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ADMISSION—Tina Fay as a college admissions officer who suspects a candidate might be the son she gave up for adoption. With Paul Rudd, Nat Wolf, Sarita Choudhury and Michael Sheen. Directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE CROODS—Cavemen on a journey for shelter in an animated feature from Dreamworks. Market Arcade, Aurora, Flix, Hamburg Palace, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, New Angola

THE GATEKEEPERS—Oscar-nominated Documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. Directed by Dror Moreh. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

INAPPROPRIATE COMEDY—Sketch comedy that promises humor to offend everyone. What an accomplishment. Starring Rob Schneider, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan and Adrien Brody. Directed by Vince Offer. Regal Elmwood

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN—In what sounds like a combination of In the Line of Fire and Die Hard, a disgraced former Presidential guard battles terrorists who attack the White House. Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest). Market Arcade, Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

SPRING BREAKERS— College girls get involved in a crime spree to fund their spring break plans. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson. Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

STOKER—Korean director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy) makes his American debut with a psychological thriller about a girl who falls under the spell of her mysterious uncle after her father’s death. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Dermot Mulroney. Reviewed this issue. Amherst


THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE—Documentary on married artists Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Lady Jaye, who underwent surgical transformations to make themselves identical. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with filmmaker Marie Losier Squeaky Wheel

CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962)—Like Night of the Living Dead, this is a classic of low-budget regional filmmaking from an industrial filmmaker who (unlike George Romero) never made another movie. A woman survives a car wreck, but is trapped in a small town where she is haunted by apparitions. Screening Room

GREAT EXPECTATIONS—HD broadcast of the opening night of a new production of the Charles Dickens classic novel from London’s West End. Starring Jack Ellis, Chris Ellison, Paula Wilcox and Paul Nivison. Directed by Graham McLaren. Screening Room

HEAVEN’S GATE (1980)—Once derided as the most expensive flop in Hollywood history, Michael Cimino’s bleak epic has seen its reputation restored in recent years. Set in 1890s Wyoming, the story concerns clashes between immigrant farmers and wealthy cattlemen who want to keep control of the land. Starring Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Isabelle Huppert, Joseph Cotten, Jeff Bridges, and Ronnie Hawkins; look fast for Mickey Rourke and Willem Dafoe. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Market Arcade.

IN GOD’S LAND—Documentary about a section of rural India where farmers are losing land they have worked for six generations because of collusion between a local temple and the government. Filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar will be present for a post-screening discussion. Free and open to the public. Thurs Mar 28, 5 pm. Screening Room, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus

ROPE (1948)—Alfred Hitchcock used Patrick Hamilton’s play based on the Leopold-Loeb murder case for an experiment in attempting a single-shot film, with reel changes disguised by invisible cuts. Starring James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger. Screening Room

TOSCA— Puccini’s opera from the Royal Opera House in London. Starring Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel and Lukas Jakobski. Conducted by Antonio Pappano. Directed by Duncan Macfarland. Amherst, Eastern Hills