Classic films and special movie events in Buffalo for November

November is another full month of movie events in the Buffalo area including the Buffalo premiere of William Fichtner’s “Cold Brook,” to a slate of classic films, a few Oscar winners and a “Twilight Zone” celebration.

Here’s a look.

“Au Revoir les Enfants.” Director Louis Malle’s 1987 film based on his childhood in Nazi-occupied France will be shown as part of Buffalo Film Seminars. Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Dipson Amherst.

“The Bikes of Wrath.” Buffalo premiere of documentary about five Australian friends who set out to bike from Oklahoma to California on the same route traveled in “The Grapes of Wrath.” Time: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Screening Room Cinema Café.

“Cold Brook.” Buffalo premiere of locally made film written, directed and starring William Fichtner. Times: 7 p.m. Nov. 8; 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10; 7 p.m. Nov. 11; 2 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Aurora Theatre.

“Demon Wind.” A man haunted for years by his grandparents’ deaths visits their old farm with a group of friends. Nothing good can come of this. Times: 7:30 and 9:35 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Dipson Amherst Theatre. Part of Thursday Night Terrors film series.

“Elf.” Will Ferrell stars as the childlike title character in this holiday family comedy. Time: 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Regal Quaker Crossing and Walden Galleria.

“The Fan Connection: A Buffalo Sabres Fan Documentary.” Filmmaker Mary Wall looks at the unwavering devotion of local Sabres fans. Time: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Screening Room.

“The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.” Classic romantic fantasy about a widow who moves into a seaside home inhabited by the ghost of a sea captain. Times: 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 15; 1 p.m. Nov. 16 (Mimosa Matinee) and 5 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Screening Room.

Al Pacino in one of the infamous scenes from “The Godfather Part II.” (Paramount)

“The Godfather Part II.” The 45th anniversary screenings of the film considered to be the greatest sequel ever made. Times: 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Regal Elmwood and Transit. Also 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Dipson Amherst and Regal Elmwood and Transit. Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series.

“Goodfellas.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 7 p.m. Nov. 22 (with Scorsese trivia afterward). Dinner and a movie night, 6 p.m. Nov. 16 (advance purchase required); $30 in the Screening Room.

“Hoop Dreams.” Documentary on two high school basketball players in Chicago who dream of playing in the NBA. Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Dipson Amherst. Part of Buffalo Film Seminars.

“Murderous Trance.” Josh Lucas stars in film inspired by true events surrounding hypnosis crimes in 1950s Denmark. Times: 6 p.m. Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 8 p.m. Nov. 7 (with music by the Impostores at 6 p.m.) in the Screening Room.

Jimmy Stewart in his pajamas and Grace Kelly shining in an Edith Head gown star in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window.”

“Rear Window.” Jimmy Stewart sees more than he bargained for when he watches his neighbors while convalescing with a broken leg. Grace Kelly and her wardrobe co-star. Times: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 29, 30 and Dec. 2 in the Screening Room.

“ROMA.” Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-winning film about his youth in Mexico. Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Dipson Amherst. Part of Buffalo Film Seminars.

“Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear.” Called a “surreal meditation on faith and surfing,” this film has been popular on the midnight circuit. Time: 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Screening Room. $10.

“To Sleep With Anger.” Danny Glover stars as a drifter whose sudden appearance upends a family in South Central L.A. Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Dipson Amherst. Part of Buffalo Film Seminars.

“Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration.” This program features a new documentary short “Remembering Rod Serling” and six digitally restored episodes – “Walking Distance,” “Time Enough at Last,” “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street,” “The Invaders,” “Eye of the Beholder” and “To Serve Man.” Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Regal Elmwood and Transit.

Craig Sheffer calls for help but no one is there in “Widow’s Point.”

“Widow’s Point.” Locally made supernatural thriller features award-winning performance by Craig Sheffer as an author who plans a publicity stunt by staying locked in a haunted lighthouse overnight.  Times: 7 p.m. Nov. 1; 5 and 9 p.m. Nov. 2; and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 6, 8 and 9 at the Screening Room. Filmmaker Gregory Lamberson will be on hand for all showings and participate in a Q&A session.

 

 

 

 

 

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