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Young Frankenstein (1974) showing at the Screening Room this week.


THE BEST OF ME—High school sweethearts are reunited in this Nicholas Sparks adaptation. Starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden and Luke Bracey. Directed by Michael Hoffman (Soapdish). Flix, New Angola, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE BOOK OF LIFE—Animated fantasy produced by Guillermo del Toro. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

FURY—Brad Pitt as an army sergeant commanding a Sherman tank and crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines at the end of World War II. With Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña. Directed by David Ayer (End of Watch). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN—Drama focusing on a group of high school students and their parents dealing with love and sex in the internet age. Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Judy Greer. Directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

TRACKS—A young woman (Mia Wasikowska) goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and a dog. Directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil). Eastern Hills


BIPOLARIZED—Documentary about a young man seeking alternative treatments for his mental illness. Part of the Beyond Boundaries film series. Thurs Oct. 16 6:30 pm. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973)—Not quite a cult classic, this no-budget Texas horror film is still effectively creepy. At a hospital for the criminally insane, the patients are allowed to act out their delusions. But just who is in charge? Starring no one you’ve ever heard of and directed by S. F. Brownrigg. Sat 9:15 pm. Screening Room

DRIVING BLIND—Local premiere of a documentary about two brothers who decide to take a road trip actoss the US before they lose what is left of their eyesight to a genetic disease. Director and former Buffalonian Brian Griffo will be present for the screening, which is free and open to the public. Sat noon. Aurora

EDEN AND AFTER (France, 1970)—Concluding Hallwalls’ Alain Robbe-Grillet series is this youth culture film that is appropriately psychedelic (it was his first color film) and exceedingly cryptic. A student (Catherine Jourdan) introduced to a drug called “fear powder” hallucinates a journey to Africa. A mystery involving a stolen painting is of less interest to the filmmaker than a series of tableaux vivantes depicting the sexual activities of the students a la Christian paintings and frescos. Thurs (10/16) 7 pm. Hallwalls

KELLY’S HOLLYWOODPremiere of a documentary by Buffalo native Brian Donovan about his attempts to include his sister, Kelly, born with Down syndrome, into his Hollywood career. A reception with Donovan will be held at 5 pm at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street. Fri, 3, 7 pm. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

PERFORMANCE (1970)—Forced into close quarters together, a violent London gangster (James Fox) and a decadent musician (Mick Jagger) trade personalities in this classic late 60s relic. Subject to numerous cuts and redubbing prior to release, the version screened will presumably feature the restored footage. Directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. Presented by the Buffalo Film Seminars. Tue 7. Amherst

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974)—Brian DePalma’s updating of the Faust story into a rock music setting, with William Finley as a songwriter driven mad when his work is stolen by a Phil Spector-ish producer (Paul Williams). Co-starring Jessica Walter and Gerrit Graham. Fri 9:15 Screening Room

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH—Nick Cave guides us through a day in his life. Well, sort of. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Reviewed this issue. Squeaky Wheel

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)—Mel Brooks’ loving parody of classic Universal monster movies is his most consistent film. Some of the humor is forced, but if you can’t laugh at Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder, who also wrote the screenplay) and his monster (Peter Boyle) doing a soft-shoe to “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” there’s no hope for you. With Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Gene Hackman and Cloris Leachman. Fri, Sat 7; Tue, Thu 7:30. Screening Room

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