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Opening This Week:

BRUNO—New staged-reality comedy starring Sasha Baron Cohen as a gay fashion model. Directed by Larry Charles (Borat). A review of this movie will appear on the Artvoice website on Friday. Amherst, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Hollywood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER—Raunchy (but PG-13-rated) teen comedy starring Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter and Lauren London. Directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone). Flix, Maple Ridge, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Hollywood, Regal Transit

MOON—Sci-fi drama starring Sam Rockwell as the only inhabitant of a mining station on the dark side of the moon. With the voice of Kevin Spacey. Directed by Duncan Jones. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills


BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (USSR, 1925)—Sergei Eisenstein’s silent masterpiece recreates a mutiny aboard a Russian battleship and the riot that ensues when the ship lands. The Odessa steps sequences remains one of the most powerful scenes in cinema history. Fri, Tues 9pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in the Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst 837-0376

THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE (1977)—The band filmed at San Francisco’s Winterland during its 1976 tour. See what Jerry looked like with black hair! With Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, and Bill Kreutzmann. Fri-Sat midnight. Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295)

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (USSR, 1929)—Dziga Vertov’s documentary about a day in the life of Moscow and its citizens may well be the single most influential film ever made, for its exhilarating range of stylistic techniques. Fri, Tues 7:30 pm The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in the Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)

TRANSSEXUAL MENACE (1996)—Rosa von Praunheim’s documentary about the political action group founded to fight for the rights of transgendered people. Fri 8pm. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (854-1694)

UP—This year’s Pixar animation is the story of a crochety old guy (voiced by Edward Asner) who decides to see the world by tying thousands of balloons to his house. Other voices by Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Delroy Lindo and John Ratzenberger. Directed by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter (Monsters Inc.) Sat 8pm; Tue 7:30pm. Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Fredonia (716-679-0891)

“WORKS IN TRANSLATION”—Lindsey Lodhie & Francesco Gagliardi present a program of single channel film/video and live performance exploring the notion of translation as a crossing—from one medium to another, from one form to another, from one place to another. Free and open to the public. Sat 8pm. Squeaky Wheel, 712 Main St (884-7172)