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MAO’S LAST DANCER—Drama based on the true story of a young Chinese man selected by Madame Mao to study ballet in Beijing before defecting in 1979. Starring Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, and Joan Chen. Directed by Bruce Beresford (Rabbit Proof Fence). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills
LOVELY STILL—Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn as a couple who find a late-in-life romance, though one with a troubled future. Co-starring Adam Scott and Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Nicholas Fackler. Reviewed this issue. Screening Room, HD Video Cafe
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: GUARDIANS OF GA’HOOLE—Animated 3D adaptation of a children’s book series about owls caught between the forces of good and evil. Directed by Zack Snyder (300). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS—Sequel. Starring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon, and Frank Langella. Directed by Oliver Stone (W). Amherst, Aurora, Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood,, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
YOU AGAIN—Trigenerational catfight comedy. Starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, and Victor Garber. Directed by Andy Fickman (She’s the Man). Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Galleria
METROPOLIS (Germany, 1926)—Newly restored to its full length minus a few frames, this is your first chance (unless you were in Berlin in 1926) to see the complete version of Fritz Lang’s politically ambiguous but stylistically brilliant classic about a workers’ revolt in a city of the future. Presented by the Buffalo International Film Festival. Fri 7pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022); also Sat, Weds and Thurs 8pm The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net)
THE EXILES (1963)—Recently rediscovered, this semidocumentary was shot from 1958 through 1961 by a crew of USC film students under the leadership of Kent Mackenzie. It tracks a long night in the lives of a group of Native Americans living in the run-down (and now vanished) Los Angeles neighborhood of Bunker Hill. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues, 7pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
MY NAME IS KHAN (2010)—Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as an autistic man and the single mother he falls in love with and has to track across America. Directed by Karan Johar. 1, 4, 7pm. HD Video Café, 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville (688-4933 / www.hdvideocafe.com)
PRECIOUS (2009)—Oscar-nominated drama about an obese teenager, living with a hateful mother and pregnant with a second child by her own father, who tries to break out of her wretched life. Starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, and Mariah Carey. Directed by Lee Daniels (Shadowboxer). Fri 1 3 5 7; Sat 5 7; Mon 1 3 5; Tue-Thu 1 3 5 7. HD Video Café, 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville (688-4933 / www.hdvideocafe.com)
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