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‘71—War drama about a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) who must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons during a riot in the streets of Belfast during The Troubles of ’71. Co-starring Sean Harris and Sam Reid. Directed by Yann Demange. Eastern Hills

DELI MAN—Documentary about the history of delicatessens and Jewish culture in the United States. Directed by Erik Anjou. North Park

GET HARD—Comedy about a prisoner-bound manager (Will Ferrell) of a hedge fund who asks a black businessman (Kevin Hart) who has never been to jail to help prepare him for life behind bars. Co-starring Alison Brie, Edwina Findley, and Craig T. Nelson. Directed by Etan Cohen. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker Crossing, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

HOME—Animated family-comedy about a loveable misfit alien who finds himself on Earth while on the run from his fellow aliens and befriends an adventurous girl. Starring the voice talents of Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Jim Parsons. Directed by Tim Johnson. Flix, Hamburg Palace, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker Crossing, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

IT FOLLOWS—Horror film about a teenage girl (Maika Monroe) who, following a strange sexual encounter, has disturbing visions and the inescapable feeling that someone—or something—is after her. Co-starring Keir Gilchrist and Jake Weary. Directed by David Robert Mitchell. Dipson Amherst

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS—Horror-comedy mockumentary from New Zealand starring Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords along with Taika Waititi and Jonathan Brugh as vampire housemates trying to cope with the complexities of modern life while showing a newly turned hipster (Cori-Gonzalez-Macuer) some of the perks of being undead. Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Dipson Amherst

WILD TALES—Argentine-Spanish anthology film detailing six darkly comic stories unified by themes of revenge, extraordinary coincidence, and unfortunate circumstance. Starring Ricardo Darin, Oscar Martinez, and Leonard Sbaraglia. Directed by Damian Szifron. Reviewed in this issue. Eastern Hills

WOMAN IN GOLD—Drama about Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish survivor of World War II who sues the Austrian government for the return of artwork the Nazis stole from her family. Co-starring Ryan Reynold and Katie Holmes. Directed by Simon Curtis. Eastern Hills, North Park


BUFFALO ’66 (1998)—Cult-classic filmed in our beloved city about convict Billy Brown (hometown boy Vincent Gallo) and his Stockholm syndrome romance that follows with a 16-year old tapdancer (Christina Ricci) whom he kidnaps to pretend to be his wife as he returns to visit his parents following a 5 year stint in prison. Co-starring Ben Gazzara and Angelica Huston. Directed by Vincent Gallo. North Park Thu (4/2) 7

CLUB KING (2014)—Documentary chronicling LGBT Club Kingpin Mario Diaz and his storied 20 year career. Directed by Jon Bush. Hallwalls Thu (3/26) 7

CLUE: THE MOVIE (1985)—Comedy based on the popular board game detailing a murder mystery over the course of a dinner party being held at a Gothic Revival mansion. Starring Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn, and Lesley Ann Warren. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. The Screening Room Fri, Sat, Sun, and Tue

THE FILMBALLAD OF MAMADADA (2013)—Documentary exploring the life of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: Dada pioneer, proto-feminist, and 20th century enigma. Directed by Lily Benson and Cassandra Guan. Squeaky Wheel Wed 7

THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (1981)—Romantic Drama adapted from John Fowles postmodern novel starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons as actors whose off-screen love affair parallels one they are portraying for a film, in which an engaged biologist falls in love with a beautiful outcast. Directed by Karel Reisz. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Dipson Amhrest Tue 7

STOOGEFEST—Marathon presentation of a series of classic “Three Stooges” films. Riviera Theater Sat 7:30

WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)—Teen comedy about two high school nerds who attempt to create the the perfect woman, who teaches the boys about learning to become men. Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchel-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. Directed by John Hughes. North Park Sat and Sun 11:30am