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Director Patrick Wang's two-part film A Bread Factory plays Saturday, January 19 at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center.
Director Patrick Wang's two-part film A Bread Factory plays Saturday, January 19 at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center.

At the Movies

by / Dec. 17, 2018 12pm EST

 OPENING THIS WEEK

GLASS—M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel to both 2016’s Split and 2000’s Unbreakable. Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson. Dipson Flix, Maple Ridge (AMC), Market Arcade (AMC), Regal Elmwood  Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden Galleria

OPENING JANUARY 25:

SERENITY—The least interesting trailer of recent months has to be the one for this noirsh-looking drama starring Matthew McConaughey as a fishing boat captain with a mysterious past that catches up with him when his ex-wife (Anne Hathaway) shows up looking for help. Give it the beneit of the doubt given that writer-director Steven Knight (Locke) has created some of England’s more interesting recent shows, including Peaky Blinders and Taboo. With Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, and Djimon Hounsou. Area theaters

STAN AND OLLIE—Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the beloved film comedy team Laurel and Hardy, seen late in life as they embark on a tour of England in the hope of reviving their faded film career. With Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Danny Huston, and Rufus Jones. Directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth). Area theaters

 ALTERNATIVE CINEMA

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (USSR, 1925)—Sergei Eisenstein was the inventor of much of what we recognize as film grammar, and his historical epic of revolution remains powerful nearly a century after it was made. In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against intolerable conditions, which spills over into a street demonstration in Odessa that is brutally brought down by the police. Sat, Mon 5:30pm. Screening Room

A BREAD FACTORY (Part One & Two)—Likely to be the film event of the season, if the reviews by critics who have already seen Patrick Wang’s epic two-part film are to be trusted. A struggling art space threatened by a better funded but vapid competitor is the backdrop for an exploration of community that has drown comparisons to the work of Robert Altman, Jacques Rivette, Christopher Guest, Edward Yang, and Richard Linklater. Familiar faces in the ensemble cast include Tyne Daly, Janeane Garofalo, Glynnis O’Connor, and Brian Murray. Each part runs two hours; they will be separated by a dinner break. Presented by Cultivate Cinema Circle. Sat 3, 7pm. Hallwalls

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)—As the titular western outlaws of the early 1900s, Paul Newman and Robert Redford rob one train too many and have to outrun a posse that is determined not to let them escape. Even the sourest Monday morning critic of the Oscars wouldn’t begrudge the ones this eternally popular film won, for best script (William Goldman), cinematography (Conrad Hall) and song (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.”) With Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, and Kenneth Mars. Directed by George Roy Hill. Fri Sat Wed Sat ½6 Sun ½7 7:30pm, Wed 12:30pm. Screening Room

CHRISTINE (1983)—John Carpenter’s adaptation of Steven King’s novel about a killer 1957 Plymouth Fury inaugurates a new series of Thursday Night Terrors. Starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, and Harry Dean Stanton. Thu ½4 7pm. Dipson Amherst

AN EVENING OF SHORT FILMS WITH TERRY JONES—The Native American filmmaker will present eight of his short films. The program includes a Q & A and traditional Iroquois roast corn soup. Free and open to the public. Thu 5pm. Screening Room

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