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CARRIE—Remake. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Margaret White. Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

DRY BONES—Locally produced horror comedy starring Michael O’Hear as a man revisiting the family house where the monster that lived under his childhood bed awaits him. Co-starring Debbie Rochon, John Renna and Paul McGinnis. Directed by O’Hear and Greg Lamberson. Reviewed this issue. Screening Room

ESCAPE PLAN—Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, together at last. If anyone still cares. With Amy Ryan, Sam Neill, Vincent D’Onofrio and 50 Cent. Directed by Mikael Håfström (The Rite). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE FIFTH ESTATE—Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in a docudrama about the rise of Wikileaks. Co-starring Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis, and Stanley Tucci. Directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE PATIENCE STONE— Jean-Claude Carrière scripted this adaptation of director Atiq Rahimi’s novel about an Afghani woman who unburdens the secrets of her past while tending to her husband, who has been rendered vegetative by a battle wound. Starring Golshifteh Farahani and Hamidreza Javdan. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

THE SUMMIT—Docudrama recreating the 2008 K2 disaster, in which eleven climbers died on the peak known as the world’s most dangerous mountain. Directed by Nick Ryan. Reviewed this issue. Amherst


AUTOLUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD—Documentary about the distinctive guitarist best known as a founding member with Nick Cave of the band The Birthday Party. Directed by Richard Lowenstein (Dogs in Space). Reviewed this issue. Squeaky Wheel

BHOPALI—Documentary about the struggle for justice of victims of the 1984 gas leak at a Union Carbide plant in India, which has killed as many as 25,000 people to date. The screening will be presented by Sanjay Verma, a survivor of the incident. Thurs October 17 6:30 pm. 148 Diefendorf Hall, University of Buffalo, South Campus.

UN CUENTO CHINO (CHINESE TAKEAWAY)—The popular Argentine actor Ricardo Darin, star of The Secret in Their Eyes, Nine Queens and Son of the Bride, is consistently funny as the curmudgeonly owner of a neighborhood hardware store who becomes the unwilling caretaker of a Chinese immigrant in desperate straits. What follows isn’t entirely unpredictable, but it finds unusual ways to get to where you know it’s going. Recommended. Directed by Sebastián Borensztein. Part of the Ibero-American Film Festival. Thurs Oct. 17 5 pm Canisius College, Student Center/Regis North.

DEATH ROW (1979)—Buffalo Film Seminar hosts Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian present a screening of their own documentary consisting of unsupervised interviews with inmates awaiting execution (often for years) in Texas’ Ellis Prison. Market Arcade

FRESH—Documentary about efforts of American farmers and agricultural researchers to find more efficient ways of food production. Presented by the Hubbard Film Society. Sun 4 pm. Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.

THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)—Eccentric millionaire Vincent Price offers five people $10,000 each if they can spend the night in his haunted mansion. With Carolyn Craig, Richard Long, Elisha Cook Jr. and Carol Ohmart. Directed by William Castle (Mr. Sardonicus). Screening Room

HOW TO DRAG YOUR PRIVATE LIFE—KICKING AND SCREAMING— INTO THE PUBLIC: LOOKING BACK AT 35 YEARS OF FILMMAKING—Retrospective of the work of Su Friedrich, presented by Dr. Tanya Shilina-Conte and Sarah JM Kolberg of the UB Departments of Media Study. Hallwalls

EL REGRESO (THE RETURN, Costa Rica 2011)—A man is forced to deal with the ghosts of his past when he pays a visit to his home in Costa Rico after a decade spent abroad. Directed by Hernán Jiménez. Part of the Ibero-American Film Festival. Thurs Oct. 24 5 pm Canisius College, Student Center/Conference Room SC 205

THE SENTINEL (1977)—Cult classic about a model (Cristina Raines) who moves into a Brooklyn brownhouse not knowing that it contains the gate to Hell. With a once-in-a-lifetime cast featuring Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam, John Carradine, José Ferrer, Ava Gardner, Arthur Kennedy, Deborah Raffin, Eli Wallach, Jerry Orbach, Beverly D’Angelo, William Hickey, and in bit parts Tom Berenger and Richard Dreyfuss. Directed by Michael Winner (Death Wish)

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