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THE ANGELS’ SHARE—Scottish lowlifes find new meaning in life by developing a fine appreciation of whiskey in a new comedy-drama by Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes the Barley). Staring Paul Brannigan John Henshaw and Jasmine Riggins. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

IRON MAN 3—Sequel. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). Reviewed this issue. Flix , Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Aurora , New Angola, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

NANCY, PLEASE— Psychodrama about a Yale graduate student obsessed with getting a book back from his ex-girlfriend. With Will Rogers, Eleonore Hendricks and Rebecca Lawrence Levy. Directed by Andrew Semans. Reviewed this issue. Screening Room

STARBUCK—A Montreal loser discovers that his sperm bank donations two decades ago made him the father of 533 children. Starring Patrick Huard, Patrick Huard, and Antoine Bertrand. Directed by Ken Scott (Seducing Doctor Lewis). Reviewed this issue. North Park


THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)—Perennial classic starring Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning role as an African river rat persuaded by a missionary spinster (Katharine Hepburn) to go up against a Nazi ship. Directed by John Huston. Screening Room

ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959)— Classic coutroom drama starring James Stewart as a smalltown lawyer defending an army officer (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering the man who raped his wife (Lee Remick). With George C, Scott, Eve Arden, and Arthur O’Connell. Music by Duke Ellington, who has an unbilled cameo. Directed by Otto Preminger. Hallwalls

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN—Documentarian Eugene Jarecki’s lacerating look at the war on drugs and its role in swelling the ranks of America’s prisons to unsustainable levels. Reviewed this issue. Hotel Lafayette

THE STRANGER (1946)—Orson Welles directed and co-stars in this suspenseful thriller about a government agent (Edward G. Robinson) tracking down an escaped Nazi living under an assumed name in suburban Connecticut. Welles and John Huston both worked on the script, though they’re not credited. Co-starring Loretta Young and Richard Long; look fast for “Brother” Theodore Gottlieb. Fri 7:30 pm. The Old Chestnut Film Society, Philip Sheridan School, 3200 Elmwood (836-4757)

WHERE DO WE GO NOW?—From France, a new version of the classic Lysistrata story in which a group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. Directed by Nadine Labaki. Presented by the Hubbard Film Society. Sun 4. Roycroft Powerhouse, South Grove St., East Aurora.