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CROPSEY—Horror documentary about the basis for a New York urban legend about a murderous handyman (it inspired the film The Burning). Directed by Joshua Deman and Barbara Brancaccio. Market Arcade

GIRL ON THE TRAIN—French drama that probes the potential psychological issues behind an infamous case in which a young woman falsely claimed to have been the victim of an anti-semitic attack. Staring Émilie Dequenne, Michel Blanc and Catherine Deneuve. Directed by André Téchiné (Wild Reeds). Reviewed this issue. HD Video Café, Screening Room

JONAH HEX—Comic book adaptation starring Josh Brolin as an old West bounty hunter confronting a supernatural terrorist. Co-starring John Malkovich, Megan Fox and Will Arnett. Directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

PLEASE GIVE—Ensemble comedy-drama about two Manhattan families linked by an apartment one will be able to get when the grandmother of the other dies. Starring Catherine Keener, Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet, and Sarah Steele. Directed by Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money). Reviewed this issue. Amherst

TOY STORY III—Sequel. Angola, Flix, Hamburg, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In


THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (Germany, 1926)—Audiences who enjoyed The Secret of Kells will want to see this, the oldest surviving animated feature film, created over a three year period using two-dimensional techniques inspired by Asian shadow puppets and Persian designs to tell a lavish fairy tale fantasy. Directed by Lotte Reiniger. Mon. 8pm. Sugar City Arts Collaborative, 19 Wadsworth St.

D.O.A. (1950)—Film noir classic starring Edmond O’Brien as an ordinary guy trying to find out who poisoned him in the few days before he dies. With Pamela Britton and Beverly Garland. Directed by Rudolph Maté, better known as a cinematographer who worked with Carl Dreyer. Fri 7:15 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)

RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE—Documentary chronicling the 40-year career of the Canadian power trio. Fri 9 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)

RAAVAN—Indian action-romance-musical-thriller about a bandit who kidnaps and falls in love with the wife of the policeman who he blames for the death of his sister. Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Chiyaan Vikram, and Govinda. Directed by Mani Ratnam, Regal Elmwood