE DETAILS—A family of raccoons in a suburban neighborhood spark a blackly comic story of domestic tension, infidelity and murder. Starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Kerry Washington, Ray Liotta and Laura Linney. Directed by Jacob Aaron Estes (Mean Creek). Reviewed this issue. McKinley, North Park
SKYFALL—James Bond 24. Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finny and Naomie Harris. Directed by Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
BLOOD OF A POET—Siouxsie and the Banshee’s Steven Severin presents a live musical accompaniment to Jean Cocteau’s classic surrealist film. The program opens with a performance by Buffalo’s Moss of Ancients. Sun 7 pm. Market Arcade
COLDPLAY LIVE—Concert film featuring the band’s 2012 performances at Paris’s Stade de France, Montreal’s Bell Centre and Glastonbury 2011. Directed by Paul Dugdale. Tues 7, 9 pm. Amherst
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953)—Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren Bacall pool their minimal resources to rent a Manhattan penthouse in the hopes of ensnaring rich husbands. The first film made in the wide screen “Cinemascope” format sometimes tries too hard to show it off, but manages not to distract from an entertaining all-star comedy. With David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Fred Clark, and William Powell. Directed by Jean Negulesco (Johnny Belinda). Sat 7 pm Screening Room.
THE LADY VANISHES (1938)—Heiress Margaret Lockwood and musician Michael Redgrave team up to investigate how Dame May Whitty disappeared from a moving train in this comic mystery that was one of Alfred Hitchcock’s last British films before moving to Hollywood. With Paul Lukas and Cecil Parker. Sat 9 pm Screening Room.
LED ZEPPELIN: CELEBRATION DAY—Concert film of the band’s 2007 reunion show in London. Tues 7:30 pm. Screening Room
MAGNOLIA (1999)—Paul Thomas Anderson’s mosaic film about troubled souls in Los Angeles features what will probably go down as Tom Cruise’s best performance, along with excellent work from an ensemble cast including Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, and Alfred Molina. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade.
THE NIGHT BUFFALO SCREAMED—Greg Lamberson hosts an evening of local horror movies, including the features Slime City Massacre and Snow Shark, the shorts “Defanged,” “The Camper,” and “Mean Motherfucker,” raffles, local vendor, Q&As and more. Fri 7 pm . Screening Room
QUEEN CITY—Premiere of Peter McGennis’s new film made in Buffalo featuring a cast of R&B musicians including James Cotton, Sharon Jones, and Toni Lynn Washington. See the feature this issue. Weds 7 pm. Market Arcade
THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY—The fourth 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. If you don’t have four years to spend in film school, this is the next best thing. Weds 7 pm. Screening Room
YOU DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH—Documentary about Omar Khadr, a Canadian captured by American troops in Afghanistan at the age of 16 and sent to Guantanamo. Reviewed this issue. Free and open to the public. Weds 6 pm. 112 Center for the Arts, UB Amherst Campus
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