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CALVARY—Irish drama starring Brendan Gleeson as a good priest in what may be the last week of his life. Co-starring Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, and M. Emmet Walsh. Directed by John Michael McDonagh (Ned Kelly). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

IF I STAY—Adaptation of the popular teen-lit novel about a girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) hovering between life and death after a car accident that killed the rest of her family. With Mireille Enos and Jamie Blackley. Directed by R. J. Cutler (The September Issue). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR—Sequel. Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Transit Drive-In

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL—Sports docudrama. Starring Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, and Michael Chiklis. Directed by Thomas Carter (Save the Last Dance). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden


ARTHUR (1981) and THE JERK (1979)—Dudley Moore and Steve Martin as two of the era’s least likely rom-com leads in this week’s retro double feature. Tues dusk. Transit Drive-In

BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919)—To watch D. W. Griffith’s classic silent film about an abused girl (Lilian Gish) and the Chinese immigrant (Richard Barthelmess) who comes to her aid is to witness the birth of what we know as cinematic language. The screening will be accompanied by Philip Carli on the piano. Opening this season of the Buffalo Film Seminars, now at the Amherst Theater. Tues 7 pm. Amherst

THE ENDLESS SUMMER REMIXED (1966)—You can’t surf on Lake Erie, so the next best thing is to see this restored edition of Bruce Brown’s classic surfing documentary. Tue 8:30 pm. Canalside

THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM (Poland, 1973)—Another phantasmagorical film from the creator of The Saragossa Manuscript, Wojciech Has. Reviewed this issue. Wed 7 Squeaky Wheel

MARY POPPINS (1964)—Live action Disney at its slickest. It hasn’t aged terribly well (Dick van Dyke’s attempt at a Cockney accent is painful), but it’s tuneful and Julie Andrews shares the screen with lots of venerable (mostly British) character actors, including Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn and Jane Darwell. Thurs Aug 28 7:30 pm. Riviera

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)—Rob Reiner’s fractured fairy tale, adapted by William Goldman from his own novel, with a cast of comedians poking fun at children’s fantasy stories. Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Billy Crystal, Robin Wright Penn, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith, and Carol Kane. Fri, Sat 7:30 pm. Screening Room

SUDDENLY (1954)—Taut crime thriller starring Frank Sinatra as an assassin holding the occupants of an apartment hostage as part of a plan to kill the president. This, not The Manchurian Candidate, is the film that Sinatra withdrew from distribution because he feared people might consider it to have inspired Lee Harvey Oswald. With Sterling Hayden, James Gleason and Paul Frees.Tues 7:30 pm. Screening Room

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)—What, you want me to tell you what it’s about? I’ll need to see your passport from Mars first. Thurs Aug 21 7:30 pm. Riviera

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