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EDGE OF TOMORROW—Sci-fi with Tom Cruise as an officer replaying the same battle scenario with alien forces in a time loop. Co-starring Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson and Bill Paxton. Directed by Doug Liman (Mr. And Mrs. Smith). Reviewed this issue.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS—Two teens meet and fall in love at a cancer support group in what sounds like an entry for the Nicolas Sparks crowd. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe. Directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love).
PALO ALTO—Suburban Californian teens lead aimless lives in this adaptation of a book of short stories by James Franco. Starring Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin and James Franco. Directed by Gia Coppola. Reviewed this issue.
BAND OF SISTERS—Documentary about Catholic nuns who worked for social justice after the reforms of Vatican II in the 1960s. Director Mary Fishman will be present for a Q&A after the Sunday screening. Reviewed this issue. Sun 4 Thurs 7. Screening Room
DIRTY DANCING (1987) and THELMA AND LOUISE (1991)—This weeks’s Tuesday night retro double feature. Transit Drive-In
DRIVING MISS DAISY—New Broadway production of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play about an elderly Southern lady (Angela Lansbury) and her black chauffeur (James Earl Jones). Sun 12; Mon 7. Amherst
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN—Epic drama about two sisters whose lives are torn apart by Nigeria’s civil war in the late 1960s. Starring Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anika Noni Rose. Directed by Biyi Bandele. Reviewed this issue. Fri-Sat 7, Weds 7:30. Screening Room
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)—The first and still best version of the story about a small town where aliens are taking over the bodies of its residents, one by one. Starring Kevin McCarthy,Dana Wynter and Larry Gates. Directed by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry). Fri-Sat 9:15, Tues 7:30. Screening Room
THE OTHER SON (France, 2012)—Lorraine Levy’s subdued, gently compassionate movie about two families—one Israeli, one Arab living in the West Bank—who learn that their sons were switched at birth. Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Jules Sitruk and Mehdi Dehbi. Presented by the Hubbard Film Society. Sun 4. Parkdale School Auditorium, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/HFS.html
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