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FISH TANK—Acclaimed British drama about a 15-year-old girl growing up on a public housing estate. Starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, and Kierston Wareing. Directed by Andrea Arnold.Eastern Hills
GREEN ZONE—The director (Paul Greengrass) and star (Matt Damon) of the Bourne movies reteam for a thriller about an army officer hunting for weapons of mass destruction in an unstable region. With Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, and Brendan Gleeson. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
OUR FAMILY WEDDING—Mexican-American girl, African-American fiancé, unsuspecting families. Starring Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, and Lance Gross. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit
REMEMBER ME—Romantic drama about a pair of death-obsessed teens. Starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, and Pierce Brosnan. Directed by Allen Coulter (Hollywoodland). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE—Comedy starring Jay Baruchel as a geeky guy intimidated by a beautiful girl (Alice Eve) who takes an interest in him. With T.J. Miller, Lindsay Sloane and Debra Jo Rupp. Directed by Jim Field Smith. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
DETOUR (1945)—The archetypal film noir, a gritty Poverty Row masterpiece directed by Edgar G. Ulmer with minimal resources. Tom Neal plays a hitchhiking pianist who becomes implicated in two murders when he makes the mistake of accepting a ride from Ann Savage as the screen’s most memorable harridan. With existential dialogue, striking camera angles and dashes of Chopin, it was a major influence on the French nouvelle vague directors. Fri 9:15 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376) www.screeningroom.net
THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (1973)—Fans of 1970s cinema and Robert Mitchum should check out this gritty, underrated gem with Mitchum as an aging small-time Boston hood who tries to avoid a prison sentence by giving information to federal agents. With Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats and Alex Rocco. Directed by Peter Yates (Breaking Away). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues 7 pm, Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
MOONTIDE (1942)—Early film noir, begun by Fritz Lang but completed by Archie Mayo, with French star Jean Gabin as a drifter who fears he may have committed murder during a drinking spree. Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell and Claude Rains. With Fri 7:30 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376) www.screeningroom.net
STRIGONOVE VIANOCE—Animated adaptation of a popular European Christmas story, shown as part of an exhibit of works by illustrator Olga Bajusova. Sat. 8 pm. Squeaky Wheel, 712 Main St (884-7172) www.squeaky.org
XXY—Argentine drama about an intersex teenager coming of age on the secluded island where her parents have taken her to live. Starring Ricardo Darín and Inés Efron. Directed by Lucía Puenzo. Reviewed this issue. Presented by the International Women’s Film Festival. Thurs March 18, 7pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
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