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AFERIM!—Romanian historical drama about the journey of a slave who escapes from his master’s estate and the local policeman hired to find him. Directed by Radu Jude. North Park

FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK—Comedy spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey starring and written by Marlon Wayans. Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

THE FINEST HOURS—Action-adventure-disaster-drama inspired by the true story of the coast guard’s daring attempt to rescue the surviving crew of two Oil tankers which were destroyed in a massive storm off the coast of cape cod in 1952. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

IP MAN 3—Martial Arts sequel about a kung-fu master (Donnie Yen) who takes on a crooked developer (Mike Tyson) and his brutal gang of thugs. Directed by Wilson Yip. Regal Elmwood

JANE GOT A GUN—Western action-drama about a woman (Natalie Portman) who enlists her former lover (Joel Edgerton) to defend her family from a vengeful outlaw (Ewan McGregor) and his gang of killers in the Old West. Directed by Gavin O’Connor. Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

KUNG-FU PANDA 3—Animated family comedy sequel continuing the adventures of titular Panda hero (Jack Black) and friends. Flix, Hamburg, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

MUSTANG—Turkish drama about five orphaned sisters living under strict rule in their home village as members of their family prepare for arranged marriages. Best foreign language feature Oscar Nominee. Directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven. Dipson Amherst

OSCAR-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS—Presentation of the 2016 Oscar nominated live action shorts Day One, Everything Will Be Okay, Stutterer, Ave Maria, and Shok. Eastern Hills

OSCAR-NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS—Presentation of the 2016 Oscar nominated animated shorts Sanjay’s Super Team, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, Prologue, Bear Story, and World of Tomorrow (reviewed in this issue). Eastern Hills


CHRISTIANE F. (1981)—Uli Edel’s independent German drama that portrays the drug scene in West Berlin in the 70s and features a soundtrack composed by David Bowie. Squeaky Wheel Wed 7

FLORENCE AND THE UFFIZE GALLERY—Documentary that examines the open-air museum of the film’s title and the artwork of the Italian Renaissance. Regal Elmwood

GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)—Harold Ramis’s classic comedy about a cynical weatherman (Bill Murray) who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again is arguably the most enduring work from both the film’s director and star. North Park Sat and Sun 11:30am

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)—Producer David O. Selznick’s classic historical epic concerning the turbulent love affair between Southern Belle Scarlett O’Hara (Viven Leigh) and the charismatic Rhett Buttler set during the backdrop of the Civil War is surely among the most iconic films produced during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Riviera Theater Thu 7

HEART OF A DOG (2015)—Artist Laurie Anderson’s non-fiction drama concerns her reflections on the deaths of her husband, mother, and beloved dog while exploring subjects such as family memories, surveillance, and Buddhist teachings. Hallwalls Tue, Wed, Thu 2, 3, 4, 7:30

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)—George A. Romero’s enormously influential low-budget horror classic about a small group of desperate survivors who take shelter in an isolated farmhouse during a zombie outbreak. The Screening Room Thu 7:30

THE RULES OF THE GAME (1939)—Jean Renoir’s funny, touching, and elegiac masterpiece examining bourgeois life in French society at the outset of World War II shook the world upon its release not just for its controversial subject matter but also its daring filmmaking innovations and remains a staple on short lists of the greatest films ever made. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Dipson Amherst Tue 7

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951)—Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense drama 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 and Sat 7:30

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