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THE 5TH WAVE—Sci-FI action thriller based on the popular young-adult novel about a young woman (Chloe Grace Mortez) who goes on the run to save her little brother after four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left earth decimated. Directed by J. Blakeson. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

ANOMALISA—Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop-motion animated drama about a despondent author (David Thewlis) crippled by the mundanity of life falls for a shy young woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) while staying at a Cincinatti hotel during a press tour. Reviewed in this issue. Dipson Amherst.

THE BOY—Supernatural horror-thriller about a creepy life-sized doll that comes to life and scares people. Directed by William Brent Bell. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

DIRTY GRANDPA—Comedy about an uptight young man (Zack Efron) and his rowdy spring break misadventures in Flordia with his perverted grandfather (Robert DeNiro) right before his wedding. Directed by Dan Mazer. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

YOUTH—Italian comedy-drama about art and aging which concerns a retired composer and conductor (Michael Caine) who vacation at a swiss spa with his longtime screenwriter friend (Harvey Keitel). Co-starring Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Eastern Hills


DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978)—Terrence Malick’s masterful period drama about a hot-tempered migrant worker (Richard Gere) who flees to the Texas Panhandle with his little sister (Linda Manz) and the woman he loves (Brooke Shields) and the love triangle that subsequently develops between the couple and a wealthy, dying farmer (Sam Shepard) must surely rank among the most visually stunning and lyrical films in American cinema. Presented by the Cultivate Cinema Circle. North Park Mon 9:45

DIRTY DANCING (1987)—Romantic drama about a young woman (Jennifer Grey) who falls for a dance instructor (Patrick Swayze) while vacationing with her family at a Catskill resort. Riviera Theater Thu. 730

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD—Documentary film about the group of eclectic young pioneers who set out to stop President Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Alaska and ended up creating the worldwide green movement with the birth of Greenpeace. Presented by the Cultivate Cinema Circle and Squeaky Wheel at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. Wed 7

MAD MAX (1978)—George Miller’s low-budget dystopian action film about a vengeful Australian policeman (Mel Gibson) who sets out to stop the violent motorcycle gang who killed his family in a self-destructing near-future. North Park Sat. and Sun. 10

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)—George Miller’s long in-development Oscar-nominated fourth installment in the post-apocalyptic dystopian action saga focuses on a hardened woman (Charlize Theron) who teams with Max (Tom Hardy) to escort a group of females imprisoned by a vicious warlord to their sacred homeland. North Park Sat. and Sun. 10

ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)—William Wyler’s classic romantic comedy about a bored and sheltered princess (Audrey Hepburn) who escapes from her handlers and travels Rome with an American reporter (Cary Grant) whom she ends up falling for. North Park Sun 11:30am

ROSENWALD (2015)—Aviva Kemper’s documentary about the life of Jewish philanthropist, civil rights advocate, and President of Sears Julius Rosenwald. North Park Sat. 11:30am

STRANGER’S ON A TRAIN (1951)—Alfred Hitchock’s classic suspense thriller adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel about a psychotic socialite (Robert Walker) who draws a pro tennis star (Farley Granger) into his scheme to get away with murder. The Screening Room Fri, Sun & Tue 7:30

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: BOLSHOI BALLET—Presentation of the Shakespeare play performed by the Russian Ballet. Dipson Amherst Sun 12:55

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