Film Now Playing
Opening This Week:
2012—The end of the world, according to the Mayans and as interpreted by the makers of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow. Starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Woody Harrelson, George Segal and Danny Glover. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
PIRATE RADIO—Comedy based on the true story of British radio stations that broadcast banned rock & roll from boats in the 1960s. Starring Michael Hadley, Charlie Rowe, Lucy Fleming, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Bill Nighy. Directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually). Amherst, Regal Transit
THE COCKETTES (2002)—Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco theatrical troupe that flourished from 1969-72. Part of the Ways In Being Gay festival. Thurs Nov. 19, 8 pm. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (854-1694) www.hallwalls.org
HAPPY GILMORE (1996)—Adam Sandler as a hockey player who brings his pugnacious style to the golf course. With Julie Bowen, Frances Bay, Carl Weathers and Bob Barker. Directed by Dennis Dugan (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan). Sat. midnight. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655) www.dipsontheatres.com.
MOTHERBABY FILM FESTIVAL—A program of international films about pregnancy, birth and babies. Sat 7:30 pm. Gallery 164, 164 Allen St. www.motherbabyiff.org
NIGHT MOVES (1975)—A terrific if somewhat forgotten example of the 1970s genre of films that subverted the classic private eye genre in the guise of paying tribute to them. Which is to say, don’t worry if you lose track of the plot. Starring Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, Harris Yulin, Kenneth Mars, James Woods, and Melanie Griffith. Directed by Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues 7 pm, Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS—Documentary based on interviews with custodians at prestigious colleges and universities. Presented by the Cornell Club of Buffalo and the Center for Economic Justice, free and open to the public; to register for a ticket go to www.cornellclub-buffalo.org. Tues 7:30 pm. Cornell University Center for Industrial and Labor Relations, 237 Main Street, 12th floor.
SWIMMING WITH LESBIANS—Rochester filmmaker David Marshall presents his documentary portrait of Buffalo activist Madeline Davis and her efforts to build a LBGT historic archive. Part of the Ways In Being Gay festival. Sun, 7 pm. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (854-1694) www.hallwalls.org
BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE SCREENING—Aside from serving to put cameras into the hands of novice filmmakers, the Buffalo Youth Media Institute in the four years of its existence has done a splendid job of chronicling the physical and emotional aspects of Buffalo’s history. This event is a benefit to make up for the elimination of NEA funding. Sun 3 pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. www.squeaky.org
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