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BRICK MANSIONS—In what sounds like a recycling of Escape From New York, an undercover cop tries to bring down a crime lord operating in a Detroit neighborhood so bad that it has been walled up. Starring Paul Walker, David Belle, and RZA. Directed by Camille Delamarre. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER—Documentary investigating the life of the woman who worked as a nanny while taking tens of thousand of photographs that have won international acclaim after her death. Directed by John Mahoof and Charlie Siskel. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

FROM THE ROUGH—Taraji P. Henson as Dr. Catana Starks, the first African American woman to coach a men’s college golf team. With Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Felton. Directed by Pierre Bagley. Regal Elmwood, Regal Transit

THE JEWISH CARDINAL—Drama about Jean-Marie Lustiger, who was born a Jew in Poland and retained that identity even after converting to Catholicism and rising to the position of Archbishop of Paris. Starring Laurent Lucas, Aurélien Recoing and Audrey Dana. Directed by Ilan Duran Cohen. Reviewed this issue. North Park

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE—Documentary about the failed efforts of visionary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo) to adapt the science fiction novel in the mid-1970s. Directed by Frank Pavich. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

THE OTHER WOMAN—Comedy about three women seeking revenge on the man who has been cheating on all of them. Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton and Don Johnson. Directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

THE QUIET ONES—A university professor and his students trying to prove that a possessed woman is psychologically disturbed get more than they bargained for. Starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, and Erin Richards Directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE RAILWAY MAN—Historical drama based on a true story with Colin Firth as a former POW unable to get over his experiences in a Japanese labor camp at the end of World War II. Co-starring Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine, and Tanroh Ishida.. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (Burning Man). Reviewed this issue. Amherst

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY—In Hungary at the end fo WWII, a young man disguises himself as a Nazi to search for his family. Starring Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Simon Kunz. Directed by Mark Schmidt. Regal Quaker, Regal Transit


ELITE SQUAD (Brazil, 2007)—Modern Brazil is viewed in microcosm as a police commander tries to find a replacement to carry on his work while juggling problems both ongoing and new (an impending visit by the Pope). Directed by José Padilha (Robocop). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Market Arcade.

PRIVATE LIVES—From London’s Gielgud Theater, the recent revival of Noel Coward’s play about a divorced couple who rekindle their passion for each other while on vacation with their new spouses. Starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor. Screening Room

SHORTBUS (2006)—Controversial for its sexually explicit scenes, the second film by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) is an ensemble piece centered at an Manhattan club where various couples attempt to work out their relationship problems. Co-star will be present at the 7pm show on Saturday night for a Q&A after the film. Starring Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy and Peter Stickles. Hallwalls

SHORT PEACE—Anime feature comprised of four short films of different styles. Directed by Shuhei Morita, Katsuhiro Otomo, Hiroaki Ando, and Hajime Katoki. Screening Room

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)—Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the 1965 Academy Award winner for Best Picture. It beat out Darling, Doctor Zhivago, Ship of Fools and A Thousand Clowns. Go figure. Screening Room

SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER—Documentary about the singer who has been bringing shock rock to world audiences since the late 1960s. Screening Room.

TROPICAL SEASONINGS—Rescheduled from February, a program of video works from South East Asia curated by Siew-Wai Kok. Hallwalls