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For fans of hard-edged American cinema of the 1970s, Jane Fonda in Klute (pictured) and Robert Mitchum in The Friends of Eddie Coyle are playing this week.

Opening This Week

ALICE IN WONDERLAND—Disney movie. Starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, from which you will correctly infer that it was directed by Tim Burton (Planet of the Apes). Angola, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker , Regal Transit, Regal Walden

BROOKLYN’S FINEST—Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke as three very different cops working the mean streets of Brooklyn. Co-starring Wesley Snipes, Brian F. O’Byrne, Will Patton, Lili Taylor, Ellen Barkin, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

CREATION—Evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) struggles with self-doubts and the opposition of his religious wife (Jennifer Connelly) to complete his epochal book On the Origin of Species. With Jeremy Northam and Toby Jones. Directed by Jon Amiel (Entrapment). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills


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).

THE HERETICS—Filmmaker Joan Braderman presents her documentary about Heresies, the feminist art journal that published from 1977 through 1992. Presented by the International Women’s Film Festival. Thurs March 4, 7pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).

KLUTE (1971)— Jane Fonda won her first Academy Award for her portrayal of a Manhattan call girl whose self-constructed life begins to unravel when she is stalked by a killer. Co-starring Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi and Roy Scheider. Directed by Alan J. Pakula (Sophie’s Choice). Free and open to the public. Mon 7:30pm. Wick Center, Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst

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