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"Cleo From 5 to 7" shows Tuesday at the Amherst Theater


ANNABELLE—Prequel to The Conjuring, which either means something to you or doesn’t. At least it’s not another “found footage” horror film. Starring Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton and Tony Amendola. Directed by John R. Leonetti. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

GOD HELP THE GIRL—Belle and Sebastian singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch makes his directing debut in this musical about a girl (Emily Browning) who copes with mental illness by writing songs. Co-starring Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray. Reviewed this issue. North Park

GONE GIRL—Ben Affleck as a husband who becomes a suspect in the disappearance of his wife. With Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry. Directed by David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). Amherst, Aurora, Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE ZERO THEOREM—Christoph Waltz as a man struggling in vain against an oppressive society. If that sounds like a Terry Gilliam movie, that’s because it is. With Matt Damon and David Thewlis. Reviewed this issue. North Park


CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (France, 1962)—Agnes Varda’s classic New Wave film following a singer (Corinne Marchand) as she wanders the streets of Paris while waiting for the results of a biopsy. Tue 7pm Amherst

ELBERT HUBBARD: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL—Documentary on the founder of the Roycroft movement. Presented by the Hubbard Film Society. Sun 4 pm. Parkdale School Auditorium, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.

GOD LOVES UGANDA (2013)—Local premiere of the Oscar-winning documentary examining the role of American Evangelical churches in fostering Uganda’s extreme anti-gay laws, which would institute the death penalty for homosexuality. Directed by Roger Ross Williams. Fri 7 pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church (rear entrance), 724 Delaware Ave.

THE IMMIGRANT (1917) and STEAMBOAT BILL JR. (1928)—Silent films starring Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton inaugurate a new series of classic movies presented by the Nichols School. Mon 7pm. North Park

MODWORLD—Documentary on the unique East Village arts and gifts store, owned by Buffalo native Rick Smith (and recently relocated to Allen Street). Opening the eighth Buffalo International Film Festival. Thurs Oct. 9. 8 pm. Screening Room

THE RABBI’S CAT (France, 2011)—A cat who gains the ability to talk (after eating a parrot) sparks an examination of religious differences in this animated feature set in 1920s Algeria. Sun 11:30am. North Park

THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS (2013)—A man searches for his missing wife in this tribute to the giallo films of directors like Dario Argento and Mario Bava. Directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Reviewed this issue. Squeaky Wheel

TRANS-EUROP EXPRESS (France, 1966)—A drug smuggler (Jean-Louis Trintignant) on assignment in Belgium becomes obsessed by a beautiful woman (Cousin Cousine’s Marie-France Pisier) One of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s most accessible and entertaining works, a thriller that both comments on and satirizes itself as well as giving the notoriously intellectual director a chance to indulge his personal fixation with bondage. Thu Oct. 2, 7 pm. Hallwalls

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA—Modern dress adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring Mark Arends, Michael Marcus, Sarah MacRae, and Pearl Chanda. Directed by Simon Godwin. Sun 11 am. Amherst

Vincent Price double feature: THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) and THE BAT (1959)—Eccentric millionaire Vincent Price offers five people $10,000 each if they can spend the night in his haunted mansion on Haunted Hill. With Carolyn Craig, Richard Long, Elisha Cook Jr. and Carol Ohmart. Directed by William Castle (Mr. Sardonicus). Price is joined by Agnes Moorehead in another scary mansion for The Bat, adapted from the perennial stage mystery by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Fri, Tues 7 pm. Screening Room

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