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SKYLINE—Residents of an LA condo try to avoid being captured by invading aliens. Starring Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, and Brittany Daniel. Directed by Colin and Greg Strause (Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator—Requiem). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Galleria, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Quaker
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST—The full history of Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is revealed in this adaptation of the finale of novelist Stieg Larsson’s trilogy. Co-starring Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre. Directed by Daniel Alfredson. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
UNSTOPPABLE—Denzel Washington tries to stop a runaway train. This is his fourth movie for director Tony Scott (after Man on Fire, Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and Deja Vu—think there’s any chance it will be the first good one? With Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Galleria, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit
CHANNELS: STORIES FROM THE NIAGARA FRONTIER—A program of short documentaries from the local production program sponsored by Squeaky Wheel: “Preserving Our Past For Our Future,” “Refugees: Buffalo’s Next Generation” and “Buffalo ReUse: Building Community.” Free and open to the public. 1 pm Sat. Riverside Branch Library, 829 Tonawanda St.
CHANNELS: STORIES FROM THE NIAGARA FRONTIER—A program of short documentaries from the local production program sponsored by Squeaky Wheel: “Round the Clock: Buffalo Workers and the Fight for Jobs with Justice,” “Raising Literacy, Lifting Communities,” “Growing Green in Buffalo, NY” and “Everybody Has a Story.” 7 pm Weds. Kenilworth Branch Library, 318 Montrose Ave.
CHARADE (1964)—As slick and sophisticated as you’d expect from a movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. Hepburn’s recently deceased husband swindled a lot of money out of some men who want it back; Grant offers to help keep them off her tail, but is he after the loot too? Co-starring Walter Matthau, James Coburn and Ned Glass. Directed by Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain). 6, 8 pm nightly except Sunday. HD Video Café, 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville (688-4933 / www.hdvideocafe.com)
DIVINING THE HUMAN: THE CATHEDRAL TAPESTRIES OF JOHN NAVA—Documentary exploring the creation of tapestries for the newly constructed Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, dedicated to themes of spiritual unity and ethnic diversity. Directed by David Tlapek. A post-screening discussion will be led by Daniel Lush, SJ. Free and open to the public. 7:30 pm Weds. CG Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. (854-7457)
A FISH CALLED WANDA (1998)—Writer-star (and uncredited co-director) John Cleese’s tribute to the screwball comedies of the 1930s is, at least, the funniest movie ever made not starring Cary Grant—a comparison he anticipated by naming his character “Archie Leach.” Cleese’s brilliantly crafted script is played to perfection by a quartet also including Michael Palin, Jamie Lee Curtis and the hilarious Kevin Kline, who won an Oscar for his efforts. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. 7pm Tue Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022)
LOUIS SULLIVAN: THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE—New documentary about the career and tragic life of the American architect whose work includes Buffalo’s Guaranty Building. 7:15 pm Fri-Sat. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net)
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (2008)—Unlike many documentaries about recent African wars which become numbing with their depictions of unimaginable violence, this film provides a message of hope in showing how peace was achieved by ordinary people using non-violent means to protest the civil wars in Liberia in 2003. 7 pm Tues. Student Union Theater, UB Amherst Campus.
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